YouGov/Sun poll tonight – Labour lead by two: CON 32%, LAB 34%, LD 8%, UKIP 14%, GRN 6%
– Sterling hits new seven-year high against Euro following hints of interest rate hike.
Editorial: Why don’t the Tories blow their trumpet?
– Polish man caught on the streets of Stoke with a gun avoids prison because he didn’t know it was illegal to carry a firearm.
– Just the job! MORE figures show economy steaming ahead as employment rate reaches record 73% and shares and sterling both keep soaring.
– Labour anger at Iain Duncan Smith for suggesting Ed Miliband avoids tax.
– War hero, 96, faces being forced out of his home due to care cash scandal.
– Council takes the biscuit by enforcing EU policy on food labelling at meetings.
– Fury as number of Romanians and Bulgarians in Britain soars after border controls lifted.
Editorial: The Guardian view on the Welsh NHS: all in it together.
Editorial: The Guardian view on Debaltseve and the Ukraine ceasefire.
– Mass surveillance warning after European terror attacks.
– Tory ministers wine and dine 45 donors in private fundraising dinners.
Editorial: Greece bailout battle: Germany cannot afford to grant Greece what it wishes.
– Private equity bosses using £700m tax ‘loophole’ – and donating to the Tories.
– Downing Street accused of being ‘systemically negligent’ with national security secrets after name of ex-SAS officer finds its way into the public domain.
– Capita faces second inquiry into £1.5bn Whitehall jobs contract.
– David Cameron heaps blame on Russia for arming Ukraine rebels.
– Sacking prison staff cost the Government £56MILLION in just one year.
– Labour vow to break up the big six energy companies in blow to fatcats.
Editorial: IT’S a barrage of good news. DOCTORS need to be tougher on patients for their own good – and for the financial health of the NHS. IF a politician praised Len McCluskey and Tony Benn and savaged Coalition benefit reforms, you’d bet the house on him being from Labour. But you’d lose your house.
– Vote Nigel, get Red Len.
Editorial: It was a mistake to gamble a ceasefire for Ukraine on Vladimir Putin’s word of honour.
Editorial: Only competition can lower energy prices.
– The Conseratives and Labour are both in trouble, so this is a good election to lose.
– Childcare costs up by a third in just five years.
– Stamp out sick-note culture, GPs told.
– Bank’s film schemes set up to avoid tax.
– Telegraph ‘dropped stories to appease its advertisers’.
– Stealth speed cameras will be banned under Labour.
– 0930: Council of Mortgage Lenders (CML) releases its gross mortgage lending figures.
– 1430 NELSON: Ed Miliband People’s Question Time.