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Ex-SNP leader Alex Salmond says he was making a "light-hearted" point after David Cameron tweeted a video of him saying he would write Labour's Budget.
More than 40 people are reported to have been killed in clashes between Syrian Islamist rebels and Islamic State militants north of Damascus.
An award-winning mortgage broker involved in almost £700,000 worth of fraud and deception could face jail, a court hears.
Former Team Sky rider Jonathan Tiernan-Locke wants to return to cycling in 2016 after serving a two-year doping ban.
A aerobatics pilot has died in a plane crash at an airfield in Norfolk.
Protesters in Baltimore have launched a week of demonstrations against police violence as pressure to explain the death of man in police custody grows.
FA Cup final referee Jon Moss is 'political pawn' whose appointment does not make any sense, former official Mark Halsey claims.
Images from the campaign trail: 22 April
Fifa's head of referees Jim Boyce says the SFA is setting a dangerous precedent by trying to ban Inverness player Josh Meekings.
Nigerian ground troops have joined an offensive on the last known hideout of the Boko Haram Islamist militants, an army spokesman tells the BBC.
Spain's Alejandro Valverde wins a sprint finish to claim his third victory at the Fleche Wallonne one-day classic in Belgium.
The owner of a sheepdog who stopped the traffic by 'driving' on to one of Scotland's busiest motorways, has been telling of his relief that no drivers were hurt.
Public sector pay, childcare and the NHS were all hot topics on day 23 of the UK General Election campaign.
English National Opera announces it is slashing ticket prices for its new season as it attempts to secure its financial future.
A threat to behead a UKIP candidate in Newcastle is being investigated by the police.
Environment minister to distribute a share of £2m raised by the carrier bag levy among groups which suffered budget cuts
More than 4,000 candidates are standing at the general election. Who are those fighting to be MPs?
Images of the hole drilled by burglars to access the vault at a Hatton Garden safe deposit company are released by police.
Ten-time world snooker champion Reanne Evans says she would accept another wildcard to play on the men's tour again.
With the number of British children abducted by their parents and taken abroad rising, one woman explains why she took her son without her husband's permission.