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Mark Mardell says what happens in Scotland will be key to the outcome of the 2015 general election.
The history of words we use at election time is often rich and sometimes surprising.
What does a billion pounds actually buy the nation?
The National Union of Students has launched a "payback time" campaign against MPs who broke their 2010 election promise over tuition fees, including leading Liberal Democrats.
People who have difficulty breathing while asleep are more likely to develop memory problems early on, a study in the journal Neurology suggests.
The treasurer of Brazil's governing Workers Party, Joao Vaccari, is arrested in connection with a massive corruption scandal at oil giant Petrobras.
More than half a million families are discovering which primary schools their children will attend, amid a growing places squeeze in parts of England.
Primary school-aged children in the UK need more education on how to avoid sexual abuse, according to a leading researcher.
Australians fighting alongside Islamic State militants pose a "serious national security threat" that requires a wide-ranging response, a report says.
Police investigating disappearance of Irish student, Karen Buckley, 24, find human remains at farm north of Glasgow
Is the UK still a significant power on the world stage, or a fading bit-part player, asks Jawad Iqbal.
Thursday's papers highlight the mud-slinging, claims and counter claims by all parties as the election draws closer.
Politics everywhere is a rough game, but insulting the president in Turkey can come with a heavy price.
The Prince of Wales backs a campaign to raise £1m to secure the future of Harrogate International Festivals.
Dutch reporter's search for evidence in Ukraine air crash
The words "progressive alliance" are sure to feature in the BBC's leaders' debate later. Nicola Sturgeon, SNP leader, Natalie Bennett, Green Party leader and Leanne Wood, leader of Plaid Cymru, have all used the phrase. But what does it mean?
University of Aberdeen archaeologists discover a "very significant" Pictish fort off the coast of Aberdeenshire.
Scottish house prices were pushed "rapidly upwards" last month as property supply continued to lag demand, according to a survey.
David Cameron will promise more powers for Holyrood while in Scotland for the launch of the Scottish Conservative manifesto.
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