Cable criticises PM on supermarkets

Plans to give regulator power over retailers could be watered down

Natalie Bennett, Leader of the Green Party. Photographed in near Westminster, London.
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Green plan to shake up City of London

Banking system ‘is no longer fit for purpose’, party claims

Bank of England bolsters stability arm

Carney appoints Brazier to Financial Policy Committee

Cameron attacks welfare dependency

Pledges to cut benefits cap to £23,000 a year

Road scanners to detect future potholes

Academics develop sensors for detecting potential asphalt damage

MPs want more transparency on academies

Committee says it is unclear whether standards have been raised

Tories would cap benefits at £23,000

Conservatives say curb would save £135m a year

Ministers impose curbs on fracking

Shale gas development gets go ahead with last-minute controls

Brent council plans tax cut to lift wages

Employers will get a discount on business rates if they raise pay

Colin Abbott has run the Atlantis Arcade on Yarmouth’s seafront for nearly 10 years, in which time revenues have fallen steadily, but he still votes Conservative
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Seaside town proves test bed for Ukip

Great Yarmouth typifies the backdrops set to be battlegrounds

London regeneration plans clear hurdle

Eric Pickles approves creation of corporation to develop site

Economy slows to 0.5% in fourth quarter

Annual figure of 2.6% is best since financial crisis

Coalition attacked on regional disparity

Study highlights failure to help long-term unemployed into work

Whiff of panic over Britain’s fracking policy

Pre-election tactics must not undermine a sound energy strategy

Regulator plans new pension safeguards

Providers will be required to do more checks to ensure that customers buy appropriate products

Austerity will break a Labour government

Votes already floating the leftwing alternatives against further cuts

Church of England ordains female bishop

Bishop of Stockport Libby Lane makes history in York Minster ceremony

Election spells end of two-party system

2015 poll the most unpredictable in living memory

Parties fight it out in marginal seat

North Warwickshire constituency defines Middle England

Tories seize on Syriza win to defend cuts

Cameron and Osborne urge voters to adopt safety-first approach