Sturgeon calls on Labour to form anti-Conservative pact

SNP leader lays down challenge to Ed Miliband

Cameron promises ‘truly seven-day’ NHS

Prime minister tells supporters election is on a knife edge

LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 10: Scotsman David Whitney plays the bagpipes on Westminster Bridge in sight of Parliament on September 10, 2014 in London, England. English councils and national government buildings have been asked to fly the Scottish Saltire flag. Scottish voters will take part in a referendum on September 18, 2014 to decide on independence. (Photo by Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)
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SNP prepares to storm House of Commons

Group to demand millions of pounds and central role in parliament

B0HBYE Rock formation, Virgin Gorda, British Virgin Islands, Lesser Antilles, Caribbean

Tax havens told to opt for owner register

Ministers ask BVI and Caymans to introduce central registers soon

Highs and lows of departing Commons

Debacle over Speaker was a poor finish for a successful parliament

What business wants from the UK election

FTSE 100 chiefs give views on parties and policies

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The prince plots to steal Cameron’s crown

Those who think the Tories would not move against a sitting prime minister forget Thatcher’s fall

Miliband launches campaign with NHS vow

Leader buoyed by confident showing in televised election event

Google loses bid to block UK lawsuits

Appeal court upholds decision to let users bring claims in Britain

BoE deputy says deflation risk contained

Bank ‘watchful’ as below target inflation likely in years ahead

Business fears SNP-Labour ‘nightmare’

‘Nationalist and separatist agenda . . . would be a concern’

Muted debate does little to rouse voters

Politicians have a responsibility beyond mere victory

Education minister wants 30% women MPs

Education minister says party should look at affirmative action

Populus predicts Miliband more likely PM

Labour leader has bigger choice of coalition partner

MPs rebuke ‘dysfunctional’ City regulator

Watchdog pressed to undertake independent health check

Cameron, Miliband battle in first TV ‘debate’

Labour challenger impresses but public back Tory PM 54%-46%

Osborne overrode FCO on China-led bank

Decision on AIIB bypassed objections and drew fire from US

City airport slams Johnson bar to growth

Mayor’s rejection on noise fears unjustified and ‘perplexing’

Tax pledges fraught with political hazards

Commitments limit options for chancellors seeking revenue

UK move to join AIIB even surprised China

European rush to sign up highlights eastward shift of global power