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At Pennywell Farm in Devon, workers have come up with a novel way of predicting the outcome of a British election too close for any but the boldest pundits and politicians to call -- political pig racing. Five miniature pigs, representing Britain's main parties, are conducting their own campaign battle on the track as they race every day until the May 7 vote. With just two weeks to go, neither Prime Minister David Cameron's Conservatives nor the main opposition Labour party have managed to establish a clear lead in the polls. Donning blue for the Conservatives is David Hameron while Ed Swiliband, his name inspired by Labour leader Ed Miliband, is dressed in red. More »Bringing home the bacon? Political pig race seeks to predict UK vote
A war veteran who spent two decades battling with mental health problems due to his experiences during tours of duty has called on fellow service personnel to seek help after professionals gave him the strength to turn his life around. More »Suffering veterans told 'seek help'
In Wales, South Wales police reported 92 incidents. Only four incidents involved children under 11, including an eight-year-old and a nine-year-old in Staffordshire primary schools who were caught with cannabis. More »Hundreds Of Kids Caught With Drugs In School
Whether wrapped in pink or blue, the new baby of Kate, Duchess of Cambridge, will have the power to influence trends across the globe as the latest addition to a powerful fashion dynasty. More »Fashion houses await birth of a tiny style heavyweight
The General Election campaign is increasing the likelihood of a split in the Union, according to a survey for Sky News. Former Labour Chancellor Alistair Darling said it was "not surprising" because the Conservatives have been "bigging up" the SNP. If you play fast and loose with constitution there will be consequences," he told Sky News. David Cameron has been warning about "chaos", "ruin" of any "made in hell" arrangement between the SNP and the Labour Party after the election. More »Majority Of Scots Think Union Will Split, Poll
The parents of Britain's youngest organ donor say their son "lived and died a hero" after the infant's kidneys saved the life of a patient with renal failure. Doctors told mother Jess Evans during her 12th week of pregnancy that one of the twin sons she was carrying suffered a fatal condition which stops the brain and skull from developing. She and her fiance Mike Houlston were told their baby would either be stillborn or die shortly after birth. The twins, Teddy and Noah Houlston, were born in April 2014. More »Britain's Youngest Organ Donor 'Died A Hero'
Almost half of Scots believe the election campaign has made a divide in the union more likely - and a majority now think Scotland could become independent in their lifetimes, according to a survey for Sky News. And 55% think Scotland will become independent in their lifetime. The SNP's Nicola Sturgeon came out on top, followed by David Cameron and Ed Miliband. Lib Dem leader Nick Clegg came further behind. More »Majority Of Scots Think Union Will Divide, Poll
An award-winning pilot has died after his light aircraft crashed during an aerobatics display in Norfolk. Emergency crews were called to Old Buckenham Airfield near Attleborough at about 2.40pm after a member of the public raised concerns about a plane flying in the area. The pilot, David Jenkins, was flying an Edge 360 plane, which is understood to have been taking part in a media event to launch the Old Buckenham Airshow. Mr Jenkins, who was in his 50s, was a member of the Wildcat Aerobatic Team, based at the airfield. More »Champion Pilot Killed In Air Display Crash
By Michael Holden, Tom Polansek and Karl Plume LONDON/CHICAGO (Reuters) - A British man accused of market manipulation that contributed to the May 2010 Wall Street "flash crash" said he opposed being extradited to the United States, while the operator of the market where he traded sought to rebut prosecutors' suggestion that futures helped cause the crash. Bail for Navinder Singh Sarao, 36, was set at 5 million pounds ($7.5 million), along with other conditions. Sarao's bail hearing was his first appearance since the U.S. Justice Department charged him with wire fraud, commodities fraud and market manipulation over a period of several years. "This has come as a bolt from the blue for Mr. Sarao," his lawyer Joel Smith told the court. More »Accused British 'flash crash' trader fights extradition to U.S.
A British financial trader accused of helping to trigger a multi-billion dollar US stock market crash from the home he shares with his parents is thought to have spent the night in custody. More »Accused trader's 'night in custody'
By Sarah N. Lynch and David Ingram WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - An anonymous tipster who claims to have led the U.S. government to bring charges against alleged "flash crash" trader Navinder Singh Sarao could potentially reap millions of dollars under a federal whistleblower award programme. The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission's (CFTC) whistleblower programme, created after the 2010 Dodd-Frank Wall Street regulatory reform, awards tipsters between 10 percent and 30 percent of the total sanctions collected if the government collects $1 million (0.66 million pounds) or more. Sarao, of suburban London, made $40 million in profits with his trading, the CFTC said in a lawsuit against him that was disclosed on Tuesday along with criminal charges of fraud and market manipulation. It's likely that authorities will pursue the full amount or more, said Jordan Thomas, a lawyer at Labaton Sucharow and a former assistant director at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). More »'Flash crash' whistleblower may see multi-million dollar pay day
The number of women becoming nuns in Britain reached a 25-year high last year, according to figures released by the Catholic Church on Thursday. More »Number of British women becoming nuns hits 25-year high
(Reuters) - Ahead of the May 7 election, the opposition Labour Party and Prime Minister David Cameron's Conservatives remained locked in a statistical tie, according to a YouGov poll for the Sun newspaper published on Wednesday. Thirty-four percent of voters supported the Labour Party, unchanged from Tuesday, polling company YouGov said. The Conservatives had 33 percent, down one percentage point from the previous day's survey. The poll gave the anti-European Union UK Independence Party, or UKIP, a one-point increase to 14 percent. More »Labour, Conservatives remain tied before election - YouGov poll