After crisis warnings, Labour says no deals with Scottish nationalists


LONDON - Britain's Labour Party on Sunday ruled out a post-election deal with Scottish nationalists after Prime Minister David Cameron's Conservatives said such a tie-up could spark the biggest constitutional crisis since the 1936 abdication of the king.


Labour Party pledges to control rents if elected on May 7 4:45pm BST

LONDON - The Labour Party said on Sunday it would introduce rent controls if it wins an election on May 7 and ban private landlords from raising rents above the rate of inflation for the duration of new three-year contracts.


Ukrainian-born Blavatnik tops UK rich list, Queen falls out of top 300 12:21pm BST

LONDON - Ukrainian-born billionaire Len Blavatnik has become Britain's wealthiest man, a "rich list" published annually by The Sunday Times newspaper showed on Sunday, but the Queen slipped down the rankings despite her net worth growing.


Labour leads Conservatives by 1 point ahead of vote - YouGov 11:00pm BST

- Opposition Labour Party has a one percentage point lead over Prime Minister David Cameron's Conservatives, according to a YouGov opinion poll for the Sun newspaper published on Sunday.


Analysis - Productivity puzzle to tax UK election victor 9:27am BST

LONDON - Less than two weeks away from a knife-edge election, Britain's biggest economic problem, stagnant productivity, has barely surfaced in the political debate.

Former British soldier charged over 1974 Northern Ireland killing 25 Apr 2015

BELFAST - A 73-year-old former British soldier was charged on Saturday in relation to the death of a Catholic man with learning difficulties in Northern Ireland 40 years ago.


Cameron scores own goal with pre-election football gaffe 25 Apr 2015

LONDON - Prime Minister David Cameron appeared to forget which football team he supported on Saturday, drawing ridicule on social media just days ahead of an election in a country known for its love of sport.


Conservatives take 3 point lead over Labour - Survation poll 25 Apr 2015

LONDON - Prime Minister David Cameron's Conservative Party has taken a 3 percentage point lead over the opposition Labour Party, according to a Survation poll for The Mail on Sunday newspaper ahead of the May 7 election.


Conservatives' lead narrows to 1 point over Labour in Opinium poll 25 Apr 2015

LONDON - David Cameron's Conservative Party saw its lead in an opinion poll narrow on Saturday, with a survey for the Observer newspaper giving it a 1 percentage point lead over the Labour Party ahead of the May 7 election.


Lib Dems rule out Scottish deal, potentially shunning Labour 25 Apr 2015

LONDON - The leader of the Lib Dems ruled out joining a government that relied on support from Scotland's nationalists, raising a potential obstacle to a coalition deal with the Labour Party after a national election on May 7.