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George Osborne
Tue 31 Mar 2015, AT 12:45
Countdown to 7 May: daily comment from the Mole, the latest polls and the best media election coverage

Pensioner bonds: 'wait until next week' for tax break

One-Minute Read
Tue 31 Mar, AT 14:31

The new financial year will bring even greater benefits to those eligible for high-interest pensioner bonds

Harry Kane of Spurs

England v Italy: Kane to start alongside Rooney

Tue 31 Mar, AT 13:48

Roy Hodgson confirms that Friday's super-sub will be in his starting line-up for England's friendly this evening

Best Easter eggs 2015: the tastiest on test

Tue 31 Mar, AT 12:49

From supermarket bargains to a gourmet venison and chocolate egg, there's plenty on offer this Easter

 Team GB

Team GB football dream abandoned for 2016

One-Minute Read
Tue 31 Mar, AT 12:40

FA had intended to resurrect unified British football team for Rio Olympics, but opponents of the idea have prevailed

Nigerian election: opposition leader Buhari in the lead

One-Minute Read
Tue 31 Mar, AT 12:37

Counting continues in Goodluck Jonathan’s strongholds, but experts predict Buhari will win the presidency

Trevor Noah profile: who is Jon Stewart's replacement?

One-Minute Read
Tue 31 Mar, AT 12:29

South African comedian who calls himself 'a bag of weed' is to take over as The Daily Show anchor

The Mole

Cameron denies fighting dirty after No 10 attack on Ed

Tue 31 Mar, AT 12:05
The Mole

So, whatever happened to the PM’s pledge to make sunshine the day in UK politics?

Is it a space ship? Or is it a giant egg? World's biggest aircraft launches crowdfunding campaign

One-Minute Read
Tue 31 Mar, AT 11:56

The Airlander 10 is about the size of a football pitch, is filled with helium and can land on water and ice

E-cigarettes become the 'alcopops of the nicotine world'

Tue 31 Mar, AT 11:25

Campaigners seek tougher regulations as 'shocking' figures show that 20% of UK teenagers have tried electronic cigarettes

Oil drill

Oil price drop 'won't affect growth of renewables'

One-Minute Read
Tue 31 Mar, AT 11:12

Lower oil price 'may increase demand for clean power' as the West seeks energy security

Mysterious flashes in sky over Russia prompt UFO theories

One-Minute Read
Tue 31 Mar, AT 10:49

Residents in southern Russia left wondering what caused a dazzling burst of white light in the sky

Lewis Hamilton

Lewis Hamilton all set for £27m deal with Mercedes

One-Minute Read
Tue 31 Mar, AT 10:12

Tortuous negotiations are '99.6 % done', says Hamilton, scotching rumours of a switch to Ferrari

Labour leader Ed Miliband

Labour refuses to give up the fight in Scotland

Tue 31 Mar, AT 09:51

Miliband’s director of field operations plans to switch resources to focus on winnable Scottish seats