As the world famous festival kicks off on the French Riviera, we look at the controversies, triumphs and movie highlights
Scottish nationalists want to scrap Trident, reduce university tuition fees and block welfare cuts
Natalie Bennett and Caroline Lucas offer plans to make 'positive difference to people's lives'
After tuition fees fiasco, Clegg gives five manifesto pledges 'near religious status' in any coalition deal
Polls suggest the election is too close to call as leaders of the main parties rush around the country
Institute for Fiscal Studies accuses four main parties of failing to inform voters of their plans for the country
Reduction in alcohol consumption and better child safeguarding practices credited for decline
Critics savaged Gosling's directorial debut at Cannes – but now some critics say the film should be given a second chance
Aimen Dean was recruited by British security and intelligence services to report back on al-Qaeda
Few target have escaped the acid tongue of Dennis Skinner, a former miner and veteran Labour MP
Clint Eastwood's film celebrates Navy Seal Chris Kyle, but it ignores some inconvenient truths. Does it matter?
The Black Nationalist leader Malcolm X was assassinated 50 years ago this weekend
Critics go wild for lesbian S&M film Duke of Burgundy, the 'thinking person's Fifty Shades of Grey'
Make Chinese lanterns, try dumplings and join in a dragon parade to welcome in the year of the sheep
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Two 24-hour bus strikes planned for Friday and Monday have been called off
A look back at the wit and wisdom of Daily Show presenter Jon Stewart as he announces retirement
Conservative bigwigs and extravagant holidays sold off to the super-rich at party election fundraiser
Spurs and Liverpool youngsters join established stars in this week's Premier League selection
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