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In The Margins: Voters' Doubts Over Housing

news.sky.com — Sky's Joey Jones is travelling the country looking at the issues that matter to voters in some of the marginal constituencies. Here he focuses on concerns about housing in Thurrock, Essex, one of the 150 seats that could play a deciding role in May's General Election.

In The Margins: Crucial Election Battlegrounds

news.sky.com — Sky's Joey Jones is travelling the country looking at the issues that matter to voters in some of the marginal constituencies. Here he focuses on concerns about housing in Thurrock, Essex, one of the 150 seats that could play a deciding role in May's General Election.

Cosby Stays Quiet Amid Assault Allegations

news.sky.com — Comedian Bill Cosby is coming under increasing pressure over allegations of rape. Suggestions the former star of The Cosby Show might have been guilty of sexually assaulting a number of women in the past have long swirled in the background, but a number of factors have now conspired to bring the allegations to the forefront of public debate.

Navy SEAL Describes Moment He Shot Bin Laden

news.sky.com — Former US Navy Seal Robert O'Neill has described the moment he shot and killed Osama bin Laden. The ex-serviceman was one of the fabled Seal Team 6 that carried out the 2011 raid on the Al Qaeda figurehead's home in Abbottabad, Pakistan.

UKIP On Course To Bruise Labour And Tories

news.sky.com — Getting a directly elected MP into Westminster for the first time, as UKIP surely will in the form of Douglas Carswell in Clacton-on-Sea, ranks as a sizeable tremor on the party's earthquake scale. However, it lacks the one element that sows terror in the hearts of UKIP's political opponents - shock value.

PM's Pledge For Seven-Day Access To GPs

news.sky.com — David Cameron will guarantee every NHS patient access to a GP seven days a week by 2020 under plans to be unveiled at the Conservative Party conference. The Prime Minister is expected to announce a £100m spending boost to improve access to family doctors should the Tories win next year's election.

Extremist Groups Targeted By New Measures

news.sky.com — Theresa May is due to outline new powers at the Conservative party conference aimed at cracking down on dangerous extremists. She will tell delegates that the Home Office will drive through a new cross-governmental counter extremism strategy. Currently, the Home Office shares responsibility with the Department for Communities and Local Government.

UKIP Defections: PM Did Too Little, Too Late

news.sky.com — Nigel Farage and UKIP are attempting to step up from a party of protest to genuine contenders in four-party politics. After the European elections in May, they could legitimately claim to have done that, having topped the poll with 27.5% of the vote.

UKIP Defection Timed For Maximum Damage

news.sky.com — The Conservative MP for Rochester and Strood, Mark Reckless, has announced he is defecting to UKIP. The Tory backbencher made the announcement to rapturous applause from delegates at the UKIP party conference in Doncaster. He said he would resign his seat in Parliament, triggering a by-election in which he intended to stand for the party.

PM Faces Challenges Despite Referendum Victory

news.sky.com — Relief - blessed relief. It is hard to overstate the importance of this result for the Prime Minister. In recent days David Cameron had been contemplating the possibility of a break-up of the Union, an event that would define his premiership and would scar his place in history.
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Feb 01, 2015

RT @BillNeelyNBC: There are unconfirmed local reports that #Egypt's President Sisi has given a pardon to @alJazeera journalist @PeterGreste.No release yet.

Feb 01, 2015

RT @faisalislam: A generation waking up to the price of apathy... Preview to tomorrow's #asktheleaders TV first on SSky Newsand on... fb.me/1xyw0LI2f

Feb 01, 2015

Lots of focus on Labour manoeuvring today. Similar happening with Tories + Libdems. Any/all of party leaders could be in bother post-May.

Jan 31, 2015

This is a powerful piece about Kenji Goto written by a friend. I hope it is circulated widely cpj.org/blog/2015/01/k…

Jan 31, 2015

@OllyGrender @JasperGerardLD and I enjoyed meeting people in Thurrock yday. One tried to teach me what "waffling" is news.sky.com/story/1418371/…

Jan 31, 2015

@OllyGrender i know! and the up and at-'em cheeriness is doing my head in. sorry. i'll get back to watching the football.

Jan 31, 2015

All these endless pictures of campaigning politicians festooning my timeline are not stirring my soul, oddly. It may be a long few months.

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