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Labour leader Ed Miliband has introduced changes to union funding rules

Labour 'faces fall in union money'

Changes to the historic link between Labour and trade unions will lead to a "substantial" fall in the amount of money given to the party through affiliation fees, a leading union has revealed.

11.9 million tune in for BGT

Britain's Got Talent attracted 11.9 million viewers on Saturday

Britain's Got Talent has hit a high of 11.9 million viewers, making it the highest rated entertainment show of the year and ITV's best rated show, according to new figures.

Beckham hopes for 'simple' 40th

David Beckham said he is not concerned about turning 40, and named his four children as the biggest achievement of his life

David Beckham is hoping his 40th birthday celebrations will be "quite simple", but he acknowledged "you never know" what other people may have planned.

Cameron focuses campaign on economy

David Cameron will set out a timetable for the first 100 days of a Conservative majority government.

David Cameron has insisted Tory campaigning will focus on the economy "to the exclusion of everything else", as he dismissed continued claims of adopting a negative vision.

Boris dismisses leadership reports

Prime Minister David Cameron (right) and mayor of London Boris Johnson on the election campaign trail

Boris Johnson has dismissed as "nonsense" reports that Tory donors are eager for him to take over the Conservative leadership in the wake of a failing re-election campaign.

Miliband dismisses rent criticism

Labour leader Ed Miliband says caps will create a 'stable, decent, prosperous private' rental market

Ed Miliband has dismissed strong criticism of his party's proposal to ban real-terms rent rises by private landlords over three-year periods, insisting it was "the right policy" to address abuses and had worked in Ireland.

£5m donated to Nepal relief efforts

Police look for survivors in the debris of a building that collapsed in an earthquake in Kathmandu, Nepal (AP)

The UK is devoting an extra £5 million to help relief efforts following the devastating earthquake in Nepal, the Department for International Development has announced.

Burberry and GSK pay Living Wage

Two leading companies have been accredited as Living Wage employers, extending payment of the hourly rate to sub-contractors such as cleaners and security staff.

Economic recovery matters most - PM

Ed Miliband repeated his insistence that he was 'not interested in deals' with the SNP

Protecting the economic recovery "matters more than anything", David Cameron declared as he hit back at critics of his General Election campaign in a passionate rallying cry to Tory activists.

UK's richest double their wealth

Steel magnate Lakshmi Mittal is worth an estimated £9.2 billion.

The collective wealth of Britain's richest people has more than doubled in the last ten years, according to the Sunday Times Rich List.

FTSE firms hit profit-warning high

More than 5% of all quoted firms issued profit warnings in the first three months of the year, EY said

Stock market companies have racked up a six-year record for profit warnings after energy firms were hit by the falling price of crude oil.

37,000 help make marathon history

Paula Radcliffe completed her final marathon

Over 37,000 fundraisers, amateur runners and elite athletes completed the Virgin Money London Marathon today, making it the biggest in the event's 35-year history.