Former deputy PM John Prescott stands between the competing Tory and Labour manifestos. Photograph: Oli Scarff/AFP/Getty Images. Institute for Fiscal Studies.
The bank holiday heatwave has started with a new record for solar power generation which blazed to a quarter of the electricity mix on Friday afternoon.
The UK has been told to prepare for a workforce of 80-year olds as the world's leading economies struggle to deal with a �54 trillion pensions time bomb.
Earlier today thousands of passengers at Gatwick faced huge delays when the baggage sorting system crashed. And it is expected to get worse as 16.5 million drivers will clog up the roads over the scorching three-day weekend.
WASHINGTON The U.S. economy slowed less than initially thought in the first quarter, but softening business investment and moderate consumer spending are clouding expectations of a sharp acceleration in the second quarter.