'Labour 'will have edge' in hung Parliament according to poll'

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Labour is on course to be the largest party in a hung Parliament, according to a huge snap poll carried out within hours of the election being...

Labour is on course to be the largest party in a hung Parliament, according to a huge snap poll carried out within hours of the election being called. A total of 16,000 people took part in the survey on Facebook. The Tories were narrowly ahead, with 33% of the vote - The Mirror

Gordon Brown and David Cameron raced across Battleground Britain yesterday revealing starkly differing campaign styles as they vied for momentum and authenticity. They opened election hostilities by heading straight for the suburbs, towns and old industrial fringes that will decide the 2010 result, with the Prime Minister appealing directly to middle-class voters and Mr Cameron asking people to vote for "hope, optimism, change" - The Times

Cider drinkers were celebrating last night after humiliated ministers had to dump a tax grab on the drink. The Tories forced them to back down on plans to ramp up duty by 10 per cent. The opposition warned they would only pass the Budget in the Commons today if the move was ditched - The Sun

Eating five portions of fruit and vegetables a day may not reduce your risk of cancer significantly despite it being official guidance, a study has found. Official guidelines recommend at least five portions of fruit and vegetables a day in order to be healthy but new research has found that this may not have a substantial effect on cancer - The Telegraph

The economy appears to have avoided a double-dip recession but all parties urgently need credible plans to get Britain's public finances back in order if they are to help the recovery continue, the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) warns today - The Guardian

Cocktail lovers in Brazil have launched a campaign to save their national drink from the clutches of foreign spirits such as vodka and sake. The caipirinha is traditionally made with lime juice, sugar, ice and fermented Brazilian sugarcane, called cachaça. However, the growing popularity of foreign spirits in the nightclubs of Rio de Janiero has led to fears that the caipirinha's cultural integrity was in danger - The Guardian

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