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Rescue intensifies after huge quake

The body of a victim is recovered from the debris of a building that collapsed after the quake in Kathmandu (AP)

Rescue efforts in Nepal are intensifying as volunteers and experts rush to the country to help in the wake of the death and destruction caused by the earthquake and this morning's aftershock.

I'll unite Britain says Miliband

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

Ed Miliband said he could be "a prime minister who unites the whole of our country" as he hit back at "desperate" Tory claims a Labour government would be forced to rely on Scottish nationalist votes.

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.

Runners line up for London Marathon

Kenya's Wilson Kipsang is bidding to become the fourth man to win three London Marathon titles

Around 37,800 fund raisers, amateur runners and elite athletes lined up on the start line of the Virgin Money London Marathon today, making it the biggest in the event's 35-year history.

Burberry and GSK pay Living Wage

Burberry has been accredited as a Living Wage employer

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.

Cable: I want to be Chancellor

Vince Cable is generally regarded as the most left-wing of Lib Dem Cabinet ministers

Liberal Democrat Business Secretary Vince Cable has indicated that he would like to take over from George Osborne as Chancellor in any future coalition with Conservatives.

Miliband plans to cap rent rises

Labour leader Ed Miliband speaks at Springfield House Community Centre in Stevenage, Hertfordshire

Private landlords would be banned from above-inflation rent rises over a three-year period if Labour wins power after the May 7 General Election, Ed Miliband is set to announce.

UK's richest double their wealth

Steel magnate Lakshmi Mittal and his family are worth an estimated £9.20 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.

UK experts to aid quake operation

Prime Minister David Cameron says the UK will do all it can to help following the earthquake in Nepal

The UK has deployed a team of humanitarian experts to Nepal after a devastating earthquake ripped through the country, killing more than 1,000 people.

John Biggs to fight mayoral re-run

John Biggs has been chosen by Labour to fight the Tower Hamlets mayoral election re-run

Labour has selected its defeated candidate in last year's Tower Hamlets mayoral election to fight the re-run contest ordered by a court earlier this week.