Lib Dems battle to persuade voters to turn out in today's crunch Eastleigh by-election amid fears sex scandal could decide result Polls open in Hampshire town to elect successor to disgraced Cabinet minister Chris HuhneContest billed as three-horse race between Lib Dems, Tories and UKIPLib Dems thought win was 'in the bag' until allegations emerged against ex-chief executive Lord RennardTories fear they could be forced into third place by a surging UKIP By Matt Chorley, Mailonline Political Editor PUBLISHED: 08:54 GMT, 28 February 2013 | UPDATED: 09:45 GMT, 28 February 2013 Panicked Liberal Democrats launched a drive to persuade their supporters to turn out in today's crunch Eastleigh by-election amid fears voters will desert them in protest at the Lord Rennard scandal. Voters go to the polls in the Hampshire seat today to choose a successor to disgraced Cabinet minister Chris Huhne, who quit after being warned he faces jail for pleading guilty to perverting the course of justice. The Lib Dems are battling to see off challenges from the Conservatives and the UK Independence Party, who claim they could be on course for a historic first Commons win
How DO police find time for moonlighting | UPDATED: 02:09 GMT, 30 December 2012 Working for the police is a privilege. Despite many changes, the force is still respected. Policing is also widely assumed to be a very demanding task, absorbing the full energies of those who do it
Revealed: Real cost of petrol is now as high as in wake of Suez Crisis when supplies were rationedHouse of Commons says prices now are equivalent to the fall-out of the 1957 fuel shortages triggered by stand-off with Egypt Tory MP Robert Halfon calls for crackdown on 'oil cartels'Ministers to publish a study in January into demise of petrol stations after 285 close in two years | UPDATED: 12:30 GMT, 24 December 2012 Petrol prices in 2012 are 'broadly equivalent' to those during the Suez crisis, House of Commons researchers said Petrol prices are now as high as in the wake of the Suez crisis when petrol was rationed, shocking new research suggests. In the last 100 years, the cost of filling up a car has only been higher in the wake of the First World War when the petrol pump was still a novelty on the high street
Underground art scene: Exhibition to celebrate 150 years of the Tube will feature incredible posters from each decade since 1908 Poster Art 150 will feature wall art seen in Underground stations from each decade since the early 1900sThe exhibition is the first of its type since 1963 and shows the changing art styles of the last 100 yearsThe 150 were chosen by a panel of experts from more than 3,000 in the London Transport Museum vault | UPDATED: 19:46 GMT, 24 December 2012 A new exhibition will showcase the iconic poster art that has adorned the walls of the London Underground for more than a century. Poster Art 150 – London Underground's Greatest Designs is being held at the London Transport Museum to commemorate the Tube's 150th anniversary.
Egypt narrowly votes for new constitution amid widespread claims of ballot box fraud Muslim Brotherhood claims to be in lead with 56 per cent of 'yes' votesRights groups call for repeat of votes as counting 'took place in darkness'120,000 army troops deployed to help the police protect polling stations | UPDATED: 18:56 GMT, 16 December 2012 Egyptians voted narrowly in favour of a controversial new constitution yesterday amid accusations of widespread ballot box violations. Rights groups today called for a repeat of the first round of the two-part referendum as Islamists, who back the disputed charter, claimed they were in the lead with a 56 per cent majority of ‘yes’ votes. Representatives of the seven groups charged that there was insufficient supervision by judges in Saturday's vote in 10 of Egypt's 27 provinces and independent monitors were prevented from witnessing vote counts.
Average train fare has gone up 26% since start of recession: Unions and passenger groups prepare to protest against high prices | UPDATED: 01:56 GMT, 11 December 2012 Average train fares have increased almost three times faster than wages, new research revealed today, with prices now 26% higher than they were before the recession. Unions said the study, published to mark nationwide protests against high fares, showed how commuters and other passengers were suffering “transport poverty”
A beacon of realism in a sea of greens | UPDATED: 23:50 GMT, 4 December 2012 In an ideal world, no Chancellor in his right mind would propose a ‘dash for gas’ as the answer to Britain’s energy needs. As green activists are quick to point out, unrenewable gas is far from the cleanest of fuels – and the new power stations planned by George Osborne will end any hope of meeting legally-binding targets on carbon emissions. They will also leave us at the mercy of fluctuating global prices and the often volatile regimes that supply our gas
Where have all the rats gone Photos capture Stockholm's beautiful subway system after its makeover by artists The 110 kilometre (68.3 miles) subway is the world's longest art exhibition featuring work by more than 150 artistsAround 90 of the Swedish city's 100 stations feature art works, including sculptures, mosaics and installations | UPDATED: 20:48 GMT, 29 November 2012 Travelling on a city's underground system is never expected to be an exciting experience – rather a convenient way of getting from A to B. But this could not be farther from the truth in the Swedish capital Stockholm, where artists have transformed the city's subway into a gigantic, kaleidoscopic art exhibition. Around 90 of the city's 100 subway stations have been given a dazzling makeover by over 150 artists, who have been let loose over the last 55 years.