Labour leader Ed Milliband and MP for Heywood and Middleton Liz McInnes meet people on the steps of Heywood library. Photograph: Lynne Cameron/PA Wire

Just 600 votes kept Ukip out of a seat in Heywood

Nigel Farage, the leader of the United Kingdom Independence Party, says  foreign patients’ illnesses are putting pressure on the National Health Service. Photograph: Stefan Wermuth/Reuters

Remarks come just hours after Carswell elected to Commons

Ukip candidate Douglas Carswell (left) is congratulated by the Conservative Party candidate Giles Watling (centre) after winning the byelection in Clacton-on-Sea in eastern England this morning. Photograph: Stefan Wermuth/Reuters

Ukip’s John Bickley just 627 votes behind Labour’s Liz McInnes in Heywood and Middleton

Supporters of Scottish independence on the morning after the September 18th referendum, in which Scots voted to remain in the UK.  Photograph: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

Party targets Labour as first minister Salmond conducts farewell tour

Deputy prime minister and Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg and his wife Miriam González Durántez are applauded  at the party conference in Glasgow. Photograph: Christopher Furlong/Getty Images

Signals for Clegg’s party, after four years in government, are not good

British deputy prime minister Nick Clegg takes part in the Liberal Democrats’ vote on airport expansion yesterday at the party’s autumn conference in Glasgow. Photograph: Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images

Deputy prime minister says delegates’ decision does not ‘make sense’

Scottish neighbourhoods that have large numbers of pubs and off-licences have nearly three times the number of alcohol-related deaths and illness, a major study has shown.  Photograph: Yui Mok/PA Wire

Off-licences cause greatest problems due to large volumes of cheap drink available

Countries aim to prevent exploitation of visa deal by terrorists or illegal immigrants

Gerry and Kate McCann. British police are reviewing a file of the worst abuse directed against the couple. Photograph: John Stillwell/PA

Brenda Leyland found dead in hotel after Sky News interview about her abusive tweets

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