Ukip leader Nigel Farage  said he has been dogged by chronic back pain that has hampered his ability to campaign for the May 7th British general election. Photograph: Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images

Nigel Farage, the leader of Britain’s anti-EU Ukip, on Saturday dismissed rumours he was seriously unwell but said he had been dogged by chronic back (...)

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Prof Stephen O’Rahilly, who discovered the obesity gene affecting children, is head of  clinical biochemistry and director of the Institute of Metabolic Science at the University of Cambridge. Photograph: Phil Mynott

(...) laboratory in Boston sponsored, he says gratefully, by the UK Medical Research Council. In time, his(...)

‘Without a truly common European approach to the issue, and in the absence of mutually beneficial co-operation with Africa, the crisis will only get worse.’ Above, migrants rejoice after the Italian Coast Guard rescued them, off the Libyan coast, in the Mediterranean Sea, on  April 22nd. Photograph: Alessandro Di Meo/ANSA via AP Photo

Nostrum. Many countries, including Ireland and the UK, yesterday rushed to commit naval vessels and other(...)

‘SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon has been the star performer in television debates, even among English voters.’ Above,  Sturgeon speaks at the launch of the Scottish National Party (SNP) election manifesto in Edinburgh on April 20th. Photograph:  Lesley Martin/AFP/Getty Images

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Surviving migrants arrive in Salerno, Italy, on an  Italian naval corvette this week.  Photograph: Ciro Fusco/EPA

Anyone who is keeping abreast of the election campaign in the UK will have been struck by the(...)

Mayor of London Boris Johnson and prime minister David Cameron after visiting a nursery during the election campaign, in south London. Photograph: Facundo Arrizabalaga/EPA

(...).Constitutionally, legislation emerging from Westminster is a patchwork quilt: some issues are dealt with on a UK-wide basis(...)