While Ed Miliband’s personal ratings remain abysmal, even when compared with those of David Cameron, opinion polls consistently give the party an electoral lead. Photograph: Dan Kitwood/Getty Images

Britain’s business community has largely ignored the Labour Party since the fall of Gordon Brown, but with a general election on the horizon, the corp(...)

Ed Miliband, leader of the Labour Party, delivers his keynote speech to delegates: “Our country nearly broke up. A country that nearly splits apart is not a country in good health.” Photograph: Dan Kitwood/Getty Images

Labour will hire an extra 20,000 nurses and 8,000 doctors for English hospitals, paid for by a levy on luxury homes, tobacco companies and cutting (...)

David Cameron has no hope of getting any credit while it’s a win-win situation for Alex Salmond. Photograph: Andrew Milligan/Getty Images

Before last week, a reference to “the 45” in Scotland would have evoked thoughts of the Jacobite cause that died on the field of Culloden in 1745, (...)

A pro-independence campaigner dressed in a tartan kilt holds a Yes sign as voters arrive at a polling station in Forfar, near Dundee yesterday. Photograph: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

The Scottish independence poll was a “quite the most remarkable thing” that many, many people had ever been involved in, the Scottish National Party M(...)

A bakery employee places a ‘question mark’ cupcake between a Scottish Saltire cake and a Union cupcake at a bakery in Edinburgh yesterday. Photograph: EPA/Andy Rain

A day ahead of polling, one in seven people able to vote in Scotland’s independence referendum are still struggling to make their final choice, accor(...)

First Minister Alex Salmond has dismissed a Westminster pledge to enhance Scotland’s powers after a No vote as a “last minute desperate offer of nothing”. Photograph: Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Image

With two days until Scotland votes on independence Ed Miliband claimed the Yes campaign has an “ugly side” during chaotic scenes as he was mobbed duri(...)

Opposing supporters for the Yes (left) and No campaigns, argue in Edinburgh yesterday. The referendum on Scottish independence will take place on September 18, when Scotland will vote whether or not to end the 307-year-old union with the rest of the United Kingdom. Photograph: Russell Cheyne/Reuters

A swing for independence has the rival Yes and No campaigns neck and neck ahead of next week’s Scottish referendum, the latest poll has suggested.Amon(...)

Brett and Naghmeh King, parents of five-year-old Ashya King,  at their lawyer’s office in Seville, Spain, yesterday. Photograph: Denis Doyle/Getty Images

The parents of Ashya King have arrived at a Spanish hospital for a reunion with their sick son, after speaking for the first time of their anguish at (...)

Brett and Naghmeh King, parents of five year old Ashya King, hold a press conference at their lawyer’s office in Seville, Spain, today. Photograph:  Denis Doyle/Getty Images.

The parents of Ashya King have been reunited with their son.Brett and Naghmeh King today saw the five-year-old, who has a brain tumour, for the first (...)

Still from a video posted on YouTube showing Bret King with his son Ashya, explaning why he was taken by his parents from hospital without doctors’ consent. Photograph: Naveed King/YouTube/PA Wire

The British parents who sparked a major manhunt by taking their seriously ill son out of hospital last week have asked a Spanish court not to extradit(...)