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Katie Wright and Claire Heald

All times stated are UK

  1. Robbie Williams to vote 'for first time'

    Robbie Williams

    Singer Robbie Williams says he will be voting for the first time in the upcoming election.

    He said: "It is going to be really entertaining. That's how much I know about the run-up to this election and the night itself.

    "I'm going to be glued to the television like everybody else.

    "The first time I will be voting is in this election. I have now got the right to vote by post. But I'm not saying who."

  2. Tune in: Brexitcast 'undressed'

    Along with the daily editions of Electioncast during the election campaign, Chris Mason and the BBC’s politics team are still treating you to a weekly edition of Brexitcast.

    Catch it on the BBC News Channel at 21:30 GMT, BBC One at 23:45, or find it on BBC Sounds.

    Today's edition, comes with a warning...

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  3. How to watch the BBC Question Time leaders' special

    Leaders of the four main parties

    In less than 24 hours, the leaders of the Conservatives, Labour, the SNP and the Liberal Democrats will take part in a Question Time leaders' special.

    How can you watch it?

    In the UK, it will be broadcast on BBC One between 19:00 and 21:00 and streamed live on the BBC News website, where you can also follow the latest reaction and analysis on our live page.

    The programme will also be on the BBC News channel and on iPlayer, with a half-hour preview programme starting at 18:30 and an hour-long programme live from the "spin room" afterwards, with reaction from specialist correspondents from the Reality Check team.

    It will also be broadcast live on BBC Radio 5 Live. You can listen live here or on the BBC Sounds app.

    It is part of a series of debates on the BBC, ITV and Sky, as party leaders try to persuade the public of their vision for the UK. Click here for more information.

  4. Channel 4 News calls on Johnson and Farage to join climate debate

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    Channel 4 News is calling on Boris Johnson and Nigel Farage to take part in a debate on climate change ahead of the election.

    On its Twitter feed, the programme said it would devote a one-hour special programme to host "the UK’s first ever leaders’ debate on the issue".

    However, while the leaders of Labour, the Lib Dems, the Green Party and the SNP have all agreed to take part, they are still waiting for responses from the leaders of both the Tory and Brexit Party.

    In a series of tweets, the programme said: "We urge the prime minister and Nigel Farage to show their commitment to this major issue and take part.

    "We do not intend to accept anyone other than party leaders to debate and examine the climate crisis and the related issues of the environment and biodiversity."

  5. Watch: 'Zero' starter homes built by Tories

    Getting caught out by interviewer's questions is one of the perils of being a politician.

    International Trade Secretary Liz Truss appeared on Politics Live earlier today but seemed unsure when asked how many of 200,000 starter homes pledged by the Conservatives in 2014 had been built.

    Presenter Andrew Neil prompted her: "It's easy to remember - it's zero."

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    Video caption: Election 2019: Liz Truss told 'zero' starter homes built by Tories
  6. LISTEN: Latest Podlitical ready to download

    The latest goings on at Holyrood and Westminster through the eyes of BBC Scotland journalists...

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  7. Who is on Question Time tonight?

    In among the debates and specials, your traditional Question Time will still be taking place at tonight at 22:45 GMT on BBC One.

    The panel will include Housing Secretary Robert Jenrick, shadow justice secretary Richard Burgon, the SNP's Philippa Whitford, the Lib Dems' Chuka Umunna and The Telegraph's Sherelle Jacobs.

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  8. Led by Donkeys offers website to Farage for £1m

    Led By Donkeys protest
    Image caption: Led By Donkeys are known for their stunts

    Anti-Brexit campaign group Led By Donkeys has bought the website and is offering to sell it to Nigel Farage for over £1m.

    The group - known for its posters repeating quotes from politicians who may have changed their tune over Brexit - says it will increase the price by £50,000 a day.

    If the Brexit Party leader buys it, Led By Donkeys says it will donate the money to the Joint Council for the Welfare of Immigrants.

    The offer follows Brexit Party lawyers contacting Led By Donkeys and asking them to remove their logo from the site.

    But the party said the campaign group refused to transfer the domain name - similar to their official site "".

    Led By Donkeys bought the domain name earlier this year to challenge Mr Farage's party during the European Parliament elections in May.

    "When Farage and his millionaire backers set up the Brexit Party, they didn't have the foresight to buy up all of the websites with their own name - and we did," Led By Donkeys' co-founder Oliver Knowles told the Press Association.

    In a statement, the Brexit Party said: "The Brexit Party have issued a legal letter, via lawyers, Wedlake Bell to Led by Donkeys requesting they cease and desist from using the Brexit Party logo and Brexit Party materials on posters, document download site and via their website at

    "They have offered to comply with these requests, but so far they are refusing to transfer the domain name."

  9. Corbyn's manifesto is 2017 'with rocket boosters'

    Laura Kuenssberg

    BBC political editor

    Jeremy Corbyn always promised something different.

    He was chosen by his party in 2015 largely because he was such a contrast to the other candidates who seemed, fairly or unfairly, somehow to merge into one.

    If his 2017 general election manifesto was exciting for those on the left of the Labour Party, today's publication might feel like their dreams have come true.

    Indeed, as the Labour leader went through his programme for the country at the party's manifesto launch today, there was a sense that finally, after more than four years of being in charge - when he has often been tangled up in the party's own internal wars - he's been able to say what he really wants to do, and how he would really seek to achieve it.

    This isn't a souped-up version of Ed Miliband in 2015, it's not really a more full throttle version of 2017.

    This is Labour's 2017 election manifesto with rocket boosters.

    Read more from Laura here.

  10. Latest headlines

    What has happened so far today...

    Jeremy Corbyn

    Another busy day on the campaign trail, so here are the big headlines you need to know...

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    Video caption: Question Time Leaders Special: Behind the scenes with Fiona Bruce

    Presenter Fiona Bruce gives an exclusive behind-the-scenes tour ahead of Friday evening's Question Time Leaders Special.

  12. Labour's plan would be 'a decisive shift'

    Faisal Islam

    BBC Economics Editor

    The other parties are offering some of the same message – use the ability of the government to borrow cheaply to invest hundreds of billions in a green future, although Labour has pushed this more than twice as far as the rest.

    It is a decisive shift of Britain to a big state, taxing big business more – like continental Europe.

    It raises reasonable questions about whether we can afford this.

    Labour’s answer? We can’t afford not to and only a very active government can reshape the economy to change the fate of the country, in particular, to meet what it calls a climate emergency.

  13. Is there the appetite for Labour's dramatic change?

    Laura Kuenssberg

    BBC political editor

    It would be a huge change for the country if Jeremy Corbyn ended up in No 10.

    These are eye-watering numbers that Labour is talking about.

    The party proudly says they reflect the scale of the changes it wants to make. So it requires enormous amounts of cash that we simply haven’t heard potential governments talk about in quite this way, to quite this extent, in a long, long time.

    The gamble for Mr Corbyn is whether or not, in 2019, there are enough people with the appetite for dramatic change in the country to get him to No 10.

    As the polls stand at the moment – and a lot could change - it doesn’t appear at this time that enough voters are convinced his plans are the right ones.

    But Labour is hoping, as last time around, that the manifesto will be the moment when it really starts to climb in the polls.

  14. Find your constituency and candidates

    BBC graphic

    There are only three weeks until the election - and just five days left to register to vote.

    All the candidates standing in the general election on 12 December are now listed on the BBC News website.

    Click here for the information about your area.

  15. Green Party: Your questions answered

    BBC News Channel

    Sian Berry

    Throughout the election, the BBC News Channel is trying to answer the key questions that matter to you. Today it's been speaking to the Green Party co-leader Sian Berry - here are a couple of her answers:

    The Green Party has pledged to spend £100bn a year to cut emissions, but what exactly will that money go on?

    Ms Berry says "a big chunk of it" will go on people's homes.

    She adds that at the moment a lot of energy is being wasted through homes "that are hard to heat". She says her party will spend £38bn a year on retrofitting houses.

    The energy and transport system will also receive some of the money, she says, while another "big chunk" will go towards training and research and development to try to find solutions to the things that can't currently be done in a carbon-neutral way.

    Will the Green Party support another party in government?

    Ms Berry says the Green Party has got "some bottom lines" that need to be taken into account by other parties if they want its support in Parliament. During their manifesto launch it announced 10 bills it wants to push for - more on those here.

    Ms Berry says: "That’s the starting point of our negotiations. We want to see virtually all of our policies, especially on carbon, introduced by the other parties and we’ll be pushing them really hard on that."

    She says the Greens will be point out other parties' failings at any talks, highlighting Labour's manifesto as not going far enough on airport or roads.

  16. What are Labour's most expensive pledges?

    The independent economic think tank the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) has published its initial analysis of Labour's manifesto - although it says costings and comparisons with other manifestos will come out in the next week.

    Among the pledges it addresses is Labour's plan to scrap Universal Credit, saying that replacing it with an entirely new benefit system would "as the last decade has shown... come with the risk of huge administrative complexity and costs".

    It also says the party's promise not to raise the state pension age beyond 66 is a "particularly expensive commitment".

    "This would add a projected £24bn a year to spending by the 2050s," said IFS director Paul Johnson.

    "The commitment to abolish university tuition fees remains an expensive giveaway to the highest earning graduates and has the potential to make it difficult to maintain a system without a cap on student numbers."

  17. Swinson on the campaign trail in East Dunbartonshire

    Lib Dem leader Jo Swinson - who launched her manifesto yesterday - has been visiting a bottling plant in Kirkintilloch.

    Liberal Deomcrat leader Jo Swinson during her visit to Guala Closures UK bottling plant in Kirkintilloch to hear about their focus on sustainable packaging, while on the General Election campaign trail.
    Liberal Deomcrat leader Jo Swinson during her visit to Guala Closures UK bottling plant in Kirkintilloch to hear about their focus on sustainable packaging, while on the General Election campaign trail
  18. Why didn't Corbyn make more of 5% public sector pay rise?

    Some of our BBC correspondents have been wondering why Jeremy Corbyn hasn't made more of Labour's pledge to increase public sector pay by 5%.

    On that particular pledge, the manifesto says: "Labour will restore public sector pay to at least pre-financial crisis levels (in real terms), by delivering year-on-year above-inflation pay rises, starting with a 5% increase, to reward and retain the people who do so much for us all."

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  19. SNP calls for Labour to 'clear up muddled Brexit position'

    Parliament and EU flag

    It may come as a shock, but the SNP and Boris Johnson appear to be agreeing on something in this election campaign...

    The SNP, a pro-Remain party, is calling for Jeremy Corbyn to "clear up Labour's increasingly muddled Brexit position" - echoing a similar call from the PM earlier.

    The SNP's Europe spokesman, Stephen Gethins, says it's "farcical" Labour's manifesto makes no commitment about which way they would campaign in a further referendum on Brexit.

    He adds: "Jeremy Corbyn must come clean and admit whether he is planning to drag Scotland out of the EU against our will. "Labour is taking voters for fools with its confusing, contradictory and ever-changing positions - and cannot be trusted to protect Scotland's place at the heart of Europe."