YouGov/Sun poll tonight – Con 34% Lab 38%, Lib Dem 9% and UKIP 11%
– Ukip leader Nigel Farage calls for Britons joining the Islamic State abroad to be stripped of British citizenship.
– Company links suggest Lord Ashcroft is funding the Tory party once more.
– Lord Ashcroft’s return to the Tory fold is a marriage of convenience.
– Big Society charity winds up after claims it misused up to £2.5m in funding.
– Conservatives are selecting fewer women in winnable seats than in 2010.
– Scots ‘would have to pay for BBC shows after Yes vote’ .
– This border control fiasco could be hiding a more sinister truth.
– Alex Salmond defies calls for Holyrood statement on currency.
– Nobel economists say policy blunders pushing Europe into depression.
– EU rules against powerful vacuum cleaners ban ‘best’ models, Which?
– As officials try to identify US journalist’s killer – how do Britons become IS murderers?
– Self-employment is at its highest for 40 years.
– After a split Monetary Policy Committee vote, has forward guidance now lost all credibility?
– Commuters need a radical privatised solution to cut through the rail blob.
– Labour’s plans to punish misbehaving energy suppliers dismissed by big six.
– George Osborne accused of obstructing MPs over Co-op and Lloyds Bank deal.
– Boys expected to narrow the gap at GCSE as English grades fall.
– Ukip ‘will cut taxes for the rich and poor’ (mention Tim Aker).
– Human trafficking to Britain is rising.
– Call to bar Lord Rennard from Liberal Democrat group in House of Lords.
– GCSE results tipped to improve but schools reliant on resits may suffer.
– Labour unveils plans to crackdown on energy industry abuses.
– Diary: How Labour MPs got wise to ‘Ed’ the undercover Tory.
– Labour doesn’t value family life says Ed’s ex-aide: Party ‘should do more to support those couples who stay together’.
– Fury of heads over ‘harshly graded’ GCSE English tests: Teachers say sweeping reforms have led to wild swing in results compared with last year.
– ECB bank audit to cover consultants in cash.
– WEST MIDLANDS: By-election for new police and crime commissioner.
– 0815 LONDON: GCSE results.
– 0930 LONDON: Retail sales and public sector borrowing figures for July are published by the Office for National Statistics.