That's pretty much it for this evening, and it has been an exceptionally busy day with party leaders from across the political divide coming together to voice their opinion on the saga of the TV election debates - which have dominated Thursday's headlines. Before we go, here's quick recap of today's events:
- The story began with David Cameron who said he would take part in only one televised debate ahead of the general election, and he was a subsequently accused of being a coward by several other parties - a charge which he was later forced to defend.
- The issue gained further traction in the afternoon when the BBC Trust announced it had rejected the Democratic Unionist Party's (DUP) appeal to take part in TV debates ahead of the general election.
- In other news, the expenses watchdog the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority (Ipsa) announced that MPs will be banned from claiming expenses for dinners, TV licences and pre-23:00 taxis after May's election.
- Meanwhile, as Nick Clegg toured Cornwall, the Liberal Democrats said they would offer the county a legislative assembly which would get new powers to run local services. The option of a Cornish Assembly, similar to the one in Wales, would be put to a referendum.
- And finally BBC Newsnight learned that the Conservatives are considering limiting child benefit to three children.
That's it for tonight folks, we'll be back with all the news, reaction and analysis to the big political stories of the day from 06:00 GMT tomorrow.