BBC News Daily: Monday 24 April
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- Macron and Le Pen in run-off for French presidency
- Fines for extreme speeding increase
- Tram drivers admit falling asleep on duty
So, Emmanuel Macron and Marine Le Pen it is. A 39-year-old who's never held elected office and the leader of the far-right National Front go into a run-off in two weekends' time for the presidency of France.
With most votes counted, Mr Macron has 23.9% and Ms Le Pen 21.4%. They managed to push France's centre-right and socialist parties into third and fourth place. Rivals have urged voters to get behind Mr Macron, now the firm favourite. So, who is he? Take a look at our profile.
Analysis: Macron moves France into uncharted waters
By Hugh Schofield, Paris correspondent
Somehow he read the zeitgeist. Emmanuel Macron found an untapped reservoir of support among the young, the disillusioned-but-optimistic, the anti-cynics.
Other top stories
- Drivers in England and Wales who go a long way over the speed limit are facing larger fines from today. Penalties for those caught doing 51mph in a 30mph zone or 101mph on a motorway will start from one and a half times their weekly income. But there's still a cap, with the maximum fine for speeding on ordinary roads remaining at £1,000, while it's £2,500 for motorways.
- Seven people died last November when a tram derailed near Croydon, with a report suggesting it was doing 46mph in a 13mph zone, and that the driver may have "lost awareness". An investigation for the BBC's Victoria Derbyshire programme finds at least three trams have been found speeding on the same line since then. Meanwhile, four past and current drivers admit they have fallen asleep on duty. "A person was very fortunate that I didn't run them over," reveals one. The operator says driver fatigue is monitored and controls are "fully functional".
- "It's more than criminal," police have said of the killing of an ex-Royal Navy officer who confronted intruders breaking into his home. Michael Samwell is thought to have been run over by his own car in Chorlton-cum-Hardy, Greater Manchester. A man has been arrested.
What the papers say
"New French revolution," proclaims the Daily Mail, following the news of Emmanuel Macron's success in the first round of the presidential election. The Times declares France's political elite "humiliated" by "outsiders". Meanwhile, the i says former Prime Minister Tony Blair is urging UK voters to forget party allegiances at the forthcoming election "for the sake of the best Brexit deal".
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On this day
1953 Prime Minister Winston Churchill is knighted.
1986 The Duchess of Windsor, whom Edward VIII abdicated the throne in 1936 to marry, dies aged 89.
1990 Nasa launches the space shuttle Discovery, carrying the Hubble space telescope into orbit.