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Voters are heading to the polls for local elections in much of England today. More than 8,000 council seats are up for grabs, and, for the first time, people must bring photo ID to cast their ballot. Labour needs at least a 10% lead over the Tories to be on track for a general election victory, according to polling expert John Curtice. The price of fish and chips has shot up by 19% over the past year, to an average of £9. The Office for National Statistics has launched a tool showing how inflation has affected the cost of hundreds of everyday items – try it out here. The Prince Charles Cinema, just off London’s Leicester Square, has made its post-Coronation plans abundantly clear (see below). As one Twitter user comments, they’ve clearly been “asked one too many times”.