The BBC Question Time debate also saw fiery exchanges on climate change, electoral reform and trust.
The Tories attack Labour's spending plans and warn of a hung Parliament, while Labour focuses on the NHS.
Joe Ousalice was discharged in 1993 when there was a ban on LGBT people in the armed forces.
The UK high commission in New Zealand says two Britons caught in the volcano eruption are now in hospital.
Drax, which generates 5% of UK power, says it will capture more carbon than it produces by 2030.