Foreign secretary Jack Straw has repeated his call for Iraqi militants to release four Westerners they are holding hostage.
Margaret Thatcher is due to return home this morning after a health scare saw her admitted to hospital last night.
The law lords have today ruled that foreign evidence that might have been obtained under torture is not admissible in British courts.
Dennis Skinner has been barred from the House of Commons for the rest of the day after accusing shadow chancellor George Osborne of taking drugs.
Liberal Democrat leader Charles Kennedy today launched an attack on the government for making Britain one of the most centralised countries in the democratic world.
The Bank of England today said interest rates will be held at 4.5 per cent in December.
David Cameron today set the tone for his new style of politics when he began prime minister's questions by giving the government his full support on school reforms.
Black African or Caribbean people are three times more likely to be hospitalised for mental health problems than the average, a new survey finds.
One in five NHS hospital trusts is likely to report large budget deficits in the near future, with a "real risk" that many of them will fail, a new report warns.
Royal Mail has been granted permission to raise the price of stamps to fund investment in services ahead of the opening up of the postal market in January.
The militancy that governs the words and actions of trade union leaders threatens to make the organisations "irrelevant", a former TUC economics chief warns today.
Charles Kennedy today grilled the prime minister over allegations that British airports are being used by the CIA.
People who suffer minor injuries as a result of crime would no longer be eligible for compensation under new government proposals announced today.
The first of six new Conservative policy groups has today been set up to help decide the direction of the party under its new leader, David Cameron.
New Conservative party leader David Cameron has named his shadow cabinet, with a return to the front bench for former leader William Hague.
Government departments are repeating 'basic' errors and wasting billions of pounds in the process, a committee of MPs warns today.
The £1,000 claim limit in the small claims court should be raised, according to a committee of MPs.
Britain's proposals for reforming the EU budget were last night dismissed by the European Commission president as "unacceptable" and "simply not realistic".
David Cameron has today been named leader of the Conservative party after taking more than two thirds of the votes of grassroots members.
Plans to reform the tax credit system to make it more flexible and reduce the scope for overpayments have been broadly welcomed by campaigners.
The management of sex offenders requires "considerable improvement" to ensure members of the public are not put at risk, a new report warns.
Gordon Brown has today said he would carry on Tony Blair's policy of reform if he became the next prime minister.
The chancellor has been accused of performing an embarrassing "climbdown" after he scrapped plans to give tax breaks to people investing in property as part of their pension.
Read David Cameron's speech on winning the race to become Tory leader.