The government has issued a ten-point plan for responsible drinking in a bid to encourage revellers to consume alcohol in moderation this New Year's Eve.
New Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg has urged other political leaders to work with him to "fix Britain's broken political system".
Both the main political parties have promised "change" in 2008, although there is little chance of voters being given a say on the major issues facing the country.
Gordon Brown has urged Pakistan to press ahead with scheduled elections in the aftermath of the assassination of opposition leader Benazir Bhutto.
Tony Blair's former official spokesman has been awarded a CBE in the year's new year's honours list.
Next year's "real and serious changes" will be built on the government's commitment to maintaining economic stability, Gordon Brown has said.
Former minister Stephen Byers has called on fellow supporters of Tony Blair to unite behind new Labour leader Gordon Brown.
A year of "political failure" has led to prisons being turned into "just a holding pen for criminals", the British Medical Association has said.
James Callaghan threatened to resign as prime minister rather than give in to a possible police strike, official documents released today have shown.
Gordon Brown has urged Pakistan president Pervez Musharraf to go ahead with elections next month.
The Conservatives have announced their intention to crack down upon UK visitors who outstay their visas through increased punishments.
Double the number of teachers are leaving their positions now than in the late 1990s, the Conservatives have claimed.
Labour peer Lord Ahmed has spoken of his shock after being involved in a fatal motorway collision on Christmas Day.
Foreign secretary David Miliband has said the killing of Pakistan opposition leader Benazir Bhutto was a "senseless attack".
MI6 agents reportedly held talks with members of the Taliban in Afghanistan in order to convince them to stop fighting the country's government.
The Conservative party has claimed that the level of gun crime in Britain is rising while the number of armed police officers on patrol is falling.
Douglas Alexander has admitted that "very significant blocks" on the Gaza economy are making it difficult for the humanitarian situation to improve.
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Opposition politicians have called for the planned national database of NHS patient records to be put on hold while the government assesses data security.
The home secretary has said the number of failed asylum seekers whose deportation flights are postponed is almost twice as many as previously believed.
Members of the House of Commons are looking to secure a ten per cent salary increase eventually reaching a further £6,000 annually, reports claim.
Nine NHS trusts have admitted losing patient records with hundreds of thousands of adults and children possibly affected by the security breach.
Government ministers have been ordered to take into account the damage to the climate caused by all new projects.