David Cameron has acknowledged that 2011 is going to be a "difficult year" for Britain.
Labour has seized on the health secretary's decision to launch a new flu vaccination advertising campaign.
Britain faces a rough economic start to next year, according to the CBI.
Campaigners have reacted furiously after it was confirmed train fares will increase by an average of 6.2% in January.
Ireland's long-serving former prime minister Bertie Ahern will not contest the upcoming general election, he has confirmed.
A new pilot scheme encouraging new motorists to donate their organs could double the sign-up rate to the donor register.
William Hague has not ruled out the possibility of British forces assisting potential United Nations (UN) action in the Ivory Coast.
The unpopular legal clause which allows large pub companies to restrict the uses of pubs after their closure will be reviewed, ministers have announced.
Legal restrictions preventing children from participating in amateur theatrical productions could be lifted altogether.
The coalition government's reforms are unlikely to help increase the number of women MPs, experts have warned.
The cuts will begin to bite in the next 12 months, Labour's leader has warned in his new year message.
The "campaign for change" could pick up decisive momentum in the next 12 months, the TUC's Brendan Barber has said.
The coalition's immigration policies will not make a major difference in 2011, the IPPR has said.
The deep division within the Labour party over the forthcoming electoral reform referendum has been unveiled by the 'no' campaign.
Stormont ministers are set to hold emergency discussions to find a solution to the crisis which has seen tens of thousands suffer from a lack of running water.
New figures from the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) highlight growing concerns over the UK's ageing population.
Media regulator Ofcom will pass judgment tomorrow on News Corp's controversial takeover of broadcaster BSkyB.
Lib Dem deputy Simon Hughes will become the 'advocate for access to education'.
Labour has managed to raise the Tories' temperature in a row over flu vaccinations for under-fives.
The prospect of popular online causes being debated in parliament took a step closer today.
Winning over the hearts and minds of those implementing the government's policy should be a ministerial priority for the NHS, its employers' organisation has warned.
Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg has offered a defiant new year's message to party members.
Speculation that Ed Miliband's plans to limit individual political donations would mean a weakening of Labour's ties with trades unions has been doused.
A group of five doctors have called on the attorney general to grant an inquest into the death of Dr David Kelly.