A coach carrying British school children and their supervisors crashed near Reims Sunday morning, killing a teacher and leaving a teenage girl in a critical condition in hospital.
A burkha ban has been ruled out in the UK by the immigration minister, who branded it "un-British".
Senior Conservative figures are continuing to offer contrary views on Britain's relationship with the European Union.
The government's controversial decision to scrap the Building Schools for the Future programme returned to the spotlight today, as three councils began legal action.
David Cameron and Nick Clegg are launching their much-vaunted house building scheme with a July timetable for work to start on thousands of new buildings.
The chancellor has announced the details of the 2012 Budget.
Chancellor George Osborne will lay out his plans for the economy in the Budget today.
The consultation on Rupert Murdoch's bid to takeover BSkyB comes to a close today.
Government ministers are set to back a Labour motion calling on Rupert Murdoch's News Corporation to drop its bid for broadcaster BSkyB.
Rupert Murdoch's bid for total control of BSkyB was dramatically dropped yesterday by News International.
Lord Browne's report on higher education funding sees its release today.
The overall number of unemployed people in Britain has hit a 17-year peak.
An ambitious scheme to tackle Britain's broken families is at the heart of the government's response to this year's riots.
New UK unemployment figures reveal a 128,000 rise in the number of people out of work in the three months to October.
World economic mire continues to dominate the political agenda as Europe struggles to deal with the Greek debt crisis.
Attempts to remove 'big money' from British party politics looks set to be defeated, after all three main parties turned up their noses up at the plans.
Mary Portas has published her official report into saving the British High Street, highlighting local planning laws and parking fees as areas of concern.
Plans are going ahead for a new high speed rail line despite the protests of opponents.
Fishermen's livelihoods are at risk from "slipper skippers" and organisations selling fishing quota as a commodity.
The significance of David Cameron's refusal to sign Britain up to a European deal to save the eurozone is slowly sinking in, both on the continent and in Westminster.
The release of an IMF report, Tony Blair's memoirs and comments made by Alistair Darling have thrust economic policy into the spotlight, as the comprehensive spending review starts to loom large in the agenda of the government.
The prime minister has joined other leading figures from politics making their predictions for the next year.
Two men have been convicted of the murder of black teenager Stephen Lawrence, whose death in 1993 sent shockwaves across Britain.
Independent auditors have questioned the government's assessment of the impact of its work programme.
Virgin Money's purchase of Northern Rock from the Treasury comes at a loss for taxpayers.
MPs are calling for action to be taken to tackle the high costs of motor insurance.
Many high profile MPs face a battle for electoral survival after the boundary review revealed sweeping changes to England's parliamentary constituencies.
A decision to relax passport checks at Britain's borders this summer is attracting criticism.
RBS chief executive Stephen Hester has given up on his bonus, amid a growing public outcry.
Hundreds of arms-length non-governmental organisations will discover their fate under the new government today.
A committee of MPs has attacked the government's much-heralded 'bonfire of the quangos', saying it failed to save money or improve accountability.
The day touted as the most depressing of the year has seen economic analysts predict a return to recession for the UK.
Coming up with a coherent political narrative for dealing with the economy is proving tricky for our leading politicians.
One year after the health and social care bill was laid before parliament, the coalition's NHS reforms continue to face bitter opposition from health workers.
The status of the BBC came to the fore today, with the visit of its director general to Downing Street to discuss political coverage.
The first evidence has emerged of a drop in university applications following the increase in tuition fees.
Plans which would cap the benefits a family can receive at the level of average income face a tight vote in the Lords later.
The impact of benefit changes to those with poor mental health are being highlighted today.
The Leveson inquiry into media practices has today begun at the Royal Courts of Justice in London.
Rebels have seized much of the Libyan capital Tripoli as pressure grows on embattled leader Col Muammar Gaddafi.
Barclays has reported a three per cent fall in profits to £5.9 billion for last year.
Fifa is refusing to budge on England players wearing a poppy during football matches this weekend.
A financial activity tax on Britain's banks targeting profits and remuneration is being considered by Treasury minister Mark Hoban.
The Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) has returned to profit, making £1.14 billion in the first half of the year compared to £15 million during the same period last year.
Chancellor George Osborne has announced an increase in the levy on bank profits that will raise an extra £800 million this year.
Retail banking services should be ringfenced within banks, the Independent Commission on Banking (ICB) has said
The coalition's decision to endorse reforms of the banking sector are highlighting the relationship between politicians and the City once again.
Vince Cable has said the coalition will push ahead with banking reforms despite opposition to the speed of changes.
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