Trade unions have today gained the power to expel racists and xenophobes from their ranks.
The New Year's Honours list has courted unusual controversy, with the Conservatives raising concerns over some of those commended.
The Department for Transport has today launched Transport Direct, a new website offering a travel planning service for rail, bus, car and plane journeys all over Britain.
The Government has announced an increase in aid to Tsunami hit countries, making the UK the largest national relief donor in the world.
Licensing minister Richard Caborn has announced new plans to use licensing laws to tackle antisocial behaviour at late night takeaways.