Britain will never be able to achieve the 'cafe drinking culture' found in many European countries due to UK residents' love of getting drunk, cabinet minister Hazel Blears has claimed.
The director of public prosecutions and head of the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) Ken McDonald, leads the list of knighthoods in the Queen's 2007 new year's honours.
A formal consensus over policing in Northern Ireland has become a realistic possibility after Sinn Fein agreed to hold a special party conference on the issue next month.
The government says it respects the decision made by its Iraqi counterpart to execute former president Saddam Hussein.
The archbishop of Canterbury has described the decisions that led to the invasion of Iraq in March 2003 as morally flawed.
Thousands more protection suits for police dealing with dirty bombs have been ordered by the Home Office.
Britain will today make the last repayment on loans lent by the US and Canada during the second world war - 61 years ago.
The Conservatives are backing detailed studies into three major potential rail projects, including the Maglev 'levitating' train and a high-speed north-south rail line.
Hazel Blears, the Labour party chairwoman, has defended her decision to protest against the closure of her local NHS maternity unit.
Downing Street has insisted that Tony Blair is paying to stay at the multi-million pound home of Bee Gees star Robin Gibb in Florida.
The brightest children from every school in England could be given vouchers to spend on extra courses, under proposals being considered by ministers.
The 40 local authority areas with the worst anti-social behaviour will get extra money from the Home Office, the government's 'respect' tsar has announced.
National school tests at age 11 and 14 should be scrapped in favour of teacher-led assessments and more focus on reading, writing and maths skills, a new report has urged.
Labour party membership could disappear within seven years if the current rate of decline continues, a candidate for the deputy leadership warned yesterday.
Menzies Campbell today called on the Liberal Democrats to "sharpen" their message on law and order and show that the party can be trusted to tackle crime.
The parliamentary standards watchdog is investigating claims that the Conservatives have misused House of Commons facilities.
Tony Blair has announced a new layer of government which will help ministers make difficult policy decisions - 'people's panels'.
A leaked report has warned ministers to prepare for a crime wave if the country's economy takes a turn for the worst.
Christians living in and around the Middle East have been put in jeopardy by the US-led war in Iraq, the archbishop of Canterbury has said.
Malcolm Chisholm quit his role as communities minister in the Scottish parliament last night after voting against the government.
The television licence fee will rise by less than inflation, after chancellor Gordon Brown turned down requests by the BBC for a higher increase.
Defence secretary Des Browne has said he thinks the army might be too small to maintain its current operational tempo.
Ken Livingstone has released a broadside against Commission for Racial Equality (CRE) chief Trevor Phillips, saying he is failing minorities.
Tony Blair has said he wants a job with "a real purpose to it" after he steps down as prime minister next year.