Secondary school pupils across England and Wales could face random drug testing after a pilot scheme was found to help children resist peer pressure.
NHS patients requiring hospital treatment will be able to have it anywhere in England and Wales under new plans outlined by the government today.
John Prescott has insisted he is not going to "give in to the media campaign" and will remain in his job as deputy prime minister.
Cleveland police authority has today launched a legal challenge against the government's plans to merge it with two others in the north east.
Unmarried couples who live together could be given new rights to inherit property after a death or divide assets when they separate, under plans unveiled today.
The race riots in Burnley in 2001 were partly caused by resentment over unequal council spending, a new report finds.
Defence secretary Des Browne has insisted John Prescott plays a "very important role in government".
David Cameron's A-list of preferred parliamentary candidates has today come under fire from a group of right-wing Conservative MPs.
Too many people in Britain are being sent to prison when they could be given community punishments or put in rehabilitation, the lord chief justice warned today.
A new EU agreement to open up the European services market will benefit Britain by about £5 billion a year, the government has said.
The defence secretary has repeated his insistence that British troops will not pull out of Iraq after two more soldiers were killed at the weekend.
The government's new IT system for the NHS is two years behind schedule and could cost up to £20 billion, Lord Warner has admitted.
Sinn Fein chief negotiator Martin McGuinness has dismissed allegations that he is a British spy as a "load of rubbish".
The government should provide pensioners with a telephone advice service to help them decide whether to sell their homes, a report published tomorrow will claim.
John Prescott has been defended by government minister Hilary Benn, amid calls from MPs and commentators for him to leave the cabinet.
Deputy prime minister John Prescott faced renewed attacks from fellow MPs and the press this weekend after <i>The Daily Mail</i> published a picture of him playing croquet on Thursday afternoon.
The Home Office faces more foreign prisoner allegations today as claims emerged that offenders were released from secure hospitals without their knowledge.
Hilary Benn has said the British government will offer "financial assistance" to victims of today's devastating earthquake in Indonesia.
Tony Blair and George Bush have admitted they made "mistakes" in Iraq but have called on the international community to support the new Baghdad government.
The United Nations must be reformed to allow it to "think sooner and act quicker" in defence of basic freedoms, Tony Blair said today.
A parliamentary committee has today expressed "grave concern" at the government's use of diplomatic assurances to deport people to countries where they may face torture.
Menzies Campbell today rejected claims the Liberal Democrats were soft on crime and said tackling this issue was his top priority.
All-party parliamentary groups (APGs) must be clearer about their links with lobbyists and other interested bodies, the standards watchdog has said.
George Galloway has been forced to clarify his statement to a magazine that it would be "morally justified" to assassinate Tony Blair.