The shadow chancellor is in Japan today to examine whether high-speed trains that levitate above the tracks could be used in the UK.
A new law requiring hospitals to seek consent before removing organs and tissue from their patients comes into force at midnight tonight.
A Labour MP will attempt to meet missing Scottish schoolgirl Molly Campbell in Pakistan tomorrow, where she is thought to have travelled with her father last weekend.
Most Labour activists believe unions should give their members more input on how they spend their political funds, a new survey reveals.
Gordon Brown has today called for a significant increase in the UN's emergency assistance programme, insisting it must learn lessons from crisis in Lebanon.
Tony Blair says the government must tackle anti-social behaviour among children by intervening in their families' lives even before they are born.
The first of a series of public meetings on the seven proposed sites for Britain's first regional casino begins today.
The government is using taxpayers' money to fund a "bloated army of spin", the Conservatives have claimed.
Lesbian couples and single women should be given the same rights to fertility treatment on the NHS as heterosexual couples, the British Fertility Society (BFS) has argued.
Ministers have insisted they are committed to tackling the "modern slave trade" of child trafficking after a new report warned that not enough is being done to stop the practice.
People downloading violent and extreme pornographic material could be jailed for up to three years under new proposals announced by the Home Office today.
Lord Monro of Langholm, the former Scottish MP and Conservative peer, has died at the age of 85.
Charles Kennedy was ready to make his alcoholism public almost three years before he resigned as Liberal Democrat leader - but backed out at the last minute, a new book claims.
David Cameron needs to develop "more policies more quickly" if he is to persuade people to vote for the Conservatives, Norman Lamont has warned.
Gordon Brown today issued a strong defence of his handling of the economy, and underlined his tough line by calling yet again for restraint in public sector pay rises.
Hundreds of thousands of older people are suffering from malnutrition in hospitals - partly because nurses do not have the time to help them eat, a new report warns.
The war in Iraq has scuppered Tony Blair's chances of becoming one of the most effective British prime ministers of the 20th century, according to a new study.
Stephen Byers has warned that the forthcoming year will be "make or break time for New Labour".
The defence secretary, Des Browne, today held talks with the Iraqi prime minister in Baghdad, claiming that despite continued unrest, the situation in the troubled country is improving.
The Conservatives have given the first major hint that they are planning to offer voters a tax cut since David Cameron took over as the party's leader.
Conservative leader David Cameron has condemned Margaret Thatcher's policy on South Africa during apartheid.
Geoff Hoon, the Europe minister, has admitted that David Cameron has mobilised the Conservative party into a viable alternative to New Labour.
Shoplifters should only be sent to jail if they used violence during their crime, the Sentencing Advisory Panel has recommended.
Tony Blair returns from his summer holiday today amid increasing dissent among Labour MPs and reports of a crisis in the party's finances.