Health minister Andy Burnham has insisted the government can still meet its target to cut rates of hospital superbug MRSA, after a leaked memo shows the NHS is set to miss it.
Britain has no plans to send any more troops to Iraq, the foreign secretary has confirmed after the US announced it would be sending another 20,000 to the region.
New Labour's good intentions in foreign policy have turned to "dust", former home secretary Charles Clarke has warned.
Interest rates rose to 5.25 per cent today, after the Bank of England took action to lower inflation.
A British MEP has joined a new far-right grouping in the European parliament, which includes the French National Front and an anti-semitic Romanian party.
The number of children gaining five or more GCSEs at a C grade or higher has increased, but new figures show that most students do not manage to achieve five good grades when maths and English are included.