A traffic management scheme that allows motorists to drive on hard shoulder of the motorway during busy periods could be rolled out nationally, the transport secretary said today.
Downing Street has been accused of halting plans for a 'pay as you throw' bin tax in a bid to avoid further criticism.
The prime minister today called on other Nato countries to show greater commitment to Afghanistan.
Ministers have ruled out a complete ban on smacking after a review concluded existing laws provide adequate protection for children.
The government has played down a rise in the number of pupils skipping classes without permission, arguing it is the overall number of lessons missed that matters.
Gordon Brown today moved to stress his liberal credentials as he promised to "write a new chapter" in Britain's liberal tradition.
Chris Huhne has become the first official contender for the Liberal Democrat leadership after formally declaring his nominations.