Tony Blair claimed George Bush may agree to a formative deal on climate change at this summer's G8 summit, but admitted real progress would not be made under his presidency.
Rhodri Morgan has accepted the nomination as Welsh first minister, after the spectre of a rainbow coalition collapsed.
The Conservatives have called for new measures to restrict the entry of foreign spouses to the UK.
Gordon Brown has acknowledged out-of-hours health care has to improve, after a report implicated failings in out-of-hours care for a woman's death.
There are fewer than 350 prison places available in England and Wales, including spaces made available in prison cells.