Britain has committed an extra £1 billion to fight diseases such as Aids, TB and malaria across the world.
The government today launched a new initiative to prepare British school children for competing in the Olympics.
This week's Labour conference will be about setting out the election terrain not timing, one of Gordon Brown's closest confidantes said last night.
Gordon Brown's hopes of a smooth election campaign suffered a setback today after the <i>Sun</i> newspaper threatened to push for a referendum on Europe right up until the poll date.
Wendy Alexander announced her leadership of the Scottish Labour party today with an attack on the SNP and Conservative parties.
As Gordon Brown puts the finishing touches to his first speech as leader to the Labour party conference, Menzies Campbell has challenged him to call an election.
Gordon Brown has not called a general election.
Gordon Brown today promised to reposition Labour as the party of aspiration and opportunity.
Gordon Brown has delivered his first speech as leader to the Labour party conference. In his longstanding tendency to put substance ahead of style, he promised today's keynote speech would be heavy on policy. Here, politics.co.uk outlines the prime minister's main commitments.
Gordon Brown has said he will use this year's Labour conference to launch a wealth of new policies, but attention continues to be fixed on the possibility of an autumn election.
The chancellor today promised to restore savers' confidence in the banking system after the run on the Northern Rock bank.
Labour will fight the next election on an idealistic manifesto but one firmly rooted in the politics of new Labour, the man in charge of drafting it declared today.
The government could pledge to guarantee savings worth up to £100,000 in plans being considered by chancellor Alistair Darling following the Northern Rock crisis.
The government has launched a new awareness campaign to draw attention to cyberbullying.
The Prison Service is failing to avoid preventable deaths in custody, it was reported today.
Alistair Darling is to be questioned by MPs over the handling of the Northern Rock crisis.
Gordon Brown will boycott the EU-Africa summit in Portugal later this year as a mark of protest against the despotic leader of Zimbabwe, Robert Mugabe.
Gordon Brown has reportedly not ruled out an autumn election after meeting with senior Labour strategists yesterday.
Protection for the environment should be enshrined in the British constitution, Menzies Campbell declared today.
Menzies Campbell today hit back at Gordon Brown, claiming his legacy is already one of illiberalism and mishandling of the economy.
The governor of the Bank of England (BoE) was questioned by an influential group of MPs today following the decision to flood the money markets with £10 billion to increase liquidity.
The "surveillance society" must be rolled back, Liberal Democrats said today.
The government was today accused of a failure of economics and flood management.
Conservative hopes the 'Brown bounce' had exhausted itself have been dealt a blow by the latest opinion poll which puts Labour on the election-winning 40 per cent benchmark.