The chancellor has been urged to raise income tax by two pence in order to plug a £8 billion hole looming in the economy.
Disgraced Conservative MP has been suspended from the House of Commons for ten days.
More people are being killed as a result of gun crime, despite an overall fall in both homicides and firearms offences, the latest Home Office figures show.
Ministers and MPs are being asked to consider lifting a ban on taking cells from dying children for medical research.
More than 16,000 prisoners have been released early since the government launched the scheme designed to increase capacity in jails.
Stop and search powers should not be extended without the support of the communities likely to be extended, the Metropolitan Police Authority (MPA) said today.
The deadline for self-assessment tax returns has been extended by 24 hours.
The government has been accused of putting children at risk through proposals to deport failed child asylum seekers.
Nearly one million children are not receiving at least two hours of exercise at school a week, the government has admitted.
Defending Labour's achievements in power will not be enough to win a fourth term in power, former home secretary Charles Clarke has warned.
Councils' alleged neglect of rural schools is to attract a rebuke from the government.
The police's powers to stop and search people will be extended, the home secretary is set to announce.
Alistair Darling has unveiled proposals to make it easier for the banking authorities to take over troubled banks.
Mervyn King will continue to serve as governor of the Bank of England, it was confirmed this morning.
New statistics out today show strong progress against hospital superbugs, but opposition parties are challenging the figures.
The government failed to anticipate the increased pressure immigrant birth rates would exert on maternity services, opposition politicians have claimed.
David Cameron continued to portray the prime minister as a "ditherer" today by claming he was "physically incapable" of answering a straightforward question.
Conservative MP Derek Conway has announced he will stand down from parliament.
The government today promised to create 100,000 extra seats across England's busiest train routes.
Bright graduates will mentor potentially high-achieving pupils from poor backgrounds to apply for places at the UK's top universities, the government has announced.
Conservative leader David Cameron has removed the whip from backbencher Derek Conway as controversy over alleged overpayments continued today.
Recent increases in government spending on childcare do not got far enough, Britain's leading childcare charity has warned.
The Conservatives' lead over Labour is back in single figures, a poll out today shows.
Conservative frontbencher Nigel Waterson was arrested on suspicion of assaulting his teenage son and daughter yesterday, media reports suggest.