The first stage of the new points-based immigration came into force today, designed to ensure only foreign workers with the skills needed by the UK are allowed entry.
Gordon Brown has given his strongest indication yet that he could outlaw free plastic bags.
A parliamentary insider has been arrested following Wednesday's security breach at Westminster.
At least 15 new adventure playgrounds will be built across England as the government attempts to encourage children to play outside.
Helping those who struggle to achieve sustainable employment through training is crucial to reducing dependency on benefits in Britain, MPs believe.
Network Rail has been fined a record £14 million after new year engineering works overran.
Prominent Cabinet members have been accused of "rank hypocrisy" after apparently campaigning against government policy to shore up support in their own constituencies.
The average household will be charged more than £50 extra in council tax this year, according to estimates.
The number of 14-year-olds reaching an adequate level in maths has fallen while "slight improvements" have been seen in English and Science attainment.
A sharp rise in the number of deaths from the Clostridium difficile (C. diff) superbug has prompted an angry reaction from opposition parties.
A future Conservative government would spend an additional £28 billion a year on the NHS, shadow health secretary Andrew Lansley has pledged.
The head of the Metropolitan police has demanded to know why an MP who overpaid his "invisible" son was not reported to the police.
The government has "massively overestimated" the number of people needing help with digital switchover, according to the Liberal Democrats.
A legal challenge to the DNA database which could force the Home Office to destroy thousands of records begins in Europe today.
MPs have been ordered to publish a more detailed breakdown of their expenses in the interests of freedom of information.
Drivers recognise the dangers of using a mobile phone behind the wheel, the government claims.
Gordon Brown has rejected calls to take part in a televised debate with party leaders ahead of the next general election.
The government has rejected calls by the Liberal Democrats to review the Dangerous Dogs Act, following a rise in the number of dog-related injuries.
Gordon Brown has once again rejected calls for a referendum on the EU treaty as campaigners descend on parliament.
The government's failure to fairly compensate British trawlermen who lost their jobs after the 'cod wars' of the 1970s is "incredible", MPs believe.
The government has formally dropped plans for a Las Vegas-style supercasino.
The Conservatives are on course to secure an overall majority at the next general election, having extended their lead across nearly all sections of society.
The government has stepped in to take action over persistent complaints of poor service on First Great Western.
New figures showing record new levels of truancy in English schools have been released by the government.