Police officers had to be called into schools in England because of violent incidents over 7,000 times in the last 12 months, it has emerged.
Virgin boss Sir Richard Branson has said if the airline industry had the track record of the NHS on hospital infection it would have been "grounded years ago".
A recessionary Christmas appears to have ended the 'Brown' bounce, with the Conservatives extending their poll lead to five per cent.
Nearly three-quarters of science teachers say creationism should be taught in schools.
The Scottish National party (SNP) has against called on Whitehall to bring forward compensation for victims of the collapse of Farepak.
The Conservatives have received a full apology from the Metropolitan police's counterterrorism chief after he retracted corruption claims made against them.
Inter-departmental conflict within government has damaged efforts to address Britain's growing drinking problem, it has been claimed.
The government plans to provide training to all family doctors enabling them to spot the early signs of dementia, it has emerged.
The government could end up making a loss on its investment in the UK banking sector, the deputy governor of the Bank of England has warned.
Peter Mandelson's calls for Jaguar Land Rover's owner Tata Motors to resolve its cash flow crisis appear to have been met by the Indian carmaker.
The government has underlined its decision not to charge borrowers from its social fund annual interest rates of 27 per cent.
Lord Mandelson has said Jaguar's owners Tata should be the first to help the struggling car maker.
A government consultation has proposed charging interest on loans provided by credit unions to some of the country's poorest citizens.
Former defence chief of staff General Sir Mike Jackson has hit out at coalition forces' post-invasion strategy in Iraq.
Lords are gearing up to investigate the European Union's tactics against terrorist financing and money laundering.
Deterrence is focus of anti-prostitution plans
The government's sale of its remaining holdings in nuclear deterrent Trident to a private US firm has prompted criticism from opposition parties.
The credit crunch is the birth pang of a new age, according to Gordon Brown.
Lap-dancing clubs in England and Wales face an uncertain future after the government admitted it is not clear whether new restrictions will apply to existing establishments.
The number of young people smoking in Scotland has risen sharply, despite the ban in pubs.
London mayor Boris Johnson has backtracked on his election commitment to fund rape crisis centres in the capital.
Home secretary Jacqui Smith will face a grilling by MPs over the Damian Green affair when parliament returns after Christmas.
The tax on Christmas will be £5.1 billion, according to new research.
Crime and immigration are falling down the political agenda as the financial crisis continues, new research suggests.