Rail customer watchdog Passenger Focus has criticised the above-inflation raise fare increases planned for 2009.
A new healthy-living campaign aimed at tackling the country's rising obesity rates has been launched by the government.
Shadow home secretary Dominic Grieve believes the public should rely less on the police when dealing with low-level antisocial behaviour by young people.
Opposition parties have called on the government to do more to help Britain's struggling property sector as new figures show further slips on mortgage approvals.
Members of the white working class feel their views are being ignored by the government, Hazel Blears has warned.