On this day in 1896 the first modern Olympic Games were held in Athens, but an event designed to unite the world still prompts division - especially in the UK.
Over a thousand town hall workers are claiming salaries of over £100,000, new research has revealed.
The Conservatives have given their strongest commitment yet to wholesale reform of the way Britain manages its DNA database.
George Osborne has admitted a Conservative government would look at public sector pay when seeking to make spending cuts.
The Independent Police Complaints Committee (IPCC) has released details of its investigation into the death of a man on the G20 protests last week.
The chancellor has become the latest front bench MP to be sucked into the row over second home allowances.
Downing Street refused to rise to Conservative claims about 'broken Britain' after a horrific attack left two children in hospital in Doncaster.