The government has made a huge U-turn on ID cards, by promising they will never be mandatory.
Schools secretary Ed Balls published the last education white paper before the general election today.
Attempts to include a code of conduct for MPs in the parliamentary standards bill were dropped last night over fears it could fundamentally undermine Britain's constitution.
The government has given a mixed response to the IPPR commission on national security's final report, insisting that Britain's aircraft carriers are here to stay.
Climate change and population growth will mean increased pressures on how much water is available, a report concluded today.
There was more bad news for Labour today as the Office for National Statistics (ONS) revealed that the current recession is deeper than previously thought.
Ed Miliband urged business figures to help him sell the transition to a low-carbon economy to the public yesterday.
Parliamentary insiders are predicting an early by-election in Norwich North, with a writ expected later today.
The will be new penalties for motorists who fail to wear seatbelts and use illegal number plates, the Home Office announced today.
Leading gay rights activist Peter Tatchell has launched a vicious broadside against the prime minister ahead of this year's Gay Pride festival.
The G8 must quadruple investment in farm aid to developing nations to fix the global food crisis, according to Oxfam.
Labour MP Harry Cohen will stand down at the next election, following his part in the expenses scandal.
An incoming Conservative government would struggle to cope with the need for cooperation on defence issues, Paddy Ashdown has warned.
Gordon Brown's much trumpeted re-launch was instantly dismantled by a series of damaging economic controversies today.
The police are facing the ramifications of their controversial tactics for the policing of the G20 demonstrations today, as parliament's home affairs committee published a damning report into the mistakes made during the event.
James Purnell has landed himself another job at think tank demos.
The bill which will part-privatise Royal Mail may be put off until after the summer recess, Lord Mandelson has admitted.
MPs are beginning three days of intensive scrutiny of the parliamentary standards bill today.
Tory leader David Cameron has launched a strongly worded attack against the prime minister, stopping just short of branding him a liar.
Brits 'responsible for rainforest destruction'
Britain has condemned a coup in the Central American state of Honduras, as tensions across the region ramp up to a possible war footing.
Five out of the nine UK embassy staff arrested in Tehran have been released, Iranian officials say.
Gordon Brown is expected to announce a significant expansion of private sector involvement in the healthcare service today.
David Cameron's front bench team will reveal full details of their second jobs today, in a move which precedes the parliamentary process which would force the details out into the open.