Law lords have ruled against the use of secret evidence in control order cases, presenting Alan Johnson with his first big test as home secretary.
Nationalist parties have failed in their attempt to have parliament dissolved this afternoon.
The Mayor of London ordered London Underground to scupper an 11-th hour deal to avert today's Tube strike, sources have indicated.
Six members of the Metropolitan police have been suspended or had their duties restricted after they were accused of waterboarding suspects.
Scrap modernisation committee, says senior Tory
Gordon Brown has accused the Tories of planning ten per cent spending cuts for Britain's public services.
Former foreign secretary Margaret Beckett is to join to the contest to become the next Speaker.