Defence secretary Bob Ainsworth has warned the post-clearing phase of the Operation Moshtarak offensive will be the "hard bit".
Labour whip David Wright's apparent Twitter jibe against the "scum-sucking" Conservatives has prompted reciprocal Tory attacks against Labour's "gutter language".
Mervyn King will have to write another letter to the chancellor after inflation rose to 3.5% in January.
Barclays enjoyed a huge surge in full-year profits, rising 92% to £11.6 billion.
James Purnell has no intentions of returning to the frontline of politics, he confirmed today.
MPs may be forced to pay back the profit they made from their second home back to the public purse, according to the man responsible for implementing the new allowances system.
Body scanners now in use at Britain's airports could be breaking the law, the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) has warned.
A widespread failure across the NHS to comply with patient safety standards has been described as "shocking" by the Action Against Medical Accidents (AvMA) charity.
Gordon Brown paid tribute to former Labour leader Michael Foot today, at his funeral in Golders Green.