Unite has called on Liberal Democrats with "a social conscience" to tear up their membership cards in protest at the coalition's cuts agenda.
Parents and community groups will for the first time be able to apply to set up a free school, with application forms now being released by the Department for Education.
Twenty-six of the UK's top scientists have written to the government demanding that evolution be specifically included in the primary curriculum.
A thinktank report has triggered a row with the TUC over whether public sector workers are better off than their private sector counterparts.
The new local government secretary has picked weekly bin collections as his first campaign, with a promise to scrap fortnightly collections.
Private schools should have their charitable status withdrawn, according to Labour leadership hopeful David Miliband.
The coalition government's constant refrain that Britain's economic problems are worse than previously thought took something of a knock today, with official figures showing the deficit is not as bad as expected.