George Osborne's emergency Budget is being scrutinised by Office of Budget Responsibility chief Sir Alan Budd ahead of its delivery on Tuesday.
Former shadow minister David Ruffley is recovering after what appears to have been a suicide attempt in a London railway station.
David Cameron has called on the British people to pay the same respects to service personnel as was seen during the world wars of the 20th century.
Labour's former work and pensions secretary John Hutton has been unveiled as the chair of an independent commission on public service pensions.
Labour leadership contender Ed Miliband has hit out at the "crypto-Tory" Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg, as huge spending cuts in Tuesday's Budget loom.
Measures to roll back Labour's easing of restrictions on late-night drinking in Britain's urban centres are set to be introduced by the Home Office, according to a report.
Failure to quickly address Britain's public finances imbalances would set the country on the "road to ruin", George Osborne has warned.
American anger at BP's chief executive Tony Hayward has increased another notch, after the under-fire boss went sailing this weekend.
The leader of the Catholic Church in England and Wales has hit out at the "market mentality" he believes was responsible for the 2008 financial crisis.