Business groups are demanding a raft of new anti-strike laws to deal with worker unrest, as the deficit reduction plan takes place.
The 300th British casualty in Afghanistan has been confirmed by the government.
The most senior level of management in the Prison Service has joined calls for an end to short sentences, with the Prison Governors Association saying there are too many people behind bars already.
Tory plans for elected police commissioners are being heavily debated, with chief constables visiting Downing Street to voice their concerns about the plans.
A charity is urging the government to introduce online voting after disabled people experienced difficulties casting their ballot at the recent general election.
Former education minister and prominent Thatcherite Dame Angela Rumbold was being celebrated by colleagues today, following her death at the age of 77.
Israel's decision to ease its blockade of the Gaza Strip prompted relieved statements from foreign secretary William Hague and Quartet envoy Tony Blair last night.