Even the Palace of Westminster found itself subject to drastic belt-tightening today, as Commons authorities desperately tried to cut down on expenditure.
The future of beleaguered Afghanistan commander General Stanley McChrystal was discussed in last night's phone call between David Cameron and Barack Obama, according to reports.
Research undermining the value of 'free schools' backed by the new coalition government has brought Michael Gove's policy into question.
A high court challenge and disputes over its impact loomed as a 48-hour strike by London Underground maintenance staff approached.
Former Conservative minister and Tory Reform Group founder Peter Walker has died aged 78.