Senior military officers could find themselves handed greater powers to run the services even as their overall numbers are cut.
Britain's negotiating position on the European Union budget is becoming increasingly unstable, an expert has said.
David Willetts has underlined the coalition's interest in a graduate tax, after a survey suggested the average student's final debt now stands at £16,614.
Retail giant Sir Philip King has been placed in charge of an external efficiency review of government spending.
The NHS may have to consider renegotiating the 30-year repayments it faces following New Labour's private finance initiatives, a health expert has suggested.
Only a third of NHS trusts are fully complying with patient safety alerts, campaigners has claimed.
A fresh inquest of Iraqi weapons expert David Kelly is needed to settle doubts about his death, medical experts have demanded.
The Conservatives are likely to be the big beneficiaries of plans to cut the number of MPs, research has suggested.
Four policemen facing prosecution over allegations they beat and verbally abused a terror suspect have not been suspended by the Metropolitan police.