Liberal Democrat activists have defeated their leadership over coalition plans for free schools and academies.
The deputy leader of the Scottish Liberal Democrats has stepped down, citing his workload.
The Liberal Democrats will use their party conference to defy the coalition government's policy, Simon Hughes has told politics.co.uk.
The fate of the Liberal Democrats following the coalition agreement is still uncertain, a former party leader has admitted.
Responsibility for combat operations in the bitterly contested Sangin area in Helmand has been formally handed over to US forces.
Transport and technology should be prioritised to be spared the government spending squeeze the Confederation of British Industry (CBI) has argued.
The government's spending cuts do not threaten Britain's credit rating, according to Moody's Investors Service, which maintained the UK as a AAA-rated country.
Boris Johnson has more support than both potential Labour contenders combined, according to the first poll for the 2012 London mayoral election.