Archive of 7 December 2011
David Cameron faced an unrelenting barrage of hostile questions on Europe from his own party's backbenchers in one of his toughest ever PMQs this lunchtime.
There were chaotic scenes in Westminster last night, after disciplined Labour MPs forced a surprise vote on the government, leading to the coalition's first Commons defeat.
Councils have no choice but to undergo "major restructuring" to cope with public spending cuts, the Audit Commission has warned.
Constitutional changes are raising further questions about the Queen's role as head of the Church of England, MPs have said.