The decision by Newsnight to drop its investigation into Jimmy Savile was "flawed" according to the Pollard review released today.
People posting offensive comments online will be largely protected from prosecution under new guidelines being published by Keir Starmer.
Campaigners have expressed disappointment after it emerged the government's main defence laboratory is steadily increasing its number of experiments on animals.
A Ukip local elections candidate who suggested foetuses with debilitating syndromes could be automatically aborted has been suspended from the party.
Conservative calls for Andrew Mitchell to be returned to government are gathering momentum, after it was suggested last night police officers could have fabricated evidence against him.
The government's move to outlaw Church of England (CofE) gay marriages is discriminatory, the Muslim Council of Britain (MCB) has claimed.
Britain's politically neutral head of state has attended the normally politics-riven Cabinet meeting which guides government thinking for the first time in her reign.
The commission into the British bill of rights will finally publish its report today, but it is expected to do so with a whimper rather than a bang.
Two-thirds of voters think the coalition's drive to make the rich pay more should be extended to fines for speeding offences.
A senior Conservative MP is mounting an attempt to get an emissions target included in the upcoming energy bill, against the wishes of the government.
The Tories have lost one-sixth of their support over the last two months, according to a shocking new poll which will further boost Ukip's reputation.
The prime minister has confirmed that he will be making his much anticipated speech about Europe in the middle of January.
Alex Ferguson had a few choice words for Alex Salmond today, amid attempts to limit the role Scots outside the country could have in the independence campaign.
Nick Clegg was accused of trying "every trick in the book" to distance himself from his record today, after he made a keynote speech describing the Liberal Democrats as the only genuine party of the middle ground.
The Queen will attend Cabinet tomorrow for the first time in her reign, No 10 has announced.
David Cameron is continuing to commit to a policy of minimum alcohol pricing of 45p per unit, despite many Cabinet members opposing the move.
George Osborne had cause to smile today after new data suggested he may be able to ride out any downgrading of the UK's credit rating without a damaging rise in interest payments.
Bitter pre-Christmas campaigning has broken out in marginal seats, after Labour mounted an offensive against the autumn statement's benefit cuts.
A police officer has been arrested and bailed in connection with the 'plebgate' incident that led to Andrew Mitchell's resignation from the Cabinet.
The fight against same-sex marriage has intensified with a cross-party letter from politicians opposing the coalition's proposals.
Nick Clegg will paint his party as pragmatic occupiers of the centre-ground in a major speech on Monday setting out the Liberal Democrats' platform for the 2015 general election.
Ministers have ruled out an outright block on internet pornography, saying the measure is impractical and unpopular.
Two national polls have put Ukip in third place on 14%, in a major boost for Nigel Farage's party.
Britain leaving the European Union could be damaging to Ukip's political fortunes, party chairman Steve Crowther has admitted.