Archive of 8 December 2011
Old Conservative wounds over Europe appear to be opening once more as David Cameron prepares for his Brussels showdown later.
The Queen could be replaced by the House of Commons' Speaker in a republican Britain which maintains a titular head of state, Tony Benn has suggested to MPs.
New defence secretary Philip Hammond has committed to carrying out painful cuts at the Ministry of Defence in his first big speech in the job.
Labour is set for a convincing election win in the Feltham & Heston by-election, according to new data.
British politicians' "cowardice" forced a BBC producer to take her own life in Switzerland, far from her country and her friends, she wrote in a letter released after her death.