David Miliband has stunned the Labour party by deciding to quit British politics to run the International Rescue Committee charity in New York.
George Osborne has strongly defended his budget policy aimed at boosting Britain's struggling housing market after his own economic watchdog warned that subsidies for mortgages would drive up property prices.
The highest court in Italy has ordered a fresh trial over the death of the British student Meredith Kercher, two years after Amanda Knox and her former boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito were acquitted of the killing in a case that gripped Italy, Britain and the US.
The exiled Russian oligarch Boris Berezovsky hanged himself in the bathroom of his Ascot home, a postmortem examination released last night concluded.
A speech by David Cameron on immigration has run into trouble after Downing Street clashed with the health secretary, Jeremy Hunt, on the cost of treating European patients on the NHS and No 10 struggled to back up the prime minister's claims with hard statistics.
When Eddie Mair asked Boris Johnson on the BBC's Sunday morning sofa whether he nurtured an ambition to become prime minister, the London mayor prevaricated, as he so often does about policy, adultery and other facets of his colourful life.
When Boris Berezovsky and his bodyguards cornered Roman Abramovich among the silk scarves and handbags of the Hermès shop on Sloane Street and served him with a $5bn writ, it was the clearest sign yet that London's most desirable corners have increasingly become Russian turf.
It must have seemed a good idea at the time.
The education secretary, Michael Gove, is accused of the "shameful neglect" of pupils as the teachers' union conference season in England gets under way.
Some of Margaret Thatcher's closest policy advisers voiced strong concerns that the Falklands Islands were not worth the fight, from the earliest days of the campaign, according to the latest release of files from the former Conservative prime minister's personal papers.
Ecuador's president, Rafael Correa, has said Julian Assange should respond to the sexual assault allegations made against him by two Swedish women, even though the case would not in his view constitute criminal behaviour in Latin America.
Britain has slipped two places down Europe's league table of living standards falling to sixth after being overtaken by Austria and Germany, the European Union's statistical body said.
The communities secretary, Eric Pickles, has sharply criticised the BBC and other public bodies for trying to hide their use of covert surveillance powers without any judicial oversight or transparency.
This cabinet reshuffle, the first and probably only substantial recasting of David Cameron's government in this parliament, is a moment of great power for the prime minister, as well as supreme danger.
My new book, Vagina: A New Biography, has just come out in the UK – to a whirlwind of reaction. Why write about the vagina? And why now?
Commons officials have alarmed MPs by floating plans to relocate parliament for up to five years to allow essential repairs at the historic Palace of Westminster.
The shadow foreign secretary, Douglas Alexander, has accused David Cameron of being more concerned about the threat of the UK Independence party (Ukip) than the economy in focusing on Britain's membership of the EU.
David Cameron and Nick Clegg slapped down a call by Vince Cable for increased government borrowing to fund capital investment as they both warned of the dangers of pushing up interest rates.
Downing Street and the Treasury came under fire from senior Tories who were furious after a relatively inexperienced minister was humiliated in successive television interviews.
We knew it!
Boris Johnson has likened himself and David Cameron to Wallace and Gromit during an interview with a French radio station, as he embarked on a charm offensive in Paris.
Cometh the hour, cometh the woman. Or rather, the women: for it seems you wait three decades for another plausible female prime minister, only for two to arrive at once.
Chris Huhne and his former wife, Vicky Pryce, have both received an eight-month jail term for perverting the course of justice after a decade-old arrangement to avoid a driving ban was exposed by a bitter saga of revenge and recrimination following the collapse of their marriage.