Rupert Murdoch invited Boris Johnson to a private dinner at his Mayfair home on a recent visit by the tycoon to London, the latest sign of growing intimacy between the media mogul recovering from the phone-hacking storm and the mayor of London – seen as a long-term rival to David Cameron.
There is no love lost between the Police Federation and the Conservatives as Whitehall presses on with cuts to officers' pay and pensions and slashes the police budget by 20%, removing 16,000 officers from the streets.
Downing Street turned its fire on the Metropolitan police when it called for an investigation into the "exceptionally serious" allegation that a serving police officer fabricated evidence against the government's former chief whip Andrew Mitchell.
Metropolitan police officers have been sleeping on floors, under tables, in cupboards and even in McDonald's because back-to-back shifts leave them too little time to go home, it has been claimed.
A 55-year-old man has been arrested in Cardiff by police from Scotland Yard's Operation Tuleta investigation into computer hacking.
Police forces are up to 28 times more likely to use stop-and-search powers against black people than white people and may be breaking the law, new research from the official human rights body reveals.
The Metropolitan police have broken up an online scam involving the Olympics, in which fraudsters duped one woman out of £140,000 by claiming they were working with Scotland Yard.