Ed Miliband used a meeting with the US president, Barack Obama, on Monday to discuss the foreign crises engulfing the world and portray himself – to the British electorate as much as his hosts – as a prime minister-in-waiting.
Three new directors have been appointed to the body which oversees the board of the Bank of England, including one who last week faced a shareholder rebellion over his appointment to the board he chairs.
Is it only 20 years ago that Tony Blair, that fresh-faced boy and his wife, Cherie, stood before the cameras as the new face of the Labour party?
It was the job he had always craved, under the prime minister he had backed from the very beginning. But last week Michael Gove was relieved from command of England's schools, and shunted to the parliamentary backwater of the whip's office. David Cameron's old friend simply had to go after starting one too many fights.
Frank Dobson, the former Labour health secretary, is to stand down as an MP at the next election.
Former chancellor Kenneth Clarke has cast serious doubt on the underlying strength of the British economy, saying there is a "long, long way" to go before it is competitive enough to deliver sustainable growth and compete with emerging powers such as China and Brazil.
David Cameron is chairing a meeting of the government's emergency Cobra committee on Friday morning to discuss Britain's response to the shooting down of the Malaysia Airlines jet over Ukraine.
ONS reports largest drop in births for 40 years and says reduced job hopes and benefits may be to blame
The Conservatives are planning the biggest crackdown on strikes since Margaret Thatcher's era by bringing in new criminal offences for "illegal picketing", imposing time limits on mandates, increasing the notice period for employers and insisting that 50% of union members vote in ballots that approve industrial action.
The appointment of Baroness Butler-Sloss as the chair of a landmark child abuse inquiry was a gross misjudgement by Downing Street.
David Cameron has been accused by union leaders of being a "Bullingdon bully" after he vowed that the Conservative election manifesto would tighten the screw on strike laws in response to what he regards as Thursday's illegitimate mass walkout of up to 1 million public-sector workers.
Theresa May is to set out the details of an "independent and authoritative" inquiry into how the Home Office handled allegations of child abuse against politicians in the 1980s, amid mounting calls for a full public inquiry to run parallel with a criminal investigation.