Lib Dems in U-turn on ‘bedroom tax’

The Liberal Democrats have called for a fundamental reform of the so-called "bedroom tax" in a dramatic withdrawal of support for one of the...

International Criminal Court trial for Indian Kashmir Rape victims: Lord Ahmed

(London) Since 1989, thousands of Kashmiri women have suffered rape and physical abuse from the Indian police force and the army in the occupied...

Janmaat arrives in Newcastle

Daryl Janmaat was on Tyneside on Tuesday morning as Newcastle looked to tie up their fifth summer signing. Press Association Sport understands the 24-year-old Holland...

Liberty in legal battle with spies

A civil liberties campaign group today began a court fight with Government intelligence services after saying it believed that its private communications had been...

BRICS establish $100bn bank and currency reserves to cut out Western...

The group of emerging economies signed the long-anticipated document to create the $100 bn BRICS Development Bank and a reserve currency pool worth over...

Israel shells homes of Hamas chiefs

Israel has fired missiles at the homes of four top Hamas leaders, the militant group said, in a resumed bombardment of Gaza following a...

Afghan bomb death toll rises to 89

The death toll from a suicide car bombing in Afghanistan's eastern Paktika province has climbed to 89, with more than 40 people wounded. The blast...

Cameron seeks top Euro-job for peer

David Cameron will return to the fray in Brussels today to try to secure a plum European Commission post for Britain. After failing to prevent...

Tulisa drugs trial due to begin

The court case against pop star and former X Factor judge Tulisa is expected to begin today, after two days' legal wrangling delayed the...

Out-of-hours GPs in hospitals urged

Out-of-hours GP services should be available in hospitals alongside emergency departments to try to stem the "overwhelming" number of patients seeking urgent care, leading...

Special measures for care homes

Failing care homes could be put into a similar failure regime as poor-performing hospitals, the Health Secretary is to announce. Jeremy Hunt will say that...

Cameron cull primes party for polls

David Cameron has put the Tories on a war footing for the general election with his most radical reshuffle since coming to power. In a...

Buddhist fascist killing Muslims and grabbing properties in Sri Lanka: Lord...

By our Reporter (London)  Since the rise of Buddhist Neo fascists in Sri Lanka, millions of pounds worth property belonging to the Minority Muslims has...

Obama backs Middle East truce plan

Egypt has won powerful backing from Barack Obama for its ceasefire plan to end the bloody conflict between Israel and Hamas militants in the...

Young ‘hit hardest’ by recession

Young adults have "borne the brunt of the recession" with their wages and job chances hit far harder than older generations, an economic think...

Inflation to ease rate rise fears

Britain's longest stretch of low inflation for nine years is expected to be confirmed when official figures are published today. The Consumer Price Index (CPI)...

Patients ‘should have probe powers’

Patients who receive poor standards of nursing care while in hospital should be able to prompt an investigation into whether or not there are...

Bid to curb emergency data laws

Emergency legislation on communications data should expire in months so it can be fully debated again before Christmas, a leading Labour opponent said. The Data...

Tulisa due in court in cocaine case

The prosecution is due to open its case today in the trial of former X Factor judge Tulisa Contostavlos who is accused of brokering...

Attempts to collect debts slammed

The Government has been strongly criticised by MPs for failing to collect billions of pounds in unpaid debts. The Commons Public Accounts Committee accused ministers...