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Will the Met's new gang crime initiative prove to be a 'step change' for the better?

Only time will tell if Bernard Hogan-Howe's new "crack down" on youth gangs in London makes matters better

Dave Hill

08, Feb, 2012 @4:34 PM

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David Cameron and Ed Miliband clash over NHS reform in PMQs
Miliband tells Cameron to 'stop wasting millions and drop the bill' while Tory leader retorts that Miliband is an opportunist

Hélène Mulholland

08, Feb, 2012 @1:56 PM

Prime minister's questions: 8 February 2012 - audio

David Cameron takes questions from Labour leader Ed Miliband and other MPs at the weekly event in the House of Commons


08, Feb, 2012 @12:54 PM

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Lib Dem group launches in protest against Tory-led coalition
Liberal Left group aims to mobilise opposition against 'drift to the right', claiming the mood in the party is radicalising

Patrick Wintour, political editor

08, Feb, 2012 @12:07 PM

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UK trails Poland and Bulgaria on adults educated to at least GCSE standard

Lecturers' union says European data shows Britain risks languishing in 'mid-table obscurity' due to rising cost of learning

Jessica Shepherd, education correspondent

08, Feb, 2012 @7:00 AM

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Promises to simplify elderly care not kept, say MPs

Health select committee to say government's health reforms have failed to integrate care for a rapidly ageing population

Randeep Ramesh, social affairs editor

08, Feb, 2012 @6:00 AM

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Defence cuts threaten ability to run concurrent campaigns, MPs say
Report warns that military would struggle to run Libya-level campaign in future while sustaining other commitments

Nick Hopkins

08, Feb, 2012 @12:01 AM

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Coalition will force NHS bill on to statute book, says David Cameron

PM to get behind Andrew Lansley as No 10 suggests it may have taken eye off ball, allowing opposition to reforms to grow

Juliette Jowit and Patrick Wintour

07, Feb, 2012 @11:31 PM

Hugh Muir's diary

Hugh Muir: Dave and Vladimir. Vladimir and Dave. Democracy's great double act

Hugh Muir

07, Feb, 2012 @10:50 PM

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Oldies are goodies – even the gags
Gossip abounds at the Oldie of the Year lunch as the great and good gather to exchange jokes, jibes and a bit of mild filth

Simon Hoggart

07, Feb, 2012 @8:42 PM

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Andrew Lansley has prime minister's 'full support' over NHS reforms
Health and social care bill continues to come in for fierce criticism, but No 10 says health secretary has full backing

Juliette Jowit

07, Feb, 2012 @6:25 PM

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Nick Clegg to resurrect talks on party funding
Deputy PM hopes cross-party agreement can be reached by Easter, but says extra state funding is not up for discussion

Patrick Wintour, political editor

07, Feb, 2012 @5:53 PM

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