Crime chief quits Labour Party
South Yorkshire police and crime commissioner Shaun Wright has resigned from the Labour Party, but insisted he would not leave his post.
No 10: No US air strike request
Britain joining strikes against jihadists has not been requested and is not currently under discussion, Downing Street has insisted, despite reports that Barack Obama is hoping to win agreement to bring allies into the air campaign by next week's Nato summit.
Parents 'missing meals' to pay rent
An estimated 880,000 working parents in England have resorted to skipping meals in the last year in order to cover their mortgage or rent, according to research from Shelter.
Britain is 'deeply elitist society'
Britain is still "deeply elitist" with privately-educated pupils and Oxbridge graduates continuing to dominate top roles in society, a major new report warns.
Weird compensation offers revealed
A year's supply of fruit cake, a book of stamps and a free meerkat adoption are some of the forms of compensation offered by UK companies, a survey has found.
Baker loses cool as dessert binned
Baker Iain Watters went into meltdown during The Great British Bake Off, losing his cool and hurling his Baked Alaska into the bin after it failed to set.
£160m boost for Cancer Drugs Fund
Thousands more cancer patients in England will be offered vital treatments in a £160 million boost to the Cancer Drugs Fund (CDF), the Department of Health said today.
Cameron praises 'single market' UK
The Prime Minister will hail the UK as one of the world's "oldest and most successful single markets" as he campaigns to keep the country together.