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All the talk has been of cabinet reshuffles in the run-up to the party conference season – but now it looks like they may be delayed until after it is over.

Steve Devrell: Parents should have to pay for the sins of their children

Iretired this year after 36 years of teaching. It had started as a gentle jog of enjoyment and ended as a grim crawl to the retirement door. I am not alone in expressing these sentiments. The job has become harder and the demands on the teacher greater. Thankfully, I crossed the finishing line with my reputation and gold watch intact; many don't. The teachers and their teaching, the heads and their management are heavily scrutinised these days and so it should be. But there is one element of the education partnership that goes pretty well unscrutinised and that is the role of the parent.

No 10 staff 'phoned anti-bullying helpline'

New book claims Brown mistreated employees

Campaign warns teens over abusive relationships

Teenage boys were urged not to violently abuse their girlfriends in a new Government campaign launched today.

MPs warned of prejudice in fraud trials

Prosecutors issued private warnings yesterday that too much political talk about three MPs and a peer facing fraud charges could prevent the case from going to a full trial.

Britain to slash number of foreign student visas

The number of foreign students given visas is to be slashed as part of a crackdown on abuses of the system, it was revealed today.

Shatter-proof pints 'will cut binge-drink violence'

It is an invention so simple that it is hard to understand why nobody has thought of it before: a straightforward safeguard against drunken assaults by people armed with smashed glasses.

£8m legal bill for terror control orders

The Government has run up a legal bill of more than £8 million trying to maintain its controversial control order regime, it was revealed today.

3,000 hooligans banned from World Cup travel

More than 3,000 football hooligans will be banned from travelling to South Africa for the World Cup, the Government confirmed today.

Leading article: Politicians should lead opinion, not just follow it

A nation's social attitudes are not a destination but a journey

'Sarah's Law' pilot scheme to be extended

A pilot scheme allowing parents to check if someone has a history of child sex offences is expected to be rolled out nationally, it was revealed today.

Ban on flights from Yemen to UK

Direct flights from the Yemen to Britain will be banned as a key part of new anti-terrorist measures following the failed attempt to blow up a transatlantic airliner, Gordon Brown announced yesterday.

Home Secretary to fight control order ruling

The Home Secretary is to appeal "in the strongest possible terms" against a landmark High Court ruling given today which paves the way for two terror suspects to sue for damages.

Hacker granted review on extradition ruling

A High Court judge will rule on whether Home Secretary Alan Johnson was wrong to allow the extradition of computer hacker Gary McKinnon, it was announced today.

Leading article: Free speech's limits

The Home Secretary, Alan Johnson, is to ban Islam4UK on the grounds that its members have broken the law by glorifying terrorism. Proscribing private organisations through the powers of the state will always be a fine judgement. Ministers need to strike a balance between two public goods: public order and free expression. There will always be disagreement about where to draw the line. Time will tell whether Mr Johnson has got this decision right.

Andrew Grice: There was nobody to pull the trigger

Gordon Brown knew it was coming, even if he did not know the precise mechanism. As he planned his new year strategy over Christmas at his Scottish home, he guessed that the rebel backbenchers who have been trying to lever him out of Downing Street before the general election would have one more heave.

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