Rupert Murdoch is under increasing pressure from campaigners to drop the Page 3 feature,which started in 1970

Is Rupert Murdoch about to cover up his Page 3 girls for good?

News Corp chief admits criticism that  feature is ‘so last century’ may be right

Families: Secrets and lives

It can be tough discovering that the person you thought was your birth parent is no relation at all – but it need not destroy the relationship, says Alice-Azania Jarvis

Diary: A new phase opens in Labour's civil war

Neatly timed for the publication of the 127th book about the first instalment (Jonathan Powell's), the Labour Civil War Mark II began at the weekend. Leading the neo-Blairite cavaliers was Peter Hyman, the Mr Tony adviser turned inner-city Mr Chips and Newsnight sage, who deflected any suspicions about his friend David Miliband's sense of entitlement by accusing Little Ed of "stealing his brother's crown". Ed's victory was a "catastrophe" for Labour, says Peter.

Andy McSmith: Blair's book reads less like a memoir, more like a long memo to his staff

Compared with these extracts, the memoir by Peter Mandelson is downright racy

Labour to vote on leader's power

Labour's new leader will be able to hire and fire his or her shadow cabinet under radical reforms drawn up by the former foreign secretary Margaret Beckett.

John Rentoul: Beneath the bluster, she had a point

Harman was not going to convince anyone - fair-minded centrists or wavering Liberal Democrats, with such a partisan attack

The Alastair Campbell Diaries, Volume 1: Prelude to Power by Alastair Campbell

Blood on the tracks to the summit

Speaking up: Young muslims take on the extremists

Young Muslims have a forum where they're learning to combat fundamentalism

When Brown was kept in the dark over Iraq

Gordon Brown was "aware of what was happening" as Britain edged closer to war with Iraq but was kept in the dark about some key developments, the inquiry heard today.

Blair attacks his critics' tendency to 'conspiracy theories'

Former Prime Minister takes swipe at Iraq Inquiry in TV interview with US Republican

Straw denies blocking Iraq war Cabinet debate

Former foreign secretary Jack Straw today denied blocking detailed cabinet discussion on the attorney general's advice on the legality of military action against Iraq.

Clarke calls for Gordon Brown to raise taxes

Tax increases need to form part of Gordon Brown's strategy for dealing with Britain's deficit if he wants voters to believe that he will repair the economy, a former cabinet minister said last night.

The Sketch: Clare says one thing. Tony another. They can't both be right

If this is a "lessons learnt" inquiry, there were lessons galore from Clare Short. Yes, yes, I know, it was "Clare". We all knew what she was going to say. Old scores were to be settled. She'd ramble. She'd forget the question. She'd stick the knife into Alastair. "Oh, Clare!"

Blair deceived Parliament over grounds for war, says Clare Short

Tony Blair deceived Parliament about the grounds for invading Iraq because he believed it was right to go to war, the inquiry into the conflict heard today.

Military chiefs 'threatened to resign'

Britain's senior military chiefs threatened to resign in protest at defence cuts a year after the Iraq invasion, the inquiry into the war heard today.

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They were intended to promote harmony, but have achieved the opposite
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