More than a fifth of out of work benefits claimants have a criminal record according to research published by the Ministry of Justice today.
The Obama administration and some of America’s biggest technology companies have agreed a tentative deal that would allow the firms – including Facebook, Google, Yahoo, LinkedIn and Microsoft – to tell the public more about how the US Government collects information on their customers.
Long-awaited speech unveiled some restrictions to America's surveillance policy, but Obama remained largely unapologetic
There will be a state memorial service for the former prime minister tomorrow before he is buried in a private ceremony at his ranch
Women's organisations predict the re-emergence of 'abortion tourism', with many travelling to Britain for operations
The money has been used to improve the rights of children and victims, fight domestic violence and rehabilitate offenders
Abortion law would allow a pregnancy to be terminated only in the case of rape or where there is a serious health risk to the mother or foetus
Human rights groups slam practice in which inmates are told they will die just hours beforehand
The historic deal is the largest ever struck between authorities in the United States and a single company
Detective Inspector Rebus stages a satisfying comeback from retirement
Police officers in Los Angeles have long faced accusations of institutional racism, but now it appears their dogs may be unjustly discriminatory, too.
Women removed tops to reveal words 'abortion is sacred' written on their bodies
Deal would leave four airlines in control of 80% of American commercial air travel market - leading to fears over higher fares and fees
Gustl Mollath freed after German high court rules that doctor’s claims he was 'paranoid' were untenable
Californian Daniel Chong, now 25, had to drink his own urine to survive after he was arrested for smoking pot
The energy services firm agrees to pay fine and $55m donation to wildlife charity