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David Cameron faces fresh pressure from church leaders over the Government's plans for gay marriage.
In Afghanistan, two million girls are now at school as a result of foreign aid donations
Activists say vow to cut experiments will be broken
Rioters were rampaging across Britain's capital again tonight as politicians and police chiefs tried desperately to curb the "sheer criminality".
A new manual offering the top ten tips for new members of Government reads like something from The Thick of It. Brian Brady investigates
As the two halves of my torn betting slip lay forlornly in the wastepaper basket, I wasn't the only one scratching my head and wondering who Craig Oliver is. Even Westminster's most experienced hacks described Andy Coulson's replacement as a man without a past. Yet how swiftly such a past can be cobbled together when Fleet Street's finest are on the case. Here, for your continued enjoyment, is a picture you'll surely be seeing more of: Oliver in lederhosen at a so-called "BBC charity event".
Gay men convicted for something no longer an offence win right for criminal records to be expunged
The Government has scrapped plans to force big businesses to disclose the difference in pay for men and women they employ, on the day it emerged that little progress had been made in bringing women into the boardroom.
Will they manage the 40 per cent cuts they're talking about? They'll end up with half what they aim for
Glamorous Mad Men actress Christina Hendricks graced many a newspaper page yesterday after being hailed as a perfect physical role model by Equalities minister Lynne Featherstone.
Britain's only female premier is back in vogue. Yet while her successors borrow her ideas, they'll never match Margaret Thatcher's audacity, says Andy McSmith
With criticism by inspectors and claims of bullying, is Great Ormond Street Hospital's halo starting to slip?
Haringey Council has sacked three managers and a social worker for failings of care in the Baby P case, following a five-month investigation.
The head of children's services at Haringey Council was sacked today in the wake of the Baby P abuse case.
Gay rights champion Leo Abse has died at the age of 91, a family friend said today.