When two year-old James Bulger was murdered in 1993, the nation united in grief and shock.
Barbara Roche and Gavin Barwell say both their parties are out of touch on immigration
The Australian political strategist was a proven winner with John Howard and Boris Johnson. His politics are populist, negative and ugly - but above all effective
The bald head apparently now represents potency and decisiveness, but shiny-headed men are still on the sidelines
David Cameron's judgment was called into question last night after a new Conservative peer was forced to apologise over remarks that benefit cuts would encourage "breeding" among the poor.
Although a hereditary peer, Richard Acton was one of the prime movers of Lords reform that in 1999 led to the end of the inherited right to vote in the Upper House.
Lord Heseltine is not on the list. John Major is out of the country, and Nick Clegg has "another engagement". But Lord Howe, whose resignation speech ended Margaret Thatcher's reign in Downing Street, will today be a guest of honour at the former prime minister's 85th birthday party in Downing Street.
Triumphalism is out, consensus in for the party's annual gathering, says Andrew Grice
30-page Legg report on abuse of allowances due to be published on Thursday
Lady Tumim, who died suddenly last Thursday, was a formidable public campaigner for changes in the management of charities and reform of the law respecting charities, but she was also an ebullient, vivacious and fun-loving person who enhanced and enriched the lives of her friends and family. Winifred's courage was her most obvious trait, but even when her movements were restricted because her husband, Sir Stephen Tumim, was discovered in 1990 to be on an IRA hit-list, she refused to behave with what she thought was undue solemnity. Life presented her with plenty of challenges to her sunny disposition, but despite her upright carriage and high-mindedness, she never lost her sense of humour or her sense of proportion.
Links with far-right European parties 'a risk to good relations with US'
Tory leader's acquisition of political websites raises questions
Cameron pledges to make politicians responsible for tough decisions again
<i>IoS</i> investigation reveals scale of the extracurricular fees earned by senior ministers ahead of Wednesday's new disclosure rules
Could Jeremy Paxman be softening in his latest incarnation as housework-loving champion of supportive underwear?
Conservatives would rein in aspirations of international development department