Britain's most senior civil servant has a reputation for ruffling prime ministerial feathers. But is he becoming too powerful?
Broadcaster Adam Boulton expressed regret today over a furious on-air spat with Labour's former head of communications, Alastair Campbell.
The stock market, once it has settled down after the euro affair, may be the investment answer
No political office is more demanding – and as this week's revelations of tensions between Gordon Brown and Alistair Darling illustrate, none is less forgiving. For his latest BBC series, Michael Cockerell asked chancellors past and present how they survived Whitehall's toughest brief
The Queen bestows the Order of Merit only on a few who have achieved exceptional distinction. Denis Rooke, OM, Fellow of the Royal Society, pioneer of liquid petroleum gas, and chairman of British Gas plc and under its previous nomenclatures from 1976 to 1989, richly deserved the honour.