Despite overwhelming evidence there is still continuing reluctance from politicians to accept just how useless short prison sentences are
War leader will replace penal reformer Elizabeth Fry, leaving the Queen the only woman on a British bank note
For him the European Court makes Stalin’s show trials look like models of justice
Air Chief Marshal joins the Order of the Garter, whose members usually include former PMs
A senior Anglican clergyman from Baroness Thatcher’s home town has criticised the cost of her funeral – saying the decision to spend an estimated £10m of public money on the ceremony was a “mistake”.
Unite and Unison back mass action for the first time since 1926
Residents of Iain Duncan Smith’s constituency in Chingford tell him of the reality of life on benefits
The Prime Minister used his address to assure members he is sticking to core Tory values
More than 35,000 people signed a petition to save the "greatest black Briton"
Sources close to Nick Clegg say he is determined to stop Michael Gove's plans
Petition launched to prevent Crimean War nurse being written out of school textbooks
The Cabinet Secretary on the motivation behind Whitehall's data crusade
After 16 days of sporting heroism which made London the centre of the world, the curtain fell on the 30th Olympics last night with a display of exuberant – at times anarchic – revelry that had but one message: Bye world, we hope you as good a time as we did. Now let's dance.
Winston Churchill and Evelyn Waugh hated his work, but Picasso provided inspiration for a whole generation of UK artists, as Arifa Akbar discovers at Tate Britain's new exhibition
Steven Spielberg's 'War Horse' features fearless steeds. The IoS's John Houghton-Brown and Omar Shahid pay tribute to other brave beasts
Jane Merrick was dressed in ready-to-sew Clothkits throughout her childhood. So when it came to dressing her own daughter, there was one brand she was desperate to track down...