Yesterday the Environment Secretary said Somerset Levels residents were ‘right to be angry’

Page 3 not right for 21st century, says Harman

Labour's deputy leader, Harriet Harman, has criticised the continuing use of photographs of topless women in some newspapers. Ms Harman said yesterday she did not think it was the right thing for women in the 21st century to be seen as sex objects "posing in their knickers to be leered at by men".

Ed Balls fears Alistair Darling memoirs damage

Shadow chancellor Ed Balls has acknowledged that Alistair Darling's memoir of life in 11 Downing Street has handed the Conservatives an opportunity to divert attention from the economic difficulties facing the UK.

Labour attacks 'gimmicky' new work scheme

The government has been accused of using "gimmicky" policies over a scheme to get families into work.

Deborah Ross: Here's how to make the streets safer

If you ask me...

Deborah Ross: Stop the news, please, I want to get off

If you ask me...

BSkyB deal gets the go-ahead amid outburst of anger from Labour

News Corp guarantees independence of Sky News as a condition

Chief prosecutor backs idea of televised trials

The director of Public Prosecutions has backed calls for some court proceeding to be televised.

Hague: Gaddafi regime 'weakening'

Foreign Secretary William Hague today insisted that Muammar Gaddafi's regime was "weakening all the time" in the face of Nato's military campaign.

Teenagers shot dead in council estate alleyway

A gunman killed two teenagers with shots to the head after ambushing them in a darkened alleyway on a council estate.

BSkyB buyout delayed amid widespread public concern for media

Rupert Murdoch's controversial buyout of BSkyB has been delayed after the Government received some 40,000 responses to a consultation process on planned purchase.

Ken Clarke survives after offering clarification

Justice Secretary defies calls for his resignation after unguarded remarks provoke a storm of recrimination

BSkyB takeover would boost diversity, says Hunt

Jeremy Hunt defended his decision to approve News Corporation's takeover of BSkyB, claiming the deal would boost the diversity of British media.

Culture Secretary defends News Corp plans

Culture Secretary Jeremy Hunt has defended his handling of News Corp's plans to spin off Sky News to address concerns over its planned takeover of BSkyB.

Letters: BSkyB ownership

If not Murdoch, then who?

Adrian Hamilton: The shadow of a monstrous power

He has the power to propel policy where it matters to him because the cost of quarrelling with him appears too great
Career Services

Day In a Page

Independent Travel
Lake Garda, Venice & Verona from £629pp
South Africa
Prices correct as of 12 December 2014
Homeless Veterans appeal: 'You look for someone who's an inspiration and try to be like them'

Homeless Veterans appeal

In 2010, Sgt Gary Jamieson stepped on an IED in Afghanistan and lost his legs and an arm. He reveals what, and who, helped him to make a remarkable recovery
Could cannabis oil reverse the effects of cancer?

Could cannabis oil reverse effects of cancer?

As a film following six patients receiving the controversial treatment is released, Kate Hilpern uncovers a very slippery issue
The Interview movie review: You can't see Seth Rogen and James Franco's Kim Jong Un assassination film, but you can read about it here

The Interview movie review

You can't see Seth Rogen and James Franco's Kim Jong Un assassination film, but you can read about it here
Serial mania has propelled podcasts into the cultural mainstream

How podcasts became mainstream

People have consumed gripping armchair investigation Serial with a relish typically reserved for box-set binges
Jesus Christ has become an unlikely pin-up for hipster marketing companies

Jesus Christ has become an unlikely pin-up

Kevin Lee Light, aka "Jesus", is the newest client of creative agency Mother while rival agency Anomaly has launched Sexy Jesus, depicting the Messiah in a series of Athena-style poses
Rosetta space mission voted most important scientific breakthrough of 2014

A memorable year for science – if not for mice

The most important scientific breakthroughs of 2014
Christmas cocktails to make you merry: From eggnog to Brown Betty and Rum Bumpo

Christmas cocktails to make you merry

Mulled wine is an essential seasonal treat. But now drinkers are rediscovering other traditional festive tipples. Angela Clutton raises a glass to Christmas cocktails
5 best activity trackers

Fitness technology: 5 best activity trackers

Up the ante in your regimen and change the habits of a lifetime with this wearable tech
Paul Scholes column: It's a little-known fact, but I have played one of the seven dwarves

Paul Scholes column

It's a little-known fact, but I have played one of the seven dwarves
Fifa's travelling circus once again steals limelight from real stars

Fifa's travelling circus once again steals limelight from real stars

Club World Cup kicked into the long grass by the continued farce surrounding Blatter, Garcia, Russia and Qatar
Frank Warren column: 2014 – boxing is back and winning new fans

Frank Warren: Boxing is back and winning new fans

2014 proves it's now one of sport's biggest hitters again
Jeb Bush vs Hillary Clinton: The power dynamics of the two first families

Jeb Bush vs Hillary Clinton

Karen Tumulty explores the power dynamics of the two first families
Stockholm is rivalling Silicon Valley with a hotbed of technology start-ups

Stockholm is rivalling Silicon Valley

The Swedish capital is home to two of the most popular video games in the world, as well as thousands of technology start-ups worth hundreds of millions of pounds – and it's all happened since 2009
Did Japanese workers really get their symbols mixed up and display Santa on a crucifix?

Crucified Santa: Urban myth refuses to die

The story goes that Japanese store workers created a life-size effigy of a smiling "Father Kurisumasu" attached to a facsimile of Our Lord's final instrument of torture
Jennifer Saunders and Kate Moss join David Walliams on set for TV adaptation of The Boy in the Dress

The Boy in the Dress: On set with the stars

Walliams' story about a boy who goes to school in a dress will be shown this Christmas