BARONESS Stowell of Beeston is to forego a £36,000 Tory HQ top-up to her salary after angry protests following David Cameron's reshuffle last week when the role of Leader of the House of Lords was downgraded to a part-time member of the Cabinet.
FLAWS in the benefit system for people with disabilities and health conditions are so "grave" that they cannot be solved simply by rebranding eligibility tests and appointing a new private sector contractor to conduct them, a parliamentary report has said.
ARMS and other dual-use military equipment worth tens of millions of pounds are still being exported from Britain to Russia, MPs have warned, despite fears Moscow has been arming the separatist rebels in Ukraine.
MILLIONS of UK savers are to get free and impartial guidance on how they can access their pension pots following the Government's planned radical shake-up of the pensions system, Chancellor George Osborne has announced.
THE current arrangements in the European Union are "simply not acceptable", Foreign secretary Philip Hammond said as he confirmed he would vote to sever ties with Brussels unless there are significant reforms.
MORE than 1,200 Scots a year facing life-threatening illnesses or surgery are securing transplants or blood transfusions from English or Welsh donors, new figures published by Gordon Brown will reveal.
FRESH concerns over the impact of changes to the welfare system have been raised by the SNP after figures showed significant rises in the number of disabled people, women, lone parents and young people facing benefit sanctions.
CHARGES of cynicism and hypocrisy have been levelled at Nick Clegg and the Liberal Democrat leadership after they announced a change of heart on the bedroom tax, calling for radical changes to one of the coalition's most contentious policies.
CALLS have been made for Nick Clegg to forfeit a £2.4 million donation after a watchdog found the Electoral Commission guilty of maladministration in failing to vet properly the gift from fraudster Michael Brown.
AFTER the night of the long knives, it was the day of the tender handshakes as David Cameron changed the guard and put in place the more youthful and female team he hopes will convince voters to put him back in Downing Street next May.