Police are to get powers to force internet firms to hand over details that could help identify suspected terrorists and paedophiles.
Mental health services are facing "unprecedented demand" despite losing thousands of nurses and beds under the coalition government, the Royal College of Nursing has warned.
Dr Peter Carter, chief executive of the nurses' union, said there are 3,300 fewer posts in mental health nursing and 1,500 fewer beds than there were in 2010.
Speaking to the BBC, Dr Carter urged the government to take action "now" to mitigate the cuts, warning that reduced services were a "false economy" as "admitting people to hospital means they stay in longer and cost more".
Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg recently announced a fresh injection of £40 million this year and £80 million next year to improve mental health services.
The Labour party is "culturally adrift" from its traditional core voters, a former minister has warned in the wake of a row over alleged snobbery.
London mayoral hopeful David Lammy said politicians from "liberal, professional backgrounds" were finding it hard to identify with ordinary working people.
Writing in the Mail on Sunday, Lammy said a heavily-criticised tweet by then shadow attorney general Emily Thornberry was merely a symptom of the party's problems.
"The Labour Party feels culturally adrift, not just from large parts of Britain, but from its own traditional working class base," he wrote.
Coca-Cola have hit out at Fifa over the handling of a controversial report into how the 2018 and 2022 World Cup tournaments were awarded.
Ethics investigator Michael Garcia disagreed with the conclusions reached by German judge Hans-Joachim Eckert, whose report exonerated the bids made by Qatar and Russia for the respective tournaments.
The drinks company, which is one of Fifa's longest-standing and biggest sponsors, issued a statement criticising the furore:
Labour have welcomed reports that the Government is planning to criminalise emotional abuse.
But Shadow Home Secretary Yvette Cooper claimed the number of domestic violence cases being prosecuted under current laws was falling.
Ministers are expected to make emotional abuse a criminal offence punishable with a lengthy jail term, according to reports.
The proposals said to be prepared by Home Secretary Theresa May would mean people who use "coercive control" will face possible prosecution.
Those found guilty could face a maximum sentence of 14 years.
Campaigners have long called for the change, which they hope will see victims of domestic abuse to come forward earlier.
At least one person has died after a strong earthquake struck a lightly populated, mountainous area of western China, officials said.
The US Geological Survey said the 5.9-magnitude quake had a depth of nine miles. It struck in the late afternoon on Saturday about 20 miles from the town of Kangding in Sichuan province. China's seismological agency gave the magnitude as 6.3.
A woman in her 70s died after being struck by a falling window pane, state media reported.
The extent of the security and intelligence agencies' prior knowledge of soldier Lee Rigby's murderers will be revealed this week as a long-awaited report from a parliamentary watchdog is finally published.
Michael Adebolajo and his younger accomplice Michael Adebowale slaughtered Fusilier Rigby in broad daylight in May last year.
It quickly emerged in the wake of the killing that secret services were aware of both Adebolajo, then 29, and Adebowale, then 22, but questions remain over whether they could have been more closely monitored.
An investigation by the Intelligence and Security Committee (ISC), which has been subject to much debate over its bite, has now concluded and a report, described by Whitehall officials as "very substantial", will be released on Tuesday.