It's not the first time Esther McVey has been tipped for a big promotion and missed out. Our Political Reporter Daniel Hewitt asks why.
Prime Minister has handed McVey the right to attend Cabinet meetings as Employment Minister rather than the expected promotion
The Conservative MP for Wirral West is expected to be promoted to the cabinet later in the last reshuffle before the General Election.
An independent inquiry into the handling of child abuse cases by public bodies could be upgraded to a full public inquiry if the panel decides it is necessary, the Home Secretary said.
An online petition calling for a national inquiry into historic sex abuse allegations in Parliament has gathered over 77,000 signatures.
The petition, launched by Tom Watson, MP for West Bromwich East in the West Midlands, said if an inquiry does go ahead it must be equipped with the necessary powers to properly delve into the allegations.
He added: "Having talked to a number of survivors and retired child protection specialists I know one thing: if this new inquiry is not given the power to obtain all documents it wants to see, then it won't get anywhere."
Prime Minister David Cameron has said there will be "no stone unturned" by an independent inquiry into how public institutions handled allegations of child abuse, declaring it was "vital" to find out the truth of what happened and to learn lessons.
Home Secretary Theresa May is expected to announce a broad independent inquiry later today as she makes a statement to MPs about claims of organised child abuse at Westminster in the 1980s.
Conservative peer Lord Brittan has welcomed the probe, but insisted that claims he failed to deal adequately as home secretary with a dossier of information handed to him by campaigning MP Geoffrey Dickens in 1983 were "completely without foundation".
Rail routes through Manchester could benefit from "super-fast" wifi to enable passengers to work during their journey.
The government plans to invest in new on-board internet technology funded by a £70 million fine to be levelled on Network Rail for delays to services, it was widely reported today.
The Manchester to London services are among those expected to benefit.
A spokesman for Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin told the Sunday Telegraph: "We all know how frustrating it is to have our internet constantly disrupted on trains.
"At the moment it happens too often. Passengers expect and deserve better and with these plans, that is what they’ll get."
The Home Office is to appoint a senior legal figure to carry out a fresh review into how a dossier alleging paedophile activity at Westminster in the 1980s was handled by the department.
Mark Sedwill, the Home Office permanent secretary, has written to Prime Minister David Cameron to say the new investigation would assess whether conclusions of an earlier review conducted last year "remain sound".
Mr Sedwill wrote: "To provide the additional reassurance you are seeking, particularly in view of information now in the public domain since the investigation's conclusion last year, I will engage a senior independent legal figure to assess whether the review's conclusions remain sound.
"I aim to make the appointment within the next week".
– Simon Danczuk, MP for Rochdale
"The Prime Minister knows that there is a growing sense of public anger about allegations of historic abuse involving senior politicians and his statement today represents little more than a damage limitation exercise.
"It doesn't go far enough.
"The public has lost confidence in these kind of official reviews, which usually result in a whitewash.
"The only way to get to the bottom of this is a thorough public inquiry."
David Cameron has ordered the most senior official at the Home Office to conduct a fresh investigation into what happened to a missing dossier of alleged paedophile activity at Westminster in the 1980s.
It comes after the Rochdale MP Simon Danczuk called for an investigation into the dossier when he addressed the Home Affairs select committee at Westminster earlier this week.
The Prime Minister said he understood the concerns that had been raised about the missing file which was handed to the then home secretary Leon (now Lord) Brittan by the Conservative MP Geoffrey Dickens, when he was MP for Littleborough and Saddleworth.
The Prime Minister said: "It's right that these investigations are made. We mustn't do anything, of course, that could prejudice or prevent proper action by the police.
"If anyone has information about criminal wrong-doing they should, of course, give it to the police."
A seven year old boy has stumped the Chancellor of the Exchequer...with a simple maths question.
Little Samuel Raddings wasn't challenging George Osborne on interest rates or the size of the deficit.
Instead the schoolboy wanted the man who runs the country's finances to answer a simple times tables sum.
Here's our correspondent Rachel Townsend.
If a dossier containing information on alleged paedophile activity in the 1980s has been destroyed, then the public will think it has been gotten rid of "to protect the names of the people" inside, according to an MP.
Simon Danczuk called for anyone who knew what had happened to the dossier to come forward.