The son of a dementia victim has described the effects of the disease on the day David Cameron announced a doubling in research funding.
The Sun's political editor turned fashion police today criticising the skirt worn by Stella Creasy as she asked a question in parliament.
The Ministry of Defence has confirmed how much it has spent on the failed attempt to part-privatise its defence procurement arm.
The first same-sex weddings in England and Wales can take place from March 29, 2014, equalities minister Maria Miller has announced.
Nick Clegg's children have created a festive doodle for the Deputy Prime Minister's Christmas card - giving the Liberal Democrat leader a Santa hat and beard.
Mr Clegg's wife Miriam Gonzalez Durantez was given reindeer antlers and Rudolph's red nose in the image, created by the three boys using an iPad to draw over a photograph of the couple on the sofa in their west London home.
The boys Antonio, 11, Alberto, nine and Miguel, four added a speech bubble showing their parents saying "Happy Christmas" and a decorated tree to complete the festive image.
The shadow business secretary Chuka Umunna has told ITV's The Agenda programme that politicians should follow Nelson Mandela's example "and try and do politics differently in this country."
– Shadow business secretary Chuka Umunna
It wasn't just about what he stood for and what he achieved but it was also the way he did his politics.
I think we have a big problem in the way that we do politics in this country.
In many respects it's broken, it's too adversarial, it's very yah-boo, it's a bad thing sometimes to acknowledge agreement.
In some senses the easy part is celebrating what he did, I think the challenge he sets for us as politicians is actually to follow his example and try and do politics differently in this country.
Mr Umunna was joined on the panel by Sun columnist JaneMoore, comedian Dom Joly and Countryfile presenter Julia Bradbury.
The Agenda with Tom Bradby is on ITV at 10.35pm.
Get involved in the debate during the show on Twitter by following @agendaitv and using the hashtag #theagenda.
The Deputy Prime Minister's office has responded to Ed Miliband's call for cross party talks to block the planned pay rise for MPs.
Sources point out that there is already cross party agreement on the issue: all three party leaders have publically expressed their opposition to the reported 11 per cent hike in salary.
Nick Clegg's aides also point out that the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority does not publish its recommendations until Thursday, so it would be wrong for politicians to get involved in a process - which is rightly independent of politicians - before the announcement has been made.
The Mayor of London Boris Johnson is likely to have raised the ire of Liverpudlians yet again after claiming it was London, not Liverpool, that propelled The Beatles to worldwide fame.
"The greatest band in the world came from Liverpool, but in the end they recorded their stuff in London and it was London that helped propel them around the world," Johnson said during a speech at the London School of Economics entitled "London, the gateway to Britain."
Mr Johnson has been forced to apologise to the people of Liverpool in the past after suggesting Liverpool football fans were partly to blame for the Hillsborough disaster and claiming locals "wallow" in their "victim status", following the murder of contractor Ken Bigley in Iraq.
The Department for Work and Pensions has confirmed that £40.1 million had been written off on software and computing costs during the introduction of the new Universal Credit system.
Annual accounts will show £40.1m write-off for Universal Credit IT which includes the £34m we previously announced
Re discussion of £90m IT today - we will be using this while we continue to roll out UC over the next five years. Not a write-off.
The Work and Pensions Secretary Iain Duncan Smith has denied claims that his welfare reform programme is a "debacle".
Speaking in front of MPs today, Mr Duncan Smith admitted the introduction of the new system was running late, but revealed the IT problems that initially disrupted the programme were now fixed.