Number 10 will fill the vacant positions on its Policy Unit today, with three replacements due.
Number 10 has denied claims that Larry the Downing Street cat is disliked by the Cameron family following speculation in a new book.
While Blair and Brown kept their blows behind closed doors, the current residents of No 10 and 11 are seen brazenly brawling in the street.
Christmas has come early for the children of George Osborne, with the Chancellor posting a picture of a new puppy.
Mr Osborne said his children, Luke, 12, and Liberty, 10, had named the Bichon Frise 'Lola'.
Mr Osborne revealed that he was already struggling with some 'business' issues, tweeting: "Some early issues with toilet training ... but we don't care. We love her."
It remains to be seen how Lola will get on with the family's cat Freya, who already lives in the flat above Number 10.
Ghosts of past politicians may still be haunting Number 10, it has been revealed.
The facilities manager at Number 10, David Heaton, has spoken of his encounter with the resident ghost in a dining room.
After arriving very early, Mr Heaton went to investigate a bright light in the small dining room, but as he entered someone walked past him.
Mr Heaton said he felt a "real presence" and heard a "rustling".
The facilities manager said the episode still sends "shivers up his spine".
Campaigners have delivered a 10,000 signature petition to Downing Street in a bid to stop the Government from selling off a Staffordshire town hall that contains a unique First World War memorial.
Fenton Town Hall, whose memorial pays tribute to 500 soldiers, is being marketed by the Ministry of Justice to private buyers for around £500,000.
Save Fenton Town Hall campaigners want the hall to be preserved as a community building.
The Prime Minister has moved to dispel rumours that he and his family do not get on with Downing Street's resident cat Larry:
I can set everyone's mind at rest in the #SaveLarry campaign. He and I get on purr-fectly well. The kids love him too .
The Prime Minister's spokesman has said the allegations of a cover-up by the Care Quality Commission are "deeply disturbing and appalling."
He added that the Government has taken "strong action" to reform the system.
A 42-year-old man was Tasered after he was seen pointing a knife at his own throat near Downing Street in London, Scotland Yard said.
He was challenged by police just before 9pm yesterday but failed to respond so the electronic weapon was used.
The man had been shouting in the road and appeared to have a knife that he was pointing at his throat.
He suffered a minor head injury when he fell and was taken to hospital as a precaution.
He was later arrested on suspicion of possession of a knife and affray, and remains in custody.
The Number 10 press office has tweeted a picture over the Welsh flag flying over Downing Street to commemorate St David's Day.
– Downing Street spokesman
Downing Street rejects the suggestion that the Cabinet Secretary's review was "botched".
This review correctly concluded that the emails in question were unreliable. The Prime Minister wanted to keep Andrew Mitchell in his job, and was very supportive of him. At the time Andrew Mitchell apologised to the police and chose not to make a complaint to the IPCC - a path which was always available to him.
The Prime Minister takes full responsibility for the way the case was handled and has said repeatedly that what matters now is that the police get to the bottom of this matter.