With members of his own party calling for him to step down, Labour's leader faces a key test with today's elections. Is Alan Johnson, a former postman, poised to become the next prime minister?
A 1980s pop star, a TV presenter, a former Beirut hostage, and a right-wing newspaper columnist are among the high-profile personalities emerging as potential challengers for seats held by discredited MPs.
House of Commons Speaker Michael Martin caught in public anger over expense scandal
The public is paying for everything from cleaning moats to changing light bulbs. Amid the fury, support for Gordon Brown's party is at its lowest in 65 years.
Britain's large Somali community chews at least seven tons a week of a drug banned in most Western countries.
British politicians called for an investigation into intelligence mistakes that led the country into the Iraq war.
Some 35,000 members of the legendary brigade have been denied the right to retire in the country they served.
How will the partnership between Israel's newest political odd couple works out?
President Bush awarded the Medal of Freedom to Blair, whose legacy is clouded by the Iraq war.
British pubs face last call for cheap alcohol sales.