The former government minister turns down the post, citing a detached retina, and heads for Strictly
Now he’s purchased the channel, what changes can we expect to see?
The five must-read blogs from today, on Hugo Chávez, Diane Abbott and the 2015 election.
Never forget: the terrifying normality of Comrade Duch -- by the prisoner who survived.
Leadership contender’s remark highlights the lack of grass-roots activists.
The Tories will not put up candidates against most Lib Dem MPs, predicts Mark Field.
Alex Jones joins The One Show, Miley Cyrus warns kids off social networks, and potential industrial
Conservative MPs planning to form “Brokeback Club” following David Davis attack on coalition.
Former PM gives his first major interview since losing the election, as details of a forthcoming boo
Woman at the centre of Gordon’s Brown’s “Bigotgate” blunder supports Miliband to succeed him as Labo
WikiLeaks exposé is attacked by White House but Kerry warns that the files raise “serious questions”
The ten must-read pieces from this morning’s papers.
Tony Hayward is reported to be leaving the company.
The support of the UK’s largest union will give a major boost to his campaign.
The former chancellor bemoans Labour’s fate on The Andrew Marr Show.
Nineteen people killed at music festival in Duisburg.
The ten must-read pieces from the Sunday papers.
Former prime minister makes his first major speech since leaving office.
Harsh words sparked by planned US military exercises.
Disgraced media baron had wanted to return to Canada.
“Brokeback coalition” slur reveals rebel MP’s distaste at Cameron’s alliance with the Lib Dems.
Case against Alex Hilton and John Gray struck out.
The five must-read blogs from today, including why Ed Balls may pull out of Labour leadership contes
A new study shows that the health gap between the richest and the poorest is higher than in the 1930
Crispin Blunt, justice minister, slapped down for calling for an end to ban on prison arts and comed
A firefighter drowns while trying to clean up a spill -- this one in Dalian, China.
BBC to release iPhone apps, Brangelina win damages from News of the World, and Jay-Z’s photography c
The coveted Book of the Week slot will go to the former Sunderland South MP Chris Mullin instead.
With tax revenues buoyant, there is now no good economic reason for Osborne to slash spending.
MPs on both sides hatch plan to change date of electoral reform vote as Tories push for minimum turn