The launch of a new device that seeks to "nudge" us towards healthier eating just emphasises how reluctant our politicians are to tackle the problem of obesity head-on.
South Africa has become a major transit-point for the drugs trade, some of which is destined for Britain.
Almost two-thirds of households affected by the "bedroom tax" have a disability. Frances Ryan talks to five people who will face debt, discomfort and even homelessness once the bedroom tax is implemented.
Violence isn't unique to cinema or games - they're just the latest recruit to the aftermath blame tradition.
For an octogenarian, he has an amazingly catholic taste in headwear.
There are interesting parallels between the Francis report and the Macpherson inquiry report into the death of the black teenager Stephen Lawrence.
Conflicting stories and doctored photographs reveal clumsy attempts by the Greek police to conceal the degree of force used during and after the arrest of four anarchists.
The party's councils are filling the vacuum left by government inaction.
They hope the new British Democratic Party will kill off the BNP, while security for the launch meeting will be provided by EDL activists.
What now for the rule of law in Libya?
Jane Fae ponders the lessons a gay dog from Tennessee can teach us all about human sexuality.
The gulf between critic and fan.
Tax-breaks would send a clear signal.
Voting Lib Dem, burning effigies, being systematically ignored.
Just 13 per cent of Turkey’s adult population expressed a desire to migrate, lower than many other countries.
As the issue of same-sex unions finally turns into a parliamentary debate on both sides of the Channel, it is becoming more and more obvious that the Conservatives and their French counterparts have little to win and a lot to lose.
As Somalia’s President visits London to meet with David Cameron, a woman who alleges she was raped by state security forces goes on trial for “insulting the dignity of a national institution”, alongside her husband and a journalist who interviewed her.
American free schools went through 20 years of shady deals because of their shoddy legislation. Now Britain is heading down the same path.
When women come to our shores for help, we owe them a chance to rebuild their lives, writes Natasha Walter.
An open letter to Angela Merkel.
As David Cameron visits Algeria, it seems that Downing Street is only now realising just how long-term a project defeating the Islamist rebels in North Africa will be.
The changes to student finance, the promotion of STEM subjects through the EBacc and visa issues for international students are all discouraging potential students from realising their talents by following a creative arts degree.
The idea that there is an "aspiration gap" isn't true: and that myth helps people ignore the real problems with our education system, writes Loic Menzies.
The tool of dictators and demagogues makes its return.
The real mission has to be making everyone feel welcome, period.
There is no such thing as a stereotypical "homeless person", as Jack Watling finds out when he meets some of the people living without a home.
The latest election results analysed.
. . . and the Jeremy Hunt coconut shy went down a storm.
Louise Page, who has had four amputations, explains how her disability hasn't changed her essential feeling of who she is.