Sir John Chilcot, the chairman of the inquiry into the Iraq war, provokes controversy after saying his report will not be published until after the May election - six years after he began his work.
Prime Minister David Cameron confirms that raising the threat level for the Jewish community would mean stepping up police patrols.
Tony Blair agrees, after several months, to give evidence to the Northern Ireland select committee over "on the run" letters sent to dozens of people.
For the first time in nearly a decade and a half we are not formally at war - but exactly how many "security" or "military" people we have left behind in Iraq and Afghanistan is an imprecise matter.
Ed Miliband has lurched from one mishap to another over the last year. He must win in 2015 to save Labour from disintegration.
As politicians past and present reveal Christmas card designs to be sent to friends and family, Channel 4 News takes a look at other excruciating festive efforts from years gone by.
As they protest the decision of their US colleagues to give a legacy award to Tony Blair, are the UK staff of Save The Children guilty of biting the hand that feeds them?