article 31 October 2014 UK
Do young black people stand a chance in Westminster?

A prominent black member of the Liberal Democrats resigns from the party, citing an alleged incident of "appalling racism", which he said was the last straw.

article 30 October 2014 UK
Support worker Angela Lawrence
Ciaran Jenkins by Sexual exploitation: 'it shouldn't be normal, but it is'

As Manchester teenagers tell Channel 4 News that sexual exploitation is all too commonplace in their life experience, support workers tell of their anger at the lack of urgency in tackling the issue.

post 30 October 2014
Read more on Simon Israel's blog No state immunity for Jack Straw, MI5 and MI6 in rendition case

The government suffers a significant defeat in attempts to avoid a trial over allegations of complicity in the imprisonment, rendition and torture of a Libyan couple in 2004.

article 30 October 2014 UK
Ciaran Jenkins by 'We always hear stories of friends being sexually abused'

Three teenagers explain to Channel 4 News that sexual exploitation in Manchester is "the norm" and that it's spoken about openly amongst friends.

post 30 October 2014
Read more on Liam's blog Halloween set to be warmest on record: trick or treat?

You may step outside tomorrow across England and Wales and think that someone has put a spell on the weather, with hazy sunshine expected and temperatures well above average.

article 30 October 2014 UK
National sperm bank 'on a mission to change sperm donation'

With a nationwide donor shortage and increasing demand for sperm, the directors of the new national sperm bank in Birmingham say it will "revolutionise access to donor sperm".

article 30 October 2014 UK, Portugal
Punishing drug abuse 'does not deter users'
Punishing drug abuse 'does not deter users'

The Conservatives and Lib Dems clash on drugs policy as a new Home Office reports finds that criminalising abuse has no impact.

article 29 October 2014 UK
Ciaran Jenkins by Child sexual exploitation became 'the norm' in Manchester

A report to be released on Thursday claims that sexual exploitation of children was so rife - it became "the norm" in parts of Greater Manchester.

post 29 October 2014
Read more from Paul Mason on his blog Tesco: how confrontation could have prevented a giant mess

The longer this goes on without answers, the resilience of hundreds of thousands of Tesco employees, who thought they were working for an iconic, stable British institution, will be tested.