The close relationship between arms companies and the UK government is again under scrutiny following a damning report into the crash of a Nimrod aircraft in Afghanistan in 2006 , which caused the deaths of 14 people.
Supporters of gay, lesbian and bisexual people's rights have expressed support for the freedom of those who criticise them, casting doubt on claims by a Christian group who suggested that gay rights activists are trying to stifle free speech.
Britain's Methodist, Baptist and United Reformed Churches have called on European politicians to make firm commitments on climate change policy at the EU summit meeting in Strasbourg, which starts today.
Government ministers, civil servants and senior military figures will be expected to give evidence to the Iraq war inquiry in public and only "genuine" issues of national or personal security should prevent them doing so, its chair has said.
A new global opinion survey shows that the British public continue to be confused about how evolutionary science should be taught in school classrooms, and whether opposing 'creationist' views should be included.