UK troops in Iraq, 2003

UK soldiers mistreated Iraqi detainees, says inquiry

Briefing Wed 17 Dec, AT 14:46

Blindfolds and threats were used, says Al-Sweady inquiry, but allegations of murder and torture were 'deliberate lies'

Christmas trees covered with snow

White Christmas 2014: will it snow on 25 December?

Briefing Tue 16 Dec, AT 14:24

At least some parts of the UK could see snow if colder spells return at the end of next week

Christmas songs: the best, the worst and the downright weird

Briefing Tue 16 Dec, AT 14:16

There's a few classics in the Christmas canon, but plenty of ho-ho-horrible songs too

Houses of Parliament

English votes for English laws: how will the proposals work?

Briefing Tue 16 Dec, AT 11:36

Government to set out plans to give English MPs more say over 'English matters' but Labour remains opposed

United Kingdom Independence Party (UKIP) leader Nigel Farage

Worst Ukip gaffes: apologies all round as party trips up again

Briefing Mon 15 Dec, AT 12:00

The most serious gaffes and controversial comments from Ukip on gender, sexuality, race and religion

Hanukkah 2014: the Jewish struggle for religious freedom

Briefing Mon 15 Dec, AT 09:29

Hanukkah, the Festival of Lights, is a celebration that teaches the importance of religious freedom

What is Bitcoin and why is Microsoft accepting it?

Briefing Thu 11 Dec, AT 12:09

Microsoft surprises customers by becoming the first major tech company to accept the cryptocurrency

Weather bomb: the storm phenomenon brewing over Britain

Briefing Wed 10 Dec, AT 10:16

Weather warnings in place as rapidly developing 'weather bomb' reaches the UK, bringing strong winds and rain

Sculptures which form part of the Elgin Marbles based in the British Museum

Elgin Marbles loaned to Russia: should they be back in Greece?

Briefing Fri 5 Dec, AT 09:34

Loan of priceless river god Ilissos is likely to reignite long-running Elgin Marbles dispute between London and Athens

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