An overweight man eating junk food

More obese patients to get NHS weight-loss surgery

One-Minute Read Fri 11 Jul, AT 09:30

NHS told to spend more on operations to tackle the diabetes epidemic – but can it afford the cost?

Butler-Sloss and Patten? Are there no better candidates?

Fri 11 Jul, AT 08:15 Robert Chesshyre

Establishment should look beyond its circle and appoint more credible and younger people to these roles

An electric car driven by Christine Lagarde

Electric car-sharing scheme comes to London from France

Briefing Thu 10 Jul, AT 15:19

Thousands of vehicles will be available for hire in London next year – but how will the scheme work?

UK passport

Passport delays: how long does an application take?

Briefing Thu 10 Jul, AT 13:31

Everything you need to know about passport delays and how to fast-track your application


NHS funding crisis: how can it plug the gap?

Briefing Thu 10 Jul, AT 12:06

New spending review reveals annual deficit of £100m, raising fears that free healthcare could end


Audi break-in spree: police warn of 'emergency key' risk

One-Minute Read Thu 10 Jul, AT 11:48

Thieves who broke into 39 Audis in 48 hours may have been hunting emergency keys left in the glove box


HMRC bungle lets tax avoiders off the hook

One-Minute Read Thu 10 Jul, AT 10:43

Some celebs will be let off, but law change leaves David Beckham braced for HMRC demand

Teachers at a one-day walkout in London

Public sector strike briefing: a million workers walk out

Briefing Thu 10 Jul, AT 09:48

Strike action expected to be largest in three years, but Cameron plans to impose tough new strike laws

Harriet Harman

Harriet Harman: sexism cost me deputy PM job

One-Minute Read Wed 9 Jul, AT 14:56

Harman accuses Gordon Brown of discrimination and David Cameron of 'window dressing'

A row of houses in London

House prices fall: are tighter rules calming the market?

One-Minute Read Wed 9 Jul, AT 13:29

New data from Halifax shows fourth monthly fall in house prices since December