Why straight couples are fighting for the right to have civil unions

Briefing Wed 3 Dec, AT 15:43

Campaigners say the law is discriminatory but PM says lifting the ban would 'undermine the sanctity of marriage'​

Mural displayed outside St John's Church in Edinburgh

Ukip condemns 'insulting' church mural of Nigel Farage and Hitler

One-Minute Read Wed 3 Dec, AT 15:08

Scottish Ukip MEP says the message will 'backfire' and make people 'more determined to vote for Ukip'

George Osborne Autumn Statement speech

Autumn Statement 2014: live updates from the Commons

One-Minute Read Wed 3 Dec, AT 12:51

Chancellor George Osborne delivers Autumn Statement against backdrop of high deficit

Old Sarum, Wiltshire

Medieval palace discovered underground in Wiltshire

One-Minute Read Wed 3 Dec, AT 11:24

Discovery reveals 'monumental scale' of building work taking place in the early 12th century

The summer weather at a beach in Weymouth

2014 on track to be UK's warmest year ever

One-Minute Read Wed 3 Dec, AT 09:23

Only a freezing December can stop 2014 ending up the hottest year since records began in 1772

Giving Tuesday: what is it and who has the best ideas?

One-Minute Read Tue 2 Dec, AT 15:26

Helen Mirren and Ringo Starr are among the celebrities supporting the 'day of giving' campaign

Double Helix

23andMe: why have DNA kits been approved in the UK?

Briefing Tue 2 Dec, AT 14:09

DNA screening devices that profile health risks are banned in the US – but now legal in the UK

Ukip white van Christmas card cartoon 'used without permission'

One-Minute Read Tue 2 Dec, AT 11:46

Cartoon depicting Nigel Farage running down political rivals first appeared in the Daily Telegraph