Emotions like lust and envy have been pictured in brain scans for the first time, providing the "first steps" towards a method of reading people's feelings.
The NHS watchdog was tonight accused of a "broader and ongoing cover-up" after refusing to name officials who ordered the destruction of evidence of its failure to prevent a maternity deaths scandal.
Communities battling to drive hate preachers out of mosques and Islamic centres could have their legal costs paid by the Government, David Cameron hinted yesterday.
The outgoing Bank of England governor Sir Mervyn King will be given a life peerage, Downing Street has confirmed.
British universities are losing ground on rivals in the Far East because of funding cuts and rows over immigration, say experts.
A majority of grassroots Conservatives have said they would vote to leave the European Union but would be prepared to change their view if David Cameron successfully renegotiated the UK's membership, according to a poll.
A gay cabinet maker was forced out of his job after colleagues left a men's underwear catalogue and homophobic messages on his work bench, a tribunal heard.
Privately educated pupils are being discriminated against by being blocked from entering the state school system, the schools adjudicator has ruled.
David Cameron tells Labour MPs, during Prime Minister's Questions, that they will get a question "every week" about the "£700,000 of tax avoided" on John Mills' donation, until the money is paid back.
With the news that the Duchess of Cambridge is planning a natural birth rather than a Caesarian section, Mervi Jokinen of the Royal College of Midwives explains why it is "best for the woman and best for the baby".
Prosecutors are considering whether to bring charges after a teacher allegedly shot a pupil in the face with a starting pistol.
Charles Saatchi is being "treated unfairly" after he admitted assaulting Nigella Lawson during an argument outside a restaurant, his former wife said today.
MPs might not get a vote if Britain decides to intervene with force in Syria, David Cameron has said.
Mars had an oxygen-rich atmosphere four billion years ago - more than a billion years before Earth, according to a study of rock samples.
People who smoke cigarettes are "drug addicts", Anna Soubry, the outspoken public health minister, has said.
The mother of a soldier killed when his Snatch Land Rover was destroyed yesterday said she had been "alienated" by his Regiment for asking difficult questions.
Ed Miliband has been warned by David Cameron that he will be asked every week about a £1.65million donation until he says whether Labour paid tax on it.
The families of British soldiers killed overseas can sue the Ministry of Defence if their loved ones died because of poor equipment or negligence, the country's most senior judges have ruled.
Tens of thousands of adults will taking their children on holiday during school time this year because of spiralling prices.
A former head teacher, who has advised two Prime Ministers, has been arrested over an alleged fraud during his time at the helm of a leading school.
Many Britons do not know the difference between a fruit and a vegetable, research shows. Take our test to see where you stand.
Secret courts are "offensive" to the fundamental principals of justice and judges should treat them with "distaste and concern", the country's highest judge said yesterday.
It was the wish of a dying man, who warned that he would be "watching" from beyond the grave to make sure that his sons provided for their stepmother.
Michael Deacon watches David Cameron face MPs' questions about the G8 summit.
A disabled pensioner launched into a five-minute tirade against a cold caller asking her about voting intention - only to be told she was talking to Nick Clegg
Carrying the Olympic flag at the Opening Ceremony of the London Games was the proudest moment of Sally Becker's life.
Lord Wood of Anfield, Ed Miliband's policy chief, has achieved many accolades in his life: he's been a fellow at an Oxford college, a senior adviser to a Prime Minister, and now a member of the House of Lords.
Police are hunting a suspect after the blaze struck Adhya Shakti Mataji Temple in Hillingdon, London, on May 28.
Royal Mail workers have overwhelmingly voted "no" to privatisation in a ballot which also threatens a wholesale boycott of competitors' mail.
Anxious dog owners have taken to walking in groups to protect their pets from a suspected gang of dog thieves.