RWC too soon for Burgess - Corry

Sam Burgess arrived in Bath this week

Former England captain Martin Corry doubts Sam Burgess has enough time to prove himself worthy of a place in Stuart Lancaster's World Cup squad.


Family-friendly tests for new laws

Iain Duncan Smith says families are the foundation of society

Every new domestic law or Government policy will have to pass five tests to ensure it is family-friendly before being approved by ministers, under guidance released by Work and Pensions Secretary Iain Duncan Smith.


NHS opt-out tax rebate proposed

People in England should be able to receive a tax rebate for opting out of NHS care under a system with significantly increased competition, a think-tank has recommended.


Two bodies found after factory fire

Firefighters remain at the scene of a blaze at a fireworks factory in Stafford

The bodies of two men have been discovered in the wreckage of a blaze-damaged fireworks warehouse following a detailed police search.


Firefighters strike in pensions row

Firefighters have walked out on strike for the weekend in their bitter row with the Government over pensions, ahead of a series of firework displays across the country.


Greens ahead of Lib Dems in poll

Natalie Bennett said the BBC should be looking at current interest in the Greens

The Green Party have outscored the Liberal Democrats in a national opinion poll - a finding that intensified pressure for it to be represented in a general election TV leaders' debate.