When Pope Benedict addressed the clergy of Rome on Thursday, he chose to talk to them about the Second Vatican Council, perhaps the central event of his life.
Ed Miliband will seek to capitalise on his conversion to a mansion tax by challenging Nick Clegg to back his plans in the Commons, and imposing the proposal against the wishes of the Conservatives.
When the resignation of the Pope was announced earlier in the week, the news seemed bizarre, almost unbelievable.
Oscar Pistorius was such a charmer that, in his company, it always took a long while to move beneath the beguilingly smooth surface to reach somewhere different and more complex.
Sprinter charged with murdering girlfriend, as police deny making claims that he had thought she was an intruder
Ed Miliband is unusual in British politics, and it may be due to the influence of his academic father.
Tony Blair has called for more “muscularity” from the political centre ground in making the case for Britain’s membership of the EU, but admitted he was too divisive a figure to help the in campaign.
“Boris definitely won’t be driving the lorry,” says one of the London mayor’s right-hand men, “absolutely not.”