The big statement was on the horsemeat scandal.
Pope Benedict said on Monday he will resign on February 28 because he no longer has the strength to fulfil the duties of his office, becoming the first pontiff since the Middle Ages to take such a step.
It has been some week for education secretary Michael Gove.
Pius XII has long been vilified as "Hitler's pope", accused of failing publicly to condemn the genocide of Europe's Jews. Now a British author has unearthed extensive material that Vatican insiders believe will restore his reputation, revealing the part that he played in saving lives and opposing nazism.
More than a third of voters believe that the coalition is less ethical than the last Labour government, according to a new poll.
The age of austerity caught up with the European Union on Friday when a gruelling nonstop 26-hour negotiation resulted in agreement to slash the new seven-year EU budget by 3.3%, or €32bn, the first reduced budget in the union's history.
George Osborne’s budget next week should be another triumphant staging post en route to the premiership, the job for which he has been preparing for more than a decade. Yet he will come to the dispatch box against the backdrop of a ferocious battle for the future of his party and Britain’s place in the world.
We are in the Royal Oak pub in Cannock, near Birmingham, on a miserable Wednesday night.
Here’s a line in the sand, one that stretches from Michigan in US primary season to Manchester as referendum time edges ever closer. Beware pundits bearing wonky opinions.