The Conservative MP was one of the hot favourites to take over as Secretary of State for International Development - but what do we need to know about him?
The charismatic Conservative MP has been tipped as a future Party leader - so what do we need to know about him?
Sir Paddy Ashdown has accused the government of acting dishonourably in the case of an Afghan interpreter who reportedly killed himself while facing deportation from Britain.
Looking more like a documentary than a film, The Patrol shows four days in the life of a British Army patrol sent to fight the Taliban alongside the Afghan army.
Barack Obama and Afghanistan president Hamid Karzai came close to sealing a deal at the White House on Friday that would keep a small US force in the country after the pullout of most international forces at the end of 2014.
The spectre of military confrontation with Iran, igniting a wider Middle East conflict, looms large as 2013 begins.
Tottenham Hotspur have shown a willingness to buy from the Football League recently.
Garry Monk will welcome his old club Leeds United to Hillsborough on Saturday as they face off against Sheffield Wednesday in a mouthwatering clash.
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain scored twice as Jurgen Klopp's Premier League leaders thrashed Belgian champions Genk on Wednesday.
Christian Eriksen did not make it off the bench for Tottenham Hotspur last night.
Leeds United midfielder Eunan O'Kane has been out for over a year.
Tottenham Hotspur have the chance to end Liverpool unbeaten start to the Premier League season on Sunday.
Tottenham Hotspur ran out 5-0 winners in the Champions League last night, with Mauricio Pochettino's side picking up a much needed victory.
Leeds United winger Jack Harrison claimed an assist last night, but was still roundly criticised for his display.
Tottenham Hotspur defender Jan Vertonghen picked up a slight injury problem last night, although it is not expected to be serious.
Leeds United left it late to secure a draw at Preston North End on Tuesday night.