Education ministers personally approved reductions in government checks on proposals for new free schools earlier this year, despite civil servants warning that to do so would heighten the risks around
The former PM wants less 'ideology’ and more talk about what matters to ordinary people Sir John Major has until now been an exemplary ex-prime minister. He has not, as Baroness Thatcher and Edward Heath
The Prime Minister's competition test for suppliers is a far better idea than Ed Miliband’s price freeze In recent weeks, the debate over energy policy has generated more heat than light; and if we continue
Fruits and vegetables are unquestionably essential to a healthful diet. But there's another side to some of these plants that, thankfully, most people never see: the tiny amounts of toxins within them.
Its light blasted into space when the universe was only 700 million years old. Astronomers have found a galaxy 13.1 billion light-years from Earth, making it officially the most distant object ever detected.
US officials responsible for the secret CIA drone campaign against suspected terrorists in Pakistan may have committed war crimes and should stand trial, a report by a leading human rights group warns.
The Iranian prisoner who survived his execution and revived in the morgue having been pronounced dead, will not be hanged for a second time, Iran's justice minister has said. The minister, Mostafa Pourmohammadi,
Early October blizzard took a devastating toll on the state's cattle ranchers. Rancher Marvin Jobgen has weathered many storms in his 40 years in business, but he's never lost as many cattle as he did
In March, a team of medical researchers revealed that a two-year-old patient had been "functionally cured" of HIV after undergoing unusually early treatment with antiretroviral drugs. The instance marked
Two of the deep-sea creatures have been found in less than a week. Two rare oarfishes have washed up on California beaches in less than a week, prompting much excitement among marine scientists and the
Australian researchers confirm that deep-rooted Eucalyptus trees pilfer gold from ore deposits underground and transport them into their leaves. There's gold in them thar trees. Eucalyptus trees, that