Former British prime minister Tony Blair said “no political philosophy today will achieve support unless it focuses on individual empowerment, not collective control”. Photograph: PA

Former leader’s comments come amid internal Labour rancour

David  Cameron told MPs the international community has “not done enough” to show that Russia’s actions in the Ukraine, including the seizure of the Crimea, “cannot be allowed to stand”. Photograph: Getty

British prime minister threatens tougher sanctions on Russia

February 24th, 1912: The Austrio-Hungarian minister for foreign affairs, Count Leopold Anthony Johann Berchtold. Photograph: Topical Press Agency/Getty Images)

The Balkan crisis is by now front-page news in ‘The Times’ in London, but the dangers are only still partially understood

Actress Susan Hampshire joins supporters of a bill legalising assisted dying holding placards outside Parliament in Westminster.

The Royal College of Surgeons’ council is against the move

Lady Justice Hallett: said right of appeal to the court of appeal existed. Photograph:   Nick Ansell/PA Wire

Donegal man will not face trial for Hyde Park bombings

First Minister Peter Robinson speaks to the media outside the Stormont Hotel in Belfast yesterday, following the publishing of the Hallett review into controversial amnesties for on-the-run prisoners from Northern Ireland. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA

John Downey could not be prosecuted because Northern Ireland Office sent him comfort letter

One in four  British children now has a tablet and one in five learned to use a touch screen before their second birthday. Photograph: Getty Images

Childhood in Britain is changing fast, an NHS report finds

Lady Justice Hallett found that the on-the-run  scheme used was ‘unprecedented and flawed’, but that it was not unlawful or improper. Photograph: Nick Ansell/PA Wire

Lady Justice Hallett says letters for Republicans ‘unprecedented’ but not unlawful

Demotion of education secretary Michael Gove to the position of chief whip could be part of a longer game. Photograph:  Oli Scarff/Getty Images

Departure of Michael Gove from education delights teaching unions

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