High-risk districts have certain characteristics in common: A high density of people from the same family or ethnicity living close together. Photograph:  Ben Stansall/AFP/Getty Images

Conservative MP Andrew Stephenson’s Pendle constituency in Lancashire is a key marginal battleground in the forthcoming battle in May, where he is def(...)

The Daily Mail front page from Monday

The Daily Mail, Britain’s celebrity-obsessed mid-market tabloid, certainly knows how to spark a heated debate. And it’s not afraid of a bizarre headli(...)

Labour leader Ed Miliband with candidate Michael Kane on the Wythenshawe and Sale East byelection campaign trail. Photograph: Gareth Fuller/PA

Mike Kane, Labour’s candidate in the Wythenshawe and Sale East byelection in Manchester, once piped footballer Roy Keane on to the pitch during the la(...)

 Ed Miliband: “It’s perfectly legitimate for the Daily Mail to talk about my father’s politics but when they say that he hated Britain I was not willing to put up with that.” Photograph: Phil Noble/Reuters

Ed Miliband has been given support from David Cameron and Nick Clegg over his decision to take on the Daily Mail in response to an article he claimed (...)

Former Labour spin doctor Damian McBride is fitted with a microphone for a television interview on Brighton’s seafront during the Labour Party’s annual conference in the town last week. Photograph:  Chris Ison/PA Wire

Sitting in a London hotel, Damian McBride has just returned from the British Labour Party’s annual conference in Brighton, one dominated in part by Po(...)

Satellite dishes at GCHQ’s outpost in Bude, Cornwall, England. Photograph: Kieran Doherty/Reuters

Britain runs a secret monitoring station in the Middle East to intercept large numbers of telephone calls, emails and internet traffic that it shares (...)

Luis Suárez (right) and  Branislav Ivanovic on the ground after the Liverpool player bit his opponent during a Premier League match on Sunday. Photograph:  Peter Byrne/PA

The decision of Liverpool football club to keep its star player Luis Suárez, despite his bizarre biting of Chelsea defender Branislav Ivanovic in a(...)

Sunderland’s manager  Paolo Di Canio, has denied he is  racist. Photograph: Mike Hewitt/Getty Images

Newcastle United fans have been warned by police not to taunt Paolo Di Canio, the manager of hated rivals Sunderland, with fascist salutes. (...)

Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson expects Martin O’Neill to take a brief break from the game . Photograph: Stu Forster/Getty Images

Alex Ferguson has side-stepped the fascism row that has enveloped Paolo di Canio’s first few days at Sunderland – preferring instead to focus (...)

 David Miliband talks to reporters at his home  in London yesterday. Photograph:  Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images

Britain’s first prime minister, Horace Walpole, once wrote that no great country was ever saved by good men because good men will not go to the(...)