Standing ovation: Tessa Jowell after speaking about her fight with cancer in the House of Lords in January this year. Photograph: Handout/AFP/Getty

Theresa May and Tony Blair have led the tributes to Tessa Jowell and her achievements, ranging from her time in the British government through to her (...)

David Blunkett: ‘The mind-set is almost that cyberattacks are what happen to other people’

A career politician and former UK government home secretary with a recently bestowed peerage of Baron of Brightside and Hillsborough in the City of Sh(...)

Fianna Fáil says the  Public Services Card has not been very effective in combatting fraud. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

There is no evidence that the Public Services Card has had any significant impact in combating fraud, according to Fianna Fáil. The party’s spokesma(...)

When people have forgotten Corbyn wanted to stop companies paying dividends unless they paid staff a living wage, they will remember his search for a “reasonable accommodation” with Argentina over the Falklands. Photograph: Jonathan Brady/PA Wire

A jaded town on the Essex riviera is all the UK Independence party has to show for its nearly four million votes at last year’s general election. Econ(...)

Former editor of the News of the World Andy Coulson: “Given what has gone on in my private life the irony is not lost on me”. Photograph: Luke MacGregor/Reuters

Andy Coulson was accused in the Old Bailey court in London yesterday of “pure hypocrisy” over attack on former home secretary David Blunkett f(...)

Former News International chief executive Rebekah Brooks arrives at the Old Bailey courthouse in London today. Photograph: Suzanne Plunkett/Reuters.

Jurors have been played furious voicemail messages left by former British home secretary David Blunkett in the wake of false press claims about his re(...)

Former News International chief executive Rebekah Brooks leaves the Old Bailey courthouse in London today. Photograph: Neil Hall/Reuters.

Management at the News of the World must have known about phone hacking, the jury in the trial of former News International chief executive Rebekah Br(...)