Teen heroes amaze, delight and kindle hope
Do teenagers deserve more respect? The news is suddenly full of amazing young people, whose energy and idealism is taking the world by storm. So, how come adolescence has such a bad name?
Secrets foil attempt to lay Iraq war to rest
An inquiry wants letters between Blair and Bush about Iraq to be published. But does honesty always make better policy?
Has ‘Dr. Cameron’ got his diagnosis right?
The government is planning a major overhaul of the health service, where hospitals will become more like businesses. But is it the right cure?
If you’re happy and you know it, clap your hands
Or fill in a form. The government wants to measure our levels of happiness, but do we even understand what makes us happy?
'Wrinkly' TV star wins under new ageism rules
A television presenter wins her age discrimination case against the BBC. But is the world of work ready to make room for the older generation?
Snakes and ladders with new school tables
Government changes to school league tables will mean less choice for many GCSE pupils. But will focus on new core subjects raise standards?
Scotland Yard and the spy who 'went native'
Environmental protestors have escaped prosecution, after a police mole who spied on them sensationally changed sides. Everyone’s angry – but who’s in the right?
Teenage Soldiers – Army Schools Under Fire
A sixteen-year-old boy is too young to buy a copy of a war-themed video game. Is he old enough to join the army?
Murder in Arizona - shooting shocks USA
An American politician has been shot in Arizona. As she fights for her life the debate heats up: did angry politicians encourage her attacker?
Gloom, doom and cuts v barmy men hugging
A crushing cricket victory in Australia is good news for England fans. But does sport really have the power to change the national mood?
Friend or foe? Government partnership tested
Conservative and Lib Dem politicians go head-to-head in an election this week while working as partners in the national coalition government.
UK Drugs Trade - Smugglers Get Creative
Drug smugglers are trying inventive new tactics. Can border police stop the illegal trade into the country? And are they targeting the wrong people?
Terrible floods in Australia bring ruin and snakes
They have not seen floods like this in Queensland for over fifty years. But as the waters subside, who should be paying for the damage?