First The Bad.
Tens of thousands of 11-year-olds leave primary school practically illiterate.
Nationalised bank Northern Rock made a pre-tax loss of £724m for the first six months of the year as its bad debts tripled.
Ed Miliband’s London offices were blockaded yesterday morning by a coalition of “red, green and black” activists in a demonstration of solidarity for the factory workers who have been occupying the Vestas wind turbine plant on the Isle of Wight since the 20th July. He's on a "fact finding mission (holiday at our expense) to Brazil!
UK Afghan helicopters 'not safe'
A soldier facing court martial over his refusal to serve in Afghanistan is expected to claim in his defence that the war is unlawful.
Government and public sector agencies are spending £37 million a year of taxpayers' money lobbying each other, figures show.
Large pay rise for parliamentary officials who ran MPs' expenses.
Almost two thirds of voters feel that the UK's foreign policy over the past decade has weakened the country's moral authority. Supporters of all political parties also favour a reduction in the level of the country's overseas military commitments.
Prosecutors handed G20 death file.
Now The Good.
A maximum of 302 days, 19 hours, 15 minutes to The General Election!