The parents of a gravely ill child will be held for up to three days in Spanish custody while a judge decides whether to grant bail, as they fight extradition over suspected neglect for spiriting their five-year-old son, Ashya, away from a British hospital.
The competition between British police and crime agencies to be involved in the search for Madeleine McCann has hampered the investigation into her disappearance, according to the findings of an unpublished Home Office report.
An Attorney General who does his job by giving his cabinet colleagues sound advice, whether they like it or not, may be a nuisance. But at least he does it in private. The problem with sacking him, as David Cameron is rapidly discovering, is that he then tends to give unpalatable advice in public.