The Trussell Trust has warned food banks risk becoming "institutionalised" amid the cost-of-living crisis.
As millions take to the roads to spend Christmas with their loved ones, thousands will queue at foodbanks to feed theirs.
Matthew and Sophie volunteer in a Birmingham foodbank, which has seen a 47% increase in demand in a year.
Labour MP Jonathan Reynolds says his party is beginning to win back the trust of voters it lost in the election disaster two years ago.
The MP for Romford expressed concern for MPs losing second jobs after suggesting some Universal Credit claimants liked getting extra money.
Financial secretary Lucy Frazer was challenged over claims the budget left low income households better off
The consumer champion warned that the situation around energy bills is so serious there’s "nothing left in the cupboard that I can help you with."
The government has committed to cutting the Universal Credit uplift despite fierce criticism from campaigners.
Michelle Ballantyne is facing fresh scrutiny for comments made in 2018 when she said 'it is fair that people on benefit cannot have as many children as they like while people who don't claim benefits have to make decisions about the number of children they can have'.
A petition on Change.org objecting to the decision to award Iain Duncan Smith a knighthood has received more than 220,000 signatures.
Mr Duncan Smith has been recognised for 'political and public service'.
Sean Doherty, 37, from Glasgow, was turned away from hospital twice after he was deemed 'low risk'.
Last week the rollout of Universal Credit reached Northampton. “I’m losing sleep over it,” 57-year-old Martin D'Rosario says. Last week D'Rosario attended a meeting organised by local Labour candidate Sally Keeble to give people advice on what’s coming, with shadow housing secretary John Healey attending.
Shadow chancellor John McDonnell said we should follow France and Germany's lead when it comes to the working week.
As MPs and Lords debate the roll out of Universal Credit, one peer highlighted the devastating pressures some face as they wait for their money.