Amid growing concern and criticism of its planned reforms to the NHS in England, the UK government says it is willing to make major changes to the policy.
A large scale international cyber-attack using the WannaCry ransomware package disrupts computer and telephone systems in thousands of cases across 99 countries. Affected organisations include: England's NHS, with doctors reporting messages demanding money; MegaFon and Sberbank in Russia; Telefónica, Iberdrola, and Gas Natural in Spain; and FedEx.
The UK's coalition government drops plans for a crucial House of Commons vote on its plans to reform the House of Lords after it faced likely defeat over the issue with as many as 100 Conservative MPs planning to oppose the plans.
Lib Dem MPs abstain in a House of Commons vote calling for an investigation into the ministerial conduct of Culture Secretary Jeremy Hunt over his handling of the BSkyB takeover bid. The motion is rejected by 290 votes to 252, but Conservative Party MPs are angered by the lack of support from their coalition partners.
An e-petition calling for the British Government to release of Cabinet documents relating to the Hillsborough disaster collects 100,000 signatures - enough for MPs to consider a House of Commons debate on the matter. It is the first government e-petition to reach the target.
In a BBC interview British Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg promises that the Liberal Democtrats will be "a moderating influence" on the Conservatives and will block planned reforms of the National Health Service unless changes are made to them.
At a British Medical Association conference, delegates call for the coalition government to halt its plans to overhaul the National Health Service in England. However, they stop short of complete opposition to the proposals.