Official inflation figures understate the real extent of rising costs, but even the government's own CPI scheme lays bare the ongoing misery for working people and those dependent on benefits.
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GENERAL union T&G warned yesterday that more government cash is needed to redress unequal pay in local government.
GENERAL union GMB urged AA workers yesterday to resist bosses' "tinkering" with their pensions "before it's too late."
NHS workers called for a "substantial" pay rise over and above inflation yesterday, to improve much-needed recruitment and retention of staff as well as closing gaps with other public-sector comparators.
FRONT-RUNNER for the Tory leadership David Davis made his pitch yesterday, telling the party to "walk tall" and stop apologising for its past.
FRIENDS of the Earth demanded a new law that would hold the government legally responsible for cutting Britain's greenhouse gas emissions yesterday.
PHYSICIANS warned the government yesterday of an "exodus" of consultants unless action is taken to reduce pressure and working hours.
RUSSIAN President Vladimir Putin became the first foreign leader to visit 10 Downing Street's secret crisis management bunker yesterday, where he and Prime Minister Tony Blair agreed to step up Anglo-Russian co-operation in the battle against terrorism.
THE widow of the British consul general killed in a terrorist bombing in Turkey criticised the Foreign Office yesterday for not supporting survivors of the attack.
BRITAIN'S nurses demanded action on pay yesterday, after a shocking survey revealed that almost one-third are planning to leave their jobs.
WELSH Culture Minister Alun Pugh said yesterday that Welsh language speakers will be able to "keep up with the Joneses," with a dedicated edition of the word game Scrabble.