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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AUTOMOTIVE union T&G welcomed a tribunal victory ordering the government to pay Â£14 million to 5,000 former Rover workers yesterday.
RAIL union RMT made a direct appeal to the London Underground yesterday to bring the fragmented Tube service back into public ownership following a continuing row over safety.
CANCER experts said yesterday that the success of a new vaccine against cervical cancer could spell the end for a disease which kills more than 1,100 women in Britain every year.
ANGRY rail unions demanded new corporate killing laws yesterday after privateer Balfour Beatty received a Â£10 million fine for "sustained industrial negligence" leading up to the Hatfield tragedy.
HUMAN rights campaigners attacked the US authorities' "sickening" treatment of Guantanamo Bay detainees currently on hunger strike yesterday.
HEALTH unions hailed the "beginning of the end" for the two-tier workforce among NHS contractors yesterday.
PRISON reformers and unions welcomed a ruling from the European Court of Human Rights against a British law banning prisoners from voting yesterday.
LABOUR against the War chairman Alan Simpson MP accused Prime Minister Tony Blair of "banging the drum for another illegal war" yesterday, following his inflammatory remarks in London.
THE BBC revealed yesterday that US President George Bush told Palestinian ministers that he had been instructed by God to invade Iraq and Afghanistan.
CIVIL rights campaigners gave a cautious welcome to Home Secretary Charles Clarke's decision to water down some of his repressive anti-terror proposals yesterday - but they warned that there is still "much to fear."