A government guided by common sense would respond to news that publicly owned Royal Mail has increased profits to £403 million by scrapping plans to flog off the service.
Wales TUC president sets out the achievements of Welsh workers over the past year - and looks to the battles ahead
Interview with Jeremy Scahill, author of a chilling new exposé of the US's worldwide war without end
THE first permanent memorial to victims of the July 7 bombings went on display in London at the weekend.
TRANSPORT union RMT urged security bosses at cross-channel carrier Eurostar to "get serious over pay or face further strikes" yesterday.
THE bitter price war between supermarket giants Tesco and Asda escalated yesterday when the boss of Asda's US owner Wal-Mart called for a government investigation into its rival.
THE Department of Health said yesterday that Iraqi doctors are to be invited to Britain for "reskilling" in a bid to reconstruct the shattered nation's health-care system.
CULTURE Secretary Tessa Jowell distanced herself yesterday from new Labour's "infamous" text-message bid to woo young drinkers at the 2001 general election.
WORK and Pensions Secretary David Blunkett revealed his famous sense of humour at the weekend when he tried to block the broadcast of a drama about his affair with magazine publisher Kimberly Quinn.
RAMBLERS and hikers set out to explore land previously out of bounds yesterday as thousands of acres of countryside were opened up under "right to roam" legislation.
UNION-BUSTING Heathrow caterers Gate Gourmet outlined redundancy terms yesterday which it hopes will placate workers furious at their arbitrary sacking.
ISLAMIST Saudi dissident Muhammad al-Massari (pictured) announced at the weekend that he has closed his controversial website and said that he is thinking of leaving London.
HUNDREDS of thousands of revellers enjoyed glorious sunshine at Notting Hill Carnival's Children's Day yesterday afternoon as the procession of floats, massed fans and field bands got under way.