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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THE Scottish Socialist Party hailed the strong support that it has received from around the world yesterday for its four MSPs who were banned from Parliament.
OVER 100 security guards on cross-channel carrier Eurostar walked out on strike yesterday in an ongoing row over pay.
THE Police Federation and Metropolitan Police Federation wrote to the Home Secretary yesterday, demanding an inquiry into leaks which exposed police lies over the execution of Jean Charles de Menezes.
THE Chief Inspector of Prisons Anne Owers warned yesterday that parts of Norwich Prison are "unfit for human habitation."
ACTOR and campaigner Vanessa Redgrave caused a storm at the Scottish Parliament yesterday, when she accused the government of showing "contempt" for the UN and international law.
DOCTORS' leaders warned last night that the financial crisis afflicting many hospitals in England could lead to more job losses and department closures.
INDUSTRY union GMB accused Scotland's First Minister of "betraying" Scottish manufacturing yesterday, after his government ignored Glasgow's shipyard workers and handed two lucrative shipbuilding contracts to Poland.
THOUSANDS of cases of the killer bug Clostridium difficile were detected in hospitals last year, government figures showed yesterday.
INDUSTRY union T&G stressed yesterday that the proposed jobs deal with caterer Gate Gourmet is merely a "first step."
IRAQI refugees accused the government yesterday of seeking to legitimise its illegal war by pressing ahead with an "inhumane" policy of forcibly returning them to their ravaged country.