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
UNIONS and MPs urged Work and Pensions Minister David Blunkett yesterday to "concentrate on creating new jobs" rather than launching fresh attacks on the unemployed.
US and NATO forces in Afghanistan turned a deaf ear to calls to aid earthquake victims in Pakistan yesterday.
A DAMNING Green Party report revealed yesterday that Britain is failing to implement Europe's environmental laws.
LEFT MP John McDonnell warned Prime Minister Tony Blair yesterday that he could face defeat at the hands of his own backbenchers if he presses ahead with plans to increase private-sector involvement in public services.
INCREASED private-sector involvement in the NHS is leading to the service being "dismantled," former Labour Health Secretary Frank Dobson warned doctors at the weekend.
HAMPSTEAD and Highgate Labour MP Glenda Jackson said yesterday that she is prepared to act as a "stalking horse" to trigger a leadership contest if Prime Minister Tony Blair seeks to cling to power for more than another year.
LONDON Mayor Ken Livingstone warned Tory-led Bromley Council yesterday that he will do everything in his power to ensure the rights of same-sex couples after the borough refused to have "civil partnerships" on its property.
ANTI-LITTER campaigners Keep Britain Tidy will send out posters to schools today telling children what to do if they find a drugs needle.
TUC general secretary Brendan Barber welcomed reports yesterday that smoking could be banned in all English pubs, rather than just those which serve food.
CHILDREN'S charity NSPCC praised the late DJ John Peel (pictured) yesterday for his decision to write about his rape by an older pupil at boarding school in his autobiography, which is published this week.