Spanish municipal and regional elections saw anti-poverty activist Ada Colau elected as mayor of Barcelona and the ruling People’s Party hammered across the board.
Opposition peers in the House of Lords have a sufficient majority to block every Conservatives measure in the Queen’s Speech.
The pomp and ceremony of the State Opening of Parliament could not disguise the squalor of the newly-elected Tory Government’s legislative programme, or its financial incompetence.
President Vladimir Putin signed a bill which allows foreign organisations to be banned from operating in Russia
George Osborne signalled a major push to boost Britain’s economic productivity.
A former MEP was convicted of fraudulently claiming almost £500,000 in European Parliament expenses.
Mental health trusts in England are forecasting significant cuts to their funding over the next four years.
A Nationwide Building Society survey found that 87 per cent of respondents believe that organisations that can afford it should pay the Living Wage (LW).
A union rep blacklisted after complaining about anti-Liverpool jibes on his manager’s Facebook page said he was proud to stand up for Scousers after winning a tribunal for unfair dismissal.
Senior Government sources have confirmed that Britain will reject European Union-imposed quotas of migrants rescued from sinking boats in the Mediterranean.
The first all-Tory Cabinet meeting for 18 years put anti-trade union legislation high up its governmental agenda.
Union leaders are urging caution over the Labour leadership race to avoid repeating past mistakes.
Labour’s interim leader Harriet Harman has moved to close gaps in the party’s frontbench while announcing that she will not be standing again for the deputy position.
More than 90 per cent of SNP general election candidates, MPs, MSPs and MEP are from the top three occupational groupings, according to a GMB Scotland analysis.
In a reflection of the Westminster contest, the Tories made gains in local elections throughout the south-east of England and Midlands while Labour retained control of its urban strongholds.