In my little patch of the Valleys five libraries will close
We learnt quite a lot at PMQs. But the most intriguing revelation was the Prime Minister's dig at the beeb
The Privy Council must not crumble in the face of bullying
Ninety five years after women got the vote, the Tory Conference will see 128 fringe meetings at which not a single woman is due to speak
Even without the Tesco and Next controversy it was going to be busy. Chris Bryant takes us through his day in the public eye
Plus: Politics in the civil service? Never. And tempers are rising along with pay
The truth is that whatever's said between the abbey and the river, all of this is just heard as a very distant rumble out in the country
Plus: Expensive memories of war; Old jokes aren't the best Boris; A surgeon's dilemma and the dangers of shadow dancing
It’s tough in A&E, and not enough doctors will take it on
Plus, health inequality between rich and poor remains a major killer
Plus: Ordeal by 'Question Time' (sorry, my words on how it would feel to leave the EU were ill-chosen) and how I met a cabbie with top Tehran gossip
Plus: Strangers among the Conservatives; make hay while the party is in disarray and a delicious detail missing from the National Theatre's 'This House'
Aside from my own conversion to socialism, it was Section 28 that turned me against Thatcher permanently. Plus, recalling parliament sets an unnecessary precedent
David was a great boss for the 10 very enjoyable minutes that I was a minister at the Foreign Office
Plus, surely Tony Hall can't run the BBC and sit in the House of Lords?
At the moment, it’s the Empty Parliament – a legislative programme that is a void and an economic policy devoid of a strategy for growth