Labour Party Conference: Bournemouth Highlights
Thursday 30 September 1999
Derek Hodgson, from the postal workers' union, who persuaded Stephen Byers to cancel his lunch and dinner arrangements in an attempt to find a compromise
John Prescott was ridiculed after he was driven in his official green Jaguar as part of a three-vehicle convoy for the 300-yard journey from his hotel to the conference hall to deliver a speech on improving public transport
REBEL OF THE DAY
Delegates who booed an all-girl jazz band for being from a private school, suggesting the class war is still alive and kicking
SOUNDBITE OF THE DAY
Diane Abbott on Peter Mandelson: "I listen to you. I have spent 20 years in the Labour movement listening to you."
BEST FRINGE MEETING
New Europe meeting, single currency sceptics sought to outflank Europhiles by organising their meeting in the trendy K-bar with wine.
`The Mirror' newspaper set new standards by having Boy George with Culture Club playing at its bash
John Prescott's ovation was two minutes 40 seconds long and 65 decibels loud.
Wellcome Image Awards: The most striking images from the world of science, including breast cancer cells under chemical attack and a photographer’s own kidney stone
Missing Malaysia Airlines plane: Terrorism explanation 'cannot be ruled out', says CIA
Bob Crow death: 'Admired by his members, feared by employers' - Tributes pour in for RMT union leader and 'working class hero' Bob Crow
Oscar Pistorius murder trial: Athlete repeatedly sick as court hears 'graphic details' of Reeva Steenkamp's post-mortem
How climate change helped Genghis Khan: Scientists believe a sudden period of warmer weather allowed the Mongols to invade with such success
Britain's top vet sparks controversy with call for ban on slashing animals' throats in 'ritual' slaughters for halal and kosher meat products
Poor 'live like animals' says Boris's privately educated sister after going on 'poverty safari'
Exclusive: Impact of immigrants on British workers ‘negligible’
Vince Cable: Teachers 'know absolutely nothing' about the world of work
Ukraine crisis: Russia pledges to 'retaliate against sanctions' as Ukrainian president says Crimea vote will not be recognised
The quiet diplomat: Catherine Ashton - recognised and admired in all the world’s troubled countries, yet ridiculed at home
- 1 Pakistan vs Paul Smith: Sandal-wearers bemused by famed British designer's attempts to sell traditional Peshawari chappal-style shoes for the distinctly untraditional sum of £300
- 2 Family forced to flee home after discovering 'terrifying' nest of spiders in bananas
- 3 First Kiss: Filmmaker gets 20 strangers to make out on YouTube with awkward results
- 4 Grace Dent: Who cares if she spells it Barraco Barner? Gemma Worrall is more employable than some bookish arts graduate
- 5 Bob Crow death: 'Admired by his members, feared by employers' - Tributes pour in for RMT union leader and 'working class hero' Bob Crow
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