He's the first Labour leader to speak at Durham's union spree for decades, sparking cries of 'Red Ed'
As Archdruid of Wales from 1979 to 1981, Geraint Bowen was renowned for his hard-hitting speeches from the Logan Stone in the ceremonies of the Assembly of Bards of the Isle of Britain (the Gorsedd). Not only did he speak out against the Anglicisation of Wales and in defence of the Welsh language, as Archdruids are expected to do, but also lent his authority to the campaign for a fourth television channel broadcasting in Welsh and against the burying of nuclear waste. In this he ran the risk of upsetting some of the more pusillanimous officers of the National Eisteddfod, to which the Gorsedd is closely affiliated.
No other parliament has anything like Prime Minister's Questions. Chris Moncrieff, who has covered it from the start, gives his verdict
It takes a lot to shock John Humphrys. But when Justin Webb, his co-host on the Today programme, revealed that he was the secret love child of the Welshman's old BBC colleague, the newsreader Peter Woods, even Humphrys was taken aback.
Today Miliband must explain why his vision of a fairer country does not mark him out as a wild communist, but places him on the political centre ground
Jack Straw is to step down from frontbench politics after 30 years, he announced today.
Andy Burnham, one of four former cabinet ministers vying to be the next Labour leader, has announced that he is "proud" to be seen as the candidate who would carry on where Gordon Brown and Tony Blair left off. He defended the most contentious decision of the Blair years, to send British troops to war in Iraq, unlike his rivals, Ed Miliband and Ed Balls, who have distanced themselves from the war.
The Independent on Sunday writer, who died on Saturday, was a master columnist, writes Donald Trelford
John Prescott has unleashed an outspoken attack on Harriet Harman and blamed a lack of talent for Labour's failure to communicate a clear message to the public.
They are both Oxford University educated journalists who are recognised among the country's most prominent and highly paid newscasters.
Professor Sir Alan Walters, the former economics adviser to Margaret Thatcher whose controversial role led to the resignation of Nigel Lawson, has died at the age of 82.
'The public view of Peter is a gross distortion of the private Peter I know'
The paper might have sunk its teeth into Ken Livingstone but Boris Johnson's victory in the London mayoral elections owes less to a vigorous press campaign than the fading fortunes of the Labour Party, writes Tim Luckhurst