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.
Jake Sutton, who snapped Thatcher, Kinnock and Blair, talks with Matthew Bell
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
Sheffield is a brave place to stage an eve of election rally. It was in the Steel City in 1992 that Neil Kinnock, then riding high in the opinion polls against John Major, was spectacularly undone with a breathtaking display of hubris in front of 10,000 screaming followers scenting victory in what has become the textbook example of how not to appeal to last-minute floating voters.
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'
Gay rights champion Leo Abse has died at the age of 91, a family friend said today.