News Syrian rebels gather outside a building which they blew up to target a regime sniper taking shelter inside but who managed to escape in the Salaheddine district of the northern city of Aleppo

Cost of the non-lethal assistance would be met from the Government's conflict pool fund.

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FORTY-FOUR Labour MPs have openly challenged Tony Blair by signing a declaration that Labour must remain a "democratic socialist party" and reject a centre-left coalition with the Liberal Democrats.

Forget about Old Labour, Mr Blair, and worry about the Europhiles

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Welsh rugby star badly hurt in crash

THE FORMER Welsh rugby captain Robert Jones and his brother Rhodri - who also has played for his country - were badly injured in a road accident in which a police officer died yesterday.

Blair told: listen to us or lose

TONY BLAIR'S relationship with Labour's traditional supporters sunk to a new low last night when the head of the Trades Union Congress accused the Prime Minister of treating his party's loyal voters like "embarrassing elderly relatives" at a family party.

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To avoid another debacle, Labour must let Mr Livingstone stand

The current uncertainty illustrates that the high-water mark of `control freakery' has passed

European Elections: Labour - Losses show Blair's lack of euro plan

ON THE eve of making his most positive statement on the single currency in February, Tony Blair telephoned members of his Cabinet to ensure they supported his plan to "change up a gear" to prepare Britain for membership.

All the excuses cannot disguise this anti-European majority

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Hain says Blair offends support

TONY BLAIR has been accused by one of his own ministers of being "gratuitously offensive" to core Labour supporters in his pursuit of Middle England voters.

How Britain voted: Rows cost us seats, says Hain

LABOUR FAILED to win an overall majority and its leader struggled to find a seat in the Welsh Assembly election which saw the turnout fall miserably below the critical 50 per cent mark.

How Britain voted: Welsh Nationalists - Labour not welcome in the valleys

PLAID CYMRU made dramatic inroads into Labour heartlands in the valleys as traditional Labour voters delivered a massive snub to Tony Blair.

Britain votes: Wales - `Touch and go' whether Labour will win majority

IT IS touch and go whether Labour will hold an an overall majority in the Welsh Assembly. With the count beginning today, an exit poll for the BBC last night indicated that Labour would win between 28 and 32 seats in the 60-strong assembly.

Voting for a new Britain: Fears grow over low Welsh turnout

PRIVATE LABOUR Party polls show that less than half of Welsh voters are likely to turn out in the elections for the Assembly, throwing the whole institution into doubt.

Voting For A New Britain: Labour warns against apathy

CONCERN IS mounting at senior levels of the Labour Party that it will fail to win an overall majority in the Welsh Assembly amid signs that its leader may be denied a seat.
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