Bullying boosts independence
Ten polls on Scottish independence have been published since the Tories said Scots could not keep the pound. On average the Yes side is on 43 percent. They represent the best sequence of results yet for the Yes campaign.
Hillsborough inquests begin
A jury has been selected to hear fresh inquests into the deaths of 96 football fans who died as a result of the 1989 Hillsborough disaster. Inquests were ordered after the Hillsborough Independent Panel revealed new evidence in 2012. The IPCC watchdog is also looking into allegations of police misconduct in the aftermath of the disaster.
Protest for the right to read
Authors and campaigners protested outside Pentonville Prison in north London last Friday, against a ban on sending books to prisoners. New rules mean prisoners can no longer be sent small parcels with items such as books or underwear.
Post selloff cost us £750m
The Tories’ rush to privatise Royal Mail cost £750 million in a single day. In a damning report the National Audit Service said that the sale of the postal service ploughed ahead despite warnings it was massively undervalued.