Labour has increased its majority in Oldham East and Saddleworth. Yesterday's by-election saw the party comfortably see off the Lib Dem challenge, taking 14,718 votes compared to the Lib Dem candidate's 11,160 votes. This can safely be interpreted as what pundits call "a bloody nose" for the coalition government.
Much of what was written about the events that took place in Bangkok in May 2010 was from the point of view of journalists employed by the Western media. Mark Govier shares his personal experience after staying with the alleged Red Shirt paramilitary, and argues that the Red Shirt spirit is still alive.
Tommy Sheridan, one of Scotland’s most prominent socialists, has been told to expect ‘to begin a prison sentence’ after being found guilty of perjury on 23rd December. Katherine Connelly looks at the issues behind the case.