ANDY Burnham, frontrunner in the Labour leadership contest, has hailed Britain's entrepreneurs as heroes as he and the other main candidates hit the campaign trail emphasising their ordinariness.
Trade unions have reacted with fury after a surprise move in the Queen's Speech which threatens to cost them millions of pounds.
David Cameron's government is to fast-track new powers for Scotland by next February so the Scottish Tories can pledge tax cuts in next year's Holyrood elections.
Scottish Labour leadership hopeful Ken Macintosh has called for a radical shake-up of the rules covering the contest to elect Jim Murphy's successor.
Former militant firebrand Derek Hatton has been left out in the cold after a bid to rejoin the Labour Party was blocked three decades after he was first expelled.