Labour MP Tristram Hunt’s proposals provoked ridicule from political enemies. Photograph: Yui Mok/PA

Hammersmith Bridge has straddled the Thames for more than a century. It has a tendency to corrode, it was the target of IRA bomb attacks, and it strug(...)

About 2.5m people in the UK are unemployed but those  in work are not guaranteed a living wage, the report said

George Osborne has had a good week, enthused by the energy of the Chinese during his week-long visit, while back at home economic numbers continue to (...)