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Monday, October 11, 1999 Published at 08:43 GMT 09:43 UK




The Red Flag ends Labour rally

They may have sung the Red Flag at the end of the Labour conference but, says Nick Assinder, for some their heart clearly was not in it.





Blair: Hunt ban still on track

Prime Minister Tony Blair insists he can deliver his promise to ban fox hunting before the next general election.





Smith touts Net ticket giveaway

Schoolchildren will get free tickets to arts and sports events through the Internet under a plan unveiled by the culture secretary in his conference speech.



Blair denies second home ban
The prime minister dismisses the idea of banning people from buying second homes in some areas, floated by Environment Minister Michael Meacher.
Extra police to fight crime
Home Secretary Jack Straw announces funds to recruit an extra 5,000 new police officers over the next three years.
'NHS rot has stopped'
Health Secretary Frank Dobson has announced plans for better mental health services and more accessible primary health care.
Long road for hunt ban
The leader of the House of Lords, Baroness Jay, confirms the government has no intention of banning fox hunting before Lords reform is complete.
Prescott walks it like he talks it
Deputy Prime Minister John Prescott walks 250 yards to Labour's party conference, a day after causing an outcry by being driven the same distance to deliver his keynote speech.
MS cannabis user attacks 'bigoted' Straw
A disabled Labour supporter who smokes cannabis to ease his condition condemns Home Secretary Jack Straw's refusal to legalise medicinal use of the drug.
Short announces aid packages
International Development Secretary Clare Short announces an overseas aid package at the Labour conference.
Lawrence father attacks Tories
The father of murdered black teenager Stephen Lawrence tells Labour's conference the Tories hid the truth behind his son's death.
Time for Tubby bye bye
What does Tony Blair have in common with Tinky Winky, Laa-laa, Dipsy and Po?
Heseltine spurns Blair's invitation
Michael Heseltine rejects as "political opportunism" Tony Blair's appeal to Tory supporters to defect to New Labour.
Prescott: I'll do what is right
The deputy prime minister makes a passionate defence of government transport policy in his speech at the Labour conference.
Conflict over school booing row
Culture Secretary Chris Smith denies Labour Party members booed a jazz band performing at a conference fringe meeting when they found its members attended a private school.
No minimum wage for Labour workers
Scores of stewards staffing the Labour party conference are being paid a third of the level of the national minimum wage, BBC News Online can exclusively reveal.
Mandelson: I let Blair down
Former Trade Secretary Peter Mandelson tells the BBC he still feels uncomfortable about the events surrounding his resignation.
Byers compromises on Post Office
Trade Secretary Stephen Byers has moved to ease union fears over the level of the Post Office's monopoly which he says will be set by the industry's new regulator.
Minister defends opposition to hunt ban
Sports Minister Kate Hoey defends her opposition to a ban on foxhunting.
Blair leads moral crusade
UK Prime Minister Tony Blair says the class war is over and pledges a battle for true equality in the 21st century.
Hunt demo condemns Blair
Demonstrators opposed to the planned fox hunting ban stage a mass rally close to the Labour party conference.
Timor leader praises Labour
The UK government's claims that its "ethical" foreign policy remains intact, despite arms sales to Indonesia, are boosted by a message of thanks from East Timor's independence leader.
Blair guilty of arrogance say Tories
The Tories have accused Tony Blair of overwhelming arrogance in his speech to the Labour Party conference.
Picture gallery: Smiles by the seaside
Labour's last annual conference of the century was full of smiles, with the odd frown thrown in.
The key points of Tony Blair's speech
Prime Minister Tony Blair's keynote speech to the Labour conference, abridged and set out by topic.
Tony Blair's speech in full
This is the full text of the speech by Prime Minister Tony Blair to the Labour Party conference.
Labour failed on Euro turnout - Beckett
News in brief from the Labour Party conference.
Brown: We've only just begun
UK Chancellor Gordon Brown tells the Labour conference the government still has much to do to achieve its dream of a prosperous and modern Britain.
Brown's barnstormer
Chancellor Gordon Brown has delivered a vintage speech to the Labour party conference and revived talk of his leadership ambitions.
Stop whingeing, Michael tells opposition
Assembly First Secretary, Alun Michael, challenges opposition parties in the National Assembly to "stop whingeing" and make the Assembly work.
Pension earnings link 'dead' - Castle
Baroness Castle receives a standing ovation for an attack on the government's pension policy at the Labour Party conference.
Labour seeks Head of Attack
The Labour Party is recruiting a "Head of Attack" to manipulate its Excalibur computer system famed for its role in elections.
Jackson promises 24-hour Tube
Glenda Jackson, a Labour contender in the race to become London's first elected mayor, pledges a round-the-clock Tube system within a year.
Devolution is working, says Dewar
Scottish First Minister Donald Dewar defends devolution and coalition government with the Liberal Democrats at the Labour Party's annual conference.
Labour unveils its new star
Labour's conference platform shows off its new star logo - but it denies ditching its traditional rose.
UK will meet euro tests - Mandelson
News in brief from Labour's conference in Bournemouth.
Blair denies interest in GM
Prime Minister Tony Blair defends his stance on genetically-modified foods after criticism at the start of Labour's conference.
Protests greet Labour in Bournemouth
The first of a series of high-profile demonstrations takes place at the Labour Party conference in Bournemouth.


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