Crass and shelves of tinned and packet food in a food bank

Food banks under pressure from a ‘tsunami of need’

Food bank charity The Trussell Trust reports that one in five working people are now turning to food banks, as the cost of living crisis takes its toll

Conference sets campaigning tasks on universal credit

Speakers talk of the devastation caused by Conservative attacks on benefits and the most vulnerable in society

The government needs to ‘sling their hook’

Local government delegates agree it’s essential to get rid of the Conservative government in order to save our services

A history man’s challenge for the future

Writer and veteran campaigner Harry Leslie Smith looks to the past and shares his hopes – and fears – for the future