News archive from 2 January 2016

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Arsenal transfer news: Mohamed Elneny medical done, Ben Chilwell close, David Ospina exit – reports

Arsenal fans will be keeping a close eye on all the transfer gossip this January, which could prove to be a vital point in their season. The Gunners currently top the Premier League table, but still look short in one or two areas due to a spate of...

Metro, 00:10 in Sport
 

Man repeatedly stabbed after challenging train passengers

A man was repeatedly stabbed in a station car park after challenging a group of passengers who were throwing objects around a train carriage. British Transport Police (BTP) have launched an investigation and are appealing for witnesses following the...

 

Obama to take unilateral action on US gun violence

President Obama has said he will take unilateral action to tackle the problem of gun violence in the US. In his first weekly address of 2016, Mr Obama said he would meet Attorney General Loretta Lynch to discuss actions he could take. He said he was...

BBC, 00:12 in World News
 
Police investigate ‘massacre’ threat at school

Police investigate ‘massacre’ threat at school

An anonymous threat to ‘massacre’ youngsters at Montgomery High School in Bispham has sparked a manhunt. A series of messages have been posted on Facebook by a poster The Gazette has chosen not to name, who said he plans to ‘kill as many people as...

 

‘Public ownership only way to halt fare rises’

Labour leader issues call as ticket prices go up despite shoddy services “STAGGERING” fare rises can only be seen off by nationalising Britain’s railways, Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn said yesterday as commuters received the annual unwanted Christmas...

 

Defender of abused or just an old lech?

PADDY McGuffin wonders what Simon Danczuk’s been up to CHRIST, what is it with our politicians?    It’s not that they’re any more corrupt, lascivious and downright untrustworthy than their predecessors — that would scarcely be possible — it’s just...

 

Loud rallies ring in New Year for prisoners

INMATES across Britain were welcomed into the New Year with the roar of solidarity, as activists staged their annual noise demonstrations outside prisons.   Dozens assembled outside Brixton jail in south London, banging pots and pans and shouting: “No...

 

No coups in Venezuela

OPPOSITION leader Jesus Torrealba would have the world believe that a “judicial coup” has taken place in Venezuela because the Supreme Court’s Electoral Hall has refused to confirm the election of four successful candidates.   Three are supporters of...

 
Shostakovich's symphony played by a starving orchestra

Shostakovich's symphony played by a starving orchestra

In the summer of 1942, Leningrad was starving. It had been under siege and bombardment by German forces for nearly a year. And yet an orchestra managed to perform a new symphony by the composer Dmitri Shostakovich, and broadcast it across the city....

BBC, 00:13 in World News
 

A rock ’n’ roll landmark

Sixty years ago Bill Haley’s Rock Around the Clock hit number one in the charts. FRANCIS BECKETT explores its cultural significance SIXTY years ago today, Britain woke up to discover that Rock Around the Clock, by the US rock ’n’ roller Bill Haley and...

 

Muslim volunteers helping during the flood crisis provide hope

SOMETIMES in bleak and sad stories you have to really search hard for the little ray of hope.    It’s a pointless exercise for some but even a small difference can make all the difference in the world.    The mass flooding in northern England wrecked...

 

Pseudo-apology not accepted

Dear Oliver,   I am writing to inform you that, after the recent disturbances, I have grave doubts about the “moral attitude” within the Tory Party.   I would go further and suggest that the only money from the Exchequer issuing forth to stem the...

 

What you should be reading in 2016

MARK PERRYMAN picks out his favourite reads of the new sporting calendar This article is reserved for Morning Star subscribers. To read on, and gain access to the rest of the Star’s news, features, arts and sport, subscribe to our e-edition — letting...

 

Cook: Anderson call’s a gamble

Captain ready to recall bowler in second Test against South Africa by Our Sports Desk   Captain Alastair Cook admits recalling James Anderson for today’s second Test against South Africa will be a gamble for England.   Anderson missed England’s...

 


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