News archive from 2 August 2017

In The Dark review: BBC One drama fails in delivery

In The Dark review: BBC One drama fails in delivery

Ask me not what it was about or what it was called, but I do remember one scene: someone had just been brutally murdered by a shot to the head.  They lay there slumped in a pool of blood, until we heard a slurping sound. The camera panned down to...

 
Alvaro Morata rejected Tottenham because he was afraid of Harry Kane competition, claims Mauricio Pochettino

Alvaro Morata rejected Tottenham because he was afraid of Harry Kane competition, claims Mauricio Pochettino

Chelsea striker Alvaro Morata rejected a move to Tottenham because he didn’t want to compete for a place with Harry Kane, according to Mauricio Pochettino. Morata is Chelsea’s club-record signing after joining from Real Madrid in a £70 million deal...

Metro, 00:03 in Sport
 
Bayern Munich fans tell Chelsea target Renato Sanches to leave after Liverpool display

Bayern Munich fans tell Chelsea target Renato Sanches to leave after Liverpool display

Renato Sanches’ future at Bayern Munich is looking bleaker and bleaker with every passing day. After joining from Benfica last summer, the Portuguese ace has struggled to make an impact at the Bundesliga giants and is set for a summer move. Chelsea...

Metro, 00:03 in Sport
 

Muslims call for action after arson at mosque

BRITISH Muslim leaders called for government action against Islamophobic extremists yesterday after a Manchester mosque was badly damaged in an arson attack. The Muslim Council of Britain (MCB), Britain’s biggest Muslim umbrella body, made the demand...

 

GMB applauds conviction of refuse worker’s racist abuser

HATE CRIME must never be tolerated, warned general union GMB yesterday after a man was convicted of racially abusing a London refuse worker. GMB member Krzystof Wysmulski, who works for waste management firm Veolia in Camden, was subjected to verbal...

 

Sneaky bid to privatise more Civil Service jobs

THE government is “sneaking out” controversial plans to privatise 150 civil servants’ jobs, public-sector union PCS warned yesterday. Staff who collect court fines have been told that HM Courts & Tribunals Service is in talks with “providers,”...

 

China: Xi warns separatists against invasion

CHINESE President Xi Jinping marked the 90th anniversary of the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) yesterday with a warning to separatist groups. “The Chinese people treasure peace and we absolutely do not engage in invasion and expansion,” he told...

 

US: Scaramucci falls victim to Kelly’s clean up

US President Donald Trump sacked his PR chief Anthony Scaramucci on Monday — just days after “the Mooch” flushed out chief of staff Reince Priebus. White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Mr Scaramucci’s comments to the New Yorker last...

 

POA: Riots predicted

PRISON Officers Association representatives were warned at their union conference in May that the prison service was “sleepwalking into the next riot.” Delegate Martin Field dramatised a situation all his colleagues could empathise with — namely that...

 

CIA confirms the US has its eyes on Venezuela's oil

Trump’s intervention in Venezuela represents another chapter in the long history of US interference in Latin America, writes SUSAN GREY RECENT comments show the CIA is still working for regime change in Venezuela and encouraging the right-wing...

 

Prisons: Sterilise your way to early freedom

by Michelle Zacarias A CONTROVERSIAL new programme, implemented for prison inmates, is raising questions. The policy, which has only been in place since May, offers to wipe 30 days off a sentence if the inmate submits to vasectomy or implantation of a...

 

School budgets treat the arts as an irrelevance

Education cuts mean we are losing the intrinsic value of the arts, writes an ANONYMOUS TEACHER IF STAFF morale were given an Ofsted rating it would be slumped at the “needs improvement” end of the scale. We have the prospect of further swingeing cuts...

 

Grenfell’s managers get a new interim boss

THE organisation that manages Grenfell Tower appointed a new interim chief executive yesterday. Elaine Elkington, former director of housing and regeneration at Hammersmith & Fulham Council, will take over as the head of the Kensington and Chelsea...

 

Compelling drama on injustice endured by one of the Guildford Four

Your Ever Loving Irish Centre London NW1 4/5 BASED on the original letters of Paul Hill — wrongly convicted in 1975 of both the Guildford and Woolwich bombings — Martin McNamara’s hour-long play charts his 16-year imprisonment as an innocent man. It’s...

 
Liverpool will not let Philippe Coutinho join Barcelona - Dharmesh Sheth

Liverpool will not let Philippe Coutinho join Barcelona - Dharmesh Sheth

Philippe Coutinho has been heavily linked with a big-money move to Barcelona. A figure of £90million has been bandied about, in terms of how much the Catalan giants will have to pay. Recent reports suggested that the Reds believe Coutinho has already...

 


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