News archive from 3 March 2016

MoD blamed for deaths of SAS trio in training exercise

THE Ministry of Defence (MoD) faces official censure over the deaths of three soldiers on an SAS training exercise in July 2013, the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) announced yesterday. Six soldiers collapsed in the Brecon Beacons suffering from...

 

Tube hub staff ballot to strike on job transfers

TUBE control room staff are to be balloted on strike action in a row over pay and the “off-loading” of maintenance responsibilities, TSSA announced yesterday. The union said London Underground (LU) bosses were “continuing to drag out this unnecessary...

 

Supermarket linked to beating by racist worker

BRITAIN’S highest court held supermarket giant Morrisons accountable yesterday after one of its employees attacked a man, writes Bethany Rielly. Supreme Court judges found Morrisons “vicariously liable” after Birmingham petrol kiosk attendant Amjid...

 

South Korea: Terror Bill filibuster ends with 12½-hour speech

SOUTH Korean MPs ended an attempt yesterday to filibuster a controversial new terrorism Bill they say is an attack on personal freedom and privacy. Opposition MPs had spent more than a week trying to delay a vote. Liberal Minjoo party MP Lee Jong Kul,...

 

Spain: Podemos coalition refusal spells doom for Socialists

SPAIN’S left-wing Podemos party apparently ended the prospect of a coalition government with the Socialist Party (PSOE) yesterday, raising the prospect of new elections. PSOE leader Pedro Sanchez sought the backing of the hung parliament to form a...

 

Ireland: Bookies strike in outrage at poverty pay offer

BOOKIES in Northern Ireland are to strike over “poverty pay” and staff security on two top horse-racing days this month. Unite members at Sean Graham voted 100 per cent on a 71 per cent turnout for strike action during the Champion Hurdle and Gold Cup...

 

No tolerance for fascists

WHY should police commanders give violent fascist gangs a free pass to wreak havoc on city streets, threatening people going about their lawful business? Labour executive mayor Joe Anderson is right to reflect the disquiet felt not only in his own...

 

The all-important roots of our struggle

Susan Aitouaziz recalls the momentous strikes of working-class women which led to the establishment of International Women’s Day Christine Lagarde head of the bosses’ International Monetary Fund (IMF) spoke on a Women of the World platform — of which...

 

How job coaches could soon be doctoring your medical records

A pilot scheme in London sees medical experts tasked with getting the jobless back to work. It’s a frightening taste of the future, writes LINDA BURNIP ON FRIDAY, members of Disabled People Against Cuts (DPAC), Mental Health Resistance Network (MHRN)...

 

We’ll vote to leave to save Britain’s rail

MICK WHELAN explains why train drivers’ union Aslef wants a Brexit ASLEF is backing the campaign to leave the European Union in the referendum on June 23. Not because we are standing shoulder to shoulder with Nigel Farage — a man memorably described...

 

Nobbs: England don’t fear the US

Lionesses relishing upcoming match against World champs by Our Sports Desk England vice-captain Jordan Nobbs has vowed the Lionesses will take a fearless approach into tonight’s clash with World Cup winners the United States. A change of mentality,...

 

Gone, but no longer forgotten

CONRAD LANDIN looks forward to a retrospective of films by the ‘unknown’ Marc Karlin 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...

 

Trio triumph at Cafe Oto

Joe McPhee and Chris Corsano Cafe Oto, London E8 5/5 MIAMI-BORN saxophonist and trumpeter Joe McPhee and the phenomenal drummer Chris Corsano from New Jersey played in two separate groups with English musicians at Cafe Oto. On the first night they...

 

Almost 300 GP surgeries in England could close due to finances – poll

Almost 300 GP surgeries in England face closure because of financial pressures and nearly half have doctors planning to leave the NHS, according to a BMA survey. The poll, which received responses from about a third of all surgeries, paints a bleak...

Guardian, 00:05 in Health
 
Michael Dean: Time we’re told alternative to the EU

Michael Dean: Time we’re told alternative to the EU

The decision we take in June is a momentous one and yet it remains entirely unclear what we will base our choice on. The EU is a hugely complex entity whose origins lie in the aftermath of several wars, in a period when co-operation, security and...

Scotsman, 00:07 in Business
 


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