News archive from 3 March 2017

Fernando Torres says sickening head injury was nothing more than a scare

Fernando Torres says sickening head injury was nothing more than a scare

Fernando Torres has said he believes his head injury is nothing more than a scare. The Atletico Madrid striker appeared to be seriously hurt after a coming together with opponent Alex Bergantinos during his side’s 1-1 draw with Deportivo La Coruna in...

Metro, 00:00 in Sport
 

Sally Hunt ‘delighted’ to be re-elected UCU leader

UNIVERSITY and College Union (UCU) members have re-elected general secretary Sally Hunt in a close contest. Ms Hunt, the only person to have led the union after becoming its first general secretary in 2007, faced off challenger Jo McNeill, the union...

 

Agencies get millions while social workers paid pittance

HUNDREDS of social workers went on strike for an hour yesterday in a dispute which has dragged on for six years. The children’s social workers say Kirklees District Council in West Yorkshire has forked out millions of pounds to hire agency workers...

 

Half family income is going on childcare

FAMILIES are spending up to half of their income on childcare costs, a charity reported yesterday. The cost of 25 hours of nursery care for a child under two years old now costs around £116 per week on average, totalling over £6,000 per year,...

 

France: Cement firm admits dodgy deals in Syria

FRENCH-SWISS cement giant LafargeHolcim admitted yesterday its Syrian operation made “unacceptable” deals with armed extremists. The group said in a statement that an internal investigation had established that Lafarge’s local branch in Syria provided...

 

France: MEPs vote to lift Le Pen’s immunity

EURO-MPs voted yesterday to lift French fascist leader Marine Le Pen’s immunity from prosecution for tweeting images of Isis beheadings. Members of the European Parliament voted by a large show of hands, clearing the way for the possible prosecution...

 

Germany: Authorities detain two for links with Nusra Front terror group

GERMAN authorities have arrested two Syrians suspected of being members of the extremist group Nusra Front — one of whom is accused of massacring civilians. The federal prosecutor’s office said yesterday the suspect identified as Abdalfatah H A is...

 

Investment is what we need

PRIME Minister Theresa May and her Chancellor Philip Hammond enjoyed a honeymoon period after replacing David Cameron and George Osborne, following the EU referendum result. They dropped the Cameron-Osborne pretence that it was possible to cut their...

 

Going the way of the Tasmanian tiger

PETER FROST sounds a warning about some iconic species struggling to survive humanity’s follies THE Tasmanian tiger or Tasmanian wolf (Thylacine cynocephalus) is perhaps the best known and most spectacular of relatively recently extinct animals....

 

Pandering to the lowest common denominator

Last week Tory MP Pauline Latham said that we should stop being ‘so sentimental’ about child refugees yet she’s a director of an international development and education charity focused on child empowerment called WE — contradictory? Not so, thinks BEN...

 

The ‘punks and crazies’ of Greenham

SOLOMON HUGHES trawls through recently released secret CIA ‘intelligence’ documents which reveal how the 1980s Greenham Common peace camp terrified the US spooks WHAT did the CIA think about the women’s peace camp at Greenham Common? This January the...

 

McBryde: We need to raise our game

Wales assistant tells side to improve ahead of Lions tour Robin McBryde issued a clear message to Wales’s British and Irish Lions hopefuls yesterday — on the day Lions head coach Warren Gatland paid them a flying visit. Gatland will announce the Lions...

 

Coe: Russia could be back by the end of 2017

Russian athletes could compete internationally by the end of the year after progress in tackling drug cheating, Sebastian Coe said yesterday. Athletics chiefs have said they are “encouraged” by President Vladimir Putin’s admission that anti-doping...

 

Gemmell the ‘Lisbon Lion’ passes aged 73

Celtic were mourning the death of “Lisbon Lion” Tommy Gemmell yesterday, who scored in two European Cup finals for the club. The club announced Gemmell had died aged 73 after a long illness. The former Scotland left-back played an instrumental part in...

 

A salutary history lesson

ALAN FRANK recommends a film about India on the cusp of independence Viceroy’s House (12A) Directed by Gurinda Chadha 4/5 “HISTORY is written by the victors,” we learn at the start of Viceroy’s House. Kenya-born British-Punjabi filmmaker Gurinda...

 


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