News archive from 3 August 2017

Health, bank and airline workers link up in protest

HOSPITAL workers, airline cabin crew and Bank of England staff will join forces in London today to stage a series of strikes outside their employers’ headquarters. The workers, who are all members of the union Unite, will come together under the...

 

Cycling Star supporters visit communists in Prague

THE Morning Star fundraising Pedal4Progess cycling group met the Communist Party of Bohemia and Moravia (KSCM) at its headquarters in central Prague on the eve of a 350km ride from Prague to Berlin. KSCM vice-chairman Petr Simunek and international...

 

Journalists demand talks on pay and redundancies

JOHNSTON PRESS journos called on bosses yesterday to negotiate on their low pay and forced redundancies after the publishing giant declared profits of £6.7 million. Johnston Press is one of Britain’s biggest regional newspaper publishers and also owns...

 

Tillerson: US doesn’t seek regime change in North Korea

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said on Tuesday the US was willing to hold talks with North Korea providing Pyongyang dropped its nuclear threat. “We do not seek a regime change, we do not seek an accelerated reunification of the peninsula, we do...

 

Afghanistan: Taliban behind deadly attack on Nato convoy in Kandahar

THE Afghan Taliban claimed responsibility for a suicide bomb attack on a Nato convoy near Kandahar city yesterday, the day after Isis killed at least 32 Shi’ite worshippers at a mosque. Taliban spokesman Qari Yusuf Ahmadi said suicide bomber Asadullah...

 

Injustice is rife in Tory Britain

KENSINGTON and Chelsea’s authorisation of demolition and replacement of the once council-run but now closed Thamesbrook care home by a private facility confirms the Tory council’s social cleansing programme. Instead of local NHS hospitals recommending...

 

Time to find your ‘inner gardener’

Bernadette Horton shares her enthusiasm for helping plants grow and a few tips on how to get started without breaking the bank WHETHER you live in a flat with a window box or balcony, a house with a small garden, urban or rural or are the envy of...

 

Know thy beer

How do you tell your beer is ‘craft’ and not a large brewery imitation? A simple official sticker, says KEITH FLETT GOING back over the decades there wasn’t much doubt that if you were drinking a glass of beer in a pub, as well as some of the money...

 

Our battle is against the capitalist system

LOWELL DENNY calls for an urgent uplift in radical challenges to the status quo — and a solidarity that reaches all the oppressed SOMETHING caught my ear when watching a recent BBC News feature documenting the 23 per cent rise in the homeless...

 

Eclipse of the Sun fun

A new play on the scabrous tabloid is something of a lament for the lost era of Fleet Street, says CONRAD LANDIN Ink Almeida Theatre, London N1 4/5 “THE STAB in the back isn’t a pub anymore,” Sun editor Larry Lamb observes in Ink, which tells the...

 

Rocky guide to global terrain of alternative art

Alternative Art and Anthropology: Global Encounters by Arnd Schneider (Bloomsbury Academic, £17.99) ALTHOUGH aimed at readers with some grounding in anthropological theory and contemporary art movements, this book raises issues and challenges that...

 

Marvel-lous transformations for black people and women

KADEEM SIMMONDS reports on the latest in comic books THERE is something about fictional characters having their gender or race changed that sends internet nerds crazy. We recently saw it when the BBC revealed that the 13th Doctor Who would be played...

 
Bosses' fall in pay 'limited and late'

Bosses' fall in pay 'limited and late'

Top chief executives' pay has fallen in the past year, but there is still "a huge gap" between them and the rest of their staff, a report has said. The bosses of FTSE 100 companies now make on average £4.5m a year, down 17% from £5.4m in...

BBC, 00:04 in Business
 
'No rate rise' predicts former MPC member

'No rate rise' predicts former MPC member

A former member of the Monetary Policy Committee, Adam Posen, has predicted that the Bank of England will not change interest rates today. The MPC will publish its regular decision on borrowing costs at midday. Mr Posen, interviewed on the Today...

BBC, 00:04 in Business
 
Small business water switching in England starts slowly

Small business water switching in England starts slowly

Water and sewerage companies in England have organised 36,000 switches of supply for small businesses since new rules came into effect this year. Big companies using more than five million litres a year have been able to switch supplier since 2011....

BBC, 00:04 in Business
 


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