News archive from 3 September 2016

John Stones moved to Manchester City to play for Pep Guardiola... and insists he can stick the ball in row Z

John Stones might be the only centre half who feels the need to stress he ‘loves a tackle’ and, when required, can launch a football towards the highest point of any stadium. ‘I stuck one in row Z on Sunday,’ he insisted, with a hint of pride. Most...

Daily Mail, 00:00 in Sport
 

Sturgeon to hold ‘listening exercise’ with nation

by Zoe Streatfield Scotland reporter FIRST Minister Nicola Sturgeon revealed the SNP will lead a “new conversation” on Scottish independence following “seismic” events over the summer. Speaking in Stirling University yesterday, Ms Sturgeon announced...

 

Junior doctors announce series of five-day strikes

by Peter Lazenby JUNIOR doctors defended stepping up their strike action yesterday against the hated seven-day contract being forced on them by NHS wrecker and Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt. After announcing strikes for five days from Monday, September...

 

Jungle facing dire food shortage, warn volunteers

CALAIS refugee camp is running out of food due to dwindling donations while its population continues to soar, a volunteer warned yesterday. The refugee camp’s community kitchen volunteer Marie Eisendick said it is no longer possible to provide a hot...

 

Putin: We’re not giving up islands

RUSSIA: President Vladimir Putin met Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in the Pacific port of Vladivostok yesterday for talks on the Kuril Islands, ceded to the Soviet Union at the end of World War II. “We are carefully studying the proposals that...

 

Calais crisis over ‘Jungle’ camp

FRANCE: Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve met with local officials, police and businesspeople in Calais yesterday ahead of Monday’s planned protest against the “Jungle” refugee camp. Authorities have said the camp should be destroyed, but residents,...

 

1,200 arrested at protest over Bongo’s re-election

AROUND 1,200 protesters were arrested in Gabon on Thursday night in the second day of unrest over President Ali Bongo’s election victory. Union of Forces for Change candidate Jean Ping, who was already claiming victory on Sunday a day after the polls...

 

Ignore the elite’s drivel

CLIVE BETTS might believe a return to shadow cabinet elections in the Parliamentary Labour Party would help restore unity and enable Labour to become a more “effective opposition.” But in reality the proposal could do the opposite. Labour did elect...

 

Only Corbyn has put forth a realistic solution to the present shambles

A commitment to build one million homes in five years — half of them to be council homes — and control rents in the private rented sector are both achievable targets, writes GLYN ROBBINS Media coverage — limited and biased as it is — invariably...

 

On the right side of history

From the start of his career, Jeremy Corbyn has defended LGBT rights, writes TOMMY HIBBITS I’VE been a Jeremy Corbyn supporter since the beacon of light rose from the backbenches to Labour leader with a landslide victory. His presence emerged while...

 

Corbyn: Standing up for race equality

ZITA HOLBOURNE writes on the continued discrimination and racism Britain’s BAME community faces and why United Black Labour are backing Corbyn UNITED Black Labour in Support of Jeremy Corbyn was founded by Labour Party members of Black Activists...

 

Bishop of Grantham: I am gay and in a relationship

The Bishop of Grantham has become the first in the Church of England to publicly reveal that he is gay and in a relationship. Nicholas Chamberlain said he is in a long-term, celibate relationship with his male partner. He made the announcement to the...

 
England news: Man City star back on track to become one of Europe's brightest footballers

England news: Man City star back on track to become one of Europe's brightest footballers

The chatter among his team-mates is of a youngster back on course to become one of Europe’s finest talents. How, even at a potential fee of £50 million, Manchester City have picked up a bargain and why he is a future England captain in the making. And...

 
Hong Kong's elections explained in five insults

Hong Kong's elections explained in five insults

Hong Kongers have a reputation for being outspoken and can boast an impressive array of creative insults. So it's no surprise that the run-up to its controversial legislative council elections has seen an explosion of taunts and jibes. The BBC...

BBC, 00:14 in World News
 
Working Lives: The rise of Botswana's rough diamonds

Working Lives: The rise of Botswana's rough diamonds

When Botswana won independence 50 years ago, one journalist described the country as "an impoverished, arid and hungry land without hope of achieving economic stability". Half a century on and Botswana has turned into one of Africa's fastest...

BBC, 00:14 in World News
 


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