News archive from 3 November 2016

Big six’s big failure

THE BIG six energy firms are still failing to help customers come off the most pricey tariffs four months after consumers were found to be collectively overpaying for gas and electricity by £1.4 billion, a survey suggested yesterday. Three-quarters of...

 

Pharmacy closures hit elderly hardest

THE closure of up to 3,000 pharmacies would see further pressure piled on A&E departments and hit the elderly and vulnerable hardest, Labour warned yesterday. The National Pharmacy Association reported that 81 per cent of community pharmacies will...

 

Social care reforms may harm children

TORY social care reforms could be “dangerous for children,” a Unison report revealed yesterday. Plans to establish social work trusts could mean the privatisation of social services and see the new bodies “exempt from legal duties including...

 

South Korea: Aide to Park hit by fraud scandal may face arrest

SOUTH Korean prosecutors have sought an arrest warrant for President Park Geun Hye’s close confidant, who is accused of using her influence to solicit donations worth tens of millions of pounds. The warrant request for Choi Soon Sil on charges of...

 

Ireland: Brexit ‘won’t end London and Dublin’s border deal’

TAOISEACH Enda Kenny scotched post-Brexit fearmongering over his country’s freedom of movement treaty with Britain yesterday. He told the All-Island Civic Dialogue summit in Dublin that he had agreed with his British counterpart Theresa May that the...

 

Hong Kong: Rebel MPs in show of defiance

TWO anti-democratisation MPs barred from Hong Kong’s Legislative Council for mocking their swearing-in oath burst into the chamber yesterday in protest. Youngspiration party members Yau Wai Ching and Sixtus Leung disrupted the weekly council meeting...

 

Militarist brainwashing

WHEN politicians fly into a lather of confected rage, it’s usually for reactionary reasons and Theresa May’s faux-outrage at PMQ over Fifa and poppies is a prime example. Fifa rules are clear that teams may not display political, religious or...

 

We must build solidarity across the generations

Our generation has an enormous responsibility in developing and promoting unity and equality between those who provide and receive the state’s public services, says DOT GIBSON EARLIER this week, I attended a meeting of railway workers called by the...

 

A fledgling police state operating in the shadows

The War on Terror exhibition provides a timely reminder of how the security state has overreached, writes PAUL DONOVAN EDMUND CLARK’s exhibition at the Imperial War Museum touches on some of the most disturbing elements of the so-called War on...

 

Britain’s dangerous post imperial fantasies

The South China Sea is a Pandora’s box of potentially lethal conflagrations that the US and Britain could conceivably unleash. JENNY CLEGG looks at the conflicting political interests of the region Recently Britain sent four Eurofighter Typhoon jets...

 

Cycling: Archibald missed being on the track

Gold medallist cannot wait to get ’racing this season’ Olympic champion Katie Archibald said yesterday that she was chomping at the bit to get back in the saddle. While the likes of four-time Olympic champion Laura Kenny — nee Trott, who in September...

 

Coleman dismisses Evans joining up with Wales squad

Wales manager Chris Coleman all but ended Ched Evans’s international career, saying that “a lot needs to happen” for him to once again represent his country. Evans won 13 caps for Wales before he was originally convicted of raping a 19-year-old woman...

 

Aguero: We had to pretend that it wasn’t Barcelona

Man City 3-1 Barcelona by James Nalton at Eastlands Sergio Aguero has revealed Manchester City’s secret to beating Barcelona on Tuesday night: pretending they were playing a different team. A perfectly executed free kick from Kevin De Bruyne...

 
Limbs in the Loch killer William Beggs wins right to fight for laptop in his cell

Limbs in the Loch killer William Beggs wins right to fight for laptop in his cell

LIMBS in the Loch killer William Beggs has won a court action to have prison officials reconsider his plea to have a computer in jail. Beggs wanted to buy a laptop largely to help various legal actions he has pursued and continues to bring. Prison...

 

Confusing tale of two halves

The Winter’s Tale Bolton Octagon 3/5 THE WINTER’S Tale, one of Shakespeare’s “problem” plays, is certainly a drama of two halves. In the first — dark, intense and emotionally draining — irrational jealousy and paranoia consume the lives of King...

 


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