News archive from 4 March 2016

Tories ‘bashing the Beeb’ so they can downgrade it

LABOUR accused the Tories yesterday of “bashing” the BBC with the view of “downgrading” it through the charter renewal to boost profits at its competitors. The fate of the BBC is the only thing that ministers can agree on, said shadow culture...

 

Could PEANUT BUTTER be the key to fighting obesity? Snacking on peanuts 3 to 4 times a week 'helps lower BMI'

Children who eat a snack of peanuts each day have a lower risk of being overweight or obese, a new study has revealed. Furthermore, youngsters who adhered to the snack schedule, reduced their body mass index - a means of measuring obesity. Enjoying a...

Daily Mail, 00:01 in Health
 

Ministers ‘totally fail’ prisoners

THE government was accused of totally failing Britain’s prisoners yesterday as inmate injuries and death tolls continue to soar. Lib Dem Lord Marks said 2015 saw a record number of deaths in custody, in addition to a 20 per cent increase in assaults...

 

Barcelona win at Rayo Vallecano to set Spanish record of 35 unbeaten matches

Barcelona set a Spanish record of 35 matches unbeaten in all competitions with a 5-1 win at nine-man Rayo Vallecano in La Liga as Lionel Messi scored his 35th hat-trick. Ivan Rakitic opened the scoring, Messi caught up with Real Madrid’s Cristiano...

Guardian, 00:01 in Sport
 

Increasing key protein in the blood 'REVERSES the damage to the liver caused by alcohol'

Increasing the amount of time a key protein circulates in the bloodstream reverses liver cirrhosis, scientists have revealed. Liver fibrosis and its more severe form, cirrhosis, are both considered to be incurable, with the only possible treatment in...

Daily Mail, 00:01 in Health
 

Huge statue of Thatcher while Wilson snubbed

LABOUR MP Chris Bryant blasted Parliamentary bosses yesterday for erecting a statue of Margaret Thatcher but overlooking Harold Wilson. Their 7ft bronze statue of divisive former Tory PM Thatcher — unveiled in 2013 at the cost of £80,000 to taxpayers...

 

Is YOGURT the key to preventing high blood pressure? Five servings a week cut the risk by 20% - and by even...

Women who eat five or more servings of yogurt a week are less likely to develop high blood pressure, research has found. The study – the largest of its kind, involving data from hundreds of thousands of people, found that the risk of high blood...

Daily Mail, 00:01 in Health
 

Turkey: Police kill 2 grenade attack women

TURKISH police killed two women who were hiding inside a building after attacking officers with gunfire and a hand grenade yesterday. Security camera footage showed the women firing and throwing a grenade at a police bus outside a riot police station...

 

Northern Ireland: Six Counties’ unions back campaign to stay in EU

NORTHERN IRISH trade unions will campaign to stay in the European Union (EU), their federation the ICTU said yesterday. The Northern Ireland Committee of the Irish Congress of Trade Unions (NIC-ICTU) called on workers to vote In and fight for a...

 

South Korea: Parliament passes severe anti-terror phone-tap law

SOUTH KOREA’S parliament has passed a controversial new anti-terror law allowing widespread phone-tapping. Nearly 160 members of the 300-seat National Assembly backed the Bill on Wednesday evening, with just one MP voting against it. Opposition...

 

Project Fear Mark II

ONE of the least edifying elements of the 2014 Establishment campaign against Scottish independence, uniting big business and the Tory, Labour and Liberal Democrat parties was the deployment of Project Fear. Scots were told in the early stages of the...

 

Special Branch ‘political police’ spied on Grunwick strikers

SOLOMON HUGHES examines the last surviving copy of a file the Met now refuses to share THE Metropolitan Police is trying to hide papers showing its intense surveillance of striking trade unionists by claiming they are covered by “anti-terrorism” and...

 

‘Britain’s not full – you’re just empty’

Those who think this landmass can’t fit 5,000 traumatised and freezing humans are plain wrong, writes BEN COWLES BRITAIN is full. It’s so full of radical “Muslamics,” scrounging economic migrants posing as refugees, and weird ex-Soviet Gypsies that...

 

Palestine: Dignity in the face of cruelty

RICHARD BURGON MP reports on a trip to Jerusalem and the West Bank, where he met families surrounded by soldiers and ‘settlers’ AS AN MP, discussion of Palestine and Israel is never far away from you — in the news, in Parliament and in correspondence...

 

‘Paedophile should have been suspended by the club’

NSPCC hit out at Sunderland as were Court told that club knew Johnson had kissed 15-year-old but played him anyway THE NSPCC slammed Sunderland yesterday for playing convicted paedophile Adam Johnson throughout the police investigation into child sex...

 


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