News archive from 4 August 2017

Star Wars 8: John Boyega on The Last Jedi director Rian Johnson's 'really CRAZY new ideas'

Star Wars 8: John Boyega on The Last Jedi director Rian Johnson's 'really CRAZY new ideas'

The British star is currently doing press for his new movie Detroit, but there’s no escaping those inevitable Star Wars questions. In one interview, he spoke about The Last Jedi director Johnson’s unique style and compared him to Santa Claus. Speaking...

 

Sunderland boss Simon Grayson insists joining Black Cats from Preston proves he does not want the easy...

Sunderland boss Simon Grayson says he would have stayed at Preston if he wanted an easy life. The Black Cats kick off the new season on TV on Friday night when they host Derby County. But preparations have been far from ideal for Grayson, who only...

Daily Mail, 00:02 in Sport
 

Manchester City continue clear-out as Fernando lands in Turkey ahead of potential Galatasaray transfer 

Manchester City are beginning to clear their decks as Kelechi Iheanacho signed for Leicester and Fernando jetted off for a medical at Galatasaray. Iheanacho sealed a £25million move on a five-year contract, with City having inserted a £50m buy-back...

Daily Mail, 00:02 in Sport
 
Top of the Lake: China Girl review – BBC2 drama is a real treat

Top of the Lake: China Girl review – BBC2 drama is a real treat

Mindful of the need to compete with the likes of Netflix and Amazon Prime, the whole series has been on the iPlayer since the first episode was broadcast but equally mindful of the need to review it I exercised some selfcontrol and waited to see it...

 
High blood pressure diet: Ward off symptoms by eating these seven foods

High blood pressure diet: Ward off symptoms by eating these seven foods

There are 16 million people in the UK with high blood pressure, and another seven million who are living with it undiagnosed. According to the British Heart Foundation, it can increase your risk of developing coronary heart disease or having a...

 

Pulse Soccer taking football in the Furness area to new heights

Starting with fitness, studies have found that five-a-side is better for building fitness than sports such as cycling and swimming, with only running edging it out for the number one spot. During play heart rates are often 80-90% of their maximum,...

 

Yazidi protest marks 2014 Isis massacre

Heavy-handed police disrupt minute’s silence KURDISH and Yazidi women refused to be silenced yesterday after police shut down a demonstration marking the third anniversary of the massacre at Mount Sinjar. Officers disrupted a minute’s silence in...

 

Families with young kids to bear brunt of benefit cap

by Felicity Collier LABOUR called for an urgent review of the government’s new benefit cap yesterday after figures showed that thousands more families with young children will suffer financial hardship. A total of 68,079 households had their benefits...

 

Unions ‘will fight tooth and nail to stop hospital merger’

CAMPAIGNERS and unions vowed yesterday to wage a “battle royal” against proposals to merge two East Midlands hospital trusts. The Burton Hospitals and Derby Teaching Hospitals NHS foundation trusts plan to unite, bringing together the Royal Derby...

 

Hamas and Fatah strike deal to reunite West Bank with Gaza

PALESTINE’S occupied West Bank and Gaza Strip were set to reunite yesterday after Hamas accepted a Fatah party deal. Details of the offer emerged on Wednesday when Fatah Central Committee member Jamal Muheisen told Voice of Palestine radio that...

 

Philippines: Washington seeks to oust North Korea from Asean meet

WASHINGTON is pushing to suspend North Korea from the Association of South-east Asian Nations (Asean) Regional Forum ahead of its meeting in the Philippines next Monday. Neither the US nor North Korea is a member of Asean itself, but both participate...

 

Brazil: PT slams Congress decision to reject Temer corruption charges

UNELECTED Brazilian President Michel Temer’s teflon coating remained intact on Wednesday after Congress rejected corruption charges. The Chamber of Deputies voted 263-227 on Wednesday night against suspending the president and sending him for trial...

 

Labour's Jones condones US imperialism

LABOUR MP Graham Jones declares that he would have “gone further” than shadow foreign minister Liz McInnes’s criticism of Venezuela. McInnes had urged “the government of Venezuela to recognise its responsibilities to protect human rights, free speech...

 

‘The first human right is the right to life’

Liberty director MARTHA SPURRIER talks to Ben Cowles about attacks on Britain’s civil rights, the Grenfell tragedy and the shameful detentions at Yarl’s Wood IT WASN’T so long ago that the Tory government harboured the maniacal machination of tearing...

 

Another Tory minister scores a lucrative job at a lobby firm

By Solomon Hughes In 2010 David Cameron gave a speech in which he outlined “the next big scandal waiting to happen.” Cameron said: “I’m talking about lobbying — and we all know how it works. The lunches, the hospitality, the quiet word in your ear,...

 


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