News archive from 5 January 2016

Stoke City v Liverpool: We can finish tie in first leg says Mark Hughes

Stoke City v Liverpool: We can finish tie in first leg says Mark Hughes

MARK Hughes thinks the timing of tonight's tie – unlike the timing of the draw a month ago when Liverpool looked hot favourites – has come at an opportune moment for Stoke And they could even effectively finish the tie at the first time of asking....

 

Corbyn vows to renationalise rail

Labour leader joins protest at King’s Cross against annual fare rises JEREMY CORBYN vowed yesterday to renationalise the railways to ensure that “billions” of pounds of taxpayers’ money is not creamed off by privateer shareholders.   The Labour leader...

 

Corbyn reshuffle aims to unify Labour’s top team

by Luke James and Conrad Landin   JEREMY CORBYN moved to unify Labour’s top team last night by shifting members of his shadow cabinet who have caused division over crucial issues.    Shadow culture secretary Michael Dugher, shadow defence secretary...

 

New Tube walkout ‘likely’ says union

Driver recruitment row threatens to derail night service talks LONDON could be hit by another paralysing Tube strike before the end of the month amid a row over the recruitment of night drivers, the Morning Star can reveal.   Rail unions have been...

 

Saudi allies tell Iran embassies to head home

Protest at Riyadh executions sours relations BAHRAIN and Sudan followed Saudi Arabia in cutting diplomatic links to Iran yesterday, while other countries downgraded ties.   Saudi Arabia broke off relations with Iran late on Sunday, giving its embassy...

 

Germany voices concerns as Denmark restricts borders

GERMANY warned yesterday that freedom of movement in the EU was under threat after Denmark tightened border controls.   Danish Prime Minister Lars Loekke Rasmussen announced heightened restrictions aimed at keeping out refugees on its southern border...

 

Israeli troops trash families’ homes

by Our Foreign Desk   ISRAELI forces demolished a Palestinian family’s home and sealed another in concrete yesterday in revenge for a recent spate of attacks.   The latest act of collective punishment was executed by troops in the Jabal al-Mukabbir...

 

Public rail is the real issue

IF THE right-wing media gave as much attention to Jeremy Corbyn’s pledge to return our railways to public ownership as to speculation over shadow cabinet changes, voters would be better served.   Every commentator on Labour’s parliamentary leadership...

 

Chief executives to have earned more than average worker's salary by January 5

Top executives will have been paid more than the average annual salary of a worker by tomorrow, dubbed Fat Cat Tuesday, according to a new study. Calculations by the High Pay Centre think tank showed that the pay of company executives returning to...

 

Chelsea close to completing £30m Alex Teixeira transfer – report

Chelsea are closing to signing of Alex Teixeira with advanced talks underway over a deal, according to reports. Shakhtar Donetsk attacker Teixeira has been strongly linked with a move to the Blues in the last few weeks with scouts impressed with his...

Metro, 00:07 in Sport
 
Mersey stars up for three awards at the NTAs - including a potential double for Paul O'Grady

Mersey stars up for three awards at the NTAs - including a potential double for Paul O'Grady

Merseyside stars are up for three awards at the 2016 National Television Awards – including a potential double for Paul O’Grady. The Birkenhead-born star has been nominated in the Factual Entertainment category for his hit show Paul O’Grady: For the...

 

Woman fitted with 'bionic eye' speaks of joy after reading a clock for first time in years

A blind woman fitted with a “bionic eye” has spoken of her joy after she was able to tell the time for the first time in more than six years. Rhian Lewis, 49, was given the retinal implant as part of an ongoing trial at Oxford’s John Radcliffe...

 

Britain should resettle 3,000 refugee children, MPs say

Britain should welcome 3,000 lone children from Europe on top of its Syrian refugee resettlement programme, the international development committee has said. The report calls for more to be done to prevent children becoming victims of child labour in...

 

UK should take 3,000 more Syrian refugee children, MPs urge

The British government should demonstrate its commitment to helping the most vulnerable victims of the Syrian conflict by resettling 3,000 unaccompanied children in addition to the 20,000 refugees it has already agreed to take in, a group of MPs has...

 

Exclusive: Saudi Arabia to halt flights, trade with Iran - minister

RIYADH Saudi Arabia widened its rift with Iran on Monday, saying it would end air traffic and trade links with the Islamic republic and demanding that Tehran must "act like a normal country" before it would restore severed diplomatic...

 


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