News archive from 5 February 2016

UPDATE: Stricken Hunstanton sperm whale dies despite huge effort to save helpless animal

The sperm whale beached at Hunstanton this evening has died despite every effort to save the giant ocean animal. The area around the stricken animal is being cordoned off in order to keep the public at a safe distance. Nigel Croasdale, general manager...

 

Insecticide to be sprayed inside planes from Zika affected regions

Planes landing in the UK from areas affected by the Zika virus are to be sprayed with insecticide as part of the government’s response to the outbreak. Zika, which is spreading through the Americas and can cause birth defects if pregnant women become...

Guardian, 00:02 in Health
 

Government has no idea about Cancer Drugs Fund's impact, MPs say

MPs have castigated NHS England and the Department of Health for bad management of the Cancer Drugs Fund, set up by government to pay for medicines deemed too expensive for general NHS use. The public accounts committee of the House of Commons also...

Guardian, 00:02 in Health
 

NHS could save £5bn a year by cutting running costs, say reports

The NHS is wasting billions of pounds a year through inefficient use of staff, paying over the odds for supplies, “bedblocking” and undue reliance on agency workers, two official reports warn on Friday. Around 8,500 “bedblocking” patients are stuck in...

Guardian, 00:02 in Health
 
Daniel Sturridge ‘ready to quit’ Liverpool

Daniel Sturridge ‘ready to quit’ Liverpool

Daniel Sturridge, the injury-plagued Liverpool striker, could try to quit Anfield in the summer because his commitment to the club has been questioned, it was reported last night. The England player, 26, who has two and a half years left on his...

The Times, 00:02 in Sport
 

Earth, Wind & Fire founding member Maurice White dies at 74 after battle with Parkinson's

White, whose vocals led the band in its meteoric rise to one of the most successful groups of the 20th century, began to show symptoms of the degenerative lines in the 1980s. He stopped touring in 1995 and retreated from the public as the band...

 

80 years ago today…

Graham Stevenson explores our online archive of the Star’s early years VICKI DARRAGH reported in the Daily Worker on February 5 1936 that transport workers were embargoing meat from Smithfield, London’s wholesale meat market, where there was a...

 

£1.7m pay dodge firm tops list of min wage offenders

MORE than 90 employers who owed workers over £1.8 million by failing to pay the minimum wage were “named and shamed” yesterday by the government. The offenders were in sectors including hairdressing, social care, hospitality and security, with Total...

 

Vying with Villa for pointlessness

So, what do you give a man who, apparently, “successfully steered the Bank of England through the most turbulent economic headwinds in living memory”? A new job with even more scope for own goals: director of Aston Villa. But enough of Lord King of...

 

Labour MP calls for hard line on race hate demos

FAR-RIGHT extremists on demonstrations are committing race hate crimes, a Labour MP suggested yesterday. Paula Sherriff highlighted the fear felt in Dewsbury town last weekend when members of racist outfit Britain First staged a demo brandishing...

 

France: Rights activists condemn anti-terrorist emergency

FRANCE’S state of emergency has “trampled on the rights of hundreds of people … leaving them traumatised and stigmatised,” human rights activists warned yesterday. As MPs debate the restrictions in parliament today, Amnesty International released a...

 

Seoul and Tokyo ‘will shoot down’ N Korea rocket debris

SOUTH Korea and Japan have vowed to shoot down any debris from a planned North Korean satellite launch this month that falls on their territory. South Korean Defence Ministry spokesman Moon Sang Gyun said yesterday that his country would fire missiles...

 

Greece: EU-inspired pension cuts trigger strike by unions

TENS of thousands of Greek workers took to the streets yesterday in a protest strike against EU-dictated austerity cuts to pensions. The march on the parliament in Athens was organised by the Pame trade union federation, which is linked to the...

 

Guarantors of democracy

FUNDING of political parties in Britain has always been problematic given the power of big business and rich individuals to dictate matters. The cleanest and most transparent means of funding a political party has been the mass membership...

 

End of the road for ‘imperialism’s chariot’

PETER FROST wil not mourn the passing of the iconic all-terrain vehicle whose image will forever be tarnished by its association with political repression and warfare EVERY macho motoring correspondent, from jingoistic Jeremy Clarkson upward, is...

 


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