News archive from 5 October 2016

Aston Villa next manager: Who is reported target Nathan Jones?

Luton Town boss Nathan Jones became the latest man to be linked with the vacant manager’s job at Aston Villa this evening. Jones only took the reins at Luton in January in what is his first job as a number one. The former Brighton assistant manager...

 

May must make cutting youth suicide top priority, says charity

SUICIDE among young people is at its highest rate for more than a decade, a national charity revealed yesterday. A total of 1,659 people aged under 35 took their lives last year, which is 103 more than in 2014, according to statistics from Papyrus...

 

Survey exposes unpaid hours scandal

SEVEN out of 10 people work overtime equivalent to an extra day every week and almost half of them receive no extra pay for it, a report revealed yesterday. The survey of 2,000 employees found that most feel forced to work through lunch, four out of...

 

Nuke plant firefighters could strike

FIREFIGHTERS working at a key nuclear site could go on strike if bosses push through plans for mass sackings, their union warned yesterday. Twenty-five emergency response and rescue staff at Urenco’s uranium enrichment plant in Capenhurst, Cheshire,...

 

United States: Victim’s family call for cops to face murder rap

THE family of a black man shot dead by US police demanded that two officers be charged with murder after newly released video footage showed them talking about running him over. Joseph Mann was shot 14 times on July 11 by officers John Tennis and...

 

South Africa: NUM demands answers after thugs attack officials at mine

SOUTH AFRICA’S National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) has demanded answers from Sibanye Gold managers after two branch officials were brutally attacked at the mine. The NUM confirmed that two of its branch leaders had been hospitalised, allegedly by...

 

Northern Ireland: Sinn Fein, SDLP, Greens etc in bid to veto Brexit

NORTHERN IRISH opposition parties mounted a bid at the High Court in Belfast yesterday to claim the right of veto over June’s Brexit vote. Challenging British PM Theresa May’s prerogative to trigger Article 50 negotiations in March, QC Ronan Lavery...

 

Stand up to witch-hunt

REMOVING Jackie Walker from her position as Momentum vice-chair, as the group’s steering committee has done, is an act of political cowardice and confusion. It was pushed through by seven votes to three in response to allegations by the Jewish Labour...

 

Chicken coop private schools for Africa’s kids

MUGWENA MALULEKE reports on Bridge International Academies, a billionaire-funded company running substandard for-profit schools all across Africa and Asia BRIDGE International Academies (BIA) is an education-for-profit business. It has plans to sell...

 

Unemployed and hungry, they marched to London

The Jarrow Crusade is the best known hunger march, but there were many others says PETER FROST EIGHTY years ago this month the Jarrow March, also known as the Jarrow Crusade, arrived in London.  Around 200 men set off 80 years ago today on a 26-day...

 

You can be a Conservative and a Christian. The real question is should you be?

It is one thing to praise charities helping the poor. It’s another thing to do so after causing their poverty, writes SYMON HILL FIFTY years ago today, peace protesters disrupted a Labour Party conference church service as pro-war politicians read out...

 

The atmosphere around West Ham is now toxic

The club needs to stop treating supporters as customers , says KADEEM SIMMONDS WEST HAM. Where do we begin? The move from the Boleyn to the London Stadium was meant to be monumental. Game-changing. A new era for the club and the fans. However, it...

 

Rugby Union: Baxter is Mumm’s favourite to take over from Jones

Australia star wants Chiefs coach to be next England boss Australia lock Dean Mumm yesterday called for Exeter Chiefs boss Rob Baxter to succeed Eddie Jones as England coach. Mumm hailed Chiefs stalwart coach Baxter for “reinvigorating” his career...

 

Boxing: Maloney lays into Fury for ‘degrading’ heavyweight boxing

Kellie Maloney slammed Tyson Fury yesterday for “degrading” the world heavyweight title with his behaviour since becoming champion. Fury established himself as the world’s leading heavyweight when, 11 months ago, he unexpectedly defeated Wladimir...

 

Cuba, here and now

HELEN COLLEY looks forward to the biggest-ever exhibition in Britain showcasing the latest art from the island “CULTURE in our country is not longing for the past,” says Cuban art expert Chrislie Perez Perez. He’s one of the team who has helped put...

 


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