News archive from 5 November 2016

Hibs’ John McGinn uses Scotland duty to expand his knowledge

When John McGinn heard that Scott Brown had decided to end his self-imposed retirement from international football, the Hibs youngster feared for his own international spot. But relieved to be named in Gordon Strachan’s 25-man squad for Friday’s clash...

 

Laura Muir will push herself to the limit in quest for glory

So often elite performers talk of childhood dreams and lifelong plans, explaining how the quest for success has been a long-term, all-consuming project. But with Laura Muir, it’s different. While there is no doubting the 1500 metres athlete’s standing...

 

Teachers move a step closer to ‘super union’

ATL and NUT members will vote on merger ballot TEACHERS are set to move one step closer to forming a new “super union” today. Special conferences of the National Union of Teachers (NUT) and the Association of Teachers and Lecturers (ATL) will vote on...

 

HS2 profits handed to train privateers

Minister announces publicly funded project is up for grabs by Steve Sweeney MINISTERS are planning another multibillion-pound corporate handout on our railways, announcing that the HS2 franchise will be flogged off to privateers. A new West Coast...

 

Seafarers shame ships over ‘modern-day slavery’ wages

SHIPPING union RMT staged a protest in Aberdeen yesterday against “modern-day slavery” onboard ferries, with many seafarers paid less than the minimum wage. Non-EU nationals working in British waters aboard the Serco-run Northern Isles Seatruck Ferry...

 

Venezuela: Mud threatens to occupy Miraflores

Maduro faces fresh threats as opposition’s demands are denied VENEZUELAN President Nicolas Maduro says the “foreign-directed economic war” on his country would be the focus of next Friday’s talks with the coup-bent opposition. But fractious extremist...

 

Aleppo insurgents shell aid corridor during short truce

INSURGENTS in Syria’s east Aleppo shelled humanitarian corridors during yesterday’s 10-hour truce, injuring two Russian soldiers and a journalist. The Russian Defence Ministry said mortar rounds hit the north-western route out of the occupied east of...

 

France: Police evict 4,000 refugees from swelling Paris camps

FRENCH police began evicting almost 4,000 refugees from a camp in Paris’s Battle of Stalingrad Square yesterday. Carrying their meagre belongings, the migrants boarded dozens of buses to temporary shelters around the Paris region, where authorities...

 

Turkey’s war on democracy

TURKEY’S issue of arrest warrants for every single MP of the pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) is a watershed moment in the president’s war on democracy — and on the rights of the Kurdish people. This is not some little local trouble. The...

 

I, Daniel Blake – the reality and the right-wing myths

The tabloid headlines surrounding benefits claimants are little more than fiction, write RUTH HUNT and NICK DILWORTH WHEN Ken Loach, director of the award-winning and compelling film I, Daniel Blake, appeared on BBC Question Time last month, it...

 

The Charter of the Forest: Its importance for today

by Julie Timbrell CELEBRATIONS to mark the 800th anniversary of the Charter of the Forest get under way this weekend in preparation for some big events next year. While the Magna Carta of 1215 is now much more famous, the Charter of the Forest of 1217...

 

Draconian Bill is serious threat to civil liberties

The Tory Investigatory Powers Bill stands to breach some of our fundamental rights and will impinge upon proper journalism – we need to unite against it, writes DIANE ABBOTT This Tory government is introducing a slew of policing and crime legislation...

 

An Olympic-size mess in east London

RABBIL SIKDAR reviews the dodgy dealing behind West Ham’s new home ground MOVING into a new home is never easy but even West Ham could not have envisaged how difficult their move from the Boleyn Ground would be. Crowd troubles, poor results and now...

 

Cricket: Tour still on despite India cash worries

Hosts can’t pay up because of court order following scandal ENGLAND insist their preparations for the first Test in Rajkot are unchanged despite reports in India that their tour may be disrupted by financial constraints facing the home board. An...

 

Met will deploy cops inside London Stadium

THE Metropolitan Police will deploy officers inside the London Stadium for West Ham’s Premier League clash with Stoke today. Security has been a major issue since the Hammers’ move to the ground on the Olympic Park in east London at the start of this...

 


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