News archive from 6 January 2016

Stoke’s trident runs out of magic tricks as expectation turns into frustration

Nothing is quite as it used to be at the Britannia Stadium. These days Stoke City attract players from Barcelona, the Midlands club have even started to play like the Spanish giants in some people’s eyes – “Stokealona” is the moniker that Bojan Krkic,...

Guardian, 00:00 in Sport
 

Pig-headed EDF bosses spark staff walkout

“PIG-HEADED” bosses were blamed yesterday for provoking a walkout by energy engineers who install meters in homes and businesses. They will strike for a week from Monday.   The workers, who are members of Unite, work for energy firm EDF.   Bosses have...

 

Teachers’ union EIS wins £290k for members

TEACHERS’ union the Educational Institute of Scotland (EIS) won more than £290,000 compensation for members injured at work last year.   Settlements included £1,500 after an assault by a pupil, £3,500 for back injuries suffered when a chair collapsed,...

 

Fat cats net average wage in two days

BRITAIN’S fat cats rubbed their grubby paws together with glee yesterday afternoon, having already pocketed more than the average yearly salary of £27,645.   The High Pay Centre said that bosses returning to their jobs in the new year had already...

 

France: Hollande lays plaques one year after Charlie murders

FRENCH President Francois Hollande honoured the 17 dead yesterday killed in extremist attacks a year ago on satirical paper Charlie Hebdo, a kosher supermarket and police.    Victims’ families joined the president and other dignitaries near the...

 

Germany: Minister Maas warns against backlash after sex assaults

GERMAN Justice Minister Heiko Maas cautioned yesterday against attempts to blame refugees for a series of sexual assaults in Cologne on New Year’s Eve.   Police reported that witnesses had described assailants as men of “Arab or north African origin”...

 

China: Beijing air ‘is improving’ despite smog red alerts

ENVIRONMENTAL authorities in Beijing insisted yesterday that air quality improved in 2015, during which they issued the city’s first two red smog alerts and disrupted industry to create cleaner air.   China has been setting national and local targets...

 

Goodbye to muckrakers

NOBODY should be surprised by the removal of Michael Dugher from Labour’s shadow cabinet, although he pretends to be.   Had he spent more time in the past few months fulfilling his brief, his departure might merit a short period of mourning. After...

 

14 things people who feel they have a great immune system say they do

Every office has one: that one magical person who NEVER has to take a sick day. The one who miraculously manages to avoid the bug that’s got everyone else sniffling. The one who never looks exhausted because unlike you, they haven’t been up all night...

Metro, 00:02 in Lifestyle
 

Life after Abbas: The future of Palestine

The ageing president’s career may be coming to an end, but the entrenched clique he represents continues to hold back the liberation struggle, warns RAMZY BAROUD ALTHOUGH intended to inspire his Fatah Party followers, a televised speech by Mahmoud...

 

How ordinary people became buy-to-let ‘market’ fodder

by Krystyna Boswell THE year has barely begun and already David Cameron has been trumpeting his latest idea for the building of “affordable” homes on publicly owned land, for which he’s earmarked £1.2 billion.   Don’t make me laugh Dave. For whom are...

 

Corbyn brings much-needed sanity to the nukes debate

by Rae Street Sanity. That was the name of the first magazine of the newly formed Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament (CND) in 1958.    The aims of the campaign were sane then and they are sane now. Frank Allaun in 1981 said clearly:   - No Cruise...

 

Liverpool need to up their ambition to stay in touch

Klopp’s Reds have become mediocre and must spend on top talent, says RABBIL SIKDAR This article is reserved for Morning Star subscribers. To read on, and gain access to the rest of the Star’s news, features, arts and sport, subscribe to our e-edition...

 

Another one bites the dust

Disgraced former Fifa secretary general Valcke faces nine-year ban from football by Our Sports Desk   SUSPENDED Fifa secretary general Jerome Valcke is facing a nine-year ban after an ethics investigation into several alleged offences including being...

 
Many MISSING OUT on lifesaving heart attack treatment

Many MISSING OUT on lifesaving heart attack treatment

In particular, the rapid uptake of the emergency stenting treatment (PPCI) gives nine in 10 patients fighting chance of survival. Despite discovering this treatment could save thousands of lives, the researchers argue there are huge disparities in who...

 


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