News archive from 6 January 2017

Christmas dash for cash saw £730 million withdrawn in one day

A whopping £730 million was dished out by ATMs on December 23, the most money ever withdrawn in one day. The pre-Christmas dash for cash saw UK spenders smash the record which was set on Christmas Eve in 2014 when £634 million was taken out. But...

 
Chelsea to target Fernando Llorente if Michy Batshuayi is allowed to leave on loan

Chelsea to target Fernando Llorente if Michy Batshuayi is allowed to leave on loan

Chelsea could try to sign Swansea City striker Fernando Llorente should they allow Michy Batshuayi to leave on loan, according to reports. Antonio Conte is understood to be considering letting Batshuayi go out on loan for the remainder of the season...

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Robbie Savage gives Premier League top four predictions: I don't want this to happen

Robbie Savage gives Premier League top four predictions: I don't want this to happen

The Frenchman is out of contract in the summer and talks are yet to begin over a new deal. Arsene Wenger's side sit fifth in the Premier League table after they dropped points in their 3-3 draw with Bournemouth last time out.  The title race was blown...

 
Arsene Wenger speaks out on Arsenal’s January transfer plans: This is what I’m waiting for

Arsene Wenger speaks out on Arsenal’s January transfer plans: This is what I’m waiting for

Arsenal completed their first bit of business when they signed Hednesford Town full-back Cohen Bramall for £40,000. However, Bramall is seen more as one for the future. The Gunners spent over £90million on new players last summer. But Wenger, who has...

 

Chad shuts border with Libya, deploys troops amid security concerns

N'DJAMENA Chad, a key ally of the West in the fight against Islamist militants in West Africa, said on Thursday it has closed its long border with Libya and will deploy troops to the area in an effort to prevent the influx of militant fighters fleeing...

 

Tories failing witnesses of school probe

Anonymity of whistleblowers threatened THE government must keep its promise to honour the anonymity of school staff who were asked to give evidence amid allegations of hardline Islamic schooling in Birmingham, Labour said yesterday. Whistleblowers who...

 

Minister called in over libraries cull

Tory MP complains after cuts his party made hit council services by Felicity Collier LIBRARIES Minister Rob Wilson has been forced to step in over Lancashire County Council’s plans to close 28 libraries after a Tory MP complained about the cuts —...

 

Tories ‘acting like Philip Green’ in raid on pensions

UNIONS are considering strike action over a £660 million “Treasury-led raid” on the pensions of over 16,000 nuclear industry workers. GMB, Unite, Prospect and Aslef announced yesterday that their representatives will meet next Monday to discuss a...

 

Turkey: PKK ‘behind deadly checkpoint attack’

Two gunmen, officer and court worker killed TWO GUNMEN were killed yesterday in an attack on a police checkpoint in the Turkish city of Izmir that also left an officer and a court worker dead. Three attackers opened fire on the checkpoint in the...

 

Venezuela: Maduro reshuffles cabinet with crime fight as top priority

VENEZUELAN President Nicolas Maduro announced a sweeping cabinet reshuffle and government shake-up on Wednesday. Vice-President Aristobulo Isturiz was replaced after just a year by Aragua state Governor Tareck el-Assaimi, from the reformist wing of...

 

US: Abortion NGO at risk of funding cut

US ABORTION provider Planned Parenthood has condemned a proposal by the Republican-dominated Congress to cut funding for family planning. The NGO, founded in 1916, spoke out on Wednesday after a special committee of the lower House of Representatives...

 

Fracking the planet & dubious safety on Southern trains

CUADRILLA starting construction of fracking wells in Lancashire is a dark day for our future. The fracking fiasco is rotten the whole way through. The immediate issue of the government overturning the county council’s decision and rejecting the wishes...

 

Anthrax and zombie reindeer

Bio weapon or natural disease, anthrax is back in the news. PETER FROST investigates the nasty bacteria and the deadly reindeer ANTHRAX, even the word causes a shiver of fear and panic and now the disease is hitting the headlines among the reindeer...

 

From promising leftie to oligarch sycophant

You’d think that the growing concierge services industry, busy fawning on the 1%, would only be interested in the Tories. David Blunkett’s new job proves otherwise, writes SOLOMON HUGHES THERESA MAY says her party is for the “just about managing” —...

 

A blessing in disguise for the Palestinians?

Trump is undeniably bad news for the Palestinian people. But might he inadvertently unite them, writes RAMZY BAROUD ISRAEL is dizzy. January 20 will be like another Christmas Day and Donald Trump the jolly old Santa Claus bearing gifts. The writing is...

 


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