News archive from 6 March 2017

Reprieve for Sheffield resident

A PAKISTANI woman has been reunited with her family in Sheffield after lawyers won an injunction halting her deportation, it was revealed yesterday. Zoya Nadeem lives with her mother and two brothers in Sheffield. They fled Pakistan following...

 

Grassroots clubs at risk

GRASSROOTS live music venues could be threatened with closure in the face of increased business taxes, it was revealed yesterday. Organisers of Britain’s first live music census said rises in commercial property rates — which will be revealed in the...

 

Man comes forward over attack on couple

POLICE are continuing to appeal for information about a suspected homophobic attack on a train, after one of five men sought in connection with the assault came forward. Phil Poole and his partner Zbynek Zatloukal were brutally attacked on a...

 

Mexico: 16th-century Jew’s writing to go home after 75 years

THE oldest New World Jewish document will be returned to Mexico this month, the country’s consulate in New York said at the weekend, 75 years after its disappearance from the Mexican national archives. The document, a 1595 autobiography by Luis de...

 

Bahrain: Military courts get power to try civilian defendants

BAHRAIN’S hand-picked Consultative Council approved a constitutional change yesterday that will allow military courts to try civilians. All 40 members of the council, parliament’s upper house, were appointed directly by dynastic despot King Hamad bin...

 

Japan: Abe could stay on until 2021 after party backs rule change

JAPANESE Prime Minister Shinzo Abe could become his country’s longest-serving leader of the post-war era following a rule change by his party allowing him a third three-year term of office. Mr Abe lasted only a year during an earlier stint as premier...

 

NHS marchers are right to take a stand

SATURDAY’S march in support of the NHS showed the breadth and depth of public concern about the present state and future prospects of our health service. The many thousands who demonstrated in London will return to their cities, towns and villages...

 

Visions for the future clash in the French elections

By Scott Hiley THIS spring, the people of France will go to the polls to replace deeply unpopular President Francois Hollande and choose a new National Assembly. Set against the backdrop of high unemployment, slow economic growth, a string of terror...

 

EHRC must live up to its own purpose

In this open letter, activists challenge David Isaac, chair of the Equalities and Human Rights Commission, over job cuts that have fallen overwhelmingly on discriminated-against groups Dear David Isaac, It is with sincere regret that we feel obliged...

 

Trump casts a shadow over Latin America

PATRICK FOLEY takes a look at what the new administration is likely mean for the US’s southern neighbours DONALD TRUMP’S first few months in office have sent shockwaves across the globe, from a worldwide women’s protest to a 1.8 million-strong...

 

Buddies give hoops a brief cup scare

Bottom-placed Championship side score first with stunner from Harry Davis Celtic 4-1 St Mirren  BRENDAN RODGERS claimed yesterday St Mirren were the best team Celtic have faced in Scotland this season following their 4-1 Scottish Cup win over the...

 

White scores winner for Lionesses

England 1-0 United States A LAST-MINUTE goal from Ellen White gave England a 1-0 win over world champions the United States in the SheBelieves Cup in New Jersey. White struck from close range after Lucy Bronze’s superb shot from 25 yards came back off...

 

Muir nabs double gold with 3,000m victory in Belgrade

LAURA MUIR completed her dream double after claiming gold in the 3,000m yesterday at the European Indoor Championships. The 23-year-old stormed to victory in a championship record of 8 minutes 35.67 seconds after Saturday’s 1,500m victory in Belgrade....

 

The Women’s Day that shook the world

In this extract from his book A People’s History of the Russian Revolution, Neil Faulkner explains the significance of February 23, 1917 in the overthrow of the tsarist regime NO-ONE expected it. Lenin, in exile in Zurich, told a meeting of young...

 

Rampaging Reds blow apart visiting Gunners

Klopp hails solid defence for blunting the attack of Wenger’s men Liverpool 3-1 Arsenal by James Nalton at Anfield LIVERPOOL turned on the style against top opposition again as they defeated a blunt Arsenal side by three goals to one. Alexis Sanchez...

 


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