News archive from 6 November 2017

Reports of girl abducted from annual bonfire event

Reports of girl abducted from annual bonfire event

Police are currently responding to reports of a possible child abduction at Heaton Park. Around 9.15pm this evening, Sunday 5 November, police were called to reports that a girl had been abducted from Heaton Park, where thousands of people had...

 

Aston Villa injury updates - the latest on Jonathan Kodia and Josh Onomah

Jonathan Kodjia is set to return to Aston Villa action at Queens Park Rangers - as long as he avoids injury on international duty. Kodjia missed Villa's victory at Preston North End and defeat to Sheffield Wednesday after hurting the ankle he had...

 

What is the real Living Wage?

What is the real living wage? The real Living Wage is an hourly rate of pay set independently by the Resolution Foundation thinktank and Living Wage Foundation and updated annually . It is calculated according to the basic cost of living in the UK,...

 

Living wage: Thousands of Brummies to get a pay rise

Thousands of Birmingham workers will get a pay rise today after the Living Wage rises to £8.75 per hour. It is an increase of 30p per hour on the amount the Living Wage Foundation calculates is enough to meet the basic costs of living - including...

 
Edinburgh start to look the real deal in Ospreys rout

Edinburgh start to look the real deal in Ospreys rout

Even Richard Cockerill was moved to a proper smile – not his usual sardonic one – as Edinburgh started to look much more like his vision of them at Myreside on Saturday. The 37-10 defeat of a decent Ospreys team – their fifth win in a row – will get...

The Courier, 00:06 in Sport
 
Bradley survives his longest afternoon and looks forward to European Tour

Bradley survives his longest afternoon and looks forward to European Tour

Bradley Neil has already filed the longest afternoon of his young life into his bank of experiences as he readies himself for his debut season on the European Tour. The 21-year-old from Blairgowrie’s final round 69 in the NBO Classic Grand Final was...

The Courier, 00:06 in Sport
 

Jobcentre workers to stage 24-hour strike

Jobcentre workers are staging a 24-hour strike on Monday in continuing protests over the closure of offices. Members of the Public and Commercial Services union (PCS) will walk out in Plymouth, where the union says 50 job losses are threatened and 350...

 

March calls on MP to stand up for Wales

HUNDREDS of public-service trade unionists marched through Barry at the weekend protesting outside the offices of local MP and Secretary of State for Wales Alun Cairns. The colourful and lively demonstration, headed by a Scottish pipe band, was...

 

Huge crowds turn out to protest Balfour at 100

Crowds mark centenary of plan, saying ‘make it right’ TENS of thousands of demonstrators marched through central London on Saturday, marking the the centenary of the Balfour Declaration with a call to “Make it Right” for Palestine. They were demanding...

 

Tetekin: British solidarity was vital to the revolution

LEADING Russian communist Slava Tetekin told a packed London conference on Saturday that the October Revolution was “more relevant than ever” 100 years on. The former MP, policy adviser to Communist Party of the Russian Federation general secretary...

 

More children face poverty

“YOU cannot have a rich country with a poor people,” Mexican socialist presidential candidate Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador told a London audience earlier this year. The moral force of Lopez Obrador’s point comes from the fact that you can, of course —...

 

Ebola relief effort hit by $6m fraud

FRAUD by Red Cross workers and other people has cost at least $6 million (£4.6m) designated to fight Ebola in west Africa, the organisation confirmed at the weekend. The revelation follows an internal investigation of how the Red Cross handled more...

 

Madrid’s handling of Catalan crisis sparks Belgian warning

BELGIAN Vice-Premier and Interior Minister Jan Jambon voiced disquiet over the Spanish conservative government’s actions towards Catalan national leaders yesterday. He insisted that the international community must keep a close eye on Spain to make...

 

Work capability assessments are a degrading experience

We cannot allow the DWP to continue dehumanising people with bogus medical assessments, writes CHARLOTTE HUGHES EVERY Thursday for four years, a group of activists and I have helped and advised people outside Ashton-under-Lyne jobcentre. We hand out...

 

Arsenal undone by class city slickers

Pep gets the better of Wenger to maintain lead at the top Man City 3-1 Arsenal by James Nalton at Eastlands MANCHESTER CITY saw off Arsenal yesterday to register two important wins in one week. Sergio Aguero added a further goal to his tally to cap...

 


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