News archive from 6 December 2017

Chelsea boss Antonio Conte defends Tiemoue Bakayoko after costly Champions League error

Chelsea boss Antonio Conte defends Tiemoue Bakayoko after costly Champions League error

The Blues were held to a disappointing 1-1 draw by Atletico Madrid, meaning Roma were allowed to win the group with victory against Qarabag. After a goalless first half, ex-Chelsea forward Fernando Torres flicked a corner on at the near-post and Saul...

 
Mum creates children’s books on diversity after daughter comes out as trans

Mum creates children’s books on diversity after daughter comes out as trans

A mum whose own daughter came out as transgender has written a series of books teaching children about diversity. Primary school teacher Nick Rolfe was inspired to write Rainbow Street after eldest daughter Charlie said she identified as female. Nick...

Metro, 00:01 in Hot News
 
Woman hid husband at home for 17 years to fraudulently claim £80k in benefits

Woman hid husband at home for 17 years to fraudulently claim £80k in benefits

A married woman falsely claimed nearly £80,000 by keeping her husband secretly hidden in her house – for 17 years. Janet Pritchard, 54, pretended to be a single mum to claim state benefits from 1998 until 2015. But for the entire time she was living...

Metro, 00:01 in Hot News
 
Obesity crisis hits NHS as one in four nurses is now overweight

Obesity crisis hits NHS as one in four nurses is now overweight

This rises to almost half when considering nurses aged 45 and over, researchers found. Experts said the figures were "deeply worrying". Meanwhile, one in three unregistered care workers – such as care home workers and nursing assistants –...

 

Unite hits back over Surrey bus firm dispute

GENERAL union Unite has defended its role in a dispute at a Surrey bus firm. Transport union RMT has taken strike action at Quality Line Epsom over bosses’ refusal to recognise it for bargaining purposes. But Unite said it was not accurate for the RMT...

 

Care home company accused of plotting to sell off estate and risk hundreds of jobs

GMB says attacks on pay and conditions are aimed at making a buy-out more appealing CARE home company Runwood Homes has been accused of slashing its workers’ wages to fatten up profits to encourage a buy-out. General union GMB says the firm plans to...

 

Mitting inquiry won't release name or alias of spook accused of spying on Stephen Lawrence's family

AN INQUIRY into undercover policing will not release either the real name or the alias of an officer accused of spying on the friends and family of Stephen Lawrence. Inquiry chairman Sir John Mitting announced yesterday that he will publish the “cover...

 

Saudi-led coalition blitzes Sanaa as revenge raids kill hundreds

THE Saudi-led coalition blitzed Yemen’s capital Sanaa overnight in apparent revenge for the killing of former president Ali Abdullah Saleh. Jamie McGoldrick of the UN OCHA aid agency said at least 25 air strikes had hit the city and “people are...

 

UN official visits North Korea

THE UN sent senior official and former US diplomat Jeffrey Feltman to North Korea yesterday amid heightened nuclear tensions with Washington. Mr Feltman, the Undersecretary-General for Political Affairs, is scheduled to meet Foreign Minister Ri Yong...

 

Durban transport workers protest against poverty-pay employer

TRANSPORT workers protested outside a conference attended by an exploitative port firm yesterday in the South African city of Durban. Trade unionists turned out in support of the International Transport Workers Federation (ITF) campaign against...

 

Wouldn't you avoid tax too if you could?

There is no defence of tax avoidance, writes DAN ISLEY-WILLIAMSON BRITAIN is scarred by extreme inequality. The richest 1 per cent own as much as the combined wealth of the bottom 55 per cent. We have record numbers of billionaires and record numbers...

 

Paralympics bigwigs snub Commons probe

MPs testing claims that British athletes are cheating the system MPs who wanted to get to the bottom of claims that British athletes are cheating the classification system will be snubbed by Paralympic officials today. Classification underpins...

 

Sport in brief: 6.12.17

Sagan calls time on UCI ill feeling CYCLING: World champion Peter Sagan and world governing body the UCI have ended their legal dispute before a scheduled hearing before the Court of Arbitration for Sport. Sagan and his Bora-Hansgrohe team had...

 

FAW: No English manager for Wales

ENGLISH candidates will not be considered for the vacant Welsh manager’s position, the FAW revealed yesterday. It hopes to appoint Chris Coleman’s successor before the draw for the new Uefa Nations League takes place in Switzerland on January 24. “We...

 

Up close and personal in a tale of thwarted passion

YVONNE LYSANDROU measures the strengths and weaknesses in an intimate version of Tchaikovsky’s tempestuous opera Eugene Onegin I’VE seen quite a few productions of Eugene Onegin in my time but never one as unusual as this one by OperaUpClose. Its...

 


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