News archive from 7 March 2016

If Leicester win the title they should all be in team of the year... and Riyad Mahrez and Jamie Vardy...

Leicester just keep inching closer to what would be an absolutely unbelievable title win. If they pull this off I think every player in that team could make it into team of the year. Kasper Schmeichel is excellent, Danny Simpson has improved so much...

Daily Mail, 00:00 in Sport
 
Nick Kyrgios tells Bernard Tomic: don't expect me to have your back

Nick Kyrgios tells Bernard Tomic: don't expect me to have your back

The public dispute between Australia’s top two men’s tennis players has continued with Nick Kyrgios hitting back at Davis Cup team-mate Bernard Tomic’s claims that he faked illness to miss the weekend’s tie against the US. Kyrgios pulled out of the...

Guardian, 00:02 in Sport
 

Pankhurst leads Mother’s Day march for women’s equality

SUFFRAGETTE Emmeline Pankhurst’s great-granddaughter led a march yesterday days before International Women’s Day to highlight the inequality still facing women. The march held on Mother’s Day commemorated women that trek long distances to protect...

 

Families rally against ‘social cleansing plans’

Parents and children take to streets to save their homes CAMPAIGNING was all child’s play at the weekend as families from across London demonstrated against Tory plans to end social housing. Children as young as three, one holding a placard reading:...

 

Labour government will put workers first

Rights central to Corbyn administration, leader tells Hardie fans WORKERS’ rights will be central to the next Labour government, party leader Jeremy Corbyn told a huge rally in south Wales at the weekend. Mr Corbyn delivered the annual Keir Hardie...

 

Brilliant moment furious passengers deal with man 'abusing Spanish visitors on tram' caught on camera

This is the moment furious passengers unite to deal with a man allegedly abusing foreign visitors on a tram in Manchester. Video footage shows a man, in a grey hoodie and blue jeans, being confronted about his behaviour. Witnesses told the Manchester...

 

United States: Sanders fights on with new victories

by Our Foreign Desk DEMOCRATIC socialist candidate Bernie Sanders confounded Establishment hopes of early victory at the weekend, winning comfortably in Nebraska and Kansas while front-runner Hillary Clinton took Louisiana. Opinion polls indicate that...

 

India: GM firm threatens to pull out in seed row

by Our Foreign Desk US biotech transnational Monsanto threatened India at the weekend with removal of its technology in the face of government plans to cut royalty fees. The corporation claimed that it would be problematic to bring in new technologies...

 
Gender pay gap: women earn £300,000 less than men over working life

Gender pay gap: women earn £300,000 less than men over working life

Women are likely to earn £300,000 less than men over their working lives, according to a new analysis that has sparked fresh calls for more shared parental leave to close the UK’s stubborn gender pay gap. Before International Women’s Day on Tuesday,...

Guardian, 00:08 in Business
 

Honduras: Murdered activist’s ‘struggle goes on’

by Our Foreign Desk LARGE crowds accompanied the body of murdered Honduran indigenous leader and environmental activist Berta Caceres to her final resting place at the weekend. Many of those carrying her coffin on their shoulders through the dusty...

 
FCA insists new banking regulations 'not about putting heads on sticks'

FCA insists new banking regulations 'not about putting heads on sticks'

The City’s top regulator has said a new system designed to hold bank executives to account is “not about trying to get heads on sticks”. The new regulatory regime, which came into force on Monday and holds top executives responsible for failures in...

Guardian, 00:08 in Business
 

Labour’s EU delusion

THERE is a vacuum at the heart of the EU referendum debate where the Labour Party should be. This is because Labour has no substantial position of its own to put forward. Shadow foreign secretary Hilary Benn often sounds for all the world like a...

 
Three London museums totalled more visitors than Venice in 2015

Three London museums totalled more visitors than Venice in 2015

In St Mark’s Square and the Grand Canal, Venice has some of the world’s recognisable tourist attractions. But the Italian city was eclipsed in terms of visitor numbers last year by just three London museums – the Victoria and Albert, Natural History...

Guardian, 00:08 in Business
 

Unity that Spanned the Sea

The miners’ strike of 1984-5 sparked an international solidarity movement not seen since. Daniel Dernancourt of French union group the CGT spoke at Saturday’s With Banners Held High festival in former coalmining heartland Wakefield. Here we reprint...

 
Manufacturing slide could be bottoming out, says EEF

Manufacturing slide could be bottoming out, says EEF

UK manufacturers are hopeful they can eke out some growth this year after the 2015 slump, but worries about the world economy will continue to weigh on hiring and investment plans, a survey of the sector found. The manufacturers’ organisation EEF said...

Guardian, 00:08 in Business
 


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