News archive from 7 August 2017

Countryfile Live: Matt Baker urges viewers to check THIS before eating

Countryfile Live: Matt Baker urges viewers to check THIS before eating

The 39-year-old presenter grew up on a sheep farm in the Durham Dales and is passionate about the countryside. Running the farming in action section at the BBC’s Countryfile Live event, Matt hoped the one thing visitors took away from the show was the...

 
Poldark season 3 finale: Demelza seduced in the sand dunes

Poldark season 3 finale: Demelza seduced in the sand dunes

The fiercely loyal Demelza, played by Eleanor Tomlinson, had always insisted she would stay true to husband Ross Poldark (Aidan Turner) even though he had strayed with former love Elizabeth. But the handsome naval officer, played by Burberry model...

 
Poldark review: The episode's theme could be 'headless chickens' or 'temporary insanity'

Poldark review: The episode's theme could be 'headless chickens' or 'temporary insanity'

You don’t always need guillotines, though. If the final episode had a theme (other than wrapping things up loosely enough for a comeback next year) it would have been “headless chickens” or “temporary insanity”. An example was Ross himself, who’d set...

 
Secrets Of Silicon Valley review: All this world-changing stuff had terrible consequences

Secrets Of Silicon Valley review: All this world-changing stuff had terrible consequences

With its founding myths of Pilgrim Fathers, sacred sites like Capitol Hill and revered objects like the ‘Stars and Stripes’ flag, Bellah said America had invented a new, godless religion. It worshipped America, American values and the American Dream,...

 

In memory of WWII nuclear blast horror

British peace campaigners’ events link up activists worldwide PEACE campaigners gathered in Britain and worldwide yesterday to commemorate one of the world’s worst war atrocities, the dropping of an atomic bomb by the US on the Japanese city of...

 

Nurses: Scrap the wage cap or we’ll strike

Workers vow to smash Tories’ poverty pay plan NURSES will strike unless Chancellor Phillip Hammond ends the public-sector pay freeze in the autumn Budget, the Royal College of Nursing warned yesterday. RCN general secretary Janet Davies issued the...

 

Hunt ‘sorry’ for clampdown on breastfeeding at V&A

VICTORIA & Albert Museum director Tristram Hunt has been forced to apologise after a woman was told to “cover up” while breastfeeding at the London museum. The former Labour MP stepped in after the unnamed woman took to social media to complain...

 

EU: Insecticide in eggs affair sparks call for food safety reform

ACTIVISTS called for stricter food safety standards and “fundamental” changes to EU agricultural policy at the weekend as a contaminated egg scandal put children at risk. Campaigners whipped up a storm as spokeswoman Katrien Stragier revealed that...

 

US: Nissan ‘scare tactics’ make workers reject union recognition

A VOTE against union recognition by Nissan workers at the Canton plant in Mississippi was the result of “intense scare tactics” and “intimidation,” the United Auto Workers (UAW) has charged. The US’s National Labour Relations Board (NLRB) supervised a...

 

UN punishes Pyongyang

NORTH Korea has been hit with more punitive sanctions following a unanimous United Nations security council vote. All nations are now banned from importing coal, iron, lead or seafood from North Korea as well as from using the country’s workers, who...

 

Price control of energy costs ruled out

ANOTHER extortionate energy price rise, another review of gas and electricity prices. This time around, following the announcement that British Gas will be raising its electricity prices by an eye-watering 12.5 per cent, the government has...

 

With a little help I overcame my stammer – and changed my life

ADAM BLACK explains how he learned new techniques to help him control his stutter and achieve his dream of becoming a teacher STUTTERING is a hidden disability and one which affects 1 per cent of the world’s population. For many people who stutter,...

 

Venezuela searches for rebels after deadly clash at army base

A search is under way in Venezuela for 10 men who escaped with weapons after an attack on a military base, President Nicolás Maduro says. The assault in the north-western city of Valencia was carried out by 20 people, he said. Two were killed, one was...

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Scottish Football: Clubs aim to tackle homophobia in the game

A NUMBER of Scottish clubs teamed up together over the weekend to sign the Scottish lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) Sports Charter, in an attempt to help football teams tackle homophobia. Aberdeen, Celtic, Hearts, Hibs, Partick Thistle,...

 

How PIIGS alternative to EU austerity could take flight

PIIGS awakening by Luciano Vasapollo, with Rita Martufi and Joaquìn Arriola (Manifesto Press, £5) TWO years ago, around the time of the Greek “Oxi” referendum, everyone following European politics was talking about Grexit. I was on a Syriza-led tour...

 


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