News archive from 7 September 2017

Rafael Nadal: This is what makes Roger Federer rivalry so special

Rafael Nadal: This is what makes Roger Federer rivalry so special

Even before Roger Federer has taken to court in what will be an incredibly tough match against 2009 champion Juan Martin del Potro, the tennis world is buzzing with excitement at the prospect of a first US Open meeting with Rafael Nadal. The Spaniard...

Metro, 00:02 in Sport
 
Anna Faris says her ex-husband Chris Pratt was never her best friend

Anna Faris says her ex-husband Chris Pratt was never her best friend

Anna Faris has admitted that she never counted husband Chris Pratt as her best friend. The actress revealed in Cosmopolitan that she ‘never bought’ the idea that your partner should be your closest friend. In an excerpt from her new memoir...

Metro, 00:03 in Showbiz
 
Former Conservative Party chairman Edward du Cann dies at 93

Former Conservative Party chairman Edward du Cann dies at 93

Conservative politician Sir Edward du Cann has died at the age of 93. He was an MP for more than 30 years and served as a minister in the governments of Harold Macmillan and Alec Douglas-Home in the early 1960s. During a long political career, he was...

BBC, 00:03 in Regional
 

Labour: Childcare scheme ‘in chaos’

PARENTS are still waiting in “limbo” because of failings in the government’s 30 hours of free childcare scheme, Labour said yesterday. The scheme entitles three and four-year-olds in England to 30 hours of free childcare a week from this month, up...

 

Tories face Civil Service revolt over ‘unfair’ 1 per cent cap

CIVIL Service workers are to vote on strike action challenging the government’s 1 per cent cap on their pay. The staff’s union PCS, which represents 195,000 workers, announced the nationwide ballot yesterday and said it was seeking a minimum pay rise...

 

Hillsborough disaster suspects face the courts

THREE former police officers and two other men were in the dock yesterday charged with offences relating to the Hillsborough football stadium disaster, in which 96 Liverpool football fans died. The five appeared in Preston Crown Court, where judge Mr...

 

Independence posters hit Hong Kong

HONG KONG “independence” banners were still on display in the autonomous Chinese territory yesterday after they reappeared on university campuses this week. The black banners demanding “Hong Kong independence” in English and Chinese were put up around...

 

Venezuela: Chevron seeks to bypass US sanctions

VENEZUELA’S government and US oil giant Chevron held talks on Tuesday to fi nd a way around Washington’s latest sanctions. Chevron president for America and Africa Clay Neff met President Nicolas Maduro, Vice-President Tarek el-Aissami, Oil Minister...

 

Syria: Fighting continues around Deir Ezzor

THE Syrian army fought to consolidate its lifeline into the eastern city of Deir Ezzor yesterday, after breaking the nearly four-year siege by Isis. Government troops advanced east along the main M20 motorway route from Palmyra to the city on the...

 

The exodus of NHS nurses

THE “Scrap the Cap” day of action on nurses’ pay should focus minds as we enter the conference season — and Jeremy Corbyn was right to make raising pay the key theme of the first Prime Minister’s Questions since Parliament’s summer break. The pay cap...

 

A productive and tasty winter crop

The Star’s gardener MATT COWARD gets his green thumbs on sai sai, the ‘best tasting Oriental leaf’ ONE of the most productive, tastiest and easiest winter crops I’ve ever grown is sai sai — sometimes listed in seed catalogues as “saisai.” It’s...

 

Trump endorses racism

ALBERT BENDER hopes the pardon of the racist sheriff Joe Arpaio will be Trump’s Waterloo WILL the disgraceful pardon of the brazenly racist sheriff Joe Arpaio be Trump’s Waterloo? It certainly should be. Trump has done what no other “president” in...

 

We must break free from the cycle of despair

MEXICO and Britain are separated by a wide ocean but for almost 500 years we have bridged that divide with human relationships. This is my first visit to Britain but ever since I was a small boy and learned history I have been aware of the importance...

 

US police threatened to kill NFL’s Bennett

Player told with gun at his head: Move and I’ll blow your head off NFL player Michael Bennett revealed yesterday how a US policeman threatened to blow his head off last month for “simply being a black man in the wrong place at the wrong time.” The...

 

Murray to miss the rest of 2017 with hip injury

ANDY MURRAY has opted against surgery to repair his injured hip but is still unlikely to play again this year. The world number two yesterday ruled himself out of the forthcoming ATP Tour events in Beijing and Shanghai and also expects to sit out the...

 


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