News archive from 8 August 2017

Data shows abuse of mental-health patients rocketing

MENTAL-HEALTH patients appear to be increasingly at risk of abuse, according to new statistics from the NHS. Abuse incidents recorded by English mental health trusts rose from 106 in 2013-14 to 199 in 2015-16. Investigations into reports of abuse of...

 

Judge: Cartmail acted in good faith to dismiss Coyne

A SACKED right-wing union official has had his application to be temporarily reinstated turned down by an employment tribunal. Gerard Coyne, who challenged Len McCluskey for the leadership of Unite in June, was dismissed as the union’s West Midlands...

 

Blairites moan while left gets on with the job

Symptoms of resentment bubble up on Twitter  A RIGHT-WING operator behind a rule change designed to weaken Jeremy Corbyn’s leadership has said the party’s left should “drop the obsession with rule changes.” Luke Akehurst, the secretary of the...

 

Tehran’s spooks foil terror plot against religious cities

IRAN’S intelligence ministry said yesterday that its forces had detained 27 militants linked to Isis who planned to carry out terrorist attacks at religious cities in the country. The ministry said in a statement on its website that they had been...

 

Pyongyang threatens to boost its nuclear arsenal

NORTH KOREA vowed yesterday to bolster its nuclear firepower in response to sanctions passed by the UN security council on Saturday. In a statement carried by state news agency KCNA, the government said the sanctions were a “violent infringement of...

 

Renault in £600m deal with Tehran

The Islamic republic signed its biggest-ever car deal yesterday with French auto giant Renault, a joint venture which will see the construction of tens of thousands of vehicles a year. The €660 million (£600m) agreement runs counter to US efforts to...

 

Asset stripping of the NHS has to end now

LABOUR’S revelation that almost half the maternity units in England closed temporarily at some point last year confirms that the Tory government is neglecting our National Health Service. After the party’s weekend warning that government failure to...

 

Errani given two-month doping ban by ITF

Former French Open finalist Sara Errani will serve a two-month doping ban after testing positive for the banned substance letrozole in a test taken in February, the International Tennis Federation said yesterday. Errani blamed contamination from her...

 

England pair sent home in disgrace

Tuilagi and Solomona drunk at team hotel after night out Manu Tuilagi and Denny Solomona were sent home in disgrace from England’s training camp yesterday morning after returning to the team hotel drunk following a night out. Tuilagi and Solomona...

 

Celtic hold out hope they can bring back City’s Roberts

Celtic assistant manager Chris Davies has revealed there is “constant dialogue” about the possibility of Patrick Roberts returning to Parkhead. The 20-year-old spent 18 months on loan at the Glasgow club, where he helped the team remain unbeaten to...

 

Album round-up 07.08.2017

Gold Class Drum (Felte) 4/5 THIS second album from the Australian post-punk four piece Gold Class was written in strained circumstances. Lead singer Adam Curley had just gone through a break-up and was, in his words, “left alone in a draughty old...

 

McPherson dreamscape a freewheeling triumph

Girl from the North Country Old Vic Theatre, London SE1 5/5 THIS freewheelin’ new piece from playwright Conor McPherson is a drama with songs and since these are the lyrical and gritty outpourings of Bob Dylan, diehard fans may want to brace...

 

Troubled soul in the ‘punishment lanes’

MAYER WAKEFIELD recommends a nuanced drama on a member of the Continuity IRA torn between personal and political demands in Derry Continuity Finborough Theatre, London SW10 5/5 ONE superb actor, two chairs and a script with immeasurable depth....

 

Jermaine Pennant becomes the latest former Premier League star to sign on with non-league side Billericay Town

Jermaine Pennant is the latest former Premier League player to join ambitious non-league club Billericay Town. The former Arsenal, Liverpool and Stoke winger has been without a club since leaving League One Bury at the end of last season. After...

Daily Mail, 00:04 in Sport
 
EastEnders spoiler: Linda Carter LASHES OUT at Whitney amid Mick’s affair bombshell

EastEnders spoiler: Linda Carter LASHES OUT at Whitney amid Mick’s affair bombshell

The pub landlady (played by Kellie Bright) will be left stunned as Mick (Danny Dyer) admits the truth about what happened with Whitney (Shona McGarty) while she was away. As Linda struggles to comprehend the news, Whitney soon gets caught up in the...

 


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