News archive from 8 November 2016

Rugby League: Crabtree hangs up his boots

HUDDERSFIELD’S long-serving prop forward Eorl Crabtree retired yesterday aged 34. Crabtree, who made 423 appearances for his hometown club and won 18 caps with England, will take up an ambassadorial role for the Giants’ commercial side. “My head and...

 

Dispute at York sweet factory turns bitter

Workers at a York sweet factory are due to strike today in a dispute over pay. US-owned Tangerine produces mint humbugs, Sherbet Fountains, Butterkist popcorn and Princess marshmallows at its factories across the north of England. Members of general...

 

Southern’s ballot claim trashed by Aslef leader

CLAIMS that train drivers’ union Aslef has called off its industrial action ballot at Southern Rail are “deliberately misleading,” the union said yesterday. Passenger services director Angie Doll made the claim this weekend, saying it gave the firm...

 

Bulgaria: Socialist candidate heads first round for presidency

OPPOSITION Socialist Party candidate Rumen Radev upset the odds yesterday by heading Sunday’s presidential poll which will go to a second round on November 13. Mr Radev, a former air force officer who has urged the European Union to lift sanctions...

 

Iraq: Kurdish fighters storm town near Mosul held by Isis

IRAQI Kurdish peshmerga fighters made their most determined bid yet to breach Islamic State (Isis) defences at Bashiqa yesterday in the ongoing battle to encircle and liberate Mosul. They exchanged heavy fire with Isis as they advanced from two...

 

Ukraine: Odessa governor quits over frustration with corruption

FORMER Georgian president Mikhail Saakashvili, who was appointed governor of Ukraine’s Odessa region last year, threw in the sponge yesterday. He asserted that he was resigning in frustration at what he described as obstruction of his efforts to root...

 

A plague on both houses

THE world faces catastrophe if Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton wins the US presidential election today. In Trump, candidate of the Republican Party (a political wing of US corporate interest), we have a racist, misogynist boor. His behaviour and...

 

A celebration of a true hero of music

Chris Searle on jazz US4 My Scandinavian Blues: A Tribute to Horace Parlan (Stunt) HORACE PARLAN’S long life in jazz has been an epochal one. Born in Pittsburgh in 1930, he was stricken by polio as a child. His right hand was crippled but, inspired by...

 

Britain’s renters are being ripped off left, right and centre

The private rental sector urgently needs to be brought to heel, says MICK McATEER THE housing crisis is one of the major public policy crises Britain currently faces. The housing “market” just isn’t working. A range of interventions are needed to make...

 

The benefits cap has now come into force. Desperate people are about to become more desperate still

by Charlotte Hughes THE new benefits cap has now come into force. Myself, other activists and politicians had tried desperately to warn the public about this, but it seemed to fall on deaf ears in many cases. I suppose it’s easier to run away from...

 

Cricket: Indians get ready for first DRS Test

Vice-captain Rahane says they have a plan for new electronic reviews INDIA are determined to avoid stressing out over the decision review system (DRS) in the five-Test series against England which starts tomorrow morning in Rajkot. India’s Test...

 

Injury concerns for English and Scots

SCOTLAND expect Scott Brown to be fit to make his international comeback at Wembley — but striker Steven Fletcher is an injury concern. Brown, who has reversed his international retirement for Friday’s World Cup qualifier against England, went off...

 
Adele knocks One Direction off top spot to be named richest British celebrity under 30

Adele knocks One Direction off top spot to be named richest British celebrity under 30

ADELE has more than doubled her worth to be crowned the richest British celebrity under 30, knocking boyband One Direction off the top spot after a three-year run. The Hello singer is reported to have an estimated worth of £92million, compared with...

 

Cricket: Broad set for 100th Test appearance

STUART BROAD will begin his 100th Test tomorrow when things get under way in India. The England bowler, ranked fifth in the world, has only made three previous Test appearances in India — taking just two wickets for a dire 290 runs. Last time out,...

 

‘Invisible, ignored and often forgotten’

AMANDA MARIE ATKINSON tells Len Phelan why artists in Liverpool are determined to make the plight of the homeless visible AUSTERITY may be an abstract concept to some but for those experiencing it at the sharp end it’s an all too painful reality. One...

 


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