News archive from 9 December 2017

USC Film School drops Bryan Singer’s name ‘until the allegations against him are resolved’

USC Film School drops Bryan Singer’s name ‘until the allegations against him are resolved’

The USC School of Cinematic Arts has confirmed it is removing Bryan Singer‘s name from its Division of Cinema & Media following the accusations of sexual assault made against him. In a statement on Friday, the university said: ‘Bryan Singer has...

Metro, 00:01 in Showbiz
 

10,000 Brummies signed a petition for a digital body scanner - here's why

More than ten thousand people have signed a petition calling for the Birmingham coroner to be supplied with a CT scanner to speed up autopsies. The high-tech scanner can produce three-dimensional digital images of the body and remove the need for...

 
Darcy Graham and Murray McCallum get their chance for Edinburgh

Darcy Graham and Murray McCallum get their chance for Edinburgh

Darcy Graham may not be the typical modern rugby player but Richard Cockerill believes that the young Edinburgh wing has a big future as he makes his debut tonight against London Irish in the European Challenge Cup. The wing was recalled from Scotland...

The Courier, 00:08 in Sport
 

Corbyn vows to end global tax scandal

Labour leader at United Nations ahead of Anti-Corruption Day LABOUR will work to create a legally binding treaty that would end the “global scandal” of corporations avoiding tax, Jeremy Corbyn said on the eve of International Anti-Corruption Day...

 

Thousands join council pay pickets

Christmas protests call for Tories to drop cap which has led to a 21% wage decline THOUSANDS of local government workers staged protests across Britain yesterday demanding that top Tories “scrap the cap” on pay rises. Members of Britain’s three...

 

Government announces provisional agreement over rights and Irish border

THE government and the EU Commission announced a provisional agreement after the first stage of exit negotiations yesterday. Prime Minister Theresa May and Brexit Secretary David Davis flew to Brussels to confirm with European Commission president...

 

Mass protests leave one dead and 50 injured

Occupying forces fire on Palestinians following Jerusalem announcement ONE Palestinian was killed and up to 50 were injured yesterday as occupation forces fired on protesters venting their anger at US President Donald Trump legitimising Israel’s...

 

Fernandez arrested over terror claims

SUPPORTERS of former Argentinian president Cristina Fernandez protested in Buenos Aires on Thursday night after she was detained for alleged treason. Demonstrators took to the city’s Plaza de Mayo after Ms Fernandez was taken into custody over claims...

 

Hariri seeks support from world leaders in Paris

LEBANESE Prime Minister Saad Hariri sought support from world powers in Paris yesterday — days after reversing his resignation. Mr Hariri returned to the French capital — which he had visited last month before returning home from apparent captivity in...

 

‘Crisis’ is an opportunity

“THE most powerful international corporations must not be allowed to continue to dictate how and for whom our world is run.” This sentence from Jeremy Corbyn’s landmark Geneva speech yesterday sums up a growing mood of defiance among ordinary people....

 

‘Labour is shifting the moral compass of a nation’

LAURA PIDCOCK talks to Conrad Landin about what’s changed since the general election, the challenges ahead and what it’s like being in the media firing line TO Theresa May, Laura Pidcock is the embodiment of a “big problem” with British politics. The...

 

Venezuela progresses despite US interference

Trade unionist EGLE SANCHEZ speaks to James Tweedie about the realities on the ground in the run-up to tomorrow’s municipal elections and the expectations of the ‘Chavistas’ I CAUGHT up with Bolivarian Socialist Workers Federation Vice-President Egle...

 

Rudolf Steiner, clairvoyant, educationist and racist

PETER FROST first discovered the weird ideas of Austrian occultist Rudolf Steiner in Watford 45 years ago. Now Steiner schools are back in the headlines THE Rudolf Steiner School, in Kings Langley near Watford, has been ordered to close after a...

 

Wiggins’s first shot at the oars takes him back to the site of his saddle successes

by Matt McGeehan BRADLEY WIGGINS will be a novice at the scene of some of his many successes when he returns to competition today. The 37-year-old five-time Olympic cycling champion is slated to compete in the elite men’s 2km event at the British...

 

A delicious taster for the Six Nations

DAVID NICHOLSON can’t wait for the next round of internationals THAT’S IT, folks. The international rugby union season is now closed and we will have to wait until the Six Nations campaign kicks off in January for our Test match fix. So after a...

 


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