News archive from 10 February 2017

Chelsea star has had one bad game… and it's no surprise this happened - Mark Schwarzer

Chelsea star has had one bad game… and it's no surprise this happened - Mark Schwarzer

That is according to former Chelsea goalkeeper Mark Schwarzer. Spurs' 2-0 win last month ended Chelsea's 13-game winning run in the Premier League. But beyond that result, the Blues have flourished under Antonio Conte, especially since changing...

 

Scots dating app Soda aims to be a social success story

A Scottish tech entrepreneur aims to stand out in the crowded dating app market by encouraging people to make “real connections” by meeting each other socially instead of through electronic messaging. Soda, which launched last month, is billed as a...

 

Bright kids from poor families left behind

THE brightest pupils from poor backgrounds are more than two years behind their well-off classmates, a poverty think tank revealed yesterday. The Sutton Trust has found that students who are in the top 10 per cent but are from disadvantaged...

 

Councillor suspended over Abbott ‘ape’ tweet

A TORY councillor has been suspended over a retweet that compared shadow home secretary Diane Abbott to an ape wearing lipstick, it was revealed yesterday. This came after Ms Abbott received misogynistic criticism for having told Brexit secretary...

 

Nearly 700 jobs at risk as Waitrose closes stores

ALMOST 700 jobs are at risk at supermarket Waitrose, with five “underperforming” branches set to close, it was announced yesterday. The upmarket chain is planning a shake-up of its branch network which will lead to nearly 500 redundancies due to the...

 

South Korea: Park pulls out of questioning over leaks

SUSPENDED South Korean President Park Geun Hye pulled out of questioning by prosecutors yesterday, claiming they had leaked details to the media. Prosecution spokesman Lee Kyu Chul said yesterday that Ms Park’s lawyers told his team they were...

 

Israel kills two men in bombing raid

PALESTINIAN authorities accused Israel of killing two men and injuring five others in a bomb raid yesterday morning along Gaza’s border with Egypt. Palestine’s Wafa news agency said an Israeli drone aircraft fired two missiles in a pre-dawn raid on a...

 

Germany: Minister proposes camps for foreigners

GERMANY’S interior minister called yesterday for rejected asylum-seekers to be herded into “exit centres” near airports pending their expulsion. Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere said such detention centres should be set up “so that things are more...

 

Cost of agency staff rises as NHS Scotland roles lie vacant

The NHS is struggling to fill vacant consultant, GP and nursing posts and is spending more on agency staff, according to new report by Scotland’s public spending watchdog. An Audit Scotland briefing said there was a vacancy rate of 6.5 per cent for...

Scotsman, 00:03 in Health
 

An orgy of fake news

LABOUR leader Jeremy Corbyn had a storming Prime Minister’s Questions on Wednesday, ambushing Theresa May over leaked emails concerning a government stitch-up with Surrey County Council. Yet the news media was obsessed with the resignation of Clive...

 

There is power in protesting

Ignore the Establishment jeers, protests can and do create change, writes SOLOMON HUGHES RIGHT-WING commentators are trying to damp down growing protest movements against US President Donald Trump by saying it’s a waste of time. David Cameron’s former...

 

The interconnectedness of the LGBT+ struggle

TOM OAKLEY writes on why you should vote for United Left at the upcoming LGBT Labour AGM WE ARE LGBT United Left, a group of activists who’ve come together to stand for LGBT Labour’s national committee because we want to change things for the better....

 

Tory indulgence of the rich spells doom for national parks

PETER FROST sees the healthy, outdoor environment which provided much needed recreation, particularly for the urban working class, come under serious threat Eighty-five years ago Benny Rothman and his fellow young communists discovered that access to...

 

Browning named next head of British Cycling

British Cycling’s plan to move forward after a period of intense scrutiny took further shape yesterday with the announcement of former Jaguar and Volkswagen boss Jonathan Browning as its new chairman. Browning, 57, was added to the governing body’s...

 

MPs pass vote of no confidence in the FA

The Football Association received a vote of no confidence from MPs yesterday, amid calls for the government to introduce laws to force it to reform. Senior Conservative Damian Collins suggested ministers should intervene to overhaul English football’s...

 


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