News archive from 10 June 2017

Arrest after man takes hostages at jobcentre

ARMED police were sent to a jobcentre in Newcastle yesterday morning after a man walked in brandishing a knife and took people hostage, Northumbria Police said. The incident took place at Byker Jobcentre Plus at 8am and police responded in nine...

 

PCS calls for reinstatement of staff after 20 strike days

CIVIL SERVANTS’ union PCS called yesterday for workers sacked by the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) to be reinstated after 20 days of strike action. Workers in Manchester ended five days of walkouts, following action of the same duration...

 

Turnout at highest level since 1997 Labour win

THURSDAY’S vote produced both the highest general election turnout and the first Labour gains for 20 years. The 68.7 per cent participation rate was the highest since 1997. And Labour’s 40 per cent share of the vote was just a single percentage point...

 

South Africa: Removing Zuma could ‘split’ ruling ANC party

ANC secretary-general Gwede Mantashe has warned that attempts to oust South African President Jacob Zuma could split the movement. Mr Mantashe is a former chairman of the South African Communist Party (SACP) and current member of its policy making...

 

Brazil: New evidence ‘proves’ Temer corruption claims

INCRIMINATING evidence against Brazilian President Michel Temer was expected to be excluded by the Superior Electoral Court yesterday. The seven-member panel was due to reconvene yesterday morning to decide on examining Judge Herman Benjamin’s request...

 

May is dead in the water

THERESA MAY warned voters during the election campaign that, if things went badly, Britain could face a “coalition of chaos.” How right she was. The idea that “strong and stable leadership in the national interest,” to coin a phrase, could spring from...

 

A fresh new voice for young creative Muslims

BETHANY RIELLY reports on the launch of a new zine for Muslims to speak about their own issues and celebrate the arts and culture MUSLIMS are a constant topic of discussion in the British press, yet when do we hear Muslims given the chance to talk...

 

Labour is now a force to be reckoned with

Corbyn has shown the Tories that they are not so ‘strong and stable’ and that they can no longer take the public for granted, writes CHARLOTTE HUGHES SPEAKING to people on Thursday, I noticed a massive shift in the atmosphere. People that had never...

 

People power beat the Tories’ money in Wales

BERNADETTE HORTON worried the Welsh had had it with elections. But Corbyn’s message got the young out to vote LIVING in the Vale of Clwyd in North Wales, it hasn’t been an easy couple of years since the 2015 general election. We lost 2015 to the...

 

Jeremy can take the fight to May’s coalition of chaos

Jeremy can take the fight to May’s coalition of chaos THERESA MAY entered the general election promising to be a strong and stable leader but is now reliant on the DUP to govern, after one of the biggest own goals in British political history. Her...

 
Celebrity traveller: Arabella Weir

Celebrity traveller: Arabella Weir

WHAT IS YOUR MOST MEMORABLE HOLIDAY?  When I was nine years old, my family and I headed for a two-week stay on a tiny spit of an island off Plockton, north west Scotland. Plockton gets warmed by the Gulf Stream, has palm trees and is incredibly...

 

The joys of poetry driven by politics

Last Saturday GREG FREEMAN thoroughly enjoyed a Well Versed poetry bash at the Mascara bar in London before learning about the terror attack IT WAS when the train was leaving Waterloo that news of the London Bridge terror attacks started appearing on...

 

Whyte, Murray and their tainted Rangers legacy

The former Gers owner’s acquittal this week has left fans of the Glasgow club with the realisation that no-one will be held accountable for the death of their club, says ANDREW MUIRHEAD The news that former Rangers owner Craig Whyte walked free from...

 

There was a real sense of inevitably to Sunderland’s relegation under Moyes

ROGER DOMENEGHETTI analyses where it went wrong for the Black Cats and how failure to climb out of the Championship at the first time of asking could be damaging for the club long-term In another universe David Moyes, the dynamic Scottish manager who...

 

Scott: it’s about the next generation

Defender knows England have to be successful at Euro 2017 Alex Scott warned her England teammates yesterday that they have the fate of future generations in their hands as the Lionesses prepare for their Euro 2017 mission. The 138-cap right-back is...

 


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