News archive from 11 January 2016

Docs’ betting shop targets Hunt for gambling with lives

JUNIOR doctors erected a pop-up betting shop front dubbed “Jeremy’s Punt” in Westminister yesterday. The joke bookies was adorned with a picture of Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt and aimed at hitting back against new contracts that will see junior...

 

London young members call for expulsion reversals

LABOUR should “reverse” the expulsions of longstanding members kicked out due to activity in other groups, its largest group of young activists demanded at the weekend. At least around a dozen Labour members have been removed since the summer on the...

 

Communists: 2016 will be challenging year for left

THE Communist Party has warned of major challenges facing the working class and labour movement in the year ahead. Meeting over the weekend, the party’s executive committee drew attention to the rising tide of racism across Europe and the growing...

 

Korean Peninsula: US sends in B-52 bomber as nuke test tension rises

THE US flew a nuclear-capable B-52 bomber over South Korea yesterday, further raising tensions over last week’s nuclear weapon test by North Korea. The bomber swooped low over Osan airbase near the capital Seoul, escorted by South Korean and US...

 

Canada: Trudeau slams gas attack on refugee welcome party

CANADIAN Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has condemned a pepper spray attack on Syrian refugees in Vancouver that police said was a hate crime. Police said the incident happened on Friday night at a “welcome night” gathering outside the Muslim...

 

Yemen: MSF condemns medical centre missile

DOCTORS without Borders (MSF) yesterday condemned the latest attack on its medical facilities which killed four people in Yemen. The missile attack in the Razeh district of northern Saada province caused the collapse of several buildings of the...

 
Manchester United sound out Tottenham's Pochettinno as Van Gaal's replacement

Manchester United sound out Tottenham's Pochettinno as Van Gaal's replacement

The Dutch boss has been under increasing pressure in recent months following United's turbulent start to the season. The Red Devils sit fifth in the table, but have won just twice in their last ten matches in all competitions. Performances have been...

 

Don’t forget the real foes

YESTERDAY saw the resignation of yet another Labour MP nobody had really heard of, Alison McGovern, from a child poverty policy review group that she hadn’t even started yet. The trigger for this was John McDonnell referring to Progress, of which...

 

The Navajos’ unbreakable code

An anti-racist post on social media has reminded PETER FROST of an amazing story from 75 years ago AFTER Donald Trump tried to make racist rants respectable again, many US racists have come out of the shadows. One story doing the rounds on social...

 

Doctors’ fight is our fight

Tory plans for the NHS are a triumph of ideology over reason, fairness and scientific rigour, which we all have a duty to resist, argues LEFTERIS ZOGRAFOS THE British Medical Association (BMA) announced last week that industrial action by junior...

 

Firms suing the US? It’s a taste of our future

by Guy Taylor ENERGY giant TransCanada is suing the US government for cancelling the Keystone XL pipeline project. This is a dramatic example of the powers assumed by the corporate world through trade deals. Keystone XL was designed to carry tar sands...

 

Blues Flatten Iron at the Bridge

Ruben Loftus-Cheek and Diego Costa put Chelsea into the hat for the fourth round Chelsea 2-0 Scunthorpe by Amar Azam at Stamford Bridge Chelsea’s bid to rescue some pride from a disastrous season began with victory over Scunthorpe United in their FA...

 
Bowlers bat for South Africa’s rhinos

Bowlers bat for South Africa’s rhinos

After a chase through the South African bush, crashing over 5in thorns and lurching through ditches, the England cricketers Stuart Broad and Steven Finn rounded a thicket and found the young rhinoceros they were looking for collapsed on the ground,...

 

Adrien Rabiot on brink of completing Arsenal transfer – report

Adrien Rabiot is on the brink of signing for Arsenal from Paris Saint Germain, according to reports. The Gunners have been rumoured to be in talks for Rabiot after he told the French champions that he wants to leave this month. And now the Daily...

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UPDATE: Missing Northumberland man found

UPDATE: Missing Northumberland man found

A Northumberland man has been found safe and well, after being reported missing earlier today. Phillip Stearman, 33, was reported missing after his family became concerned for his welfare. He is from the Seaton Delaval area but also has links to North...

 


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