News archive from 11 February 2017

Decision ‘shocks’ church

CHURCH leaders in Scotland condemned yesterday the Westminster government’s “reprehensible” decision to cap the number of child refugees entering Britain, calling on ministers to reconsider the decision. Tory ministers announced on Wednesday that just...

 

BA urged to settle dispute or face more strikes

BRITISH AIRWAYS was urged yesterday to settle its pay dispute with cabin crew or face four more days of strike action. Union Unite called on the airline to enter talks at conciliation service Acas. Mixed fleet cabin crew — whose basic salary starts at...

 

Parks are at ‘tipping point’ warn MPs

PUBLIC parks are at “tipping point,” struggling under budget cuts of up to 97 per cent, MPs warned yesterday. The squeeze — due to vicious central government funding cuts — could see parks return to the neglect of the 1980s and ’90s, the communities...

 

Puerto Rico: Lopez finally returns home after 35 years in US jail

PUERTO RICAN independence leader Oscar Lopez Rivera returned home on Thursday after over 35 years in a US jail ahead of his impending freedom in a few months time. Mr Lopez flew into the island’s capital San Juan from the Terra Haute prison in...

 

Trump honours ‘One China’ policy

US PRESIDENT Donald Trump endorsed the “One China” policy towards Taiwan in a phone call to Beijing on Thursday night. Mr Trump’s call to Chinese President Xi Jinping ended months of speculation over the newly elected White House chief’s attitude...

 

Stem the NHS haemorrhage

IT’s not only the the problems in the NHS that are, in the words of hopeless Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt, “completely unacceptable.” It’s his government’s disastrous stewardship of the NHS in England and the impact of the Tory austerity programme on...

 

Saluting the Brits who stood by democracy against fascism

JOHN ELLISON hails selfless internationalism General Franco’s Jarama Valley offensive against the forces of the democratic Spanish Republic began four score years ago, on February 6 1937, south-east of Madrid and ended, with little gain for the...

 

‘A journalist’s only weapon is the truth’

AKIN OLGUN writes on the oppression journalists face in Turkey and highlighs the case of his arrested friend Ahmet Sik A JOURNALIST, describes the Turkish author and investigative journalist Ahmet Sik, is “one that seeks the truth.” It wasn’t long...

 

Cetacean tragedy

Fighting today to save the whales, PETER FROST reports on the overnight news from New Zealand where yesterday more than 400 pilot whales came ashore in a mysterious mass stranding THIS morning local people, vets, conservation volunteers and whale...

 

RCIR tell Fifa: Stop Kicking Palestine

Red Card Israeli Racism slam Infantino over lack of action Red Card Israeli Racism (RCIR) launched a blistering attack on Fifa’s Monitoring Committee Israel-Palestine after its chair Tokyo Sexwale missed another report deadline. Sexwale was appointed...

 

Cricket: Broad remains coy on potential he’ll take over as England Test captain

Stuart Broad was giving little away when asked yesterday if he wants to replace Alastair Cook as England Test captain. England director of cricket Andrew Strauss has spoken with Broad, clear favourite Joe Root and Ben Stokes about the role it is...

 

Bennett getting vile tweets over Trump snub

NEW ENGLAND Patriots tight end Martellus Bennett is being racially abused on social media following last week’s announcing will sit out the franchises Super Bowl victory visit to the White House. Three other players, free safety Devin McCourty,...

 

Face valued

PETER LAZENBY reports on a stunning collection of drawings and paintings depicting the mining life that has just gone on show in Yorkshire THESE images, many of them created by ex-miners, are part of the free exhibition Pit Images: Paintings and...

 

Off-colour performance practice

East Asian artists shouldn’t be at the bottom of the casting pile, writes Tim Wells RECENTLY the play In the Depths of Dead Love was put on by the Print Room theatre in London. Set in imperial China, it had an all-white cast and this led to protests...

 

Losing the plot on the dance floor as the ‘80s disco dream turns sour

Sanctuary The Albany, London SE8 3/5 THE 1980s disco era ushered in the extended 12" mix and producers like Francois Kervorkian and Walter Gibbons created melodic myriads to thrill the dance floors. They were indulgent yet finely tuned and Inky...

 


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