News archive from 11 August 2017

Southern Fail boss loses London line

Trade unions slam sale of British operation to foreign firms SOUTHERN RAIL owners were dealt a major blow yesterday after they lost control of their London Midland operation. The franchise will instead be run by a consortium of the Dutch state...

 

Labour conference to again host festival of lefty culture

LABOUR’S conference will once again play host to a festival of radical politics and culture, campaigning left-wing organisation Momentum announced yesterday. The group said its The World Transformed event, which launched at the party conference in...

 

London bus hits shop after driver passes out

TEN people were injured when a double-decker bus crashed into a shop on a south London high street yesterday morning. The vehicle hit the Poggenpohl Kitchen Design Centre on Lavender Hill, near Clapham Junction railway station, shortly before 7am....

 

World in brief

The latest news stories from around the world Film about Nicholas II’s affair with Matilda Kshesinskaya to go ahead RUSSIA: Russia has cleared a film about the last tsar’s affair with a ballerina despite protests from the religious right. Tsar...

 

International outcry as Iran hangs man arrested at 15

21-year-old Alireza Tajiki was sentenced to death for murder and sodomy – but confession may have been extracted under torture IRAN demonstrated its “complete disdain for children’s rights” yesterday when it put 21-year-old Alireza Tajiki to death...

 

Smugglers drown at least 50 refugees to avoid capture

OVER 50 refugees are believed to have drowned yesterday after being forced into the sea by smugglers who feared capture, the United Nations migration body said. Only five bodies have been recovered, the International Organisation for Migration (IOM)...

 

Comrade Tony

Blair's strange Trotskyist past HOW did Britain’s relentless investigative reporters fail to uncover Tony Blair’s history as a 1970s Trotskyist, as he confided to BBC Radio 4’s Reflections With Peter Hennessy? Why have his fellow Trotskyists from...

 

The Tories are flogging off NHS property. They cannot be trusted

HOW much longer can public health services in England survive a government that refuses to invest properly in health and social care while asset-stripping NHS land and property? Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn declares that “NHS patients cannot afford...

 

Talanoa wants revenge against St Helens tonight

Fetuli Talanoa admits Hull will be out for revenge when they take on in-form St Helens tonight. The Black and Whites hold a two-point advantage over their top-four rivals in the Super 8s table but have been beaten twice by Justin Holbrook’s resurgent...

 

Stoneman drafted in to partner cook

England drop Jennings for West Indies Test next week England named Mark Stoneman as Alastair Cook’s latest opening partner while leg-spinner Mason Crane was a surprise inclusion in the 13-man squad for next week’s historic day-night Test against West...

 

England beginning preparations for Japan 2019

England plan to arrive in Japan for the 2019 World Cup at least two weeks before the tournament is scheduled to start. Eddie Jones’s men will land in the host nation no later than September 6 and could play a warm-up match as part of their...

 

Cinema round-up: 11.08.2017

Atomic Blonde (15) Directed by David Leitch 3/5 IN THE mad mish-mash which is Atomic Blonde, there’s a brief opening glimpse of Ronald Reagan, in his finest role as US President, exhorting the world to “tear down the wall.” That wall — Trump’s Mexican...

 

Cinema Graphic picture of a gay pioneer

MARIA DUARTE recommends a no-holds-barred biopic of artist Tom of Finland Tom of Finland (18) Directed by Dome Karukoski 4/5 FINNISH artist Touko Laaksonen, better known as Tom of Finland, was one of the most influential figures of 20th-century...

 
Arsene Wenger makes sly dig at Antonio Conte over Chelsea squad size

Arsene Wenger makes sly dig at Antonio Conte over Chelsea squad size

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has aimed a dig at Antonio Conte over the size of Chelsea’s squad. Ahead of the new season there are concerns at Stamford Bridge at the lack of options available to their manager, particularly with Champions League...

Metro, 00:07 in Sport
 
How the new Royal Bank of Scotland plastic £10 notes will look

How the new Royal Bank of Scotland plastic £10 notes will look

Scotland is about to get its first plastic £10 note – and this is how it’s going to look.  The Royal Bank of Scotland will release the note to the public on October 4. It will be 15% smaller than those currently in circulation. Shoppers will be able...

Metro, 00:09 in Hot News
 


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