News archive from 11 October 2016

Capital wants to stage super fights... starting with Amir Khan vs Kell Brook, urges Mayor of London

Sadiq Khan wants London to start staging the world's leading fights and believes one between Kell Brook and Amir Khan is overdue. The Mayor of London is keen for the city to continue developing its profile within boxing. Khan's brother Sid is head...

Daily Mail, 00:01 in Sport
 

Eric Dier once turned down call-up by Gareth Southgate but he is now set to play leading role under England...

It was November 2014 and Gareth Southgate was preparing England’s Under 21s for two important games when he received a phone call from Eric Dier. England’s Under 21s had just qualified for Euro 2015 and fixtures against Portugal and France had been...

Daily Mail, 00:01 in Sport
 
UK nurses lacking skills to treat transgender patients, says research

UK nurses lacking skills to treat transgender patients, says research

UK nurses are failing to meet the needs of transgender patients and feel they lack training and experience to treat the growing number of trans people seeking medical treatment in relation to their gender identity, according to research. A survey of...

Guardian, 00:03 in Health
 
Obesity set to soar for boys, but not girls, from poorer homes

Obesity set to soar for boys, but not girls, from poorer homes

Childhood obesity is set to increase so sharply among boys from poorer homes in England that three in five of them will be dangerously overweight by 2020, research shows. But the number of well-off boys who are overweight or obese is expected to fall...

Guardian, 00:03 in Health
 

‘It’s a battle for our democratic rights’

Activists picket ‘secret’ gas summit after fracking ban overturned ANTI-FRACKING campaigners will today target oil company bosses who have flown into Manchester from the US and Canada for a “secret” UK shale gas summit. Campaigners from Frack Free...

 

15 errant MPs back in Corbyn cabinet

Coup-quitters return after Labour leader increases mandate FIFTEEN Labour MPs who quit the front bench during the attempted coup against Jeremy Corbyn have returned to the fold in his shadow cabinet reshuffle, it was confirmed yesterday. Mr Corbyn...

 

Average wages not enough to buy home

House prices out of reach across all of London WORKERS on average earnings are priced out of home ownership in every part of London, trade union researchers found yesterday. The average house price of £484,716 is out of reach for the majority of...

 

Haiti: Increasing despair in wake of hurricane

Power still off, food scarce, fear of cholera rise HELICOPTERS ferried in food and medicine to devastated south-western Haiti yesterday, but aid workers had difficulty reaching increasingly desperate communities still isolated almost a week after...

 

United States: Casino wiped out by Trump’s billionaire pal

Almost 3,000 jobs lost as Icahn pulls plug BILLIONAIRE Carl Icahn closed the Trump Taj Mahal casino in Atlantic City yesterday, 26 years after his friend Donald Trump opened it, calling it “the eighth wonder of the world.” Nearly 3,000 workers lost...

 

Yemen: UN damns Saudi choice of targets

UN HUMAN rights high commissioner Zeid Ra’ad al-Hussein denounced the weekend Saudi-led air strikes on a funeral yesterday and criticised the UN human rights council for allowing a “climate of impunity” in Yemen. Mr Hussein reiterated his calls for an...

 

Privilege blinds Tories

GAVIN BARWELL demonstrated his ignorance of Britain’s housing crisis during the Conservative Party conference, when he bizarrely claimed building council houses would increase inequality. He has showed again how feeble his grasp of life in broken...

 

Sheer melodious and innovative serenity

Chris Searle on JAZZ Gerd Dudek ’Smatter / Day and Night (psi 02.01) / (psi 12.05) IN HIS brief sleeve narrative to ’Smatter, Gerd Dudek’s first record under his own name, Evan Parker, a luminous fellow saxophonist, expresses a sense of incongruity...

 

The psychological war waged on Venezuela

PAUL DOBSON writes on the Pentagon’s underhanded tactics in its ‘fourth generational warfare’ against Nicolas Maduro’s socialist government AS WE sit for hours in meetings discussing how to win power for the working class, the Pentagon’s command posts...

 

We may have won the battle, the war rages on

RICK EVANS runs down some practical ways in which the Labour Party and its new members can push the party forward and to a 2020 general election victory JEREMY CORBYN winning with a increased majority is fantastic news. However, the whole point of the...

 

Unions threaten to sue Fifa over Qatar

Ucatt backs Dutch union amid abuse of migrant workers FOOTBALL was labelled one of the most “corrupt industries on the planet” yesterday by Ucatt after a Dutch union threatened to sue football’s governing body Fifa over the continued abuse of migrant...

 


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