News archive from 11 November 2016

Many would drive through floodwater, survey reveals

Almost half of people would drive through floodwater despite the dangers it poses, a survey suggests. Responses from more than 19,000 AA members found pensioners were most likely to take the risk, with 49% of those over 65 saying they would drive...

 

Black youngsters need support to get into classical music, says star cellist

More should be done to encourage black youngsters into classical music, the winner of the BBC Young Musician competition has said. Sheku Kanneh-Mason, a cellist from Nottingham, became the first black winner of the prize In May and has since landed a...

 

Trump ‘drew from need for social change’

‘Some similarities’ with Corbyn appeal, says ally ANTI-ESTABLISHMENT supporters of Donald Trump share “some similarities” with those of Jeremy Corbyn even though their values are very different, an ally of the Labour leader said yesterday. Shadow...

 

Driver of crash tram is released on bail

THE driver of the tram in Wednesday’s deadly crash was released on bail yesterday. The 42-year-old man from Beckenham, south-east London, had been arrested on suspicion of manslaughter after the tragedy, in which five men and one woman were killed. It...

 

NHS trusts’ deficit could hit record of total £2.65 billion

by Steve Sweeney NHS trust deficits will hit a whopping £850 million this year as the health service funding crisis deepens, official figures revealed yesterday. The overspend — more than £250m worse than forecast — was uncovered by the Health Service...

 

US: Trump visits Obama at the White House

Transition begins as people protest across US DONALD TRUMP arrived at the White House yesterday for the start of his transition to the US presidency after a night that saw the country explode in anger at his election. The demagogic billionaire arrived...

 

Iraqi forces tortured and killed villagers with ‘ties’ to Isis

MEN dressed in Iraqi police uniforms have “tortured and extrajudicially executed” villagers south of Mosul, Amnesty International claimed yesterday. The human rights body demanded Iraqi authorities urgently investigate reports that six people were...

 

Japan: Lower house passes TTP deal despite Trump victory

JAPAN’S lower house of parliament ratified the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TTP) free trade deal yesterday, despite Donald Trump’s promise to scrap it as part of his campaign for the White House. Protesters gathered outside the assembly in Tokyo for a...

 

Big pharma harms us all

TO DENY pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) to people at high risk of acquiring HIV ought to be unconscionable, but yesterday’s welcome Court of Appeal decision has implications for NHS England. The figures make sense, especially in the long run, with...

 

Another woman hidden from history

Last month Irish president Michael D Higgins was at the TUC’s Congress House in London to pay tribute to an amazing, but little-known woman. PETER FROST was there. Eva Gore-Booth, an Irish aristocrat’s daughter, was born in May 1870 in a huge mansion...

 

Watching dad’s back

Chelsea Clinton foresaw the danger of ‘global advisory firm’ Teneo, specialist in peddling political influence, too close an association with her father Bill and counselled against it – advice lost on British politicians, says SOLOMON HUGHES HER...

 

Trump has won the presidency. Are we ready to fight?

The forces that will check Trump’s power are all around us – old-school organising methods really do still work, writes MARIYA STRAUSS JUST less than half of Americans, mainly white, middle and upper-income earners, chose this election to express...

 

Rooney Returns Against Scots

Southgate hopes England’s record goalscorer can seal his bid for coach GARETH SOUTHGATE said yesterday that he has no qualms about placing his faith in Wayne Rooney for a match that could yet decide his fate as England manager. Interim boss Southgate...

 

Moeen has staying power as England post 537 total

THE new improved Moeen Ali has a simple formula for Test hundreds — and it is working. Moeen admitted after the close of the second day yesterday that he needed all his rediscovered sense of responsibility to try to make sure England stayed on track...

 

A poppy for our thoughts

Before tonight’s England v Scotland game, MARK PERRYMAN considers Fifa’s poppy ban THE last time England played Scotland in a competitive match at Hampden Park was also in November, in 1999. It was preceded by none of the manufactured row about...

 


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