News archive from 12 May 2017

Ivory Coast army mutineers drop financial demands

Thousands of soldiers who mutinied earlier this year in Ivory Coast, paralysing the country and dealing a blow to its post-war success story, have agreed to drop their demands for further bonus payments, a spokesman for the group said on Thursday. The...

 

Scottish seabirds at risk from rising tide of plastic

Shocking levels of plastic contamination have been found at the Bass Rock in the Firth of Forth, home to the world’s largest northern gannet colony. The discovery emerged in tests taken on the first day of a two-month scientific research voyage to...

 
Jose Mourinho: How I rate my first season in charge of Man United

Jose Mourinho: How I rate my first season in charge of Man United

Manchester United booked their place in the final against Ajax on May 24 after seeing off Celta Vigo. However, they made hard work for themselves as they were held to a 1-1 draw at Old Trafford earlier this evening, but progressed courtesy of a 2-1...

 

Yorkshire weather: Yorkshire records hottest UK temperature... but for how long will it last?

Yorkshire enjoyed the warmest temperature in the United Kingdom on Wednesday as the region enjoyed a scorching spell of sunshine. Long-term forecasters are also predicting a mini-heat-wave for the middle of next week as temperatures are expected to...

 
OPINION: Plastic's fantastic... but there's trouble in store if you want to pay by card

OPINION: Plastic's fantastic... but there's trouble in store if you want to pay by card

The other day, I found myself in a high-end children’s clothes store in south Liverpool, buying some high-end children’s clothes for our high-end children. I’m not going to name and shame the store. Partly because it would be an abuse of my position;...

 

Daughter to brave the shave so mum doesn't face chemo alone

A “crazy and brave” daughter will shave her head this weekend before her mum begins chemotherapy for a rare form of cancer. Carly Warren, 36, will shave her head on Sunday to raise funds for Macmillan after her mum, Anne Bacon, was diagnosed with...

 

Everton manager Ronald Koeman issues ultimatum to Ross Barkley: 'We can't wait until the last moment... He...

Ronald Koeman has given Ross Barkley an ultimatum and warned the midfielder he has a 'responsibility' to make a decision on his future. The England international is yet to sign the contract that Everton had offered him. He has 13 months remaining on...

Daily Mail, 00:06 in Sport
 

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho lauds side's fighting spirit after reaching Europa League final

Jose Mourinho saluted his Manchester United players for hanging on to reach the Europa League final on a night of high anxiety at Old Trafford. United went through 2-1 on aggregate but Celta Vigo equalised on the night in the 85th minute and would...

Daily Mail, 00:06 in Sport
 

Firefighters pour cold water on medical plans

Union will stop taking on extra work if pay rise is capped at Tories’ 1% FIREFIGHTERS threatened to extinguish their response to medical emergencies yesterday if their wages are not increased beyond the Tories’ derisory pay cap. Fire Brigades Union...

 

POA: Sodexo boss admits prison bidding fails

Private prison race to the bottom ‘doesn’t work’ PRIVATEERS’ race to the bottom in running prisons “doesn’t work,” a top contractor has admitted. Sodexo justice services operations director Mike Conway said government contracts should be awarded with...

 

Labour Manifesto: Views from the left

UNIONS praised Labour’s draft manifesto yesterday for its pledges on renationalisation, strengthening workers’ rights, and ending zero-hours contracts and public-sector pay cuts. Dave Prentis - Unison general secretary People want to see an end to the...

 

Trump ‘will co-operate’ with Russia’s war on Isis

Lavrov pleased with discussion largely dominated by Middle East violence US PRESIDENT Donald Trump said yesterday he would cooperate with Russia in its war on Isis in Syria and elsewhere. The death cult launched counter-attacks on US-backed Syrian...

 

Venezuela: Rodriguez dismisses US attacks during week of riots

VENEZUELA condemned yesterday the latest attacks from Washington amid deadly putschist riots. Venezuelan Foreign Minister Delcy Rodriguez issued an early morning statement in response to acting US Assistant Secretary of State Francisco Palmieri’s...

 

Yemen: Sacked Aden governor to launch own government

THE Saudi-led invasion coalition in Yemen faced a major rift yesterday after the sacked governor of Aden declared a separatist government. Major General Aidarous alZubaidi announced the formation of a new “transitional political council of the...

 

Manifesto calls time on the age of neoliberalism

LEAKING Labour’s draft manifesto to an unsympathetic media immediately prior to the Clause V meeting of trade union and party leaders was intended to embarrass Jeremy Corbyn. It was a reminder that, for a tiny minority of Labour’s membership, causing...

 


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