News archive from 12 June 2017

Review: Poldark returns to BBC One to the delight of fans

Review: Poldark returns to BBC One to the delight of fans

It' a rule in TV dramas, just as it is in global populations. If someone dies, someone else has to be born. Few babies pop up (or out) on soap operas without someone else, across the square, down the street or just downstairs, breathing their last....

 
The weekend’s TV reviewed: The Loch and Casualty

The weekend’s TV reviewed: The Loch and Casualty

Fortunately, right after the opening sequence (stunning Scottish scenery, grisly body five fathoms deep), another one showed the item in its proper setting.  It was a curling stone, central item in that strangest of northerly sports, and clearly part...

 
Fearless: Helen McCrory drama CHANGED story to include Donald Trump

Fearless: Helen McCrory drama CHANGED story to include Donald Trump

Drama Fearless, which stars Peaky Blinders actress Helen McCrory as tenacious lawyer Emma Banville, changed the script to include references to Trump and the situation in the Middle East. The ITV show is set to air later this year and has has been...

 

General election 2017: Time for May to meet her party critics 'head on'

A meeting of the Conservative Party's influential backbench 1922 committee - in effect all Conservative backbenchers - has been brought forward by 24 hours to 17:00 BST on Monday. This not because of panic, but possibly as a way of suppressing it. As...

BBC, 00:06 in Regional
 

Diego Costa reveals he is 'still waiting' for Chelsea to make a decision over his future after Antonio...

Diego Costa is 'still waiting' for Chelsea to make a decision about his future. The Spain international struck the winning goal for his nation as they triumphed 2-1 against Macedonia on Sunday night as he temporarily put his off-field woes behind...

Daily Mail, 00:10 in Sport
 
Microsoft announce ‘world’s most powerful console’ Xbox One X will release November 7

Microsoft announce ‘world’s most powerful console’ Xbox One X will release November 7

Microsoft announce Xbox One X, formerly known as Project Scorpio, will release November 7 worldwide for $499 in the US, with UK pricing yet to be released. During their E3 press conference, Microsoft opened the show by revealing ‘the world’s most...

Metro, 00:11 in Showbiz
 
Xbox Backwards Compatibility NEWS: Microsoft drops bombshell at E3 2017

Xbox Backwards Compatibility NEWS: Microsoft drops bombshell at E3 2017

Microsoft dropped a huge bombshell during its E3 2017 press conference. Original Xbox games will be backwards compatible on Xbox One. While there's no release date for Xbox backwards compatibility, Microsoft did comfirm that it would launch this...

 

Jobcentre staff to strike over closures

JOBCENTRE staff are set to walk out in Sheffield today as part of a national campaign against closure plans. Members of Civil Service union PCS are staging a five-day strike in protest at the government axing 78 jobcentres nationwide. PCS general...

 

Private schools get £522m a year subsidy from state

TAXPAYERS are gifting private schools a bumper £522 million a year subsidy because of their charitable status, research by CVS, Britain’s “leading business rent and rates specialist,” revealed yesterday. More than half of the 2,707 private schools in...

 

Gadaffi’s son freed after 5 years in prison

OUSTED Libyan dictator Muammar Gadaffi’s son Seif al-Islam was released on Friday after more than five years in detention. His captors, the paramilitary group Abu Bakr al-Siddiq Battalion, said his release was part of a recent pardon issued by the...

 

Amnesty man lifted on terror charge

AMNESTY International chairman in Turkey Taner Kilic was arrested in the western province of Izmir at the weekend, facing charges of membership of a terror organisation. The rights group called Mr Kilic’s arrest a “mockery of justice.” He was arrested...

 

Temer remains in mire, now accused of spying on judge

BRAZILIAN President Michel Temer escaped financial malfeasance claims by the skin of his teeth at the weekend before facing new allegations of spying on a Supreme Court justice. The coup-installed president was cleared by the Supreme Electoral...

 

Full Marx: Core Concepts Explained

Part 5: What do Marxists say about parliamentary elections? In conjunction with the Marx Memorial Library SOME form of parliamentary system is the norm in advanced capitalist nations. While some countries, like the US and France, have powerful...

 

Nadal cruises to La Decima at French Open

Rafael Nadal completed his own La Decima yesterday by crushing Stan Wawrinka to win an unprecedented 10th French Open title. The Spaniard becomes the first man to reach double figures at a single slam and, if he continues to play like this, then...

 

Paul Simpson: World Cup victory is a stepping stone

England triumphant as coach hails spirit of his young Lions England Under-20 manager Paul Simpson hopes his side’s World Cup triumph can act as a stepping stone to success for the senior team. Simpson’s Young Lions were the first England side to reach...

 


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