News archive from 13 January 2017

Don’t believe the La La Land hype

Don’t believe the La La Land hype

La La Land broke records at the 2017 Golden Globe Awards, it picked up 11 nominations at the 2017 BAFTAs and it’s bound for glory at this year’s Academy Awards. Starring Emma Stone as Mia and Ryan Gosling as Sebastien, La La Land follows two dreamers...

Metro, 00:01 in Showbiz
 
Friday 13th tales that prove the date might REALLY be unlucky

Friday 13th tales that prove the date might REALLY be unlucky

It’s Friday 13 so you might be thinking of staying under the duvet to avoid any misfortune. Or you might just think it’s a load of old nonsense. One theory as to why Friday 13 is considered unlucky is that it dates back to Biblical times, when the...

 
Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers speaks out on Moussa Dembele transfer amid Liverpool, Arsenal, Spurs and West Ham interest

Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers speaks out on Moussa Dembele transfer amid Liverpool, Arsenal, Spurs and...

Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers has indicated Moussa Dembele will not be sold this month, despite huge interest from the Premier League. The former Fulham player has been sensational with the Scottish champions, scoring 19 goals in all competitions...

Metro, 00:03 in Sport
 

Leader comment: Families of 96 deserve quick decisions

The Crown Prosecution Service is now considering bringing criminal charges against 23 people following the Hillsborough disaster. Lets just remind ourselves that Britain’s worst sporting disaster happened in 1989. It is a national disgrace that it...

Scotsman, 00:04 in Politics
 

Football League to honour Graham Taylor with a pre-match minute's applause at every fixture this weekend

Every match in all three divisions of the Football League will begin with a minute's applause for Graham Taylor in a mark of the widespread regard in which the former England manager was held. Watford players will wear black armbands against...

Daily Mail, 00:04 in Sport
 

Chelsea in talks over pre-season tour of China and Japan in effort to boost Blues' profile in the Far East 

Chelsea are looking at chasing Chinese cash again this summer by heading for football's emerging nouveau-riche market in pre-season. The Premier League leaders have been in discussions about a mooted tour of Asia which would take in a trip to Beijing...

Daily Mail, 00:04 in Sport
 

Cash spent on privatising NHS ‘doubled’

Corbyn lays into costly drive to destroy service LABOUR leader Jeremy Corbyn revealed yesterday the huge amount of cash spent on privatising parts of the NHS has more than doubled under the Tories. Mr Corbyn said that the Conservative-led government...

 

Tories promise cash to smash rail unions

New franchise agreements pledge state support for bosses MILLIONS of pounds in taxpayers’ cash will be used to fund the Tories’ attempt to smash rail unions so that firms can impose the widespread use of driver-only operated (DOO) trains, RMT warned...

 

Ex-intelligence officer ‘in hiding’ over Trump leak

A FORMER British intelligence officer identified as being the source of the incendiary dossier about US President-elect Donald Trump has reportedly gone into hiding. Christopher Steele, who runs London-based Orbis Business Intelligence, apparently...

 

Turkey: Writers defiant as trial is adjourned

Three facing terrorism charges pledge to defend free speech by Steve Sweeney and Caroline Stockford in Istanbul THE trial of three prominent Turkish writers was adjourned in Istanbul on Wednesday as the defendants vowed to defend the “basic human...

 

Northern Ireland: DUP climbdown fails to end crisis

BRITAIN’S Northern Ireland Secretary James Brokenshire said yesterday that snap elections to the Stormont assembly are still likely despite unionists trying to buy their way out of the crisis. He spoke after Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) Communities...

 

Venezuela: Top military officers held over suspected plot to oust Maduro

VENEZUELAN counterintelligence agents arrested seven high-ranking military officers yesterday morning over an apparent coup plot. The recently formed anticoup commando of the Bolivarian National Intelligence Service also had an arrest warrant for...

 

Sabre-rattling doesn’t help

SHADOW defence secretary Nia Griffith is said to be “absolutely furious” because Jeremy Corbyn’s spokesman quoted the Labour leader as wanting to wind down military tensions with Russia. Given that Corbyn has a record of opposing war as a means of...

 

The battle of the squirrels

PETER FROST’S affection for the native British red squirrel sends him in search of measures that would boost its survival chances and finds one which is rather surprising There were once three and a half million of our native red squirrels (Sciurus...

 

A vicious theocrat right to the end

Jane Green assesses the legacy of Iran‘s former leader Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani and rejects his portrayal as a reformer AS A leading figure in the Iranian clergy, Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani was a key figure in the suppression of the opposition over many...

 


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