News archive from 13 September 2017

Curtain comes down on Peter Hall

THE curtain has come down on Royal Shakespeare Company founder Sir Peter Hall, who died aged 86 on Monday. Mr Hall, who died in hospital surrounded by his family, was also former director of the National Theatre. Born to working-class parents, Mr Hall...

 

TUC lobbies on arms diversification

THE TUC is to lobby Labour to set up a “shadow defence diversification agency,” writes Conrad Landin. Delegates voted in favour of a motion calling for a practical steps towards “arms conversion.” The diversification of jobs has been promoted as a way...

 

Steel ‘must be beating heart’ of industry

STEEL must be “the beating heart” of an ambitious industrial strategy for Britain, the TUC Congress heard yesterday. Unite delegate Mark Turner told delegates that steel would play a vital role in Britain’s economy for years, adding that it should...

 

Syria: Eastbound army set to cross river Euphrates

THE Syrian army was poised to strike across the Euphrates river yesterday in its race to reach the Iraqi border before US-backed Kurdish forces. The army took Jafrah, outside Deir Ezzor on the river’s west bank, surrounding Isis fighters stuck in...

 

Egypt: Isis affiliate claims deadly suicide bombing

EGYPT’S Isis affiliate claimed responsibility on Monday night for a suicide bomb attack on a police convoy in the Sinai peninsula that killed 18 officers. Police and military officials said the attack set four armoured vehicles ablaze along with a...

 

Cuba puts the West to shame

CUBA has often provided a graphic systemic contrast in how a socialist society reacts to human suffering compared with the conduct of more affluent capitalist states. Its military volunteers flew to Angola in the 1970s to help defend the country’s...

 

Remembering those who fought Franco at sea

PAUL SHAW explains why RMT Glasgow shipping branch is asking for your donations to finish a monument to the blockade runners S OME 15 years ago, Ronnie Moran, then RMT Glasgow shipping branch secretary, was approached by renowned sculptor Frank Casey...

 

‘The people do not benefit from Colombia’s plentiful natural resources’

HUBER BALLESTEROS tells the James Tweedie that despite the peace accords, Colombia is still a very dangerous place for trade unionists WHEN the Colombian government sent farm workers’ union leader Huber Ballesteros to jail on trumped-up terrorism...

 

The Tories can’t be trusted with our LGBT rights

The TUC must oppose the Tory-DUP alliance and defend our equalities legislation, writes MARIA EXALL ON JULY 1 trade unionists, human rights campaigners, LGBT+ activists and their families and friends marched for equal love in Belfast. Northern Ireland...

 

De Boer was on a hiding to nothing at Palace

The Dutchman was sacked by the Eagles on Monday after four games in charge and KADEEM SIMMONDS believes he was destined for failure from day one FOUR matches. 360 minutes. That’s how many competitive games Frank de Boer was given to evolve Crystal...

 

Cardiff boss: Warburton’s neck injury ‘a major blow’

Wales star ruled out for four months to undergo surgery CARDIFF Blues head coach Danny Wilson described Wales star Sam Warburton’s latest injury setback yesterday as “a major blow for all concerned.” Warburton, British and Irish Lions captain on their...

 

South Africa forced to accept Fifa ruling and replay tie

THE South African Football Association (Safa) said yesterday that it won’t appeal against Fifa’s unprecedented decision to strip it of a victory in World Cup qualifying and order a replay because of match-fi xing by the referee, the federation said...

 

‘What happened at Grenfell was an act of war’

Spoken-word artist POTENT WHISPER talks to Bethany Rielly about the disaster that exposed the deep and dangerous divisions splitting Britain down the middle THE GRENFELL disaster opened a chasm between rich and poor, exacerbated by a media and...

 

Cycling: Froomster to compete in Bergen time-trial

LA VUELTA winner Chris Froome will compete in the time-trial at the UCI Road World Championships in Norway next week, British Cycling announced yesterday. Froome, fresh from completing a rare Tour de France-Vuelta double in Madrid at the weekend, will...

 

Rise in homelessness is the Tories’ epitaph

Official stats show huge rise in sleeping rough by Felicity Collier A SHOCKING rise in homelessness will be on the Tories’ political tombstone, Labour blasted yesterday after the publication of a damning National Audit Office report. Auditors found...

 


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