News archive from 14 January 2016

£880,000 in 7 years spent on bearskin hats

BEAR, rabbit and fox fur hats made for the military have cost the British taxpayer more than £910,000 since 2005, official figures showed yesterday. According to the Ministry of Defence, 925 bearskin ceremonial caps, as made famous by the Royal Guard,...

 

Met chief defends his £65,000 police car

BRITAIN’S senior copper has defended buying a £65,000 Range Rover with a £1,000 back-seat entertainment system within days of £1 billion police cuts being announced. Scotland Yard chief Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe insisted yesterday he needed the TVs so he...

 

Scotland: GMB warns education cuts put pupils’ safety in jeopardy

CHILD safety is being “placed in jeopardy” by severe cuts to education services at North Ayrshire Council, public-service union GMB warned yesterday. The council has recently announced a series of “unprecedented” cuts worth £500,000 over the coming...

 

Pakistan: Bombers hit polio vaccine centre

FIFTEEN people were killed yesterday in a suicide attack on a polio vaccination centre in south-west Pakistan. The bombing on the outskirts of Quetta killed 13 police officers, a soldier and a civilian. Another 23 people were wounded. The suicide...

 

South Korea fires warning at North’s errant drone

SOUTH KOREA fired warning shots at a North Korean drone that crossed the border yesterday, as tensions continued to rise over Pyongyang’s nuclear test last week. The drone strayed a few dozen yards inside South Korean airspace but turned back after...

 
Dry January could do more harm than good, warns expert

Dry January could do more harm than good, warns expert

Urging people to have Dry January risks sending an "all or nothing" message and could do more harm than good, an expert has warned. The no-booze campaign is run by Alcohol Concern, and figures suggest that last year more than two million...

 

Syria: Red Cross wants sieges lifted to quell humanitarian crisis

THE Red Cross called for the immediate and simultaneous lifting of all sieges across Syria yesterday to deal with a mounting humanitarian crisis. Red Cross official Marianne Gasser said urgent action was needed to help the 400,000 Syrians living in...

 

Home truths must be told

WHEN David Cameron is rattled, as in Prime Minister’s Questions on housing, his braying Flashman persona takes over and he talks cobblers about Jeremy Corbyn not believing in Britain. Labour has a leader who “doesn’t believe in Britain,” he whinnied...

 

Britain and the Saudis: allies in atrocities

by Felicity Arbuthnot PRIME Minister David Cameron’s government can claim absolute consistency in just one policy: towering, jaw-dropping hypocrisy. They follow in Tony Blair and his tantrum-prone, nail-biting successor, Gordon Brown’s footsteps as...

 

German far-right cell planned attacks on Muslims, refugees: prosecutors

BERLIN German prosecutors said on Wednesday they had charged four people with setting up a far-right organization that planned to carry out attacks on ultra-conservative Islamists and refugees. The three German men and a woman, aged between 57 and 23,...

 

A rare gift for friendship and a passion for social reform

Eleanor Marx biographer Rachel Holmes talks to the Star about the brave socialist and her special connection to the GMB ELEANOR MARX was the mother of internationalist socialist feminism. She put together the ideas of her father Karl and her “second...

 

Library unveils a rich programme of events

Marx Memorial Library introduces regular opening hours on Saturdays, enhanced collections, a Cinema Action film festival, quarterly book sales and benefit gigs. MML archivist Meirian Jump reports This year the Marx Memorial Library will extend its...

 

Athletics: Coe Defiant Ahead of New Russia Report

IAAF president says he does not underestimate the seriousness of the doping scandal by Our Sports Desk IAAF president Lord Coe insisted yesterday that he does not underestimate the seriousness of the doping and corruption crisis engulfing athletics’...

 

Engaging account of Corbyn phenomenon

JOHN GREEN recommends W Stephen Gilbert’s highly readable and insightful biography of the Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn: Accidental Hero by W Stephen Gilbert (Squint Books, £9.99) AS YET, there are very few books about Jeremy Corbyn. But the media...

 

Communicate, hug daily and appreciate one another: Experts reveal 5 key tips to save YOUR relationship when...

The arrival of a new baby can be hard on a relationship. Romantic dates and impromptu kisses are often replaced by sleepless nights and dirty diapers. Relaxing by the fire with a bottle of wine is swapped for days full of breast pumps and baby...

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