News archive from 14 February 2017

Daimler to focus Smart brand on electric cars in U.S., Canada: report

Daimler (DAIGn.DE) will stop selling cars under the Smart brand with combustion engines to focus on electric cars, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung reported, citing a letter that Mercedes-Benz USA sent to dealerships. Dietmar Exler, head of...

 
Hugh Jackman reveals he is being treated again for skin cancer as he praises his ‘amazing doctors’

Hugh Jackman reveals he is being treated again for skin cancer as he praises his ‘amazing doctors’

Hugh Jackman has revealed he is having more treatment for skin cancer, while raising awareness of the issue by reminding people to wear sunscreen. The 48-year-old has already had several surgeries on his nose to treat skin cancer, which he was...

Metro, 00:03 in Showbiz
 

Michail Antonio's bedroom moves have to be seen to be believed... West Ham ace let cameras behind closed...

Everyone has their own way of spicing things up in the bedroom... for Michail Antonio it's a pair of florescent orange football boots and a Dentist's Chair celebration. The West Ham player stars in a new Umbro advert for Valentine's Day, in which he...

Daily Mail, 00:04 in Sport
 

Family devastated by meningitis B accuse government of complacency over vaccines

A year ago the image of a little girl overwhelmed by meningitis shocked the nation, so why are more youngsters still not being vaccinated? Grace Hammond reports? Today marks 12 months since the death of toddler Faye Burdett. It might have been a very...

 

Truss ‘in denial’ as jails crisis deepens

Prison officers slam speech ‘full of soundbites and no answers’ PRISON officers hit out at Tory Justice Secretary Liz Truss yesterday after she attacked calls to reduce the number of inmates as “reckless.” Prison Officers Association (POA) general...

 

New Tory plans fail to protect vital refuges

Refuges face fresh threats under new funding plans by Felicity Collier DOMESTIC violence help charities are calling for ringfenced funding for women’s refuges which will no longer be protected under new Tory plans, they warned yesterday. The national...

 

Hope Not Hate warns of growing neonazi threat

by Felicity Collier VIOLENCE from British neonazi groups is an increasing threat, campaign group Hope Not Hate warned yesterday. A new generation of far-right activists as part of the white nationalist “alt-right” scene are exploiting websites such as...

 

Syria: Isis destroys more ancient monuments

Government forces move closer to rebel-held Palmyra SYRIAN government troops advanced towards Palmyra yesterday where Isis philistines have destroyed more ancient monuments, Russia’s Defence Ministry said. Drone flights over the city, which the...

 

North Korea: Pyongyang boasts of successful missile test

Everyone condemns latest nuclear posturing NORTH KOREA confirmed Sunday’s ballistic missile test yesterday — claiming it had taken a major step forward in its nuclear capabilities. The country’s KCNA news agency said the test of the “strategic”...

 

Germany: Far-right AfD tries to expel nazi-era apologist leader

GERMANY’S far-right populist AfD party is trying to expel a local leader who moaned about a Berlin Holocaust memorial and wants to rewrite the history of his country’s genocidal past. The AfD federal governing board voted by more than the necessary...

 

Prisons unfit for purpose

LIZ TRUSS might attack proposals to reduce prison overcrowding as a “reckless quick fix,” but the real danger lies in her government’s shocking complacency. Britain’s prisons are in meltdown. Violent incidents and riots are soaring. The last months of...

 

A unifying message of rare beauty

Chris Searle on jazz Nikki Yeoh Solo Gemini (Infinitum INF 001) NIKKI YEOH writes that her earliest memories of composing at the piano were perching on the piano stool of her gran’s Islington council flat, sitting on copies of books — including the...

 

Love knows no borders

ZOE GARDNER writes how the Love Knows No Borders campaign is combatting immigration negativity with international love FOR Valentine’s Day, we are celebrating the love between Brits and immigrants, in defiance of the hate preached by too many of our...

 

The power of the collective voice

by Jake O’Malley MY NAME is Jake O’Malley. I am a lead rep for the GMB trade union at Amey in Sheffield, on an outsourced contract for Sheffield city council which has been delivering maintenance over 25 years. I first became a GMB rep around three...

 

Drinkwater: Foxes can beat the drop

Midfielder says heroes of 2015-16 can halt Leicester’s slide toward relegation DANNY DRINKWATER said yesterday that he is confident the same core of players who inspired Leicester’s Premier League title triumph last season can turn around the Foxes’...

 


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