News archive from 14 March 2016

Borussia Dortmund fans sing ‘You’ll Never Walk Alone’ in tribute after supporter dies during match

Borussia Dortmund fans sing ‘You’ll Never Walk Alone’ in tribute after supporter dies during match

Das ist ganz groß. Das ist Dortmund. Ruht in Frieden. https://t.co/qgkIuMoVPC pic.twitter.com/AJPCyAvSjt — Stefan Döring (@Doering_Stefan) March 13, 2016 Borussia Dortmund fans put on an incredible show for a supporter who died during their match with...

Metro, 00:02 in Sport
 

Osborne faces rebellion by broke Tory councillors

GEORGE OSBORNE is facing a rebellion today by Tory councillors up in arms at his relentless cuts to local government. The Conservative-controlled Local Government Association (LGA) has urged the Chancellor to ease off on cuts in Wednesday’s Budget....

 

Watson takes a swipe at Corbyn cynics

LABOUR’S deputy leader has warned his party to “calm down” amid growing speculation that a leadership challenge is brewing. Tom Watson warned MPs that party voters would not want to see Jeremy Corbyn challenged nine months after he swept to success...

 

Activists: We’ll smother this Housing Bill to death

A PILLOW-FIGHT erupted at Kill The Housing Bill demo yesterday, after a group of extra-creative activists joined the protest armed with cushions sporting political slogans. Members of the direct-action group Propagate brought along dozens of...

 

Isis seizes arms from Western-backed forces

THE Free Syrian Army (FSA) admitted yesterday that its erstwhile al-Qaida allies had seized their bases and taken US-supplied weapons. The FSA’s so-called 13th Division in Idlib province tweeted that the al-Qaida-affiliated Nusra Front had occupied...

 

Ivory Coast: Gun attack on seaside town kills 12 people

AT LEAST 12 people were killed yesterday when gunmen opened fire at a beach in the Ivory Coast town of Grand-Bassam. Four Europeans were said to be among the dead after between two and four attackers stormed the L’Etoile du Sud hotel, taking guests...

 

Iraq: Isis strikes village with chemical weapons

ISLAMIC STATE (Isis) used chemical weapons against a northern Iraqi village for the second time at the weekend, in attacks which killed a small child and put about 600 people in hospital. The attack hit Taza, near the city of Kirkuk, early on...

 

Morgan’s rum strike excuse

TEACHERS at sixth-form colleges deserve our full-throated support today as they fight for their right to take strike action on March 15. Education Secretary Nicky Morgan claims the NUT’s walkout — backed by 86 per cent of voting members — is unlawful...

 

Labour has a chance to win this ‘war on drugs’

Labour shouldn’t let the Lib Dems lead the way on reforming our dangerous laws, writes CHARLEY ALLAN TSO THE Lib Dems want to legalise cannabis — clearly a cunning play for the student vote after the party’s tuition-fees betrayal. But they’re right...

 

Cheaper homes, bluer sky and flat-rate Tube zoning

IAN SINCLAIR talks to London mayoral candidate SIAN BERRY about big Green plans for the capital AS THE Green Party’s candidate in the London mayoral elections on May 5 2016, this is second time round for Sian Berry. She first stood in 2008, coming...

 

Trident is a sure thing, but who will build it?

By Gary Smith WE DO this 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year. More often than not this is unglamorous, patient and hard — but very necessary — graft, that goes unnoticed behind the headlines and under the radar of policy-makers. So,...

 

Watford send Cup Champs packing

Hornets end Arsenal’s dreams of being the first to three Cup wins in a row Arsenal 1-2 Watford by Tashan Deniran-Alleyne at Ashburton Grove ARSENAL’S home form is fast becoming a problem. Just the solitary win at Ashburton Grove from their last six...

 

An ultimate act of refusal

RHIAN E JONES recommends a new book which explores why some resist alienated employment The Refusal of Work: The Theory and Practice of Resistance to Work by David Frayne (Zed Books, £16.99) IN A post-industrial age of low wages, precarity and...

 

Sectarian dispatches on 20th-century class war

Them and Us: Fighting the Class War 1910-1939 by John Newsinger (Bookmarks Publications, £7.99) DRAWING lessons from history in an attempt to inform present-day struggles against war, cuts and austerity, this book is a lively, partisan but ultimately...

 

Courageous investigation of working-class racism

Angry White People: Coming Face-to-face With The British Far Right by Hsiao-Hung Pai (Zed Books, £12.99) HSIAO-HUNG PAI is gaining a well-deserved reputation for in-depth investigations into the lives of those most affected by the growing inequalities...

 


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