News archive from 14 July 2017

Tiemoue Bakayoko and Michy Batshuayi Twitter exchange sends Chelsea fans into a frenzy

Tiemoue Bakayoko and Michy Batshuayi Twitter exchange sends Chelsea fans into a frenzy

Chelsea fans up late on Twitter tonight have been sent into something of a frenzy after an emoji-based exchange between Blues striker Michy Batshuayi and Monaco star Tiemoue Bakayoko. The France midfielder has long been expected to complete a...

Metro, 00:00 in Sport
 

Leeds parents feared for baby’s life as Mercedes rammed and shotgun threat

A COUPLE feared for their lives and their baby son’s life when a jealous cousin threatened them with an imitation shotgun after ramming their car in Leeds. Mohammed Butt, 25, was driving a BMW 5 series when he twice rammed into his cousin’s Mercedes...

 

Tories accused of burying report on public-sector racism

LABOUR accused the Tories yesterday of failing to tackle racism in public services after the government delayed the publication of an “explosive” report into the issue. Shadow diverse communities minister Dawn Butler urged PM Theresa May to release...

 

Star reporter celebrates 50 years in the business

MORNING STAR northern reporter Pete Lazenby’s 50 years in journalism have been recognised by his National Union of Journalists colleagues in Leeds, writes Adam Christie. Pete, who was seven weeks shy of 40 years at the Yorkshire Evening Post (YEP)...

 

Burgon: The Tories are failing jails

SHADOW justice secretary Richard Burgon warned of a crisis in the prison system yesterday as he accused the Tories of giving up on “meaningful reform.” Mr Burgon was responding to the release of the Prison and Probation Ombudsman’s annual report which...

 

Fierce Zuma critic elected as deputy leader of SACP

THE South African Communist Party (SACP) congress took another twist on Wednesday evening during its leadership elections. Solly Mapaila, who had earlier ruled himself out of all leadership positions, was elected unopposed as first deputy general...

 

Senators mull ‘Trumpcare’ Bill

US SENATE majority leader Mitch McConnell presented the latest draft of the “Trumpcare” Bill to fellow Republicans yesterday in an attempt to win agreement for a vote next week. With all 48 Democrats unanimously opposed to replacing the Affordable...

 

Israel cancels go-ahead for West Bank city’s expansion

Outrage as illegal settlements grow while Palestinians crowded into city hemmed in by diktat of the occupier ISRAEL has frozen plans to allow the occupied West Bank’s most overcrowded Palestinian city to expand. The security cabinet voted late on...

 

Tories reward GTR’s blunders

TRANSPORT Secretary Chris Grayling believes that old-fashioned anti-trade-union rhetoric can persuade Southern Rail passengers and taxpayers that franchisee Govia Thameslink Railway (GTR) is doing its best in difficult circumstances. But his...

 

Can the Conservatives find momentum?

Were the Tories ever to attempt to ape Momentum, it would be a complete (and hilarious) disaster, says NATHAN AKEHURST MICHAEL GOVE isn’t the first individual who comes to mind when you think of an inspirational socialist visionary — or indeed a...

 

Muslims are not the enemy – conformity is

Barring citizens of Muslim countries from travelling to the US is an act of immorality and injustice. Sadly, many in the US say that such discriminatory laws already make them feel safe, writes Ramzy Baroud TWO officers sought me from within a crowd...

 

Reselection means better democracy

Selecting our MPs at local level would be one way to ensure Labour remains in tune with its members, writes SOLOMON HUGHES IN JUNE 2016 the Parliamentary Labour Party passed a no-confidence motion in Jeremy Corbyn by 172 MPs to 40. A crowd of a few...

 

Cinema round-up: 13.07.2017

This week's top - and flop - films The Beguiled (15) Directed by Sofia Coppola 3/5 WRITER-DIRECTOR Sofia Coppola is only the second woman in the history of the Cannes Film Festival to be named best director for this smouldering pot-boiler, set in the...

 

Noisily Festival

Noisily Festival Coney Woods, Leicestershire 4/5 Set in the deepest and darkest woods of Leicestershire, amid rolling hills and billowing skylines, Noisily is one of the many smaller and more intimate music festivals whose popularity is on the rise...

 

Bid to free woman jailed for ‘murder’ of would-be rapist

UKRAINIAN political prisoners’ advocates are appealing to peace mediators to help free a young woman maimed while defending herself from rape by soldiers. Nadezhda Kozlova was 19 on September 8 2014 when drunken soldiers dragged her into a car and...

 


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