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G4S worker admits to Teesside bomb hoax

A TEENAGE employee of security firm G4S has admitted to a bomb hoax but denies blackmailing the manager of a site in Teesside. Teesside Crown Court heard yesterday that Daniel Garland, 19, had threatened to blow up vehicles and storm a depot with...

 

FBU rejects devil’s pay deal of 2 per cent

FIREFIGHTERS rejected a 2 per cent pay offer yesterday, claiming it included a “whole host of strings” attached. Members of the Fire Brigades Union (FBU) were consulted on the proposed deal, which broke the government’s seven-year cap on public-sector...

 

Hunt: Huge honour to lead the TUC in 150th year

LECTURERS’ union UCU leader Sally Hunt said it was a “huge honour” to be elected as TUC president in Brighton yesterday. Ms Hunt’s one-year appointment means she will preside over the TUC’s 150th anniversary Congress in Manchester next year. She has...

 

Romania: Coastguard ships rescue more than 150 refugees

ROMANIA’S coastguard rescued more than 150 Iranian and Iraqi refugees from a ship in trouble on the Black Sea yesterday. The rusty vessel was towed to the port of Constanta before dawn after it sent a distress signal and two vessels were dispatched in...

 

Iraq: Netanyahu backs Kurds’ bid for independent state

ISRAELI Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said yesterday that Israel supports Iraq Kurdish bids for an independent state. His comments came a day after Iraq’s Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) President Masoud Barzani vowed to press ahead with a...

 

The Tories' short-lived pay stunt

THERESA MAY’S pathetic bid to pose as the friend of working people by affecting to end the Tories’ seven-year pay cap unravelled even before TUC Congress closed yesterday. Her pretence that police and prison officers would be paid more than the 1 per...

 

The Catalonia conundrum

Catalonia’s left-wing parties should unite to fight for a new federal Spanish constitution guaranteeing regional tax-raising powers, writes JOHN PAYNE THE loss of Catalan rights in 1714 came at the end of a war in which the Catalans had managed, as...

 

Fascists dispersed but still dangerous

PAUL SILLETT looks at the origins of the banned National Action and the history of far-right terrorism in Britain THE NEWS that four British soldiers arrested this week on suspicion of preparing acts of terrorism are allegedly members of the...

 

Sacked for trying to clean up FIFA

Maduro forced out for standing in way of Russian politician FIFA was accused yesterday of interfering with the work of the man they brought in to clear up the corruption-mired body to stay in power. Miguel Maduro, a Portuguese former minister, said...

 

Wakefield boss defends Grix over abuse from fans

WAKEFIELD coach Chris Chester hit out at fans of the club for their abuse of Scott Grix and is tipping the veteran to bounce back in today’s key Super 8s clash with Hull. Grix blotted an otherwise impressive performance with a defensive error in the...

 

Pogba set for an extended spell out through injury

United midfielder suffers hamstring strain in 3-0 victory by Simon Williams at Old Trafford PAUL POGBA looks set for a lengthy spell on the sidelines after Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho confirmed he had suffered a hamstring injury during...

 

Broadway belter from Sondheim

WILL STONE recommends a new production of Follies Follies National Theatre, London SE1 4/5 THIS highly anticipated return of Stephen Sondheim’s classic musical Follies, unperformed in Britain for three decades, is the story of a reunion at a Broadway...

 

Authentic version of Godot is well worth the wait

Waiting for Godot Arts Theatre London WC2 5/5 THERE’S something genuinely awesome about seeing Samuel Beckett’s Waiting for Godot at the Arts Theatre, more than six decades after its first English production in this very space. It’s as if time has...

 

Chelsea prepare for Arsenal with comfortable 6-0 win

Chelsea 6-0 FK Qarabag by Amar Azam at Stamford Bridge ANTONIO CONTE’S Chelsea romped to an easy win over Group C opponents FK Qarabag as Champions League football returned to Stamford Bridge on Tuesday night. The Premier League champions faced the...

 
North Wales Police trade online banter with wanted man

North Wales Police trade online banter with wanted man

Police have traded banter with an on-the-run suspect who taunted officers online. Martin Tate, 31, from Caernarfon, Gwynedd, is wanted over an alleged assault. North Wales Police posted a "where is he hiding" message on Facebook - and the...

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