News archive from 15 March 2016

Man arrested after antiques dealer found dead in front garden

Man arrested after antiques dealer found dead in front garden

Police have arrested a 52-year-old man on suspicion of murder after a distinguished antiques dealer was found dead in the front garden of her home. A neighbour found the body of Robyn Mercer, 50 – who was a partner in a London antiques dealership,...

 

Inspectors reveal spate of suicides at Woodhill

A REPORT released yesterday into a top security jail has revealed a catalogue of suicides and violence. HM Inspectorate of Prisons said that nine prisoners had killed themselves since 2012 at Woodhill Prison in Milton Keynes. But Prison Officers...

 

Scotland: 60 police to train for LGBT hate crimes

SCOTTISH charities and police launched a campaign yesterday to train more than 60 officers in tackling hate crime against lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people. Research shows that while crime aggravated by sexual orientation...

 

Port workers strike against shift change

PORT of Grangemouth workers began a two-week strike at midnight in a dispute over the imposition of shift changes they said would lead to pay cuts. The Unite members employed by Forth Ports voted for strike action unanimously on a 97 per cent turnout...

 

Ivory Coast: Death toll revised up for resort outrage

IVORY COAST’s Interior Minister Hamed Bakayoko announced a revised death toll yesterday for Sunday’s murderous attack on the beach town of Grand-Bassam. He said that 15 civilians and three special forces members had been killed, up from 14 and two...

 
Women hit by pension age changes 'may retire earlier for reduced pay'

Women hit by pension age changes 'may retire earlier for reduced pay'

Women in their 50s who were given little notice that they would have to work longer before retirement could be offered a chance to give up work earlier with a reduced pension, a committee of MPs has said. The suggestion for government action comes...

Guardian, 00:03 in Business
 
The CBI: David Cameron's unwavering ally in EU referendum

The CBI: David Cameron's unwavering ally in EU referendum

There was never the slightest doubt that the CBI would back Britain remaining a part of the European Union. For all the talk while David Cameron was conducting his negotiations that the employers’ organisation was in favour of remaining in a reformed...

Guardian, 00:03 in Business
 

Iran defends right to use conventional weapons

IRANIAN Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif defended his country’s right yesterday, during a visit to New Zealand, to use ballistic missiles to defend itself. “Anybody who is crazy enough to attack us, we will attack back using conventional...

 
CBI member survey reveals huge support for remaining in EU

CBI member survey reveals huge support for remaining in EU

Britain’s biggest business lobby group has emphatically endorsed staying inside the EU, adding weight to a series of polls showing that employers view a referendum vote to leave as a threat to the UK’s prosperity. Giving its backing to a pro-EU vote,...

Guardian, 00:03 in Business
 

Myanmar: MPs faced with choice of 3 for new president

MYANMAR’S MPs will vote to elect a new president today, parliamentary speaker Mann Win Khaing Than announced yesterday. The electoral system requires that the president be chosen from candidates put forward by each of the two houses of parliament and...

 

Osborne’s cuts threaten women’s lives

GEORGE OSBORNE casually remarks that slashing an additional £4 billion off public spending by the end of this parliament is not “a huge amount in the scheme of things.” It’s hard to tell whether the Chancellor is speaking from ignorance or malice. The...

 

Budget day gives the North chills

Tomorrow will give us a window into the Chancellor’s warped priorities, writes CLAIRE WILLIAMS PUBLIC-SECTOR workers and their families dread Budget Day under the Tories. At every turn the Tory solution to a financial crash caused by greedy bankers...

 

‘I escaped Isis rapists, but was forced to leave my baby behind’

by Joe Lo SPEAKING at a London press conference last week, 16-year-old Nihad Alawsi bravely told the story of her life as a former Isis sex slave. The violence inflicted on her by her kidnappers included regular rapes and beatings, and she was forced...

 

Parables of life and hope

Chris Searle on JAZZ Oliver Lake and William Parker To Roy (Intakt) ONE of the truly incendiary trumpeters of the post-bop era of jazz was Roy Campbell, born in Los Angeles in 1952, and who died on the other side of the jazz continent, in the Bronx in...

 

Root: confidence is up ahead of world cup

England batsman wants team to carry their good form into Twenty20 tournament by Our Sports Desk Joe Root challenged England to keep their cool under pressure yesterday when their World Twenty20 campaign gets under way this week. England recorded their...

 


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