News archive from 15 March 2017

Gianluigi Buffon hoping Juventus avoid Leicester City in the Champions League draw

Gianluigi Buffon hoping Juventus avoid Leicester City in the Champions League draw

Gianluigi Buffon has revealed he is hoping Juventus do not draw Leicester City in the quarter-finals of the Champions League. The Foxes secured their passage into the next round with a 2-0 win over Sevilla at the King Power Stadium despite trailing...

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Michelle Keegan caught CHEATING in racy X-RATED bedroom scene for Drunk History

Michelle Keegan caught CHEATING in racy X-RATED bedroom scene for Drunk History

Michelle, 29, plays the 16th century Queen, who was eventually beheaded by her cousin, in a funny retelling of the story. In a trailer for the episode, the star is seen with tousled hair lying on the bed with her lover, while inebriated comedians...

 

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Obesity is the ‘HIV of our age’: Warning over condition linked to FIFTEEN cancers

Obesity is the ‘HIV of our age’: Warning over condition linked to FIFTEEN cancers

The ‘Obesity – An Emerging Menace’ summit, at St Thomas’ Hospital in London, has focussed on how to stop the increase in rates of obesity, especially among children. Dr Jude Oben, a Consultant Gastroenterologist and Obesity Physician at Guy’s and St...

 
Parents urged to put newborn babies to sleep on backs after worrying survey

Parents urged to put newborn babies to sleep on backs after worrying survey

The Lullaby Trust said around half of parents are unsure of basic steps they can take to reduce the risk of cot death or sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS).  SIDS is the sudden unexplained death of an apparently healthy baby.  It hit the headlines in...

 
THIS symptom could predict YOUR dementia risk

THIS symptom could predict YOUR dementia risk

Middle-aged people who experience temporary drops in their blood pressure - which can causing dizziness when they stand up - may have an increased risk of developing dementia 20 years later. The research was revealed by Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School...

 

Hospital staff demand cash be spent better

A YORKSHIRE hospital trust faces a £16.2 million deficit allegedly caused by private contracts and use of expensive agency staff. Workers at Barnsley Hospital are to demonstrate today against the NHS trust which runs the hospital. They are backed by...

 

BMW workers rally for pension scheme

BMW car workers will demonstrate today against plans to axe their pension scheme. Protests will take place at Cowley outside Oxford, where the Mini is produced, and Hams Hall engine plant in the West Midlands. Germany-based BMW plans to abolish its...

 

Blacklister Kier fined £400k for 13-foot fall

CONSTRUCTION giant Kier was fined £400,000 yesterday after a worker was seriously injured in a fall from height. A court heard that the firm — one of a slew that paid out millions of pounds in compensation last year for its part in blacklisting trade...

 

Somalia: Oil tanker heading for capital seized as pirates return to trade

PIRATES have hijacked an oil tanker off the coast of Somalia in the first major ship seizure since 2012. Oceans Beyond Piracy director John Steed said yesterday that the Aris 13, crewed by eight Sri Lankan sailors, was carrying fuel from Djibouti to...

 

Palestinian map expert held in East Jerusalem raid

ISRAELI forces raided a mapmaking school in East Jerusalem yesterday, seizing the director during raids in the occupied Palestinian territories. Police detained Khalil Tafakji, director of the Arab Studies Association’s cartography department, during...

 

ECJ condoning Islamophobia

WORKPLACE bans on the hijab, the Muslim headscarf, are legal provided a prohibition already exists on employees wearing “any political, philosophical or religious sign,” says the European Court of Justice (ECJ). Its ruling means that women can be...

 

Mind your grammar

KEITH FLETT retells the history of grammar schools and the inequality they engender WHILE schools are being starved of funds by the Tory government and those in urban areas, with Labour councils in particular, face significant cuts, Chancellor Philip...

 

Feminist solidarity

by Wendy Emmett THIS year’s International Women’s day in Belfast, organised by the women’s collective Reclaim the Agenda, hosted a visit by Angela Davis, 23 years after her last visit to that city. She addressed three meetings over two days,...

 

A year on, the EU-Turkey deal is still a disaster

The world’s wealthiest countries are turning their backs on refugees, writes AISHA DODWELL WHILE global attention has been paid to US President Donald Trump’s Muslim-bans and the Mexican border wall, the British and EU governments have managed to...

 


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