News archive from 15 April 2017

Boris Johnson and French foreign minister urge 'no impunity' over Syria attack

Boris Johnson and French foreign minister urge 'no impunity' over Syria attack

The Foreign Secretary and J ean-Marc Ayrault said the world had a "moral duty" to do more, stressing that it was "crucial for international peace and security" to uphold the ban on the use of the weapons. The pair said there would...

 
George Osborne earns nearly £1m from speeches made since losing Cabinet job

George Osborne earns nearly £1m from speeches made since losing Cabinet job

His latest entry on the MPs' register of interests showed he is set to be paid more than £150,000 for three speeches delivered last month. He had already declared expected earnings of £786,450 for a series of speeches since losing his Cabinet job when...

 
Police trying to contact relatives over organs stored 'longer than necessary'

Police trying to contact relatives over organs stored 'longer than necessary'

Northumbria Police issued a statement on Friday that sought to "clarify a number of issues raised" in relation to the discovery, which was made during an audit at South Tyneside District Hospital, South Shields, in March 2015. Temporary...

 
Man United transfer revelation: Star could demand £20m to quit Old Trafford

Man United transfer revelation: Star could demand £20m to quit Old Trafford

However, it could still cost Old Trafford chiefs more than £20m to get him off the books. Rooney has been forced to settle for a heavily marginalised role under Jose Mourinho. And he was linked with a lucrative move to the Chinese Super League earlier...

Daily Star, 00:02 in Sport
 

Light snow could fall at Easter but not in Yorkshire

SNOW could fall in parts of the country over Easter Flurries could fall in the hills of Scotland overnight as cold air pushes in from the north west, according to the Met Office. It will not be heavy. Yorkshire is expected to be fine although there...

 

The Big Weekend Interview: Brexit voters have ‘been tricked, lied-to and conned’

Anna Soubry’s passionate interjections on the dangers of Brexit have earned her both death threats from extremist right-wingers and letters of praise from disillusioned Labour supporters. But the fiercely pro-Europe MP is only just getting started in...

 

New driving test skills to include tasks on following a Sat Nav and how to use heated rear windscreen

Changes to the driving test will help save lives and improve road safety, Transport Minister Andrew Jones said today. Learner drivers will need to pass a modern test that will include new manoeuvres and a longer independent driving section to make...

 

Picturehouse drafts in scabs to deny pay

Bosses recruit unwitting new staff to break living wage strike PICTUREHOUSE cinema bosses plan to draft in scabs today in a desperate bid to break their staff’s fight for a living wage. The workers at five London cinemas — Hackney, Crouch End, East...

 

Tax-dodgers can’t hide from Labour

McDonnell will make big businesses publish tax returns TAX-DODGING corporations will have nowhere to hide under a Corbyn-led government as Labour announces plans today to force big companies to publish their tax returns in full. In a bid to end the...

 

NASUWT: Compensation claims soar after attacks from pupils

One teacher wins over £450,000 following assault by Felicity Collier in Manchester A TEACHER won over £450,000 in compensation after being assaulted by a pupil, teachers’ union NASUWT said yesterday, warning that cuts to health and safety are putting...

 

Syria: 7,000 evacuated from siege towns

Rebels and government co-ordinate civilian movement SYRIAN government and opposition forces evacuated over 7,000 people from four besieged towns yesterday in the latest co-ordinated population transfer. Over 2,350 people were bussed out of the twin...

 

No winners if North Korea and US fight

China tells both sides to start talking peace THERE can be no winners in a war between the US and North Korea, Beijing warned yesterday as it encouraged both sides to start talking. Any fighting on the Korean peninsula would be likely to draw in...

 

Afghanistan: Biggest non-nuke bomb ‘killed 36 Isis militants’ – US

US OFFICIALS claimed yesterday that 36 Isis militants were killed when they dropped the largest non-nuclear weapon ever used in combat over a mountainous area in Afghanistan. The attack, using the GBU- 43B bomb which unleashes 11 tons of explosives,...

 

Take a stand for peace

AS THE dust clears on the “mother of all bombs” dropped on Afghanistan we might reflect on the senseless horror caused by 16 years of the “war on terror.” The long-suffering country was the first to fall victim to the “new American century” as the...

 

Labour dispels economic doom

An array of policies that will significantly improve the lives of ordinary people are the best reason to trust Jeremy Corbyn’s leadership, argues KEN LIVINGSTONE The Tory government, dutifully echoed by the majority of the media, never tires of...

 


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