News archive from 15 August 2017

Dave Thompson - Tributes paid to leader of 1966 strike by seafarers

A MERSEYSIDE leader of the 1966 seafarers’ strike died earlier this month, aged 79. Dave Thompson was a member of the Liverpool and Crouch End branches of the Communist Party. The former cabbie and London Underground manager passed away on August 9 in...

 

Vigils will mark US protester’s murder

SOLIDARITY vigils are set to be held in northern England in memory of an anti-fascist campaigner murdered in the US state of Virginia. Heather Heyer, 32, died when a racist drove his car at speed into a group of demonstrators opposing a rally staged...

 

Nuke bosses refuse to sit round table

A STRIKE ballot of 5,000 nuclear workers opened yesterday as bosses continued to ignore requests for conciliation talks. General union GMB, which represents the workers along with Unite, said bosses at the Sellafield reprocessing site in Cumbria had...

 

Burkina Faso: 18 left dead after jihadists target tourist restaurant

SPECIAL forces brought an end yesterday to an attack by suspected jihadist extremists on a Turkish restaurant in the Burkina Faso capital Ouagadougou. “At this moment our forces have neutralised two terrorists and the number of casualties, still...

 

South America: Against fighting ‘from the Rio Sur to Patagonia’

US VICE-PRESIDENT Mike Pence faced both ways on his visit to Colombia at the weekend over Donald Trump’s war threat to Venezuela, but host Juan Manuel Santos rejected the military option outright. Mr Pence noted President Trump’s reference to having...

 

Kenya: Odinga’s strike call over rigged election claim falls flat

DEFEATED Kenyan presidential candidate Raila Odinga’s call for a general strike in protest at last week’s disputed election appeared to have fallen flat yesterday. Some street stalls were closed in Nairobi’s opposition slum stronghold of Mathare,...

 

A message of housing hope

JEREMY CORBYN took his left-wing message of hope to the good people of Reading and Milton Keynes yesterday. Strange as it might seem to Tory Cabinet ministers and the right-wing media, most citizens there were more interested to hear what he had to...

 
Taylor Swift awarded $1 in groping trial as jury finds David Mueller guilty of assault

Taylor Swift awarded $1 in groping trial as jury finds David Mueller guilty of assault

Taylor Swift has been awarded $1 after the jury found in her favour. The jury, who deliberated for nearly four hours, reached a unanimous verdict on Monday, finding that radio DJ David Mueller groped her at a concert. They also did not find that...

Metro, 00:03 in Showbiz
 
Celebrity Big Brother: Shock task twist gives Shaun Williamson and Sandi Bogle eviction immunity

Celebrity Big Brother: Shock task twist gives Shaun Williamson and Sandi Bogle eviction immunity

Four housemates are facing the public vote after shocking task twist on Celebrity Big Brother. The housemates had been taking part in a Cheerleader task with everyone divided into teams. The Blue Team were Sarah Harding, Amelia Lily, Paul Danan, Chad...

Metro, 00:03 in Showbiz
 
25 Premier League facts you may not know

25 Premier League facts you may not know

The most titles (Manchester United, 13), the most points in a season (Chelsea, 95), the all-time goalscorer (Alan Shearer, 260). Chances are, you already know, or can at least guess, these bog-standard stats about the league that we’re repeatedly told...

Metro, 00:04 in Sport
 
Taylor Swift wins DJ assault case

Taylor Swift wins DJ assault case

US singer Taylor Swift was assaulted by Colorado DJ David Mueller, jury finds This breaking news story is being updated and more details will be published shortly. Please refresh the page for the fullest version. If you want to receive Breaking News...

BBC, 00:05 in World News
 
Strictly Come Dancing’s Len Goodman drops HUGE bombshell about celebrity contestants

Strictly Come Dancing’s Len Goodman drops HUGE bombshell about celebrity contestants

Len, 73, was a firm favourite on the BBC dancing competition, acting as head judge for 12 years before bowing out in an emotional finale last year. In a shockingly frank confession, the star admitted: "Totally honest, some of the celebrities we...

 
Commuters braced for rises in regulated rail fares

Commuters braced for rises in regulated rail fares

Millions of rail users in the UK are bracing themselves for news of an increase in regulated rail fares from January 2018. Train operators are allowed to raise fares by as much as the Retail Prices Index (RPI) figure for July, expected to be in the...

BBC, 00:05 in Business
 
Can hi-res music hit the right note?

Can hi-res music hit the right note?

High-resolution sites are proving music to the ears of fans who want the best possible sound. Ever since the first CD was produced - 35 years ago this month - the music industry has been trying to sell fans new formats on the basis of better sound...

BBC, 00:05 in Business
 
Dangerous Borders: A Journey Across India & Pakistan review – The hidden history of Asia

Dangerous Borders: A Journey Across India & Pakistan review – The hidden history of Asia

In history, politics, and economics, they are hugely significant.  Down on the ground, right in front of you, they are eerily bland. In the Far East, I saw a border that was just a daub of paint along some trees.  Back when West and East Germany still...

 


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