News archive from 16 April 2016

Construction plummets for 2nd month

CONSTRUCTION has plummeted for the second month in a row, official figures showed yesterday sparking accusations that the Tories have failed to get Britain building. British building output fell 0.3 per cent in February compared with January, which...

 

Kerr ‘busy sunning herself days before trial’

THE woman responsible for setting up a blacklist of thousands of workers sent a provocative tweet about her lying on a beach days before their compensation trial, blacklisted, workers highlighted yesterday. Mary Kerr ran the Consulting Association...

 

BBC cuts woman off after anti-Tory tirade

A FURIOUS woman had her microphone cut during BBC Question Time on Thursday night after blasting the Tories for “stealing our tax.” Lou Harrison launched into a tirade of scorn against Tory hypocrisy on the programme, filmed in Doncaster. Referring to...

 

Sudan: Students keep up protests against uni building sale

SUDANESE students protested for a third day yesterday against government plans to sell off Khartoum University’s historic building. The Sudanese Communist Party (SCP) reported that hundreds of students took to the streets to defend the “citadel and...

 

Brazil: Court rules against bid to halt impeachment

BRAZIL’S Supreme Court ruled against a motion yesterday to block an impeachment vote against President Dilma Rousseff. Judges voted 8-2 in the small hours to deny Ms Rousseff’s last-minute appeal, saying it was not their role to get involved at this...

 

Venezuela: CNE grants recall referendum

VENEZUELA’S National Electoral Council (CNE) will grant opposition requests for a recall referendum against socialist President Nicolas Maduro, it said on Thursday. The law requires the the signatures 20 per cent of registered voters on official...

 
Cameron wouldn't last 30 seconds if he lost EU vote, says Ken Clarke

Cameron wouldn't last 30 seconds if he lost EU vote, says Ken Clarke

David Cameron would be overthrown as prime minister within 30 seconds of a vote to leave the EU in the June referendum, Kenneth Clarke has said. In a direct challenge to Cameron, who told MPs this week that he would remain in office to negotiate...

 
Talking Horses: Saturday’s best bets plus the latest racing news

Talking Horses: Saturday’s best bets plus the latest racing news

Kerry Lee’s outrageously good rookie season met a bump in the road last week when Bishops Road missed the cut by one for the Grand National and then unseated at the first fence in the Topham. But the Herefordshire trainer might still be able to get...

Guardian, 00:05 in Sport
 
Prince 'rushed to hospital' after his private jet is forced to make an emergency landing

Prince 'rushed to hospital' after his private jet is forced to make an emergency landing

ROCK icon Prince has been rushed to hospital after his plane was forced to make an unscheduled landing, it has been reported in the US . The Purple Rain star has been taken by ambulance to a hospital after his private jet made an 'emergency landing'...

 
Education key to fighting cyberbullying of children, says safety watchdog

Education key to fighting cyberbullying of children, says safety watchdog

Education is critical in the fight to reduce cyberbullying and harassment of children, and improve online safety, Australia’s cyberbullying and children’s safety watchdog has said. The Office of the Children’s eSafety Commissioner in Australia, led by...

 
Tom Ballard, Zoe Coombs Marr and True Aussie Patriots: why risk politics in comedy?

Tom Ballard, Zoe Coombs Marr and True Aussie Patriots: why risk politics in comedy?

Activist comedian Sean Bedlam tells a story about the greatest gig of his comic life; an audience who seized every gag, chuckled at every callback, chortled at every punchline. For a comedian who flies explicit political colours (Bedlam was recently...

 
Deal Done: Arsenal and Liverpool beaten as Man City agree £30m transfer of Germany star

Deal Done: Arsenal and Liverpool beaten as Man City agree £30m transfer of Germany star

The Sun claim City have landed the Borussia Dortmund midfielder for £30m, beating Arsenal and Liverpool in the process. City supremo Txiki Begiristain and incoming manager Pep Guardiola have already met with the 25-year-old. Dortmund were demanding a...

Daily Star, 00:19 in Sport
 

Tories are on the run: Finish ’Em!

The stage is set today for a huge rally to further unsettle Number 10, in defence of schools, homes, the NHS... TENS of thousands of people are expected to fill Trafalgar Square today to rebuke a bickering Tory Party over its systematic mishandling of...

 

Tories ‘ignoring plight of BME’

Government still hasn’t tackled racism at work THE government has not taken “proper action” to tackle discrimination and racism against black and minority ethnic (BME) workers and jobseekers, unions agreed yesterday. On the first day of the TUC black...

 

SNP ‘must return Souter’s dirty cash’

TSSA leader warns Sturgeon not to muddy her party’s name as he excoriates Stagecoach boss over £11m tax labyrinth NICOLA STURGEON must hand back £1 million in “dirty” donations to the SNP from the owner of tax-dodging transport firm Stagecoach, rail...

 


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