News archive from 17 January 2017

Victoria Cherry: Body found in missing Fulwood woman murder probe

Victoria Cherry: Body found in missing Fulwood woman murder probe

Police investigating the suspected murder of a woman missing for 15 months have discovered a body. The body, believed to be that of Victoria Cherry, 44, of Fulwood, Lancashire, was found by Greater Manchester Police at a house in Toronto Street,...

BBC, 00:00 in Regional
 

National Gallery revamp wins cash boost from Scottish Government

The Scottish Government has agreed to bankroll a radical transformation of the nation’s flagship art gallery - after its display of Scotland’s most important paintings was branded “an institutional embarrassment.” Ministers have pledged £2 million for...

 

No agreement at Acas in London Tube strike talks

TALKS to avert further London Tube strikes were adjourned without agreement yesterday. The RMT and TSSA unions had been in discussion with London Underground bosses at conciliation service Acas in a bid to resolve the dispute over jobs and...

 

Little Red Corbyn Hood pulls in the cash

MORNING STAR supporters raised £420 for the paper at a benefit event at the legendary Trades Club in Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, on Sunday, organised by Calder Valley Morning Star Readers and Supporters Group. The Red Shed Players from Wakefield...

 

Midwife shortage leaves new mums ‘feeling like cattle’

A CHRONIC shortage of midwives is making women in labour feel like “cattle,” a study warned yesterday. The National Childbirth Trust (NCT) and the National Federation of Women’s Institutes (NFWI) surveyed of 2,500 women who have given birth since...

 

Russia: New health Bill is an ‘excuse’ to cut hospitals

RUSSIA’S Communist Party condemned a Ministry of Health Bill on “telemedicine” yesterday, saying plans to diagnose patients and prescribe treatment over the internet were an excuse to further cut hospitals and staff — and would have “dangerous”...

 

Iraq: Army gains further ground in Isis-held Mosul

IRAQI special forces continued to advance into Isis-occupied Mosul yesterday, driving the terror group from the city’s huge university campus. Residents of the newly liberated neighbourhood of Andalus told troops that Isis fighters had fled just an...

 

Oman: Ten Guantanamo detainees released

THE government of Oman said yesterday it has accepted 10 newly released detainees of the US’s notorious Guantanamo Bay concentration camp. The Foreign Ministry said it had accepted the 10, who were not named, in response to a request from US President...

 

The shrine of neoliberalism

THE revelation that HMRC had to pay nearly £87,000 in compensation payments to claimants wrongly denied benefits by contractor Concentrix serves as a warning not to believe private-sector superiority myths. New Labour, Tories and Liberal Democrats...

 

The devil always did have the best tracks

Various Artists Dealing with the Devil’s Music: Bluesmen in Britain (Lake LACD 320) DURING the early 1960s, at the height of the so-called “Trad Fad” when white British bands, playing a very anglicised version of New Orleans and Dixieland jazz were...

 

Will Trump’s ineptitude implode Iran nuke deal?

JANE GREEN looks at what the US president-elect means for Tehran and the wider Middle East DURING the course of the US presidential campaign, Donald Trump regularly criticised the deal arrived at by the United States and other world powers with Iran,...

 

A trade union-led alternative for Scotland

As we approach next year’s council elections, we need a real alternative strategy to that of austerity cuts, says TOM MORRISON WEST Dunbartonshire Council held its budget meeting two weeks ago. The joint trades unions, Clydebank TUC and the People’s...

 

Tennis: Fed express rolls into second round

Former No 1 returns from six months off with victory Roger Federer returned from a six-month layoff yesterday to beat fellow 35-yearold Jurgen Melzer just before midnight on day one of the Australian Open, saying it felt a bit like coming home. The...

 

China to limit teams to three foreigners each

The Chinese Football Association announced reforms yesterday which will see only three non-national players per game allowed to be fielded by Super League clubs. Several high-profile players have joined the Chinese Super League following bigmoney...

 

£20m not enough for West Ham to sell Payet

West Ham continued to remain firm on the future of wantaway playmaker Dimitri Payet after turning down an improved offer yesterday from his former club Marseille. It is understood that a fee, believed to be just over the £20 million mark, has been...

 


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