News archive from 17 August 2017

Labour activists target top Tory seats

PROMINENT Cabinet members’ seats are being targeted as we speak by grassroots Labour campaigners who are hoping to create a series of “Portillo moments” at the next general election. Momentum activists have held a number of campaign days in...

 

Learndirect faces loss of government contract

EMBATTLED adult training provider learndirect is to be stripped of a government contract after concerns were raised about poor standards. The Department for Education (DfE) confirmed yesterday that learndirect’s contract with the Education and Skills...

 

Young inmates in danger as violence rises, inspectors say

SAFETY at a young offenders’ institution in Buckinghamshire is a “major concern” due to escalating violence, warns a report published today. HM Inspectorate of Prisons (HMIP) said there had been a “significant” rise in prisoner violence against both...

 

Germany: No state aid conspiracy for Air Berlin, says Berlin

GERMANY rejected yesterday budget airline Ryanair’s claims of a “conspiracy” behind its bailout of rival Air Berlin until a new owner is found. The Irish airline lodged a complaint with EU competition authorities after Air Berlin filed for bankruptcy...

 

Argentina: VP Pence praises ‘brave reforms’ spelling misery

US VICE-PRESIDENT Mike Pence praised Argentinian President Mauricio Macri’s “bold reform agenda” of job cuts and fuel price rises on his trip to Buenos Aires on Tuesday. “When Latin America embraces economic reforms, Latin America succeeds and so does...

 

Sierra Leone: Families urged to help identify the victims

SIERRA LEONE’S government urged family members to come to Freetown’s overwhelmed mortuary yesterday to identify their loved ones’ remains before it buries hundreds of mudslide and flood victims. Crews continued the grim work of extracting bodies from...

 

The EU fly in the ointment

IT goes without saying that the Morning Star would far prefer negotiations over Britain’s exit from the European Union to be led by Jeremy Corbyn and his team. But until Labour replaces the Tories in government that responsibility lies with Theresa...

 

Cineworld’s living staff deserve a living wage

‘Compassionate capitalism’ is being exposed for the myth it is, says MICHAEL O’BRIEN WHEN the independent cinema chain Picturehouse was taken over by Cineworld in 2012, the announcement was met with apprehension. Anyone who has been following the...

 
Real Madrid v Barcelona: Five things we learned from Zinedine Zidane's Super Cup win

Real Madrid v Barcelona: Five things we learned from Zinedine Zidane's Super Cup win

Marco Asensio destined for great things Marco Asensio's growing reputation reached new heights as he took centre stage early. The talented midfielder thundered home a thumping shot from the edge of the box after just four minutes in the second leg of...

 
Everton boss Ronald Koeman refuses to rule out deal for Chelsea outcast Diego Costa

Everton boss Ronald Koeman refuses to rule out deal for Chelsea outcast Diego Costa

Costa, 28, has failed to comply with his contract at Chelsea after opting against a return to training. His time at Stamford Bridge appears to be finished following Antonio Conte’s text, which outlined that the Spain international is no longer part of...

 
Real Madrid 2 - Barcelona 0 (5-1 agg): Asensio and Benzema seal Super Cup win

Real Madrid 2 - Barcelona 0 (5-1 agg): Asensio and Benzema seal Super Cup win

Real Madrid were without their star man for the latest instalment of El Clasico. Ronaldo was given his marching orders in the first leg at the Nou Camp after he shoved the referee and was handed a five-match ban. Gareth Bale was amongst the...

 

West Ham chairman David Sullivan working 20 hour days during summer transfer window, reveals Karren Brady:...

Karren Brady has lifted the lid on the 'incredibly stressful' summer transfer window at West Ham — by revealing club chairman David Sullivan 'is working 20 hours a day'. The London Stadium outfit have had a busy summer, adding five players to Slaven...

Daily Mail, 00:06 in Sport
 
Fracking: Shale rock professor says UK gas reserves 'hyped'

Fracking: Shale rock professor says UK gas reserves 'hyped'

The gas reserves in shale rocks in the UK have been "hyped", a geology professor has warned. Prof John Underhill from Heriot-Watt University said UK shale deposits were formed 55 million years too late to trap substantial amounts of gas. He...

BBC, 00:07 in Business
 

Britain plummeting into a ‘cost-of-living crisis’

TUC warns Tories ‘sitting on hands’ while real wages fall for fourth month TORIES are “sitting on their hands” while the cost of living rockets, the TUC warned yesterday as new figures showed real wages had fallen for the fourth month in a row. The...

 

Corbyn slams ‘nazi-like’ Islamophobia in the Sun

Labour leader among 108 MPs condemning article on the ‘Muslim problem’ JEREMY CORBYN joined more than 100 MPs in condemning the “nazi-like language” used in a hate-filled Sun newspaper column that called for a “solution” to the “Muslim problem.” The...

 


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