News archive from 18 April 2017

Newcastle may hand parks over to charity

TYNESIDERS are being asked if they support plans to outsource the running of their parks to a new charitable trust. Newcastle City Council’s proposals, which come in the face of cuts to its park budget of more than 90 per cent over seven years, are a...

 

NASUWT: Making traumatised kids welcome

THE NASUWT has announced that it is working with charity Citizens UK on an initiative to help young refugees. Campaigns official Fred Grindrod said the accreditation scheme for schools would ensure that children settle in better and secure support for...

 

Two badly hurt in acid attack at nightclub

TWO people were seriously injured and 10 others sustained minor injuries in a suspected acid attack at a nightclub, police said yesterday. The seriously injured male victims, both in their twenties, were sprayed with a corrosive substance by a man...

 

More than 8,000 refugees rescued in just three days

OVER 8,000 people were rescued from smuggler boats in the Mediterranean over the Easter weekend, according to the UN refugee agency. High Commissioner for Refugees spokeswoman Carlotta Sami said “rescuers worked incessantly” to save passengers seeking...

 

Sri Lanka: Rubbish dump disaster death toll rises to 29

LOCALS slammed a “government-made disaster” yesterday as the death toll from a Sri Lankan rubbish dump collapse rose to 29. Rescuers were still searching for dozens more following Friday night’s disaster, when the 300-foot-high dump — used for excess...

 
Stan Collymore: These three Chelsea stars could stop Antonio Conte from winning the title

Stan Collymore: These three Chelsea stars could stop Antonio Conte from winning the title

The Blues’ lead at the top of the Premier League was cut to four points after they lost to Manchester United on Sunday. Hazard, Costa and Fabregas all failed to perform for Antonio Conte in the encounter with former boss Jose Mourinho. And Collymore...

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Council of Europe: Vote didn’t live up to standards

THE Council of Europe led international criticism of Turkey’s referendum yesterday, with its observers noting flaws in the democratic process. Turkey is a member of the 47-country council, which is not an economic federation like the 28-state EU but...

 

Turkey on the road to fascism

TURKEY’S constitutional changes endorsed in Sunday’s referendum threaten to take that country further down the road to fascism. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan will assume sweeping new powers with which to pursue his authoritarian, neoliberal and...

 

Remembering Corbyn’s role in fighting racism in Haringey

KEITH FLETT looks back 40 years to the battle of Wood Green, when ordinary Londoners resisted a march by the National Front On April 23 1977 the National Front decided to march from Ducketts Common by Turnpike Lane Tube in north London down a busy...

 

How to refresh our approach to trade union education?

By Trish Lavelle THE old post-war settlements on education have been rolled back at an alarming rate by previous and current governments and are due to be further undone by a combination of this deeply ideological attack on education as the great...

 

The cause of socialism in Scotland is as strong as ever before

Labour’s new local government manifesto is brimming with new ideas, rooted in traditional Labour values, offering local people a vision of hope, writes RICHARD LEONARD I HAVE always been a firm believer in the municipal as well as the parliamentary...

 

Seagulls soar to premier league

Top-flight football beckons for Brighton after beating Wigan Brighton all but sealed a return to the top flight for the first time in 34 years with a comfortable 2-1 home victory over relegation candidates Wigan yesterday. Goals in each half from...

 

Blues hold their nerve to reach FA Cup final

BIRMINGHAM needed penalties to defeat Chelsea yesterday as they booked their place in the FA Cup final, where they will meet Super League champions Manchester City. The final at Wembley will be a repeat of last season’s League Cup final, which City...

 

Snooker: Hearn disputes O’Sullivan’s ‘unfounded’ bullying claims

World Snooker chair Barry Hearn yesterday denied Ronnie O’Sullivan’s claims of bullying and intimidation, insisting comments from the fivetime world champion are “unfounded” and “inaccurate.” O’Sullivan turned the tables on Hearn and his board on the...

 

Gaps in a revolutionary narrative

China Mieville’s new book provides a gripping account of the Russian Revolution but it has some telling omissions, says NICK WRIGHT October: The Story of the Russian Revolution by China Mieville (Verso, £18.99) CHINA MIEVILLE’S latest book takes us in...

 


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