News archive from 18 October 2016

Liverpool not us to blame for bore draw, insists United boss Mourinho

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho insisted Liverpool and not his side should be criticised after the goalless draw at Anfield. United's defensive tactics saw them have just 35 per cent of possession, their lowest total in the Premier League...

 
Three in five people in Northern Ireland want abortion decriminalised

Three in five people in Northern Ireland want abortion decriminalised

Nearly 60% of people in Northern Ireland believe abortion in the province should be decriminalised, a new survey has found. When asked whether abortion should be permitted for victims of rape, and in cases where the foetus cannot survive outside the...

Guardian, 00:01 in Health
 
Cancer Moonshot program is 'close to gigantic progress', Joe Biden says

Cancer Moonshot program is 'close to gigantic progress', Joe Biden says

Vice-president Joe Biden’s Cancer Moonshot initiative to speed the development of cancer treatments has made some important strides such as increased information-sharing among researchers but still faces challenges in many areas, according to a report...

Guardian, 00:01 in Health
 

Justin Bieber at Barclaycard Arena review: A frustrating spectacle

For a lot of music fans, Justin Bieber has somewhat redeemed himself over the last few years. His tracks such as What Do You Mean? and Sorry have garnered a completely new level of respect that belies his roots and earlier material. Those roots are...

 
NHS trust criticised for underestimating risk posed by its patients

NHS trust criticised for underestimating risk posed by its patients

An inquiry has criticised an NHS mental health trust for underestimating the risk of violence posed by patients who went on to carry out killings, two of which could have been prevented. Sussex Partnership NHS foundation trust has been criticised for...

Guardian, 00:03 in Health
 

£2,000 ‘bribe?’ Safety not for sale, says RMT

Rail firm waggles cash to get rid of guards SOUTHERN Rail was accused yesterday of trying to bribe staff by offering them cash to stop striking in defence of safety. Since April members of the RMT rail union have been resisting Southern’s move to...

 

Saudis admit to massacre at Yemen funeral

Activists demand Tories to end arms sales PEACE activists blasted the Tory government yesterday for selling arms to Saudi Arabia after an investigation revealed that Saudi forces had killed over a hundred civilians in a bombing raid. The publication...

 

Scandal of poverty pay at Welsh government’s HQ

CLEANERS at the Welsh government’s headquarters are employed on zero-hours contracts, GMB reported yesterday, just a month after ministers pledged to take action against the practice. The general union said contractor Vinci was also planning to change...

 

Iraqi troops begin fight to free Mosul

25,000 government troops gain ground in battle with Isis IRAQI forces launched their long-awaited offensive to capture the Islamic State (Isis) stronghold of Mosul yesterday, gaining ground within hours. Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi announced the...

 

South Africa: Communists hit out over uni riots

SOUTH AFRICA’S communists vowed yesterday to defend riot-hit universities from “anarchy, violence and sheer destruction” for the rest of the academic year. Their intervention came as “Fees Must Fall” protesters broke windows and doors and threw human...

 

EU mulls more sanctions on Damascus as war drive fails

EUROPEAN Union member states debated further sanctions against Syria yesterday after Britain and the US admitted that Nato had no stomach for war with Russia. But EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini said that adding more Syrian government...

 

Massacre at local papers

AS THE week-long strike by Newsquest journalists in south London draws to a close, bosses at the media company have yet to show any willingness to back down on a sweeping purge that has seen 27 of 29 newsroom staff put on notice of redundancy....

 

Lamentations passed down to brilliant sons

Chris Searle on jazz Jack DeJohnette / Ravi Coltrane / Matthew Garrison In Movement (ECM 2488) THIS IS an album with powerful historical allusions spanning two jazz generations. It is a trio at work. The drummer and pianist is Jack DeJohnette, born in...

 

The Scottish economy needs a firm hand on the tiller

Post-Brexit, the Scottish government needs a strong plan to build growth and jobs, writes RICHARD LEONARD THE well-regarded Fraser of Allander Institute has just published the first serious impact assessment of Brexit on the Scottish economy. It is a...

 

Tory boost for cadets in schools needs fighting

The government is splashing cash on new units in state schools – but we must resist the ever-growing militarisation of our children’s education writes EMMA SANGSTER DEFENCE Secretary Michael Fallon announced at the Conservative Party conference that...

 


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