News archive from 18 December 2015

Ballet teachers put girls’ health at risk

Ballet teachers put girls’ health at risk

Primary school children are going en pointe in ballet lessons run by untrained teachers taking advantage of the Strictly Come Dancing and Billy Elliot effect, the Royal Academy of Dance has claimed. Unqualified dance teachers were targeting children...

 

Prentis re-elected to top Unison post

Left challengers beaten but result prompts official complaint DAVE PRENTIS won almost 50 per cent of the vote yesterday to keep the job of Unison general secretary.   Mr Prentis, who has been at the helm of Britain’s largest public-sector union since...

 

M&S and Topshop workers demand to get living wage

DOZENS of disgruntled Marks & Spencer workers in Santa hats took over the retailer’s flagship store in London yesterday to demand the living wage.   Community organisation Citizens UK supporters paraded outside the shopfronts of clothing giant...

 

Ruling blocks questioning of ex-soldiers

High Court decision angers victims’ relatives RELATIVES of innocent civilians killed by the British army on Bloody Sunday expressed anger yesterday at a High Court ruling preventing former soldiers being questioned by police in Northern Ireland.  ...

 

Ukraine: Amnesty condemns ban on communists

Kiev court upholds attempt to wipe out party in Ukraine AMNESTY International hit out at Kiev’s banning of the Communist Party of Ukraine (KPU) yesterday as a “decisive blow for freedom of speech in the country.”   The District Administrative Court in...

 

Russia: Putin ‘won’t improve ties with Turkey’

by Our Foreign Desk   PRESIDENT Vladimir Putin put the boot into the Turkish government yesterday, saying that he saw “no prospect” of improving ties with Ankara under its current leaders.   There was, he said, a “creeping Islamisation of Turkey that...

 

China: Beijing warns US against arms sales to Taiwan

by Our Foreign Desk   BEIJING warned US companies yesterday against selling arms to Taiwan and said that doing so will come at a price.   “China resolutely opposes the sale of weapons to Taiwan by the US,” Deputy Foreign Minister Zheng Zeuang told US...

 

Industrial vandalism

MINERS at Kellingley colliery walk off the job for the last time today, in what National Union of Mineworkers general secretary Chris Kitchen is right to call a sad day for this country.   After the shutdowns of the Hatfield and Thoresby collieries...

 

Momentum’s here to stay

The pro-Corbyn campaign represents grassroots party members, unlike corporate lobbyists’ club Progress, writes SOLOMON HUGHES A VOCAL group of Labour MPs are very upset about Momentum, the new Corbyn-friendly Labour campaign group. They don’t seem to...

 

Defective and false opinion polls need scientific rigour

Skewed sampling, leading questions and no psychology — it’s no wonder pollsters get it wrong so often, writes ED GRIFFITHS WHEN we talk about politics, we often find ourselves talking about opinion polling.   Which party is ahead? How have the various...

 

New paradise for parasitic privateers

With government cuts to council budgets leaving them dangerously short of cash, children’s residential care is being run down to prepare it for wholesale privatisation, warns STEVEN WALKER David Cameron’s recent decision to appoint Sir Martin Narey to...

 

ITUC: 7,000 migrant workers will die

Report reveals shocking death toll for World Cup 2022 hosts Qatar International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) general secretary Sharan Burrow slammed Qatar yesterday, describing its labour law as “codified slavery” as reports estimate that 7,000...

 

No way Jose! Mourinho sacked by Chelsea

The self-named ‘special one’ has become no-one A MONTH after saying he would stay at the club until 2019, Jose Mourinho was sacked by Chelsea yesterday with the club languishing in 16th place.   In what has been a remarkable downfall since winning the...

 

Safe standing campaign making progress

THE Football Supporters’ Federation (FSF) told the Star yesterday that they were making progress in their efforts to introduce safe standing to the Premier League.   Sports minister Tracey Crouch confirmed that the government were looking into the...

 

The force reawakens

JJ ABRAMS has gone where no director has gone before in delivering the Star Wars film fans have long been waiting for, says MARIA DUARTE Star Wars: The Force Awakens (12A)   Directed by JJ Abrams    4/5   IN THE Force Awakens, director JJ Abrams...

 


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