News archive from 19 June 2017

Grenfell survivors get just £10 a week to live

SURVIVORS of the Grenfell Tower fire are being given a paltry £10 to live on by the council, a volunteer said yesterday. Nisha Parti said volunteers were unable to get hold of any money, despite huge donations of cash made — a crowdfunding campaign by...

 

Refugee victim’s family allowed to attend funeral

by Felicity Collier THE government agreed to help Grenfell Tower fire victim Mohammad Alhajali’s family in Syria enter Britain yesterday after more than 85,000 people signed a petition demanding they be allowed to attend his funeral. Mr Alhajali, who...

 

Ministers ‘ignored’ school safety fears

Fire expert says government stonewalled sprinkler warnings, reports FELICITY COLLIER A FORMER fire chief accused the government yesterday of ignoring warnings about the need to install life-saving sprinklers in schools. And Ronnie King, who was...

 

Trump using ‘cold war rhetoric’ against Cuba

Socialist island rejects ‘hard-line stance’ and urges dialogue and co-operation CUBA condemned US President Donald Trump at the weekend after he further restricted travel to and trade with the socialist island. Cuba’s government stressed the need for...

 

Army pushes ahead to lift the siege on Deir Ezzor city

by James Tweedie THE Syrian army is engaged in a race to lift Isis’s three-year siege of Deir Ezzor — hoping to beat the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) to the strategically important city. The SDF, which is backed by the US-led coalition,...

 

7 US sailors killed in mysterious ship collision

THE US navy confirmed yesterday that seven of its sailors were dead after a cargo ship hit one of its destroyers off Japan on Saturday. But questions remained over how the collision occurred on a clear night a few miles off the coast south of Yokosuka...

 
Pitch Battle review: Choir quest hits top note

Pitch Battle review: Choir quest hits top note

Pitch Battle (Saturday, BBC1) doesn’t exactly break the mould or turn the whole thing on its head but at the same time it is bursting with promise.  A hybrid of successful shows such as The Choir, The Voice, Britain’s Got Talent and The X Factor, it...

 

Failing care homes deny residents a toilet break

ELDERLY and vulnerable people are being left in reused incontinence pads and denied trips to the toilet by Britain’s broken residential care system, care workers revealed yesterday. An investigation by care union Unison found that many of those too...

 
Four in hospital after Swarkestone Bridge crash

Four in hospital after Swarkestone Bridge crash

Four people have been taken to hospital after a crash which left a car on its roof on Swarkestone Bridge. Derbyshire Fire and Rescue tweeted about the incident just before 10pm. Control room staff wrote: "Melbourne are in attendance on...

 

Aborigine demands family shield back

Rodney Kelly calls on British Museum to return stolen artefact. By Felicity Collier AN ABORIGINAL campaigner entered the British Museum yesterday to demand the return of a “stolen” shield he claims belongs to his ancestors. Rodney Kelly, who says he...

 

Unison: The tide has turned and the 1% pay cap must go

UNISON is stepping up campaigning to scrap the public-sector pay cap following the shock election vote, Dave Prentis said yesterday. Speaking ahead of its annual conference tomorrow, the union’s general secretary said Labour’s success had led to a...

 

Jeremy Corbyn ‘has put class back into the heart of politics’

JEREMY CORBYN has put class politics back into the heart of the political and policy debate thanks to Labour’s general election campaign, communists say. Communist Party chair Liz Payne praised the Labour leader for fronting a campaign that achieved a...

 

Hull deny sloppy Castleford any chance of the double

Hull 32-24 Castleford HOLDERS Hull edged closer to a second successive Wembley appearance after beating Castleford 32-24 yesterday to book their place in the Challenge Cup semi-finals. Castleford’s hopes of a league and cup double were ended by a...

 

Pakistan soar to Champions Trophy win over India

Green Shirts put in incredible final effort to cap off a superb tournament MOHAMMAD HAFEEZ dedicated a stunning ICC Champions Trophy success to the people of Pakistan after thrashing India at The Oval yesterday. Fakhar Zaman hit a maiden one-day...

 

Red Rose make it 2 for 2 in Santa Fe

Argentina 25-35 England: only second England side to complete Argentina ENGLAND coach Eddie Jones hailed “a great achievement” on Saturday night as his side became only the second England team to complete a series whitewash in Argentina. Jones’s men...

 


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