News archive from 20 January 2017

Driver strike could cause petrol stock to ‘run dry’

PETROL pumps could run dry in a row over pay, Unite has warned ahead of “make or break talks” today. The union is holding discussions with the management of delivery company DHL in an attempt to avert strike action in the dispute, which centres on a...

 

GWR cleaners strike over ‘exploitative’ conditions

GREAT Western Railway (GWR) train cleaners began a 48-hour stoppage yesterday in a dispute over bullying, pay and conditions. The workers, who are employed by private contractor Servest UK, mounted a picket line at London’s Paddington station and the...

 

Royal Mail hit by dip in letter volumes

ROYAL MAIL revealed yesterday that letter mailing during the months leading to the busy festive season was hit by a sharp decline, attributing the dip to business worries over Brexit. The group reported that the number of addressed letters dropped 6...

 

Iran: 30 firefighters die as blaze brings down tall building

AT LEAST 30 Iranian firefighters were killed yesterday when a high-rise commercial building in Tehran collapsed during a fire. At least 75 people were injured, including 45 firefighters. All occupants were evacuated, but there were fears some...

 

Colombia: ELN to free hostage and discuss peace

COLOMBIA’S National Liberation Army (ELN) rebels have agreed to release a highprofile captive, clearing the path for peace talks. The deal struck after months of unofficial negotiations was revealed on Wednesday at a press conference in Ecuador’s...

 

Philippines: Maoists raise new issues as negotiations resume

PEACE talks between the Philippines government and Maoist rebels resumed in Rome yesterday with the guerillas bringing new issues to the negotiating table. Communist Party of the Philippines chief negotiator Fidel Agcaoili reiterated complaints that...

 

Trump is no friend of the workers

ANTI-RACIST campaigners will express their anger over the inauguration of Donald Trump in over 20 towns and cities across Britain today in solidarity with protesters across the pond. It is clearly a matter for US citizens alone to decide who is their...

 

The prince’s sin of omission

PETER FROST, a dedicated republican, shows regal indulgence by welcoming the heir to the throne’s timely warning about the rise of right-wing views, but had Charles been straight as a die? I WAS glad to hear Charles Windsor, heir to the British...

 

The battle for the soul of Scottish Labour

Martyn Cook introduces the candidates for the Scottish Labour Party executive committee who have campaigned for Jeremy Corbyn and believe the party needs to campaign more vigorously for a progressive agenda Ballots are out for the Scottish Labour...

 

Drones and spying: That’s some legacy

The Obama administration has plenty of blood on its hands. LINDSEY GERMAN asks if his peace prize was ever justified BARACK OBAMA entered office eight years ago and was rapidly awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. He pleased left opinion and infuriated the...

 

Cricket: Captain Morgan can’t save the sinking ship

Batsman adrift as India beat England to clinch series win Eoin Morgan’s defiant century was not enough to prevent England losing the second oneday international against India yesterday, who sealed the series with a 15-run victory in Cuttack. Morgan’s...

 

Rugby League: Bulls staying put was the ‘least worst option’

The Rugby Football League said yesterday that keeping Bradford in the 2017 Championship was the “least worst option.” The governing body has given the go-ahead for the reformed Bulls to continue under new ownership in the second tier of the...

 

Tennis: Istomin shocks Australian Open with win over Djokovic

Wildcard prevents world No 2 of winning record seventh title Novak Djo kovic won’t be setting the Australian Open record for most men’s titles this year, after a shocking secondround loss yesterday to wildcard entry Denis Istomin. It was the earliest...

 

Lion’s share of sentiment

MARIA DUARTE recommends a moving film which tells the true story of a young man’s quest to reunite with his family Lion (PG) Directed by Garth Davis 4/5 BASED on an incredible true story, this powerful two-part drama is an uplifting yet...

 

Wenger: China could become the benchmark

Arsene Wenger warned yesterday of the “danger” posed by astronomical wages being offered by Chinese Super League clubs which would become the benchmark for the Premier League’s top talent. Chelsea striker Diego Costa has been linked with a move to...

 


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