News archive from 21 November 2017

Pay cap hits spending by £8.5 billion a year, says TUC

THE public-sector pay cap has reduced spending power in England by £8.5 billion this year, a new study shows today. Employees have had £48bn less to spend in local economies since the 1 per cent pay cap was set by the Tory-led government in 2010,...

 

PM 'putting Lauri Love's life at risk'

Theresa May slammed for failing to prevent his extradition to the US THERESA MAY is putting the life of alleged computer hacker Lauri Love at risk by failing to halt his extradition to the US, dozens of MPs charged yesterday. The US is demanding the...

 

Unions dismiss government's 'pre-Budget gimmick' on transport

MINISTERS announced a £1.7 billion plan yesterday to improve transport links between city centres and struggling suburbs, but unions and Labour quickly dismissed it as a pre-Budget gimmick. The Transforming Cities fund will spread wealth between the...

 

CHILE: Indigenous campaigners fear win for rightwinger

CHILE’S indigenous Mapuche people are braced for a crackdown after conservative presidential hopeful Sebastian Pinera led in Sunday’s first-round election. The billionaire Let’s Go Chile candidate won almost 37 per cent of the vote compared to 23 per...

 

PAPUA NEW GUINEA: Villagers flee battle with separatists at gold mine

HUNDREDS of villagers in Papua New Guinea have had to flee their homes as police continue to confront separatists near a US-owned mine. Papua police chief Boy Rafli Amar said about 800 villagers were bused to the town of Timika and are being...

 

Germany: Fellow leaders left twitchy as Merkel fails to settle coalition

EUROPEAN leaders got the jitters yesterday over prospects of a snap German election after coalition government talks collapsed on Sunday night. German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier warned of “incomprehension and great concern inside and outside...

 

Spycops' names must be revealed

JUSTICE Mitting’s indication that the real names of police officers who spied on legal political organisations for three decades may never be made public sheds new light on the extent of Britain’s secret state. As bad as this decision is, the judge’s...

 

Coleman, the manager Sunderland want but don’t need

ROGER DOMENEGHETTI analyses the former Wales boss’s appointment to a Championship club that may have hired him for the wrong reasons “WHY would he?” That’s the question most people have been asking after Chris Coleman left Wales to become Sunderland...

 

Men's Rugby League: Hall happy to play the supporting role in the McGillvary show

RYAN HALL is happy to hand over the unofficial title of the world’s best winger to his England teammate after Jermaine McGillvary continued his World Cup romp on Sunday. Hall is England’s all-time record try-scorer and he took his phenomenal tally to...

 

Men's Rugby Union: Gatland relishing this weekend's reunion with New Zealand

WALES coach Warren Gatland said yesterday, as he prepares to face New Zealand again, that he would like to get some people “into a corner of a room on their own” after last summer’s British and Irish Lions tour. Gatland guided the Lions to a historic...

 
Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane demands more from misfiring star Karim Benzema

Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane demands more from misfiring star Karim Benzema

And the under-pressure manager has been vocal in his hopes that the striker can rediscover his cool in front of goal as soon as possible. Benzema has endured a woeful start to the season in terms of his goal-scoring form, netting just twice in 13...

Daily Star, 00:02 in Sport
 

Album review: Beans on Toast

Cushty (Xtra Mile Recordings) 4/5 JAY MCALLISTER, aka Beans on Toast, has been around for the best part of the decade and, although dodgy on Brexit, his heart-on-sleeve” politics retain at all times an engaging and lucid agit-prop immediacy that must...

 

Album review: Gill Landry

Love Rides a Dark Horse (Loose) 4/5 TWO years ago, US singer-songwriter Gill Landry was married to a woman he loved and had just won a Grammy award with Old Crow Medicine Show. But, artistically unsatisfied, he left the band. Then his wife left him....

 

Rage and chaos as stumbling Mugabe still clings to power

EMBATTLED Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe called a cabinet meeting for this morning after his party’s MPs moved to impeach him today. With characteristic chutzpah, Mr Mugabe called the meeting yesterday evening for 9am at the State House in Harare,...

 
“Terrific” newcomers helping Scotland over injury list this Autumn

“Terrific” newcomers helping Scotland over injury list this Autumn

Scotland don’t have challenges from their ever-growing injury list, only opportunities, believes assistant coach Dan McFarland. Two players – prop Zander Fagerson and Alex Dunbar – are in concussion protocols while several others are under medical...

The Courier, 00:03 in Sport
 


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