News archive from 21 December 2015

Hey Dad! star Robert Hughes loses appeal against sexual assault conviction

Former Hey Dad! star Robert Hughes, who was convicted of sexually and indecently assaulting four young girls in the 1980s and 1990s, has lost his appeal in a Sydney court. Hughes did not appear at Monday’s appeal hearing over his conviction and...

 

Hill has made a name for himself, says Saints team-mate Gibson

Jamie Gibson believes young prop Paul Hill ‘made a name for himself’ with his performance in Friday’s 9-9 draw with Racing 92. The 20-year-old was thrown into the action with just 29 minutes gone as Kieran Brookes was forced off with a knee injury....

 
Frank Field: Train 74,000 bricklayers to slash youth unemployment and build homes

Frank Field: Train 74,000 bricklayers to slash youth unemployment and build homes

Tens of thousands of young benefit claimants should be trained as builders to curb immigration, slash welfare costs and end the housing crisis, Birkenhead MP Frank Field suggested. Mr Field, the Labour chair of the Commons work and pensions committee,...

 

UK bosses cautious over pay rises in 2016

British employers expect to keep hiring permanent staff in 2016 but are cautious about offering meaningful pay rises, according to a survey from employers’ group CBI. In its annual employment outlook, the lobby group said some companies are also...

Guardian, 00:07 in Business
 
Brazil president's survival odds improve, but ally demands growth

Brazil president's survival odds improve, but ally demands growth

BRASILIA Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff's key ally in Congress is certain it can head off an impeachment threat, but in return the party demands a radical change of policy course to pull the economy out of its deepest downturn in 25 years. Senator...

 

Ex-miners mark the end of an industry

Thousands march to commemorate Kellingley’s closure Ex-miners, their families and supporters marched on Saturday to mark the closure of Britain’s last deep coalmine.   Three thousand people followed the banner of Kellingley colliery branch of the...

 

UK immigration bill will play into hands of traffickers, anti-slavery experts warn

The government’s proposed immigration bill, due to have its first reading in the House of Lords this week, will hand “unbelievable control to traffickers” and make it harder for people to escape slavery in the UK, campaigners have warned. Anti-slavery...

 

Government considers allowing learner drivers on motorways

Learner drivers could be allowed on motorways for the first time, under government proposals aimed at increasing road safety. The Department for Transport is considering the move as a way to make sure learners are properly prepared for everyday...

 

NHS choir takes early lead in race for Xmas number 1

MELODIC medics are on their way to bagging the Christmas number-one spot, out-selling the latest manufactured pop offering from the X Factor in early chart reports yesterday.   The Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Choir are setting the pace with their...

 

Ministers ‘unalert’ to collapse of steel

MPs and industry chiefs slam ideological and unready Tories MINISTERS “failed to be alert” to the impending collapse of Britain’s steel industry despite clear warnings from bosses, a top parliamentary committee said yesterday.   A black autumn in the...

 

Syria: UN approves peace process

Security council avoids contentious issues by Our Foreign Desk   THE United Nations security council gave unanimous support to a peace process for Syria late on Friday.   The proposed process is set to begin next month with government-opposition talks...

 

South Korea: Detention of union leader sparks huge Seoul march

by Our Foreign Desk    THOUSANDS of South Koreans marched in Seoul at the weekend, blowing horns and banging tambourines to protest against the arrest of a senior trade unionist over violence at an earlier anti-government protest.   Prosecutors are...

 

US tries to spread blame for soldiers’ friendly fire deaths

by Our Foreign Desk   UNITED STATES and Iraqi government spokesmen struggled at the weekend to minimise reputational damage from a “friendly fire” incident on Friday that killed 10 Iraqi soldiers.   The incident occurred during a US air strike aimed...

 

100 days that rocked Britain

NOBODY expected the first 100 days with a socialist leader of the Labour Party to be easy, but we were all unprepared for the sheer scale of the consistent backbiting, sneering, jeering, counter-briefing, plots and attempts to undermine Jeremy Corbyn...

 

10 things we’ve learned as Jeremy Corbyn marks 100th day in office

Jeremy Corbyn has now been the leader of the Labour party for 100 days. Here are 10 things we’ve learned in that time. He doesn’t intend on going anywhere The left-winger’s landslide victory sent shockwaves through the Labour party, and there is still...

Metro, 00:08 in Hot News
 


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