News archive from 22 June 2016

Former Miss GB stripped of title after Love Island sex 'did nothing wrong'

Former Miss Great Britain Zara Holland has said she should not have been stripped of her title as she did "nothing wrong" by having sex on TV show Love Island. "I haven't committed a crime, so why should I have my title taken from...

 

Former Miss GB stripped of title after Love Island sex 'did nothing wrong'

Former Miss Great Britain Zara Holland has said she should not have been stripped of her title as she did "nothing wrong" by having sex on TV show Love Island. "I haven't committed a crime, so why should I have my title taken from...

 

‘Charge for gun licence checks’

POLICE should pay GPs for carrying out mental health checks on people applying for a firearms licence, doctors said yesterday. Delegates at the British Medical Association (BMA) annual conference said the work places an “undue burden” on GP...

 

Former aide slams PM’s ‘distraction bid’

A FORMER key aide to David Cameron accused the Prime Minister yesterday of making a desperate plea for Britain to vote to remain in the European Union in an attempt to draw attention away from his “lost arguments.” Former Downing Street PR strategist...

 

Founder of free school ‘treated public cash as his own’

THE founder of a flagship free school and two members of staff who are accused of fraudulently obtaining around £150,000 in government grants “treated public money as their own,” a court was told yesterday. Sajid Hussain Raza, 43, Shabana Hussain, 40,...

 

Jordan: Six killed by suicide car bomb on Syrian border

SIX members of Jordan’s security forces were killed yesterday and 14 wounded in a car bombing near an army post on the tightly controlled Syrian border. The explosion went off at about 5.30am near the makeshift Ruqban camp for tens of thousands of...

 
Led Zeppelin singer tells court he 'can't recall almost anyone'

Led Zeppelin singer tells court he 'can't recall almost anyone'

Led Zeppelin singer Robert Plant has told a court hearing the Stairway to Heaven copyright dispute that he has a dim memory of the time it was written. He said he had no memory of associating with the band Spirit, members of which say Led Zeppelin...

BBC, 00:02 in Regional
 

Russia steps up production facilities and exports to Cuba

MOSCOW will develop its manufacturing facilities in Cuba and start to export more Russian products to the socialist island, Deputy Industry Minister Georgy Kalamanov revealed yesterday. Mr Kalamanov, who is in Havana for the Cubaindustria-2016...

 

Gung-ho occupation forces kill 15-year-old

TRIGGER-HAPPY occupation forces shot and killed 15-year-old Palestinian Mahmoud Badran in the West Bank yesterday and wounded four others in what the Israeli army called an accidental shooting. The military said that soldiers had opened fire at a...

 
Arsenal make contact with Atletico Mineiro regarding transfer of Douglas Santos

Arsenal make contact with Atletico Mineiro regarding transfer of Douglas Santos

Arsenal have made contact with Atletico Mineiro regarding the transfer of Douglas Santos, reports in Brazil say. The 22-year-old left-back has attracted plenty of interest around Europe, with Barcelona also keen. The Catalan giants view him as an...

Metro, 00:02 in Sport
 

Profits first, safety last

RAIL bosses have been caught bang to rights with the exposé of their secret plans to get rid of train guards in Scotland. Papers which dismissed conductors as a “weak link” on trains who made operators more vulnerable to industrial action are “in no...

 

The toxic racist discussion on immigration must stop now

Rising racism in austerity Britain needs to be addressed or the far right will only gain strength to commit further atrocities, writes SABBY DHALU THE nation is still reeling from the brutal murder of Jo Cox MP. This attack was shocking in a number of...

 

Isolation from Europe is no way to face the issues of the present or the future

All on the left know the EU is a flawed institution – which is why we need to be part of it, to make it more democratic and transparent, says IAN LAVERY TO MILLIONS of voters the debate about the future of our country has become overly dominated by...

 

Amid dark political times we need unity like never before

We must not listen to the racists and hatemongers trying to scare us senseless into voting to leave the EU, writes DAVE PRENTIS THIS week Unison meets in Brighton for our annual conference, in a week that will define our country for a generation. But...

 

Sorry England but you’re still a team of sardines

Two years ago, KADEEM SIMMONDS said Roy Hodgson’s men should approach tournaments like Greece do and that still makes sense in 2016 Do you ever get that feeling that no matter what you do, you’re going to be told you made the wrong decision? Well...

 


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