News archive from 22 August 2016

Relentless Rio medal surge takes Great Britain to new heights

When Richard Kruse fell agonisingly short of winning a fencing medal on the first full day of the Rio Olympics, few could have envisaged the British gold rush to come. Within hours, Adam Peaty had swept the Olympic title in the aquatics centre...

 

Scunthorpe Scorpions comfortably beat Workington Comets to take first victory since mid-July

SCUNTHORPE Scorpions recorded their first victory since mid-July as they comfortably beat Workington Comets 54-30. The Scorpions had suffered two narrow defeats in their previous two home meetings but were in dominant form against their Cumbrian...

 
David Abney: The UPS boss who rose from the bottom rung

David Abney: The UPS boss who rose from the bottom rung

When David Abney got a part-time job for United Parcel Service (UPS) so he could afford to take his childhood sweetheart out on dates, little did he know that he would go on to become the giant company's boss. It was in 1974 when a then 19-year-old Mr...

BBC, 00:05 in Business
 
How to be mediocre and be happy with yourself

How to be mediocre and be happy with yourself

In the novel Catch-22, the author Joseph Heller famously wrote: "Some men are born mediocre, some men achieve mediocrity, and some men have mediocrity thrust upon them." He'd taken a quote by Shakespeare on greatness and turned it on its...

BBC, 00:05 in Business
 
Mo Farah hails Olympic Scot Andrew Butchart for helping him win 5000m gold medal

Mo Farah hails Olympic Scot Andrew Butchart for helping him win 5000m gold medal

DOUBLE double Olympic champ Mo Farah yesterday hailed Scots star Andrew Butchart for helping him storm to the 5000m gold in Rio. While Mo, 33, earned all the plaudits and is being tipped for a knighthood, virtual unknown Andrew from Dunblane produced...

 

Abbott warns over abortion clinic closure

LABOUR shadow health secretary Diane Abbott has called on the government to urgently step in to act over a family planning clinic’s immediate suspension of abortions for vulnerable women. Marie Stopes suspended surgical abortions for girls under 18...

 

My first journey on the Night Tube

by Conrad Landin Industrial Reporter “THE Northern line is suspended. The Hammersmith and City, Metropolitan and Circle lines are suspended. The Piccadilly line is suspended.” Well, we knew all that. The Night Tube was taking baby steps, after all —...

 

Academy school fire

MORE than 100 firefighters tackled a huge blaze that partly destroyed an academy school near Chichester yesterday. The Academy in Selsey’s roof space caught fire just before 8am before quickly spreading through the school in high winds. An...

 

LGBT people under attack amid post-coup paranoia

LGBT Turks protested in Istanbul yesterday over the murder of 23-year-old trans­­woman Hande Kader, whose body was found last week. Ms Kader, a sex worker, was last seen getting into a client’s car. Her body was later found in the woods, showing signs...

 

Isis killers hanged for Tikrit massacre

by Our Foreign Desk THIRTY-SIX convicted Isis killers were hanged yesterday in Nasiriyah prison in southern Iraq. The men were executed for involvement in 2014’s Camp Speicher massacre, where thousands of military conscripts were captured after Isis...

 

Wedding hall bomber aged just 12 to 14

by Our Foreign Desk THE suicide bomber who killed 51 people at a Kurdish wedding party in south-east Turkey on Saturday could have been as young as 12, the country’s president said yesterday. Recep Tayyip Erdogan said the attacker was aged between 12...

 

Khan peddling old smears

SADIQ KHAN’S ill-judged intervention in the Labour leadership race demonstrates that Labour’s Establishment has learned nothing since being routed by Jeremy Corbyn last year. Last summer a constellation of New Labour heavyweights lined up to ritually...

 

Labour led by Corbyn can topple the Tories

As ballot papers start dropping through letterboxes, CHARLEY ALLAN points out it’s Jeremy who’s brought socialism back into the spotlight IF there’s anything more satisfying than seeing socialism passionately debated on daytime TV for two hours...

 

Why we at Unite Community support Jeremy for leader

WE are a trade union of local people from the Boroughs of Islington and Camden. Some of us are carers, some looking for jobs, others students and others still, retired or disabled people. We all make up Unite Community, part of Unite the Union, whose...

 

Steel industry still hangs in the balance

“ The Tory government continues to dither and seems only capable of looking at solutions that perpetuate the private ownership of this vital industry ” THE British steel industry remains in deep crisis and the jobs of many thousands of workers...

 


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