News archive from 22 October 2016

Britons spend eight years of their lives on housework

Brits will spend nearly eight years of their lives doing household chores, a study has found. Cleaning, ironing, food shop shopping and even walking the dog means the average adult spends just under three hours a day on domestic tasks. This amounts to...

 

Major healthcare plans for Lincolnshire submitted to NHS for approval

Plans which could radically change the way healthcare services are delivered in Lincolnshire are set to be submitted to the government for approval today (Friday). However it will not be for a number of weeks until the extent of these plans are...

 

Wall St Week Ahead-Second wind for stocks as earnings turn positive

Oct 21 With S&P 500 earnings on track to rise after four consecutive quarters of contraction, U.S. stocks are clearing a major hurdle that puts the record high in sight for the benchmark U.S. stock index. The S&P 500 hit a record high in mid...

 

‘Would-be bomber’ Tasered

POLICE tried to Taser a man in north London yesterday following a bomb scare and controlled explosion on the Tube. The 19-year-old was seized in the street on Friday afternoon in an armed operation on Holloway Road. On Thursday morning, a Tube driver...

 

Firms fail to block alcohol price law

THE Scottish government hailed a “landmark victory” yesterday after Scotland’s Court of Session rejected a big business appeal against plans for minimum pricing for alcohol. Judges made their ruling after considering whether the infringement of...

 

Unity against the racists

TRACY BRABIN has won the Batley & Spen by-election to replace her murdered friend Jo Cox, but bereaved husband Brendan Cox’s victory tweet encapsulated what was at stake in the contest. “Great to see all the purveyors of hate lose their deposits,”...

 

Misogyny: the horror that echoes through human history

Having met with survivors of abusive relationships, LOUISE RAW explains why we should all celebrate women as heroes HER NAME isn’t really Jean: I can’t tell you what it is because of the threats she gets every day. “Are you still living in ---? I’m...

 

Heads they win – tails we lose

One phrase has been whispering away at the back of this column’s cerebral cortex of late: “Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?” — who guards the guards. And over the last few weeks, the murmurings have been getting louder and louder. We have cops...

 

Tories can only offer a race to the bottom

Brexit is dividing the Tories. It’s time for Labour to press the government to make sure any deal delivers for the workers, writes JOHN McDONNELL AFTER 12 months with Jeremy Corbyn as leader, Labour is now a party firmly united behind opposition to...

 

Farringon: American Artist can make it big up north

Our tipster casts his eye over the pick of the weekend’s meets A HUGE day of racing both on the flat and over the sticks as Doncaster and Cheltenham respectively lord over the racing stage. There has been a lot of concern from punters with the way the...

 
Man United legend lifts lid on David Moyes’ Old Trafford reign: What it was like for me

Man United legend lifts lid on David Moyes’ Old Trafford reign: What it was like for me

Within 12 months of the veteran Scotsman’s retirement though, the scene at Old Trafford was nothing like what the 42-year-old had ever experienced before. Knocked off their proverbial perch, the Red Devils had slipped from Premier League champions to...

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‘Black, Irish and proud’

LORRAINE MAHER tells Angela Cobbinah what inspired her to mount the ground-breaking #iamirish photography exhibition at the Irish Centre in London WHEN she was growing up in County Tipperary in the 1960s, Lorraine Maher met no other black people and...

 

Spine-tingling coda a reminder of what we’re going to miss

THERE’S a sad loss to report this month with the news that the mighty vocal trio Coope, Boyes and Simpson are calling it a day after 23 years. Their final album Coda (No Masters) is a tour de force that shows us exactly what a hole will be left in...

 

Sure-touch magic realism in Churchill’s family sagas

Blue Heart Orange Tree Theatre, Richmond 4/5 IF EXHILARATING, anarchic and unsettling sound like your idea of a good 90 minutes of theatre, the double bill Blue Heart by Caryl Churchill will hit the spot. The mounting comedy in both pieces — a...

 

Nuclear site firefighters to strike over job losses

FIREFIGHTERS at a nuclear enrichment site in Cheshire have voted to strike next week over job losses and an attack on their terms and conditions. GMB members at the Urenco UK site at Capenhurst voted, on a full turnout, for strike action by a...

 


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