News archive from 22 December 2015

Left veteran to campaign for EU exit

VETERAN left MP Ronnie Campbell said yesterday he will campaign for Britain to leave the European Union, writes Luke James.   Mr Campbell was one of 17 Labour MPs who refused last month to sign a letter backing the Labour Stronger In campaign.   Now...

 

Over 1,000 more kids homeless at Christmas

SCOTLAND is seeing a year on year increase in Christmas Day child homelessness according to a Freedom of Information request to the Scottish government.   On Christmas Day last year there were 10,695 homeless children in Scotland, up by over a...

 

Children can handle touchscreen devices by age of two, research finds

Children as young as 12 months regularly use touchscreen devices, with most toddlers handling them competently by the age of two, research shows. Swiping, unlocking or searching on smartphones and tablets were skills possessed by the majority of...

 

Janner’s death may not stop trial

LORD Janner’s death has not let him escape possible criminal proceedings over child sex allegations, prosecutors indicated yesterday.   A “trial of the facts” was scheduled for April next year to examine charges related to 22 sexual offences dating...

 

Troubled Toshiba warns of loss and job cuts

SCANDAL-HIT Japanese manufacturer Toshiba warned yesterday that it is cutting 6,800 jobs and predicting a net loss of 550 billion yen (£3bn) for the fiscal year.   Toshiba said that it will slash the jobs in its personal computer, video products and...

 

China: Hopeless search for mudslide survivors

RESCUERS were still searching for 85 missing people yesterday after a mountain of soil and construction waste buried dozens of buildings on a Chinese industrial estate.   Sunday’s landslide buried or damaged 33 buildings in Shenzhen, a major...

 

Chile: Airport staff in pensions dispute return to work

CHILEAN airport workers agreed yesterday to end a four-day strike that left thousands stranded by hundreds of cancelled flights.   The airport ground workers’ union called the strike after ministers rejected their request to join the Chilean military...

 

A good step but not far enough

JEREMY CORBYN’S willingness to challenge EU free-market dogma to save Britain’s steel sector shames a Tory government happy to see yet another great British industry go to the wall.   It also demonstrates the Labour leader’s courage and imagination,...

 

Police release CCTV of attack by tracksuit thug

Video of a tracksuit-wearing thug punching a teenager to the ground and repeatedly kicking another victim has been released by police in a bid to trace the culprit. Two 13-year-old boys were assaulted as they walked to catch a bus home following the...

 

Is it Time for Direct Action to Save our Steel Industry?

With the government determined to allow our steel industry to wither and die, it’s worth looking to the example of the Upper Clyde Shipbuilders, whose successful work-in saved British shipbuilding in the 1970s, writes LAURENCE PLATT A CRISIS is...

 

Mapping out the road to victory

Open Labour gives us a chance to pair our left-wing principles with strategic brilliance, writes TOM MILLER JEREMY CORBYN’S election built on Ed Miliband’s before, but there can be no doubt that it still represented an earthquake in British politics....

 

A trumpet weeping with oppression

Chris Searle on Jazz Jacques Coursil   Clameurs (Sunnyside) and  Trails of Tears (Universal)   “WHAT Coursil rips from his instrument by dint of unpremeditated stubbornness is the very thing to which the first trumpeters laid claim: the broken...

 

Blatter: I’ll be back

Sepp Blatter refuses to go quietly after Fifa ethics committee ban him for eight years, along with Michel Platini SEPP BLATTER vowed to be back yesterday, as he was handed an eight-year ban from all football-related activity for his part in the £1.3...

 

Cook is the key ingredient to success, says Root

Batsmen both hit centuries as they prepare for South Africa by Our Sports Desk   Joe Root said yesterday that captain Alastair Cook is the key to England beating South Africa on home turf for the first time in over a decade.   Both batsmen limbered up...

 

Torquay players paid less than minimum wage

TORQUAY player/manager Kevin Nicholson revealed yesterday that former boss Paul Cox signed players on less than the minimum wage, leaving them unable to pay rent.   Cox was unable to prevent the club being relegated from League Two in 2014 and walked...

 


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