News archive from 22 December 2016

Benfica boss makes admission over Victor Lindelof's move to Man United: We're ready for it

Benfica boss makes admission over Victor Lindelof's move to Man United: We're ready for it

The Swedish defender looks to be a heading to Manchester United with the player's agent confirming there was an offer on the table earlier today. Personal terms are yet to be agreed but that looks like a formality with the centre back set for a huge...

Daily Star, 00:00 in Sport
 

Manchester United's backroom staff go for Christmas dinner with manager Jose Mourinho ahead of winter games

This time last year, Jose Mourinho attended Christmas dinner with Chelsea and was sacked the same day as it turned out to be his last supper at their Cobham HQ. Mourinho will have been in a better mood on Wednesday night, then, when he and...

Daily Mail, 00:02 in Sport
 
UK rural broadband gets £440m boost

UK rural broadband gets £440m boost

The government has said £440m has been found so about 600,000 more premises can gain access to superfast broadband. The cash comes from "efficiency savings" and money returned by BT as part of the government's flagship broadband rollout...

BBC, 00:02 in Business
 

Uni removes image of Carey over views on gay marriage

KING’S College London (KCL) has removed an image of former Archbishop of Canterbury Lord Carey of Clifton following student concerns about his views on gay marriage. The picture is one of a number to be taken out of a “wall of fame” at the university,...

 

May cuts special advisers except at Downing Street

THERESA MAY is set to slash spending on government advisers by half a million pounds — but will retain the same number working directly for her, official documents showed yesterday. The Prime Minister will have 32 special advisers, the same number as...

 

Give truckers toilets, Unite tells ministers

LONG-HAUL lorry drivers are forced to drive for hours without toilet or rest breaks as there isn’t anywhere for them to stop, their union Unite said yesterday. Unite called on the government to establish a network of parking areas and rest rooms for...

 

Swiss fine banks millions for rate rigging

SWISS authorities have fined a bunch of banks — including two British and one French — for rigging interest rates. Regulator Comco said yesterday that the banks — Britain’s Barclays and RBS, and France’s Societe General — acted as a cartel to distort...

 

Israel: Rapist former PM released early from jail

RAPIST and former Israeli president Moshe Katsav was released early from prison yesterday after five years inside. Mr Katsav was jailed in 2011 for seven years for raping a female employee twice in 1998, sexually harassing two other women between 2000...

 

Syria: Aleppo evacuations resume after 24-hour delay

SYRIAN rebels continued to evacuate eastern Aleppo yesterday after a pause of over 24 hours. There are about 60 more buses and 3,000 more people due to leave the city, Britain-based pro-insurgent group the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said. The...

 

An attack on our liberties

NATIONAL Union of Journalists general secretary Michelle Stanistreet calls for “a new public debate” on how much of our personal lives are monitored and recorded by authorities. She is right — and right too that the government should drop its plans to...

 
Teenager shot in leg and buttock in 'targeted' attack in Everton

Teenager shot in leg and buttock in 'targeted' attack in Everton

A teenager was taken to hospital after being shot in the leg and buttock in Everton . Emergency services were called to Jenkinson Street just after 7pm on Wednesday following reports a man had been shot. The 19-year-old victim, who lives locally, was...

 

Will Greek pensioners get some Christmas cheer?

A row has broken out between PM Alexis Tsipras and the IMF-led coalition of international lenders over a so-called bonus payment to pensioners. TOM GILL reports IT’S Christmas time for Greek pensioners. But what amounts to a rather modest gift from...

 

Stifling the debate on Israel: For Palestinians, zionism only means one thing

by Ramzy Baroud THE British government of Theresa May officially adopted on December 12 a new definition of anti-semitism that includes legitimate criticism of Israel. The definition was adopted earlier in the year by a pro-Israeli group IHRA,...

 

Cyril Goodman: Proud Marxist who inspired all who knew him

April 26 1921 – September 20 2016 MY father, Cyril Goodman, who died in September at the age of 95, was a long-standing reader of the Morning Star, and before that of the Daily Worker. I remember him selling the paper on the street corner on a...

 

Sex abuse victims ‘as young as four’

Number of suspects swells to 155 in latest update CHILDREN as young as four may have fallen victim to the football sex abuse scandal, the National Police Chiefs Council revealed yesterday. The scale of the scandal continues to grow as the latest...

 


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