News archive from 23 February 2016

Response times ‘will be harmed by £20m cuts’

DEVASTATING £20 million cuts to West Midlands ambulance services will put lives at risk as it would affect response times, the GMB union warned yesterday. It fears the huge funding black hole will lead to redundancies for vital ambulance support staff...

 

Police investigated over crash

A CRIMINAL investigation was launched yesterday into the conduct of two officers involved in a police car chase that left a “brilliant footballer” dead. Lewis Johnson, 18, who trained with Crystal Palace, died after his white Vespa scooter smashed...

 

Transport chief out to ‘break the unions’

A TOP transport civil servant has been caught out rallying Tory supporters to “break” rail staff trying to defend their jobs and conditions. Department for Transport managing director of passenger services Peter Wilkinson threatened rail staff to “get...

 

Bolivia: Morales clings to hopes of referendum victory

PRESIDENT Evo Morales told Bolivians yesterday that he has not given up hope of victory in a referendum to run for a fourth consecutive term. While a majority of city-based voters had rejected his proposal, he retained faith in the slower-reporting...

 

Greece: Protesting farmers’ talks with Tsipras fail to clear main roads

TALKS between Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and representatives of protesting farmers failed to find an immediate solution yesterday to a month-long blockade of Greece’s major roads. The farmers are protesting against reduced pension entitlements...

 

Iraq: Recaptured city slow to recover due to Isis traps

UNITED NATIONS development official Lise Grande said in Baghdad yesterday that bombs planted by Isis are hindering the return of displaced families to the Iraqi city of Ramadi nearly two months since pro-government forces liberated it. She said that...

 

No pity for those outed dodging tax

IT’S tempting to feel sorry for poor old Tory grandees and “self-made” multi-millionaire donors who’ve have had a rough ride over the past 12 months. Hot on the heels of revelations about Sports Direct’s casual approach to employment law and the HMRC...

 

‘We know how to make each other shine’

Chris Searle on Jazz Hiromi and the Trio Project Move and Alive (Telarc) WHEN I first heard the Japanese pianist Hiromi live, in the Royal Festival Hall at the London Jazz Festival in November, it was as if a hurricane had hit the keys, with her hands...

 

The dangers of the far-right in Scotland

THE anti-racist organisation Hope Not Hate published its annual State of Hate report earlier this month detailing the current state of both far-right and Islamist extremism in Britain and Europe. Over the past year there has been a lot for...

 

We’re selling off the world – but who wins?

By Neil Clark BY ALL rights, the 2008 global financial crisis should have marked the end of the era of privatisation and the return to the more equitable mixed economy model which dominated in the post-war era. Instead, it only ushered in a new, more...

 

Uber failed to prioritize safety complaint on Kalamazoo shooter before rampage

Uber received and did not act on a complaint that Uber driver Jason Dalton had been “driving dangerously” before he went on to shoot and kill six people on Saturday night in Michigan. The rider, Matt Mellen, reported Dalton for erratic driving and...

 

SNP MSP demands living wage in SPFL

Hearts the only club in the top flight who have signed up SCOTTISH National Party MSP James Dornan urged all Scottish Premiership clubs to pay their staff the living wage. Hearts are the only club in the top flight who have signed up to the Scottish...

 

Bolton given fortnight to sell club to Holdsworth

by Our Sports Desk Bolton were given two weeks to put the finishing touches to a takeover with the Sports Shield Consortium yesterday after owner Eddie Davies agreed to sell his shares to the Dean Holdsworth-led group. A High Court judge granted...

 

NRL pulls no punches in super league whitewash

JAMES NALTON recaps the Rugby League World Club Series as Johnathan Thurston praises Britain’s teams despite three defeats Rugby league’s top club sides convened this weekend as the World Club Series and World Club Challenge saw Super League’s best...

 

James Walsh: The secret pleasures offered by the metropolis

From wistful Icelandic film and folk nights of repute to not entirely guiltless nostalgia This article is reserved for Morning Star subscribers. To read on, and gain access to the rest of the Star’s news, features, arts and sport, subscribe to our...

 


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