News archive from 23 February 2017

VIDEO AND PICTURES: Storm Doris leads to flooding and fallen trees in Derbyshire

Storm Doris has hit Derbyshire today, bringing down trees and leading to flooding. Winds of up to 88mph have been recorded in the county, with roads being closed, damage being reported to buildings and trains being cancelled. For more information on...

 

REVEALED: Five top jobs you don't need a degree for

A new survey has revealed some of the top jobs that don't require university degrees. And you might be surprised at the results. TotallyMoney.com surveyed UK graduates to explore attitudes towards university education and the level to which people now...

 

Comrades pay tribute to legend of the left Halpin

COMMUNIST and trade union legend Kevin Halpin was laid to rest yesterday amid fond tributes from comrades and family. Mourners at the City of London crematorium saluted a life Kevin dedicated to his class — and “a lovely chap” — whose personal warmth...

 

Express staff offered 2% pay increase

HARD-RIGHT press baron Richard Desmond has finally opened up his tight fist after agreeing the first pay rise in almost a decade for journalists working at his Express newspapers group. National Union of Journalists (NUJ) representatives met bosses at...

 

Cancer rates at a new high, ONS reports

MORE people are being diagnosed with cancer in England than ever before, according to new figures published yesterday. Data from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) show 299,923 new cancer diagnoses registered in 2015 — the highest on record. ONS...

 

Topshop warehouse workers to walk out

TOPSHOP warehouse workers in Leeds and Solihull will strike tomorrow and Monday over pay and what they describe as “workhouse conditions.” The warehouses are part of billionaire Sir Philip Green’s business empire. Bosses rejected a pay claim from the...

 

Chelsea manager Antonio Conte stresses the importance of a 'family spirit' in shaping a title-winning side

Chelsea manager Antonio Conte has enjoyed a near-perfect start to life in west London having guided his side to the top of the Premier League ahead of a return to top-flight action on Saturday. The Blues are currently eight points clear at the summit...

Daily Mail, 00:01 in Sport
 
Forget five a day, eat 10 portions of fruit and veg to cut risk of early death

Forget five a day, eat 10 portions of fruit and veg to cut risk of early death

Five portions of fruit and veg a day is good for you, but 10 is much better and could prevent up to 7.8 million premature deaths worldwide every year, say scientists. The findings of the study led by Imperial College London may dismay the two in three...

Guardian, 00:03 in Health
 
Thousands of doctors trained in Europe 'may quit UK after Brexit'

Thousands of doctors trained in Europe 'may quit UK after Brexit'

About 12,000 doctors trained in European countries could quit the UK because they feel less welcome following the Brexit vote, according to a survey of overseas medics. About two in five doctors who qualified in European Economic Area countries are...

Guardian, 00:03 in Health
 
Henrikh Mkhitaryan speaks out on injury: Man United star 'happy and sad'

Henrikh Mkhitaryan speaks out on injury: Man United star 'happy and sad'

The playmaker is now a major doubt to be available for United's EFL Cup final with Southampton at Wembley (4.30pm). Mkhitaryan picked up a hamstring problem in tonight's Europa League tie with Saint-Etienne shortly after opening the scoring. United...

 

New Met chief Dick ran op which killed Menezes

Families express horror at appointment to top job by Felicity Collier THE family of Jean Charles de Menezes yesterday condemned the decision to appoint Cressida Dick — who ran the operation that killed him — as Metropolitan Police Commissioner. They...

 

Unison fights challenge to rerun election

Union disputes Prentis opponents’ claims BRITAIN’S largest publicsector union Unison argued yesterday it should not be forced to rerun a leadership contest if it is found to have breached rules. Unison leader Dave Prentis was re-elected in 2015, but...

 

May under pressure from own side over Dubs plan

PRESSURE mounted on Theresa May to reverse the government’s heartless axing of the Dubs child refugee scheme yesterday amid a revolt from her own side. Conservative Heidi Allen warned that the Prime Minister’s decision to end the scheme, pledging to...

 

United States: Jewish centres targeted by bomb threats

200 headstones in Jewish cemetaries damaged JEWISH community centres across the US have been targeted with hoax bomb threats following a wave of attacks on cemeteries. Eleven Jewish community centres across the country received telephoned bomb threats...

 

Turkey: Pro-Kurdish party leader jailed for five months

TURKEY has stepped up its persecution of the Kurdish people as a court sentenced the co-leader of the pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) to five months in jail late on Tuesday. HDP co-chair Selahattin Demirtas was convicted of insulting the...

 


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