News archive from 23 April 2016

Bordeaux uncorked

The English have always liked Bordeaux. It presents them with a neat and nifty range of familiar French staples: old patissiers, echoey churches, pretty cafes with unsmiling waiters, old cobbled streets, and women who swoosh past, helmetless, on...

Guardian, 00:02 in Travel
 
48 hours in Newcastle: buzzy by night, active by day and a great short break

48 hours in Newcastle: buzzy by night, active by day and a great short break

Why is it, whenever I meet cool people at parties, they went to university in Newcastle? Related: 48 hours in Sydney: what to do, where to go It seemed to be a utopia compared with Sydney. You could live in the centre of town in an old woolshed and...

Guardian, 00:02 in Travel
 

William Shakespeare’s 400th death day: 7 of The Bard’s best put-downs

Today marks the 400th death day of William Shakespeare, England’s most celebrated dramatist and poet. 20 Shakespeare quotes to live your life by We don’t need to tell you about Shakepeare’s Herculean contribution to English language and culture or to...

Metro, 00:03 in Hot News
 
Talking Horses: Saturday’s best bets plus all the latest racing news

Talking Horses: Saturday’s best bets plus all the latest racing news

The last major handicap chase of this jumps season will take place on a dry surface that will be quite unfamiliar to any animal that has been racing since November. Sandown reported its jumps track to be good to firm in places on the night before the...

Guardian, 00:09 in Sport
 

Tax-Dodgers to get Claws into NHS

Bristol CCG paves way for health contracts to go to tax-avoiding firms HEALTH chiefs have paved the way for healthcare tax-dodgers to be given contracts worth billions of pounds in taxpayers’ cash. Bristol’s clinical commissioning group (CCG) voted...

 

Unions tell Obama: Stop TTIP meddling

Cross-Atlantic allies caution US President against deal pressure BARACK OBAMA should stop meddling attempts to push Britain into the dodgy Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) agreement, trade unionists and anti-cuts campaigners said...

 

HSBC owners grill boss over murder claims

Lobbyists: Quit Colombian coal horror SHAREHOLDERS in banking behemoth HSBC grilled group chief executive Stuart Gulliver yesterday on investments in a coal firm accused of murder and rights abuses. Investors and campaigners attended HSBC’s annual...

 

Turkey ‘urging war’ to settle Nagorno issue

Russia slams Ankara’s role in Caucasus dispute RUSSIAN Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov accused Turkey yesterday of stirring up war between Azerbaijan and Armenia. He was speaking after meeting his Armenian counterpart Eduard Nalbandyan to discuss the...

 

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Turkey: Four academics put on trial over ‘terrorist propaganda’

by Our Foreign Desk FOUR Turkish academics went on trial yesterday in Istanbul for allegedly spreading “terrorist propaganda” in the latest crackdown on dissent by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s government. The four academics were among a group of...

 
This is how Eric Black responded when asked if he wanted to manage Aston Villa permanently

This is how Eric Black responded when asked if he wanted to manage Aston Villa permanently

Eric Black has made it quite clear that he doesn't want the Aston Villa manager's job on a permanent basis. Black has been placed in caretaker charge since Remi Garde left last month and was in the dugout when Villa's relegation was confirmed last...

 

United States: Clinton closed-door speeches reveal ties to federal lobbyists

by Our Foreign Desk MORE THAN a third of the firms who paid for US presidential hopeful Hilary Clinton’s secretive speeches have government contracts, an Associated Press review revealed yesterday. The news agency also found that most of the groups...

 

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Market quacks eye our NHS

BRISTOL clinical commissioning group’s (CCG’s) decision to let tax-dodging privateers feast on local NHS contracts is disgusting, yet exactly the thing likely to result from placing our health service at the mercy of the market. That our taxes, used...

 

Strategy of dominance: Britain’s murder files

Anne Cadwallader looks at a history of violent state intimidation against activists WHEN May McLoughlin died, she believed the man who had murdered her husband, Frederick, worked in a local cheese factory. Only 30 years later did her three sons...

 


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