News archive from 23 May 2017

Police corruption claims nearly double in 4 years

THE number of cases involving allegations of police corruption referred to the police watchdog has almost doubled in four years, the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) revealed yesterday. Nearly 2,500 referrals — alleging corruption such...

 

Racist thug jailed for kicking pregnant Muslim in stomach

A VIOLENT racist was sentenced yesterday to 47 months in jail for repeatedly kicking a pregnant Muslim woman in the stomach, after which she had a miscarriage. David Gallacher’s attack on Samsam Haji-Ali and her husband Abdullah Sulamain on August 6...

 

Equity: Insurance for dancers has to be better, union agrees

AN improved insurance package for dancers who suffer injury was agreed in principle by Equity yesterday. The conference heard that its current insurance for dancers, which entitles them to an MRI scan after injury, is insufficient. Dance committee...

 

Philippines: Loose cannon Duterte fires off at West’s ‘double talk’

FILIPINO President Rodrigo Duterte flew to Russia yesterday to sign weapons and trade deals — turning his back on Western “double talk.” Before the four-day trip, Mr Duterte said: “Overdependence on traditional partners has limited our room to...

 

North Korea: Pyongyang ‘ready to mass-produce missiles’

NORTH KOREA said yesterday that it was ready to deploy and mass-produce the new missile type tested on Sunday. The solid-fuel Pukguksong-2 missile flew about 310 miles and reached a height of 350 miles on Sunday before plunging into the Pacific...

 

Campaigners voice their opposition to US bid to cut off finance to Nicaragua

BRITISH trade unionists and solidarity campaigners have united in opposition to US moves to cut off international finance to Nicaragua. Eight national and local British organisations and 128 individuals signed a statement, the Nicaragua Solidarity...

 

U-turn shows May is rattled

THERESA MAY’S humiliating U-turn on her planned “dementia tax” shows panic and incompetence at the heart of British government. Like Chancellor Philip Hammond’s volte-face on ramping up national insurance contributions after the Budget, it suggests...

 

Layers of sound create a very special message

Chris Searle on jazz Mark Dresser Sedimental You (Clean Feed) MARK DRESSER is a prodigious bassist born in Los Angeles in 1952. Not reticent to focus his music on the problems and injustices within his nation and the world, his new album, cut in...

 

Political fracturing north of the border

by Tom Morrison THE Tory advance in the local elections marks a growing disquiet at the SNP’s demand for a second independence referendum. This advance shows that the politics of competing nationalisms, Scottish and British, are continuing to drown...

 

Battleground Britain: Labour on the doorsteps

Audis, red buttons and rosettes: Canvassing a marginal in Brighton SUNDAY morning at the FBU office in Woodingdean in a new industrial estate just overlooking the South Downs. Tory marginal Kemptown. Sitting Conservative MP Simon “Swiss Tony” Kirby,...

 

Cricket: Taylor’s inclusion a boost for England

Head coach Robinson also selects captain Heather Knight England coach Mark Robinson said yesterday that Sarah Taylor feels like she is “starting a new chapter” after being included in the World Cup squad. The 28-year-old wicket-keeper took an...

 

Stokes would miss final again to be with Lions

Ben Stokes enjoyed an “amazing experience” in the Indian Premier League but said yesterday that he has no regrets about missing the showpiece finale. The England all-rounder was named the IPL’s most valuable player after a revelatory debut season for...

 

Moyes quits Sunderland after club’s relegation

Sunderland manager David Moyes resigned yesterday, weeks after the team’s relegation from the Premier League. The former Manchester United coach announced his decision at a meeting with the club hierarchy in London. Owner chairman Ellis Short says...

 

A feminist call to arms

Winter Hill is an inspirational drama on women abandoning protest for direct action, says PAUL FOLEY Winter Hill Octagon Theatre, Bolton 4/5 IT MAY not be as big or spectacular as many mountains, but Winter Hill has always been a commanding presence...

 

Album reviews

Jupiter and Okwess Kin Sonic (Glitterbeat) 4/5 JUPITER BOKONDJI and Okwess International are politicos who apply the oral and music “zebola” tradition of the Mongo people, who dwell in the Congo and are part of the Bantu nation, to debate social ills...

 


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