News archive from 23 December 2015

Manchester United transfer news: £109million Gareth Bale deal, Jose Mourinho wants Wesley Sneijder, Lucas...

The headlines may be being dominated by doubts over Louis van Gaal’s future at the moment, but Manchester United will also have one eye on the upcoming January transfer window. After a terrible recent run of form, a change in the Red Devils dugout may...

Metro, 00:02 in Sport
 

Christmas shoppers stuck for up to six hours in Bluewater car park queues

Christmas shoppers were left stranded for up to six hours after heavy traffic blocked car park exits at Bluewater shopping centre in Kent. Police were called to help clear the backlog when a broken-down vehicle and high visitor numbers caused traffic...

 

Fundraisers close to recovering cash

CHARITY fundraisers have recovered their losses after thieves nicked the collection for Christmas lights displays held in aid of a hospice.   Residents of Runton Road in Poole, Dorset, on Friday staged their annual display of lights on their...

 

Insurers pay out £2.7m for asbestos sufferers

ASBESTOS campaigners in north-east England won £2.7million in compensation and benefits for victims of the deadly material last year.   Northern TUC’s Asbestos Support and Campaign Group (ASCG) revealed the figures yesterday — an increase of almost...

 

Total fine ‘a mere slap on the wrist’

A FINE handed out to top oil firm Total for a major gas leak is “nothing more than a slap on the wrist,” offshore union RMT said yesterday.   In March 2012 the Elgin platform, which lies 150 miles east of Aberdeen, was evacuated when gas began to...

 

Brazil: Impeachment of Rouseff hits the buffers

Proceedings kicked into 2016 after court ruling by Our Foreign Desk    IMPEACHMENT proceedings against Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff won’t begin until 2016 amid a spat over who will carry out the inquiry, it was announced on Monday.   Chamber of...

 

Foreign Minister hits back at Argentina’s Macri on rights jibes

by Our Foreign Desk    NEW Argentine President Mauricio Macri took the opportunity of a meeting of Latin America’s Mercosur trade group on Monday to press Venezuela to free what he described as “political prisoners.”   The right-wing premier has made...

 

Argentina: Vulture funds set to win huge payouts from right

by Our Foreign Desk    ARGENTINA has agreed to negotiate with bondholders seeking multibillion-dollar handouts next month, a court-appointed mediator said on Monday.   Desperate attempts by predatory investors to force Argentina to pay out on devalued...

 

Benn’s thirst for conflict

PAUL FLYNN’S denunciation of Hilary Benn’s call to war — or series of wars — is all the more scathing for the Newport MP’s status as a former Benn admirer.   “Hail Hilary the Brave” was the headline Flynn chose for his blog in July 2008 when lauding...

 

The Trade Union Bill Battle Isn't Over

The Scottish National Party has fought hard against this Bill – and the trade unions’ will to resist remains undimmed, argues Glasgow MP CHRIS STEPHENS IN MY last Voices of Scotland column I described my first 10 weeks in Westminster as bizarre,...

 

Scrooge and the City of London, then and now

KEITH FLETT finds Dickens’s famous miser would fit right into today’s sordid City ONE might be tempted to think, particularly at this time of year, that Iain Duncan Smith is following the sentiments (or at least some of them) in Charles Dickens’s...

 

The government’s benefit reforms are a ‘car crash’

In this third and final exclusive interview with Ruth Hunt, welfare rights specialist NICK DILWORTH assesses the impact of the Autumn Statement and already implemented measures and offers an alternative moving forward. “AS IS all too often the case,...

 

Simmonds Speaks: There is no way to please modern football fans

Not even winning matches can keep supporters happy, says KADEEM SIMMONDS 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 e-edition — letting...

 

Bribery allegations denied by Diack Jnr

Son of former president faces a lifetime ban if found guilty by Our Sports Desk   Scandal-hit IAAF marketing consultant Papa Massata Diack, son of former IAAF president Lamine, denied yesterday that he was involved in bribery and extortion.   Last...

 
Scottish parents leading the way in setting aside savings to help children

Scottish parents leading the way in setting aside savings to help children

Nearly two-thirds of parents have set savings aside for their children - with one in three also getting a helping hand from grandparents to top up these funds, research from the British Bankers' Association (BBA) has found. Around 63% of parents...

 


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