News archive from 24 February 2017

Frack rally set in Lancashire

ANTI-FRACKING campaigners will stage a national demonstration tomorrow at a drilling site in Lancashire. Energy firm Cuadrilla is operating on a site at Preston New Road near the village of Little Plumpton. The rally comes after the government...

 

Prisons Bill could block small work injury claims

MINISTERS announced plans yesterday to stop workers reclaiming legal costs for injury claims worth less than £2,000. Following a consultation purportedly designed to stamp out “whiplash fraud,” the government will ban settling such claims without...

 

One in five schools failing on asbestos safety standards

ONE in five schools has failed to meet asbestos regulations, according to a new report released yesterday by the Education Funding Agency. Teaching unions have repeatedly raised concerns about the health hazards for both teachers and children due to...

 

Albania: MPs shun debate on EU’s ‘reform’ demands

ALBANIAN opposition MPs boycotted a debate yesterday on “reforms” demanded by Brussels as a condition of EU membership. The Democratic Party’s refusal to take part could jeopardise the legislation, which strips the government of its power to appoint...

 

Israel: PM admits police may have killed Palestinian ‘in error’

ISRAELI Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has admitted that a Palestinian man shot dead by police after allegedly ramming his car into officers may have been innocent, local media reported yesterday. “If there was a mistake, we have to say we erred,...

 

United States: Trump axes transgender toilet rules for schools

THE White House has lifted the Obama administration’s “guidance” directing schools to allow transgender students to use toilets and changing rooms of their choice. It is now up to individual states to pass legislation for or against the policy. While...

 

A destructive role in Yemen

HOW long will the Ministry of Defence investigation into allegations of breaches of international humanitarian law by Saudi forces in Yemen take? Is this a serious, if belated, commitment to examine the effects of the Saudi-led coalition bombing...

 

What is it that makes a whale beach itself?

Recent mass whale beachings in New Zealand prompt PETER FROST to look into possible causes Whale experts all across the globe are still puzzling at the mass beaching of pilot whales in New Zealand that hit the headlines recently. On the morning of...

 

Time for the left in Scotland – and beyond – to have a real conversation about Brexit

Whatever our starting positions going into the exit process, we should acknowledge at the very least that there are some opportunities in being outside the EU, argues PAULINE BRYAN THE referendum on membership of the European Union was not of the...

 

Police investigating escape of murderer Shaun Walmsley arrest two people

Two people have been arrested tonight on suspicion of helping murderer Shaun Walmsley escape custody. Detectives arrested a 27-year-old man and a 26-year-old woman at a house in Norris Green and searches of the property are ongoing. Walmsley escaped...

 

The revolving door into multi-academy trusts

The government has handed schools over to private suppliers. Now the government staff supposed to be hiring these suppliers are leaving to join them, writes SOLOMON HUGHES THE Department for Education has grabbed power over thousands of schools, then...

 

RFL pens deal to root out fraud

Head honchos tackle dodgy betting patterns head on RUGBY League chiefs have signed up to a fraud detection system to ensure the sport is free from breaches of its gambling laws. The governing body has signed a two-year deal with Sport-radar Integrity...

 
Ant and Dec reveal which celebrity took REVENGE on them for Saturday Night Takeaway prank

Ant and Dec reveal which celebrity took REVENGE on them for Saturday Night Takeaway prank

The Geordie duo admitted that they are on the "constant lookout" for those they have set up as part of their Undercover segment - and it was Jeremy Kyle who actually took revenge. Speaking to press including Express.co.uk yesterday, Ant and...

 

Blackpool lose again, this time in court

BLACKPOOL owners the Oystons lost a bitter multimillionpound court battle with a Latvian investor yesterday. Owen and Karl Oyston, owner and chairman of the Lancashire club, were in dispute with businessman Valeri Belokon, who provided £4.75 million...

 
Patriot star on his shock preparation for PTSD role: 'I looked at insomnia and not eating'

Patriot star on his shock preparation for PTSD role: 'I looked at insomnia and not eating'

He assumes a "non-official cover" at a Midwestern industrial piping firm to help him carry out his mission but it doesn't go to plan.  Suffering from Post Traumatic Street Disorder (PTSD), John struggles to keep his personal and work life...

 


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