News archive from 24 March 2017

Knowledge of family justice rules is ‘patchy’

FAMILY court judges are too overworked to publish rulings leaving the public with a “patchy understanding” of the justice system, academics warned yesterday. Judges in England and Wales are “leaving the public with a patchy understanding of the family...

 
Contestants finally leave Channel 4’s Eden to discover show has been off air for nine months

Contestants finally leave Channel 4’s Eden to discover show has been off air for nine months

Remember Eden? It was a Channel 4 show dubbed ‘the new Love Island’ which saw 23 contestants leave behind the trappings of modern life to spend a year living in a remote part of the Scottish highlands and creating a new civilization there. However...

Metro, 00:01 in Showbiz
 

Mini workers plan another demo to save retirements

WORKERS at the car factory where the Mini is made will stage a second protest today over bosses’ plans to close a final-salary pension scheme. The demonstration comes after talks between general union Unite and the plant’s owners BMW ended in an...

 

Faith leaders label outrage ‘a perversion of Islam’

RELIGIOUS leaders and experts described the Westminster terror attack as a “perversion” of Islam yesterday. Cardinal Vincent Nichols, the Catholic Archbishop of Westminster, said every ideology, whether religious or secular, has contained elements of...

 

US: Black politicians raise concerns with Trump face-to-face

LEADING black Congress members confronted US President Donald Trump yesterday about his divisive campaign rhetoric “that hurts African-Americans.” Six representatives of the Congressional Black Caucus met the president at the White House to deliver a...

 

Chile: 33 Pinochet agents jailed for communist deaths

CHILE’S Supreme Court jailed 33 intelligence agents of the Augusto Pinochet dictatorship on Wednesday for the 1987 murder of five communist resistance fighters. In the longest sentences handed down in a human rights case, former National Information...

 

Thousands bid farewell to Martin McGuinness

THOUSANDS of mourners lined the streets of Derry yesterday for the funeral of former Northern Ireland deputy first minister and IRA commander Martin McGuinness. The veteran Sinn Fein politician’s beloved Bogside came to a standstill as his remains —...

 

Don't Give Way To Hate

JEREMY CORBYN’S insistence that we must not allow “fear or the voices of hatred to divide or cow us,” following the deadly events in Westminster, is wise advice. His counsel of unity and letting the police carry out their responsibilities without a...

 

Archaeopteryx takes to the skies

The fossil which proved the evolutionary link between dinosaurs and birds is on tour. PETER FROST explains why this scientific discovery is still relevant today CHARLES DARWIN published his earth-shattering book On the Origin of Species in 1859. The...

 

Osborne’s appointment is a crisis for democracy

The last thing Londoners and journalists at the Evening Standard need, writes Seamus Dooley, is an inexperienced editor with vested interests THE initial reaction of most National Union of Journalists (NUJ) members to the appointment of George Osborne...

 

The party of the crony capitalists

SOLOMON HUGHES takes a close look at the revolving door between Westminster, lobbyists and big businesses DAVID CAMERON predicted the scandal of George Osborne’s jobs back in 2010. A few months before becoming prime minister, Cameron gave a speech...

 

Hamilton: Ferrari are F1 ‘favourites’

Mercedes driver wary of threat former champ Vettel poses Lewis Hamilton and Sebastian Vettel traded blows yesterday as the battle to win this year’s Formula One crown began with words. Ferrari, who have not won a title in more than a decade, are hotly...

 

Fallen police officer to be honoured at Charlton

Charlton yesterday announced plans to pay tribute to PC Keith Palmer, the police officer killed in Wednesday’s terror attack in London. The League One club have revealed Palmer was a longstanding season-ticket holder at The Valley. As a mark of...

 

Southgate accepts ‘fairytale’ loss at the hands of Germany

England boss sees the positives after trying a new formation by Asif Burhan at the Westfalenstadion “Normally fairytales don’t happen in football but obviously that was … a wonderful night for him” said England manager Gareth Southgate, after his...

 

Hidden history revealed

MARIA DUARTE recommends an emotive drama on the nazi occupation of Jersey Another Mother’s Son (12A) Directed by Christopher Menaul 3/5 AT A time when fascism seems to be disturbingly on the rise again, this drama is a timely reminder of the harsh...

 


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