News archive from 24 June 2017

GRENFELL HEROES ARE ABANDONED TO THEIR NIGHTMARES

Leading firefighter hits out at loss of mental healthcare as tower horror stories mount A FIREFIGHTER has demanded more protection for the mental health of crews after colleagues who were sent in to tackle the devastating Grenfell Tower fire were...

 

Damning report ‘shows nuclear error at Hinkley’

PLANS for more nuclear power stations should be dumped after a damning report shows energy from the new Hinkley station will cost almost double the current rate, the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament (CND) urged yesterday. Hinkley owners, France’s EDF...

 

Ethnic minority women are hit worst by racism

ETHNIC minority women have suffered the most amid a reported post-Brexit rise in hate crime, revellers at Glastonbury Festival heard yesterday. Angelica Udueni, who helped create the Post Referendum Racism account on Twitter that encourages victims to...

 

Loyalist police informer admits string of killings

by James Tweedie BELFAST loyalist paramilitary supergrass Gary Haggarty pleaded guilty yesterday to some 200 terrorist offences, including five murders. Relatives of his victims looked on as the former Ulster Volunteer Force (UVF) commander, who...

 

Al Jazeera’s closure demanded by states blockading Qatar

ARAB nations blockading Qatar have issued a list of 13 demands which includes the closure of the Al Jazeera television channel, the Gulf emirate said yesterday. Qatar’s government confirmed it had received the list from Kuwait, which is mediating the...

 

Taliban vows to continue fighting until Nato is out

THE Taliban vowed yesterday that there would be no peace in Afghanistan until the Nato occupation ends. In a message released ahead of the Eid-al-Fir holiday marking the end of Ramadan, Taliban leader Maulvi Haibatullah Akhunzadah said: “The...

 

May trips up at first hurdle in EU negotiations

Our exit talks aren’t safe in the hands of our spiteful and clueless Prime Minister UNLESS Tory frontbenchers confirm George Osborne’s recollection that Theresa May vetoed David Cameron’s proposal to guarantee EU citizens the right to stay in Britain,...

 

The Queen’s Speech shows May is weak

Corbyn, by contrast, leads a Labour Party that is ready to govern in the interests of the many, writes KEN LIVINGSTONE THE success of Labour’s Jeremy Corbyn-led general election campaign in defying the odds and denying Theresa May a majority continues...

 
North Korea threatens ‘nuclear sword of justice’ in a destructive war against Donald Trump

North Korea threatens ‘nuclear sword of justice’ in a destructive war against Donald Trump

Kim Jong-un’s nation strongly condemned the “US imperialists” for launching two bombers in the Korean peninsula and deploying a navy destroyer to float through the East Sea of Korea over the last few weeks. The North insisted those actions were...

 

Players’ union rejects ‘unacceptable’ new offer

The pay dispute in Australian cricket continues after the union representing national team players yesterday described the latest offer from Cricket Australia as “unacceptable.” CA wants to replace the existing revenue-sharing model with new contracts...

 

Knight tells England to embrace expectation

Heather Knight hopes the increased expectation that comes with the territory of hosting a Women’s World Cup on home soil can bring out the best in her England troops. England have won the competition on their two previous occasions as hosts — the...

 

FA will donate £1m to Grenfell victims

Money from Community Shield to help those affected Proceeds from this summer’s Community Shield match at Wembley will be donated to those affected by the Grenfell Tower fire. The Football Association says it is hoped that the match will raise around...

 

Identity inspires vibrant spoken-word tribute to Leeds

Ode To Leeds West Yorkshire Playhouse, Leeds 4/5 INSPIRED by the spoken-word scene pivotal to writer Zodwa Nyoni’s own life, her Ode To Leeds is a poignant and cliche-free coming-of-age play. It joins five teenagers as they start their set at Brave...

 

Petrie for Glasto, you hear, Eavis clan?

I love the diversity of my gigs. Last Friday week I went back to my 1970s roots at the Doghouse in Nottingham, which looks like a bikers’ clubhouse, has a massive crack in the glass in the front door and hosts old-school punk and metal shows. Given...

 

BA flies in ‘scab’ planes to break cabin crew

BRITISH AIRWAYS BRITISH AIRWAYS (BA) has been accused of trying to hire nine "scab" planes to undermine a strike by its cabin crew. Crew who joined the airline from 2010 onwards are in dispute over pay and 1,400 workers have voted to strike...

 


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