News archive from 24 December 2015

Staff threatened with a knife during robbery at Co-op store in Cheadle village

Staff threatened with a knife during robbery at Co-op store in Cheadle village

Staff were threatened with a knife before cash was stolen from the till of a Cheadle supermarket during a night-time robbery. Brandishing a knife up two robbers burst into the Co-op, on High Street, at around 8pm on Wednesday night. They threatened...

 

Father of drowned Aylan calls for open doors

THE father of drowned Syrian toddler Aylan Kurdi has pleaded with the world to “open its doors” to refugees.   Heartbreaking photos of the three-year-old’s body washed up on a Turkish beach jolted nations into some action over refugees fleeing the...

 

Extremism plans risk ‘thought police’

GOVERNMENT plans to clamp down on extremism risk turning British bobbies into “thought police,” one of the country’s most senior former officers warned yesterday.   Sir Peter Fahy, who retired earlier this year as Greater Manchester chief constable,...

 

Tories challenged over betting-shop machines

COUNCILS announced yesterday that they would challenge the government’s inaction over betting-shop machines dubbed the “crack cocaine of gambling.”   The Campaign for Fairer Gambling (CFG) says one in three players  is addicted to the fixed-odds...

 

Greece: MPs vote to legalise same-sex unions

GREECE’S parliament overwhelmingly backed legislation recognising civil partnerships for gay couples yesterday.   The country was condemned by the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) for discrimination two years ago.   But in a result announced...

 

Argentina: Police attack demonstrators obstructing access to airport

ARGENTINA’S border police clashed with demonstrators when they blocked access to Ezeiza international airport in Buenos Aires on Tuesday.   Officers attacked the protesters, who were employees of poultry firm Cresta Roja, and wounded several with...

 

Paraguay: General strike provoked by anti-worker policies

THOUSANDS of workers across Paraguay took to the streets on Tuesday during a general strike aimed at the right-wing government of President Horacio Cartes.   It was the second day of protest for thousands of Paraguayan workers campaigning for higher...

 

A Christmas full of hope

WISHING our readers a merry Christmas and a peaceful new year became for many years a tradition infused more with hope than expectation.   Front-bench policy convergence on imperialist wars, privatisation, squeezing public services, freezing...

 

Labour can win under Corbyn’s leadership

KEN LIVINGSTONE says we owe it to our children to secure a Labour election victory – let’s stop bickering and do it JEREMY CORBYN has only been Labour leader for just over 100 days but he has already delivered significant change in how politics is...

 

The political debate is starting to shift in Britain

Despite the relentless media attacks on Corbyn, more and more people are coming to understand that Tory austerity is a political, ideological project, not an economic necessity, says DIANE ABBOTT AS WE approach 2016, we are faced with arguably the...

 

Corbyn has brought back Labour, so the FBU brought back the firefighters

Something off the Richter scale was needed for the Fire Brigades Union to reaffiliate to Labour – yet that’s exactly what happened with the election of Jeremy Corbyn, says MATT WRACK A MOMENTOUS year for the Labour Party has been capped off with a...

 

Women’s football, the game the FA couldn’t kill

PETER FROST goes back 95 years to a disgraceful period in British football 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 —...

 

Bayliss left to sweat over Anderson

Stuart Broad ready to step up against South Africa by Our Sports Desk   ENGLAND head coach Trevor Bayliss backed Stuart Broad yesterday to lead the England attack in style , should James Anderson fail to make the Boxing Day Test against South Africa....

 

2016: Time for a culture of change

Labour shadow culture minister CHI ONWURAH looks ahead to the challenges the creative industries face in 2016 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,...

 

The fuse behind the fire

Singer-songwriter BILLY BRAGG tells Mike Quille how he sees echoes of the past in today’s energised political scene 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...

 


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