News archive from 24 December 2016

Greens vow to make the next year one of hope

A CHRISTMAS video put out by the Greens yesterday conveyed the short and sweet message — 2016 has been shit, make 2017 a year of hope. The party said that the year hasn’t gone its way, with billionaire Donald Trump elected US president, Britain voting...

 

Brits raise £13m for starving Yemenis

A CHARITY appeal set up to help starving people in warravaged Yemen has raised £13 million since it was launched 10 days ago. The Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC) said yesterday that the public had donated millions of pounds to the Yemen Crisis...

 

Oil and gas redundancy complaints have soared

CITIZENS ADVICE charity warned yesterday that the number of people contacting its Aberdeen office about unfair redundancy from the oil and gas industry has doubled in the last year. The charity has been advising hundreds of former workers over the...

 

Ukraine: Neonazis defile synagogue with pig’s head and red paint

UKRAINIAN fascists have broke into and defiled a synagogue in Uman, a city in the centre of the country, leaving behind a pig’s head with a swastika carved into it. The country’s Communist Party (KPU) said that the neonazis had stormed in on Wednesday...

 

Congo: Officials to decide President Kabila’s exit in 2017

CHURCH leaders negotiating a deep political dispute between squatting President Joseph Kabila and the opposition said that a deal was close — but probably won’t be done until after Christmas. Mr Kabila’s second and final five-year term ended on...

 

Guatemala: Forced disappearances condemned by US court

THE Inter-American Court of Human Rights has condemned the Guatemalan state for the forced disappearances of 22 people and its refusal to investigate the massacre of indigenous people between 1981-1986 during the country’s civil war. “The lack of...

 

Tory prisons policy hurts society

ALMOST exactly one year ago, the Prison Officers Association (POA) defended the report it had commissioned on the crisis in our prisons. Professor Gail Kinman had highlighted the impact of budget cuts on the service, its staff and prison inmates. She...

 

The NHS is being run down by the Tories

Nobody should be under any illusions as to the reason for mounting pressure on the health service, argues KEN LIVINGSTONE – it’s government policy OVER the past months we have seen a stream of stats and reports showing the extent of the mounting...

 

Putting sisters in the spotlight

There’s a proliferation of DIY publishing collectives led by young women of colour. Women are creating and writing on their own terms, claiming the personal as political. FELICITY COLLIER takes a look OOMK (One of My Kind) Emerging in 2013 from the...

 

There are many Diannes illegally detained in Yarl’s Wood

Kath Grant and Rhetta MORAN describe how Dianne Ngoza was unlawfully detained and how the Home Office constantly and purposely neglects its own procedures DALLAS Court Home Office Reporting Centre is on an industrial estate at Salford Quays, a short...

 

Jose and Wenger slam Xmas games

Bosses furious with having to play two games in 48 hours Long-time rivals Jose Mourinho and Arsene Wenger found common ground for the first time yesterday by querying the Premier League’s Christmas schedule. Each top-flight side will play three games...

 

FA accuse Barton of placing over 1,000 bets

Burnley were considering backing out of their deal to sign Joey Barton yesterday after the midfielder was charged by the Football Association for misconduct in relation to betting. The governing body has said Barton is alleged to have placed 1,260...

 

Syria: Ronaldo donates to help kids in Aleppo

Cristiano Ronaldo expressed his anguish over the plight of children in war-shattered Syria and made a donation yesterday to help fund emergency supplies in Aleppo. The Real Madrid and Portugal star’s “generous donation” will fund food, clothing and...

 

Electric charge from a live wire

Poet SALENA GODDEN is a class act live and her books and debut album show why she’s one of the best on the circuit, writes Tim Wells EARLIER this month Salena Godden launched her debut album LIVEwire and, like Ron Jeremy, it’s taken a long time...

 

ROUND-UP 2016

Star columnists run through what’s impressed them this year THEATRE GORDON PARSONS A POWERFUL production of Eugene O’Neill’s epic family drama Long Day’s Journey into Night at Bristol Old Vic brought home the playwright’s description of a work written...

 


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