News archive from 25 May 2017

David Beckham pays tribute to Manchester after his former club United win Europa League

David Beckham pays tribute to Manchester after his former club United win Europa League

David Beckham paid tribute to the city of Manchester after his former club United won the Europa League. On an emotional night in Stockholm following the attack at Manchester Arena which killed 22 people, Jose Mourinho’s side beat Ajax 2-0 to lift the...

Metro, 00:00 in Sport
 
Norwegian cheap flights - airline launches £99 fares to US if you use THIS code

Norwegian cheap flights - airline launches £99 fares to US if you use THIS code

The budget airline has slashed the cost of fares from the UK to America.  Norwegian is offering £99/€99 flights with over 13,000 seats available on selected routes from the UK and Ireland.  The carrier has launched the sale as the countdown begins to...

 
Infertility cure? New test can tell difference between men’s good and bad sperm for IVF

Infertility cure? New test can tell difference between men’s good and bad sperm for IVF

Infertility is defined as a couple’s inability to become pregnant after a year of regular and unprotected sex. Female fertility used to be the focus, but now male factors account for 30 per cent of fertility issues. Part of the reason is that levels...

 

PCS on way to ending system

THE PCS union has made “significant progress” towards “defeating” the Civil Service’s punitive performance management regime, members’ conference heard yesterday. A new performance management system will be in operation across the Civil Service for...

 

Government loses bid to block Lansley’s diary

THE government lost a Court of Appeal bid yesterday to block disclosure of the contents of a diary kept by former health secretary Andrew Lansley. The ground-breaking case marks the first time the courts have considered the public right to see entries...

 
Arthritis cure: Over the counter tablets could be just as effective as prescription drugs

Arthritis cure: Over the counter tablets could be just as effective as prescription drugs

Osteoarthritis is a form of arthritis affecting over eight million people in the UK, and it’s the most common form of joint disease. It often affects the knee due to constant impact on the body’s largest joints over time. The degenerative joint...

 

Aslef: Expert takes on mental illness stigma

TRAIN drivers were told: “It’s OK not to be OK” yesterday during an address supporting mental wellbeing on the railways. Clinical psychologist Dr Stephanie Fitzgerald, who is the lead health and wellbeing specialist with the Rail Safety and Standards...

 

Bahrain: Five villagers killed in raid on Shi’ite cleric’s town

FIVE Shi’ite villagers were killed by Bahraini police when they raided the home town of prominent cleric Sheikh Isa Qassim to break up a long-running sit-in supporting his campaign against deportation. The Interior Ministry said yesterday that...

 

Myanmar: Government and ethnic rebels begin peace talks

REPRESENTATIVES from Myanmar’s ethnic rebel groups and the government gathered in the capital Yangon yesterday for five days of peace talks aimed at ending decades of strife in the country. The country’s de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi faces high...

 

France: Teflon Macron’s minister caught in rent ‘swindle’

FRENCH President Emmanuel Macron’s effort to clean up politics ran into trouble yesterday when a newspaper report suggested a dubious property deal by one of his ministers. Investigative weekly Le Canard Enchaine reported that, in 2011, an insurance...

 

Solidarity will defeat terror

THE people of Manchester’s response to Monday night’s terrorist atrocity continues to show solidarity, courage and community spirit that acts as an example to us all. The thousands raised for homeless Stephen Jones, who raced to the scene to pull...

 

Our system is rigged against workplace justice

Both the Labour Party and Liberal Democrats have included in their manifestos a promise to scrap employment tribunal fees. But what has been the impact of the fees and how can the enforcement of workers’ rights be improved? MICHAEL FORD has the...

 

This is where our struggle began

BILL GREENSHIELDS writes on the history of the Derby Silk Mill Turn Out and why we celebrate it this Saturday “REMEMBER the past — fight for your future,” will be the rallying call at Derby’s annual Silk Mill Turn Out commemoration this weekend, as it...

 

Summoning the spirit of summer ’15

As Corbynmania spreads across Britain, Labour’s message of hope is clearly connecting with voters, writes CHARLEY ALLAN WHO remembers the summer of 2015, when what first seemed impossible somehow became inevitable? When Jeremy Corbyn agreed to stand...

 

Plenty of positives to take from West Ham in a difficult season

Paul Donovan reviews a Hammers season which despite having more downs than ups, showed glimpses of promise for next season West Ham manager Slaven Bilic deserves credit for securing an 11th-place finish amid a number of ongoing difficulties over the...

 


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