News archive from 25 September 2017

DPAC aims to raise cash for UC training

DISABILITY campaigners in the north of England are raising money to help local communities bracing themselves for the government’s latest benefits overhaul. Ahead of the rollout of the universal credit benefits cut, Disabled People Against Cuts...

 

Big Issue’s Bird wants renters to get credit

BIG ISSUE founder John Bird is pushing for millions of renters to get fairer access to credit. Mr Bird, a cross-bench peer since 2015, said yesterday that some of the poorest pay the most when borrowing. This is because rental payments are not...

 

Women ‘too frightened to travel at night’

WOMEN are frightened to travel at night because they feel vulnerable without guards on board trains, a driver told Labour conference yesterday. Aslef’s Andrew Botham told delegates in Brighton it was a “sheer disgrace” that some passengers felt unsafe...

 

South Africa: Communists condemn loss of 2,000 gold mining jobs

SOUTH AFRICAN communists slammed plans to lay off more than 2,000 mine workers yesterday. Impala Platinum told the government last week that it plans to cut 2,126 jobs at its Rustenburg mine. That was after claiming a loss in the 2017 financial year,...

 

North Korea: Pyongyang stages anti-US rally amid mud-slinging

NORTH KOREA organised a huge anti-US rally in Pyongyang at the weekend as the two countries continued slinging mud at each other. The dynastic regime gathered people in Kim Il Sung Square for speeches attacking the US and President Donald Trump....

 

Corbyn makes correct EU call

JEREMY CORBYN is right to resist the blandishments of pro-EU Labour members to back the pipe-dream of Britain remaining inside the internal market and customs union after leaving the EU. His preference for wanting continued friendly relations and...

 

You can’t be a pessimist and a socialist

PAULINE BRYAN reviews Neil Findlay’s book on his leadership bid for the Scottish Labour Party and the independence referendum NEIL FINDLAY had the foresight to start a diary in the run up to the Scottish independence referendum. What he couldn’t have...

 

The secret state is the real threat to democracy

DAVE SMITH asks if anyone believes the anti-democratic political policing units will be impartial when Labour wins the next election ANYONE attending tonight’s Labour Party fringe meeting on political policing is likely to leave angry after what they...

 

The state is closing its ranks on spycops

The Establishment is doing its best to ensure none of the undercover cops are held to account, writes HELEN STEEL IN 2011 I was one of eight women who began legal action against the police having discovered that our former long-term partners had...

 

Magpies denied a point by Seagulls

Brighton hold on at home to claim victory against Benitez’s men Brighton 1-0 Newcastle TOMER HEMED’S hooked strike denied Newcastle the chance to move fourth in the Premier League as Brighton prevailed 1-0 at the Falmer Stadium last night. Hemed’s...

 

Blades boss gets birthday present in Steel City derby

2 Sheffield Wednesday 4 Sheffield United SHEFFIELD UNITED gave their boss Chris Wilder the perfect 50th birthday present as they emphatically dismissed rivals Sheffield Wednesday 4-2 at Hillsborough yesterday. It was United’s first Steel City derby...

 

Sane shows his worth as City dominate at home

Still no joy for Roy as Hodgson’s men lose third league game in a row 5 Manchester City 0 Crystal Palace by James Nalton at Eastlands MANCHESTER CITY continue to set the pace in the Premier League after a 5-0 win against Crystal Palace on Saturday....

 

Harry Leslie Smith: We can do it again

The foundations for a progressive society were laid after the second world war and we should draw inspiration from that period now, says HARRY LESLIE SMITH in this conclusion to his new book Don’t Let My Past Be Your Future POLITICAL talk at the...

 

Kane able to be ‘one of the world’s best strikers’

West Ham 2-3 Tottenham by Paul Donovan at the London Stadium SPURS manager Mauricio Pochettino heaped praise on two-goal striker Harry Kane on Saturday, declaring him to be “one of the best strikers in the world.” “I find it hard to find the words to...

 
EastEnders spoilers: James Willmott-Brown to KILL Kathy Beale in shock return twist?

EastEnders spoilers: James Willmott-Brown to KILL Kathy Beale in shock return twist?

James (played by William Boyde) is one of EastEnders most despised men and this time around he will cause even more havoc for the soap. Kathy (Gillian Taylforth) is on James’ agenda as he believes that she is the woman who ruined his life. Long-time...

 


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