News archive from 25 November 2016

Heathrow third runway 'to breach climate change laws'

Heathrow third runway 'to breach climate change laws'

Plans to expand Heathrow Airport are set to breach the government’s climate change laws, advisers have warned. The Committee on Climate Change says the business plan for Heathrow projects a 15% increase in aviation emissions by 2050. If that increase...

BBC, 00:07 in Regional
 

Play about life of German scientist on Harris to be staged by NTS

The bizarre true-life story of a German scientist and his ill-fated attempts to launch a rocket-based postal service in the Western Isles in 1934 is to be brought to the stage by the National Theatre of Scotland. The new production will relive how...

 
Black Friday 2016: How online bargain hunters can beat the cyber criminals

Black Friday 2016: How online bargain hunters can beat the cyber criminals

Cyber security experts are warning unwitting online bargain hunters in Burton and South Derbyshire to be wary of potential Black Friday fraudsters who may use the day as as chance to dupe them out of their hard-earned cash. Black Friday is one of the...

 

Cristiano Ronaldo shares leg workout and James Rodriguez posts gym snap on Instagram as Real Madrid stars...

Cristiano Ronaldo showed off his latest workout video on Instagram and was joined by James Rodriguez who also posted a gym snap.  Ronaldo can be seen raising his legs together, lying flat on his back, and then separating the legs in a wide circular...

Daily Mail, 00:11 in Sport
 

El-Hadji Diouf reignites war of words with Liverpool legend and ex-team mate Steven Gerrard: 'He was nothing'

Tributes have flooded in from across the footballing world after Steven Gerrard announced his retirement from the game on Thursday. Despite the almost universal positivity from ex-team mates and rivals, it has not stopped Liverpool flop El-Hadji Diouf...

Daily Mail, 00:11 in Sport
 

What’s Ashcroft Buying?

Notorious party cash-flasher is back TAX EXILE Lord Ashcroft appeared set for a return to the Tory inner circle yesterday after the party registered a £50,000 donation from a company linked to his family. The former Conservative deputy chairman...

 

MPs demand probe into blood cover-up

Plans to privatise blood victim support scheme slammed by Steve Sweeney MPS DEMANDED a Hillsborough-style inquiry into “the worst medical treatment disaster in the history of the NHS” yesterday amid accusations of a cover-up over a contaminated blood...

 

‘Dreadful’ decade for wages coming

IFS think tank warns of ‘dollop more’ austerity WORKERS face a “dreadful” decade of wage stagnation after Chancellor Philip Hammond’s atrocious Autumn Statment. The Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) Autumn Statement briefing concluded that the...

 

Philippines - NPA: No peace while militarily tied to US

Communist rebels tell Duterte he must cuts links to US FILIPINO communist rebels have warned peace talks with the government will fail unless President Rodrigo Duterte honours his pledge to cut military ties with the US. The first reports from...

 

Venezuela: Maduro pledges to ‘break’ graft at state oil firm

VENEZUELAN President Nicolas Maduro pledged reforms to state oil firm PDVSA on Wednesday to “break corruption and bureaucracy.” Mr Maduro announced the “transformation and deepening” of the firm to a gathering of oil workers at the Miraflores...

 

Syria: Warring sides trade blame for air strike that killed three

THREE Turkish troops were killed and 10 injured in northern Syria yesterday in an attack Ankara blamed on the Syrian air force, a claim which is disputed by Syrian activists who say that Isis was responsible for the blast. Turkey’s state-run Anadolu...

 

Bashing the poor again

WORKERS in Britain will be paid less in real terms in 2021 than they were in 2008, says the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS). At the same time, the Resolution Foundation reports that, for all Theresa May’s chatter about helping those she has branded...

 

Ferrovial – the hospital privateer behind Nauru asylum-seekers’ misery

by Solomon Hughes THANKS to privatisation of government services, the firm that owns and runs Heathrow airport also makes a profit helping run Australia’s refugee detention centres, which are based on remote islands and subject of many complaints...

 

The struggle to end violence against women should not be an afterthought – it must be a priority

Harassment and sexist abuse affect all women – and its a problem that’s getting worse. Trade unionists need to step up to the plate to stamp it out, writes VICKY KNIGHT TODAY is the UN International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women —...

 

Amazon sweatshop warehouses exposed

Amazon’s anti-union policy is rooted in a culture of ruthless exploitation and utter disregard for human rights. It needs to be exposed, confronted and combated steadfastly, writes TAM KIRBY AMAZON introduced the US consumer frenzy of “Black Friday”...

 


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