News archive from 26 April 2016

Johnny Manziel case: NFL quarterback 'faces assault charge'

Johnny Manziel case: NFL quarterback 'faces assault charge'

Troubled NFL quarterback Johnny Manziel is expected to be charged over an alleged assault on his ex-girlfriend. A lawyer for the former Cleveland Browns quarterback told the Associated Press news agency that prosecutors had told him a charge was...

BBC, 00:02 in Sport
 
Interactive map to allow women to mark where they have experienced sexual harassment in the UK

Interactive map to allow women to mark where they have experienced sexual harassment in the UK

A new interactive map will give women the opportunity to speak out against sexual violence and harassment across the UK – by marking areas of the city where spates of sexual violence have occurred. The #WEcount campaign was initially launched in...

Metro, 00:04 in Hot News
 
Children of Chernobyl return to disaster zone, 30 years after nuclear meltdown

Children of Chernobyl return to disaster zone, 30 years after nuclear meltdown

On Tuesday, it will have been exactly three decades since the Chernobyl nuclear disaster. But for those who lived and worked near the power plant what was only supposed to be a three-day evacuation has turned in to a thirty-year exile. Grime artist...

Metro, 00:04 in Hot News
 
Chernobyl 30 years on: Incredible look inside disaster zone where time stood still

Chernobyl 30 years on: Incredible look inside disaster zone where time stood still

Today marks 30 years since Chernobyl – the world’s worst civil nuclear disaster. Video of ghost town near Chernobyl disaster site is still haunting three decades on It was April 26, 1986, when technicians at the power plant in Ukraine inadvertently...

Metro, 00:04 in Hot News
 

Usdaw Conference - It’s true, then: chiefs put BHS into administration

Usdaw’s John Hannett says the news is ‘devastating’ for 11,000 workers FAMILIAR high-street retailer British Home Stores confirmed it would be going into administration yesterday as unions demanded the government step in to save the jobs and pensions...

 
Fire deaths rise by 21% as chiefs issue cuts warning

Fire deaths rise by 21% as chiefs issue cuts warning

Chief fire officers have warned that further budget cuts pose a risk to community safety as official figures revealed the biggest increase in fire deaths for a decade. Their warning comes as MPs vote on Tuesday on a Labour move to block the takeover...

Guardian, 00:05 in Politics
 

Corbyn: post offices and mail belong to public

Labour leader stands up for ‘lifeblood of our communities’ POST OFFICES are under increasing threat, Jeremy Corbyn told post and telecoms workers yesterday. The Labour leader used a speech at the Communication Workers Union (CWU) conference to call...

 

Ambulance workers mull strike over pay

Unison, Unite and GMB considering ballot of paramedics AMBULANCE and paramedic staff could strike against the Tory government’s broken pay promises, the Unison union revealed yesterday on the first day of its health conference. Unison general...

 

Archive of messages offers hour-by-hour view of Easter Rising

by Our Foreign Desk HISTORIANS are publishing a major archive of bulletins from the 1916 Easter Rising to mark the 100th anniversary of this landmark event on the road to Irish independence. Website www.1916live.com began posting the documents from...

 

Egypt: Protesters vent fury at islands’ handover

Cairo police break up demonstrations over Saudi Arabia deal by Our Foreign Desk POLICE fired tear gas and birdshot yesterday to break up protests against the ceding of two Red Sea islands to Saudi Arabia. Demonstrators called on President Abdel-Fattah...

 

US to send more soldiers to Syria

by Our Foreign Desk US PRESIDENT Barack Obama announced the deployment of up to 250 more troops to Syria yesterday to aid a Kurdish militia which recently clashed with government forces. Speaking on a state visit to Germany, Mr Obama claimed: “They’re...

 

Doctors refuse to bow the knee

JEREMY HUNT has got a brass neck to accuse junior doctors in England of risking patients’ lives when they are striking to prevent him destroying the NHS. His appeal to them not to withdraw emergency cover “which creates particular risk for A&Es,...

 

Powerfully cosmopolitan sounds of the Middle East

Chris Searle on JAZZ Reem Kelani Live at the Tabernacle (Fuse Records) SHE’S a Mancunian/Palestinian, born in Manchester in 1964 to a mother from Nazareth and a doctor father from a village in Jenin. During a girlhood in Kuwait she began singing when...

 

Chernobyl 30 years on: Radioactive residue found in Belarus milk

by Yuras Karmanau ON the edge of Belarus’s Chernobyl exclusion zone, down the road from the signs warning “Stop! Radiation,” a dairy farmer offers his visitors a glass of freshly drawn milk. A laboratory confirms it contains levels of a radioactive...

 

Straw men and real dogs: A response to Yanis Varoufakis

The former Syriza finance minister has weighed into the British EU referendum debate, but VINCE MILLS is far from convinced by his rationale YANIS VAROUFAKIS, for very good reasons, is seen as a voice of resistance against EU authoritarian, neoliberal...

 


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