News archive from 26 August 2016, page 1

Labour tactics smell rotten

THE suspension of bakers’ leader Ronnie Draper from membership marks the latest bizarre twist in the Labour Party leadership saga. The reason behind the suspension remains unclear. All Labour officials have said is that it is related to his Twitter...

 

Umunna: Allured by the Clintons

MANY THINK newly selected Democrat presidential candidate Hillary Clinton’s attractions begin and end with her not being Donald Trump. She may be pulling the Democrats further to the right than Obama. She may be very close to Wall Street and very...

 

Stalin’s crab all set to take over the northern seas

While PETER FROST fondly remembers his packed lunch of Chatka crabmeat-filled sandwiches he’s concerned at the crustacean’s relentless conquering drive In the 1930s famine stalked the Soviet Union. The key question was how to feed the people....

 

The blind guard dogs of the Establishment

Highlighting examples of distortions and omissions, GORDON MacLEOD says it’s up to everyone to hold the media to account THE BBC has been caught at it again. On August 13 it was telling viewers that the Royal Bank of Scotland had decided to move its...

 

No Hope for Solo’s career after six month ban

United States goalkeeper Hope Solo was handed a six-month ban on Wednesday by US football bosses after labelling Sweden “a bunch of cowards” after beating her side in the Olympic quarter-finals. Sweden, eventual runners-up in Rio, defeated the US 4-3...

 

Basketball stars to lead forums on racial justice

Players will take part in community meetings following killings by Kadeem Simmonds US BASKETBALL players and officials have sketched out a way out of an impasse over protests against police killings of black people. Players in the Women’s NBA (WNBA)...

 

Champions League sets aside 4 spots for England

England is set to have four guaranteed places in the Champions League group stage from the 2018-19 season, it was reported yesterday. Currently there are automatic spots for three English clubs, with a fourth having to qualify through a play-off, as...

 

Armed with laughs

ALAN FRANK recommends a sly satire on how the US profits from global warfare War Dogs (15) Directed by Todd Phillips 5/5 Director Todd Phillips is best known for three Midas-touch Hangover comedies. So it should come as no surprise that this unlikely...

 

Round up

Julieta (15) Directed by Pedro Almodovar 4/5 SPANISH master Pedro Almodovar is back on more familiar territory in this female-led and deliciously dark melodrama which explores guilt, loss and complex mother-daughter relationships. Based on a trio of...

 
Theatre reviews: 946: The Amazing Story of Adolphus Tips and Little Shop of Horrors

Theatre reviews: 946: The Amazing Story of Adolphus Tips and Little Shop of Horrors

946: THE AMAZING STORY OF ADOLPHUS TIPS  Globe Theatre, until September 11. Tickets: 020 7401 9919  Having remained unacknowledged for 40 years, the facts came to light in 1984 with the discovery of a US Sherman tank in the sea off the coast at...

 
Film reviews: Julieta, War Dogs and Bad Moms

Film reviews: Julieta, War Dogs and Bad Moms

Julieta (Cert 15; 99mins) Based on a trio of stories by Alice Munro, Julieta weaves together an intricate tale of mothers and daughters, the ties that bind them together, the misunderstandings that drive them apart and the way the past haunts and...

 
The Three Degrees singer Helen Scott: My six best albums

The Three Degrees singer Helen Scott: My six best albums

The group’s first studio album for 25 years, Strategy – Our Tribute To Philadelphia, is out now and they tour from September 15. See thethreedegrees.com  MARVIN GAYE: What’s Going On (Motown)  One of the best albums of its time. I was a fan for a long...

 
Singer Marty Wilde: My six best books

Singer Marty Wilde: My six best books

He headlines the Solid Gold Rock ’n’ Roll Show 2016 UK tour. See flyingmusic.com for tickets. BEYOND TOP SECRET by Timothy Good (Out of print) This delves deep into reported UFO cases, which is a phenomenon that has fascinated me since the 1950s and...

 
Book reviews: Lara: The Untold Love Story That Inspired Doctor Zhivago and Play All

Book reviews: Lara: The Untold Love Story That Inspired Doctor Zhivago and Play All

Lara: The Untold Love Story That Inspired Doctor Zhivago by Anna Pasternak William Collins, £20 Set in Russia between the revolution of 1905 and the civil war of 1917-22, Pasternak’s work centred on the love affair between Lara and Yuri Zhivago, a...

 
Exclusive: Celtic midfielder ready to quit Parkhead following successful medical at Fulham

Exclusive: Celtic midfielder ready to quit Parkhead following successful medical at Fulham

The Norwegian midfielder has been a target for Cottagers manager Slovisa Jokanovic throughout the summer, and the finishing touches to a £1.5million switch to the English Championship side were being applied last night. Galatasaray were also keen on...

 


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