News archive from 27 April 2017

British woman seriously injured after being struck by hammock blown off five-storey building in New York

A British woman has been seriously injured after being struck by a wooden hammock blown from a five-storey building in New York. The 48-year-old tourist was walking along a street in Lower Manhattan when the wooden frame was blown from a fifth-floor...

 

New Leeds community centre has an academic touch

An award winning community centre which was designed by Leeds Beckett University academics will officially open on Saturday, May 6. Simon Warren and Craig Stott have led the New Wortley Community Centre project since plans began in 2009, before taking...

 
Xbox One games news: SIX adventures launching this week, Microsoft linked with new release

Xbox One games news: SIX adventures launching this week, Microsoft linked with new release

A new rating submission from Europe’s PEGI has revealed that a title originally released for PS4, PC and PS Vita looks to be finally coming to Xbox One. Broken Age has been spotted by fans online via the Ratings board, suggesting that an official...

 

Staff left in the lurch as temp agency files for insolvency

UNIONS urged Sports Direct to put agency workers onto permanent contracts yesterday after one of the retail giant’s agencies filed for insolvency. Transline said it was close to securing inward investment but has submitted court documents requesting...

 

Dubs fears for future of children if Tories win

LORD Alf Dubs fears a Tory election landslide could dash hopes of Britain helping thousands of child refugees stranded in Europe. The Labour peer, who came to Britain from prague as a refugee shortly before the second world war, spearheaded a scheme...

 

Amnesty highlights abuses in Trump’s first 100 days

HUMAN rights campaigners will protest outside the US embassy in central London today to take a stand against the 100th day of US President Donald Trump’s time in office. The protest, organised by Amnesty International, will highlight human rights...

 
Cervical cancer symptoms: Nine signs YOU could have the disease

Cervical cancer symptoms: Nine signs YOU could have the disease

Cervical cancer is a type of cancer that develops in a woman's cervix, which is the entrance to the womb from the vagina. The majority of cases are caused by HPV - the human papillomavirus - which can be spread through sex. Every year in the UK, over...

 

China: Beijing launches a new aircraft carrier

CHINA launched its second aircraft carrier yesterday amid soaring tensions on the nearby Korean peninsula. The 50,000-ton carrier — as yet named and known only as the Type 001A — was towed from the dockyard at the northern Yellow Sea port of Dalian,...

 

US and Iranian warships come close to clashing

THE US navy said yesterday that one of its ships has fired a warning flare at an Iranian Revolutionary Guard vessel in the Persian Gulf. In the latest military incident between the two countries, Bahrain-based Fifth Fleet spokesman Lieutenant Ian...

 

US: Long-range nuke missile test-fired by US military

THE US tested an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) across the Pacific Ocean early yesterday to “demonstrate our national nuclear capabilities.” The Minuteman III roared out of a silo at Vandenberg air force base in California at 12.03am,...

 

May reveals her weakness

THIS Parliament’s final Prime Minister’s Questions has set records for the frequency that Theresa May and her Tory straight-man feeds used the formulation “strong and stable.” Even she looked embarrassed towards the end of the extended PMQs as she...

 

New Labour 20 years on

May will mark two decades since Blair won the general election and, despite ‘history’ spin, reality tells a different story, writes Keith Flett THE People’s History Museum is running an exhibition and a series of talks on the 20th anniversary of...

 

Cops and troops must not be above the law

As elements of the right suggest impunity should be extended for British security service actions during the Troubles, RICHARD RUDKIN puts another case ON FRIDAY April 15, former members of the armed forces who had served in Northern Ireland held...

 

A 35-year assault on our wellbeing

Savage attacks on benefits, based solely on ideology, were in the offing long before the 2008 crash, writes Mo Stewart “OH what a tangled web we weave, when first we practice to deceive” is a famous quote from the early 19th century by Sir Walter...

 

Prem clubs raided for £5m tax fraud

West Ham and newly promoted Newcastle probed by HMRC The offices of Newcastle and West Ham were raided by tax officials yesterday as part of an Anglo-French investigation into a suspected £5 million fraud related to player transfers. The co-ordinated...

 


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