News archive from 27 May 2017

Celebrity traveller: Jo Wood

Celebrity traveller: Jo Wood

The former wife of Rolling Stone Ronnie Wood is mum to Jamie, Leah and Tyrone, and stepmother to Jesse. WHAT IS YOUR MOST MEMORABLE HOLIDAY?  A safari to Kenya. I went with my ex-husband just after my dad died. I’d always wanted to go and I loved it...

 
Chelsea star Gary Cahill reveals how close he came to joining Arsenal

Chelsea star Gary Cahill reveals how close he came to joining Arsenal

The Chelsea captain believes he was very close to joining the Gunners back in 2011. In August of that year, Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger made two bids to land the centre-back from Bolton – his first £6 million offer rejected as “derisory” and his...

 

Britain's Got Talent: Jamie Lee Harrison to find out if he's made live semi finals

We saw him get a standing ovation from the judges and the audience a few weeks ago and tonight we’ll find out if Low Fell’s Jamie Lee Harrison has done enough to earn himself a spot in the Britain’s Got Talent live semi-finals. Twenty-four-year-old...

 

The worst mobile phone companies voted for by users

EE and Vodafone have been voted the two worst mobile phone providers in an annual customer satisfaction survey. Both EE and Vodafone achieved a score of 50% in the poll based on more than 4,000 customers’ experiences by consumer group Which? Only one...

 
Standing ovation for singer whose mum wrote to Simon Cowell begging for an audition

Standing ovation for singer whose mum wrote to Simon Cowell begging for an audition

Sue Moretta told how her mother Margaret Smith passed away from dementia four years ago at the age of 83. But following the loss, Sue later found a letter Margaret had written to BGT supremo Cowell but had never posted, asking him to hear her daughter...

 
Autism diagnoses 'could be reduced under NHS plan'

Autism diagnoses 'could be reduced under NHS plan'

Proposals to reduce the number of children being diagnosed with autism are being considered by NHS commissioners in south-west London. The idea of restricting an autism diagnosis to only the most severe cases was discussed earlier this month. The...

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Katy Perry among headliners as Radio 1's Big Weekend begins amid tight security

Radio 1's Big Weekend kicks off today with heightened security and an increased police presence following the Manchester attack. The two-day festival will see 50,000 music fans gather at Burton Constable Hall near Hull to see acts including Katy...

 

No excuses, no false machismo, just the unvarnished truth

Corbyn: After 16 years the ‘war on terror’ is a failure, it’s not how we’ll protect our people JEREMY CORBYN said a Labour government would be clear-eyed that the “war on terror is simply not working” as he set out his vision for a safer Britain under...

 

Robots feared more than immigration

Report reveals workers fear losing jobs to automation WORKERS are more concerned over losing their jobs to machines than they are about immigration, according a report released yesterday. Other major concerns included the outsourcing of work and the...

 

Vile Hopkins sacked from LBC Radio

But Mail keeps Islamophobe’s column going by Felicity Collier RADIO station LBC succumbed to pressure yesterday and sacked Islamophobic columnist Katie Hopkins over her tweets following the Manchester bomb attack. In a statement posted on Twitter, the...

 

Syria: Army regains control of Palmyra road

Troops capture 1,100 mile territory from Isis THE Syrian army is launching a new push to retake eastern deserts after regaining full control of the main road from Damascus to Palmyra for the first time since it was lost in 2014. Operation Grand Dawn...

 

Philippines: ‘Foreigners’ fighting with Isis-linked militants in Marawi

PHILIPPINE officials have claimed that foreign fighters are among Islamist militants killed by troops in the southern southern city of Marawi last week. The army continued operations yesterday to drive out Isis-affiliated Abu Sayyaf militants from the...

 

May urges nations to halt terrorism amid MI5 failures

BRITISH PM Theresa May urged rich nations to halt Isis recruitment yesterday — after revelations MI5 let the Manchester bomber slip through the net. Ms May showed no hint of irony as she told a session on counter-terrorism at the Group of Seven (G7)...

 

May’s manifesto of hatred and misery

The Tories’ general election manifesto is the most hard-right in living memory, writes KEN LIVINGSTONE ONE of the most ridiculous pieces of spin from Theresa May’s media mogul mates in this general election campaign has been the sustained attempt to...

 

Thatcher’s dark legacy must be challenged

An unelected banker with too much political power aided in the continual destruction of the welfare state, writes MO STEWART MARGARET THATCHER was the first elected neoliberal politician in Britain and, since then, toxic neoliberal poison has swept...

 


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