News archive from 27 June 2016

Putschist MPs ‘let the Tories off the hook’

Unions rally round under-fire Labour leader LABOUR MPs calling for the head of Jeremy Corbyn are “letting the Tories off the hook,” trade unions said yesterday as they rallied round the leader. Union reps on Labour’s ruling executive signed a defiant...

 

‘We need leaders like Jeremy now’

Festival’s Left Field panel debates referendum outcome A BRITAIN outside the EU needs leaders like Jeremy Corbyn, festival activists heard in a heated post-referendum debate. Political panellists waded in to defend the Labour leader in the timely...

 

Party faithful rally behind their leader

Momentum back Corbyn with protest outside Parliament LABOUR activists will stage a show of support for Jeremy Corbyn outside Parliament this evening as he confronts coup leaders at a make-or-break meeting of party MPs. The Momentum campaign group has...

 

South Africa: SACP suspends five after Tshwane riots

Gauteng leaders face ‘factionalism’ charge FIVE local leaders were suspended by the Communist Party (SACP) yesterday in the aftermath of deadly riots opposing the African National Congress candidate for mayor of Tshwane, which includes Pretoria. SACP...

 

Schulz says schnell to British Leavers

European Parliament president tells Cameron to get on with it European Parliament president Martin Schulz said Britain should formally apply for Brexit immediately, newspaper Bild reported yesterday. Mr Schulz said: “We now expect the British...

 

France: Unions won’t be cowed by thugs’ attack on offices

FRANCE’s striking CGT and CFDT unions spoke out on Saturday after their offices were attacked and vandalised by masked thugs. The General Confederation of Labour (CGT) head office in the Paris suburb of Montreuil was attacked on Friday night by the...

 
How one man took on Wall Street and won

How one man took on Wall Street and won

As David and Goliath stories go, Brad Katsuyama's is a pretty good one. The 38-year-old has taken on billions of dollars of vested interest on Wall Street, and won for the little guy. His successes were detailed in the best-selling book Flash Boys by...

BBC, 00:08 in Business
 

A manifesto for today’s world of work

by Keith Ewing, John Hendy and Carolyn Jones THE world of work has changed and with it the nature and role of the workforce. For Britain’s 31 million workers, many of the changes have had a devastating impact on their working lives and their living...

 

Irish out of luck as France go through

Host nation battle back to reach quarter finals of the Euros France 2-1 R. Ireland Republic of Ireland captain Seamus Coleman was visibly disappointed after yesterday’s 2-1 defeat to France, which knocked the Republic of Ireland out of Europe. Ireland...

 
50 years on: How credit cards changed our relationship with money

50 years on: How credit cards changed our relationship with money

Fifty years ago this week Barclaycard issued the first credit cards in the UK. Half a century on, consumers are used to a range of convenient ways to pay, but back in 1966 there was a feeling of change when people tried to brandish their exciting new...

BBC, 00:08 in Business
 

Tennis: Williams determined ahead of Wimbledon

Serena Williams hasn’t won a Grand Slam since Wimbledon a year ago but the 21-time major champion appeared confident about her chances of retaining the title on the eve of the tournament. “Honestly, I don’t feel any pressure,” said Williams. “I feel...

 

Cricket: Rain stops play with England still in the lead

England lead only 1-0, with two to play, after rain in Bristol stopped them cashing in on an effective bowling display against Sri Lanka yesterday. Chris Woakes and Liam Plunkett shared six wickets to restrict the tourists to 248 for nine. But...

 

Hollyoaks' Alex Fletcher hails baby as 'best birthday present' as she nears 40

Hollyoaks actress Alex Fletcher has said the birth of her baby son was "the best birthday present" as she prepares to turn 40. Baby Hanson was born by caesarean section weighing 8lbs 9oz on June 3, just weeks before Fletcher's milestone...

 

Solution in sight for dregs of soap bottle struggle

The days of struggling to pour out the last dregs of shampoo or washing up liquid could soon be over. Scientists have developed a nanoparticle coating for plastic bottles that allows soap products to flow freely. What this means is that every drop of...

 

Belgium skipper Eden Hazard happy to be facing Wales in Lille

Eden Hazard revealed the prospect of playing a Euro 2016 quarter-final in his former home town Lille provided huge motivation as Belgium powered past Hungary. Hazard was at his inspirational best as Belgium finally clicked into gear in the tournament...

 


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