News archive from 27 July 2017

Scottish weeklies’ staff face the chop

REGIONAL newspaper publisher Johnston Press announced plans yesterday to axe a “significant” number of journalists from its weekly titles in Scotland. Journalists’ union the NUJ believes that 25 editorial jobs at the Edinburgh-based firm are under...

 

Local Government Association: don’t hijack health cash to balance books

MONEY set aside to improve the health of children must not be “hijacked” in order to plug gaps in school budgets, the Local Government Association (LGA) has warned. Some £415 million has been raised from the so-called “sugar tax” — a levy on sugary...

 

Nurses hold 40 rallies in single day for a pay rise

NURSES will hold 40 events across Britain today as they step up campaigning to end the public-sector pay cap. The Royal College of Nursing warned of a “perfect storm” hitting the profession as new figures revealed record numbers of experienced nurses...

 

US: Trump bans transgender people from military

US PRESIDENT Donald Trump announced a bar on transgender people serving in the military “in any capacity” yesterday. Mr Trump did not say what would happen to transgender people already in the military. He tweeted that after consulting with “generals...

 

Lebanon: Hezbollah on the verge of ousting Hetesh from border

LEBANON’S Hezbollah was on the verge of driving al-Qaida extremists out of the Arsal border region yesterday. Al Masdar News reported Hezbollah had taken control of 90 per cent of the Arsal barrens in the Beqaa valley on the Syrian border from Hayat...

 

Palestine: Protests continue at al-Aqsa mosque

PALESTINIAN protests over new Israeli security measures at Jerusalem’s al-Aqsa mosque continued yesterday despite Tuesday’s partial climbdown. Supreme Islamic Committee head Ikrema Sabri said removing metal detector gates from the entrances to the...

 

Liverpool put in the hard yards on the running track in Munich.. but rain can't take the smile from Jurgen...

Liverpool swapped for football boots for running shoes on Wednesday as they took to the athletics track for their latest pre-season preparations. The Reds are in Germany for friendlies against Hertha Berlin and Bayern Munich and were tested with a...

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Unison shows the way

EVERYONE who works for wages should, after the Supreme Court ruling against fees being levied to access employment tribunals, check in their purse or pocket to see what’s missing. If you don’t find a trade union card there, something is certainly...

 

Why is Britain still punishing LGBT asylum-seekers?

People fleeing homophobic persecution too often find themselves subject to ill-treatment and discrimination here, says LEILA ZADEH As we mark 50 years since the partial decriminalisation of homosexuality, LGBTQI+ people who seek sanctuary in Britain...

 

Iran is next on Trump’s regime-change agenda

Recent soundbites from Washington give cause for concern about the prospects for peaceful resolution of conflicts in the Middle East, says JANE GREEN On May 21 Donald Trump, during his first international trip as President, delivered from Riyadh,...

 

Sampson’s focus is on momentum

England boss to ring the changes tonight against Portugal England boss Mark Sampson emphasised the importance of momentum ahead of his side’s final group match against Portugal tonight at Euro 2017. The Lionesses are on the brink of qualification for...

 

Tennis: Injured Djokovic forced to miss the rest of 2017

For more than a year, Novak Djokovic’s right elbow hurt when he hit serves or forehands. The pain kept getting worse and now he’s going to give his arm a chance to heal by sitting out the rest of 2017. Djokovic will miss the US Open, ending his streak...

 

Goldson: We need more heart testing in football

Brighton defender Connor Goldson called on football clubs yesterday to do more checks on players to detect heart problems. The 24-year-old has not played competitively since January after the discovery of a swollen aorta left him fearing for his...

 

Simone show strikes a chord

Josette Bushell-Mingo’s portrayal of a great female black artist packs a powerful punch, says MAYER WAKEFIELD Nina Young Vic Theatre, London SE1 4/5 “I’M THE Obeah woman from beneath the sea/To get to Satan you gotta pass through me/’Cause I know the...

 

Nuanced views on Dashiell Hammett, warts and all

Hardboiled Activist: The Work and Politics of Dashiell Hammett by Ken Fuller (Praxis Press, £19.99) EVER since Roland Barthes’s essay The Death of the Author in 1967, academic critics have come to regard an author’s political views and biography as...

 


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