News archive from 29 February 2016

Clerics slam Tories’ bid to lengthen shop hours

CHRISTIAN leaders threw their weight behind a union campaign against extending Sunday working yesterday. The group argue that the government’s plans to allow shops to trade longer hours on Sunday will disrupt community life. “[Current regulations]...

 

Ex-bank governor sees crisis in store

FORMER Bank of England head Mervyn King has echoed the words of the Labour left in predicting another financial crash, shadow chancellor John McDonnell said yesterday. The bank’s governor between 2003 and 2013 said another financial crisis is...

 

Eurostar train managers head to ballot box

EUROSTAR train managers are being balloted on strike action in a row over lone working and the alleged victimisation of a member of staff, their union has announced. Members of the Rail, Maritime and Transport (RMT) union will vote on whether to...

 

Iraq: Security fends off Abu Ghraib Isis strike

IRAQI security forces repelled an attack yesterday by Islamic State (Isis) fighters on the capital Baghdad’s western suburb of Abu Ghraib. Three suicide car bombers struck a security force barracks as gunmen opened fire, killing at least 12 members of...

 

Alliance frees hundreds from Boko Haram

CAMEROONIAN and Nigerian forces freed several hundred hostages in the Nigerian border town of Kumshe at the weekend, including young girls who were being trained as suicide bombers. General Jacob Kodji, who commanded the Cameroonian troops, said that...

 

Yemen: 30 civilians killed by Saudi-led air strikes

MORE than 30 civilians were killed at the weekend when Saudi-led air strikes hit a crowded market area in the Nihm district outside Yemeni capital Sanaa. International aid and rights groups have urged Western countries to stop selling arms to Saudi...

 

Shabby logic on schooling

BRITAIN’S looming schools places crisis illustrates the abject failure of the academies and free schools project pursued by successive Tory education secretaries. The Department for Education dismisses the concerns raised by the Local Government...

 

The Corbyn effect: how apathy became hope

by Steve Turner LAST WEEK Tony Blair professed bafflement at the rise — on both sides of the Atlantic — of popular movements by people who in Blair’s view choose to “rattle the cage”. I think this is a mischaracterisation. Those who have been...

 

Even the stats say ‘Jez we can’

Charley Allan drills into the latest Labour Party polling data and finds mainstream moderate members overwhelmingly supportive of their leader THE turning point in last year’s Labour leadership race was when YouGov released a stunning poll in July...

 

New Boy Rashford Gets off to a Flier

Stunning week capped off with a brace against Arsenal Manchester United 3 Arsenal 2 by Simon Williams at Old Trafford MARCUS RASHFORD capped off a sensational week with two goals on his Premier League debut in Manchester United’s 3-2 win over Arsenal...

 

Tottenham 2-1 Swansea

Tottenham 2-1S Swansea   by Joel Sharples   at White Hart Lane   TOTTENHAM continued to stake their claim as title contenders with a hard-fought 2-1 win over Swansea at White Hart Lane.   Spurs went into the game firm favourites, having never lost to...

 

Check out the awesome new 50p Peter Rabbit design

Beatrix Potter’s mischievous Peter Rabbit is to get his own 50p coin.   The vegetable thief will feature on the silver fun token to mark the 150th anniversary of the author’s birth in 1866. The Royal Mint said three more Potter characters will feature...

Metro, 00:04 in Hot News
 

100,000 Swarovski crystals to add to the glamour at the Oscars 2016

Liza Minnelli in Cabaret ... Faye Dunaway in The Eyes of Laura Mars ... the shark in Jaws (well, perhaps not): 70s glamour is the big inspiration for Sunday night’s Oscars ceremony, according to the ceremony’s production designer Derek McLane. McLane,...

 
Japan January industrial output rises 3.7 percent month-on-month

Japan January industrial output rises 3.7 percent month-on-month

TOKYO Japan's industrial output rose 3.7 percent in January, up for the first time in three months, government data showed on Monday, in what may be a temporary pickup in factory activity amid weak domestic and external demand. The rise compared with...

Reuters, 00:07 in Business
 
Eight-year-old Caitlin celebrates her leap year birthday

Eight-year-old Caitlin celebrates her leap year birthday

Is it her eighth birthday - or her second? For young Caitlin Bown it can sometimes be difficult to tell. She was born eight ‘normal’ years ago but this is only the second February 29 since 2008, the year of her birth. And to mark her extra, extra...

 


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