News archive from 29 September 2016

Singer Michael Marra to be honoured in his home city four years after he died

The late Michael Marra, one of Scotland’s leading singer-songwriters of modern times, is to get a major music industry honour - four years after he passed away. The “Bard of Dundee” - whose songs were covered by the likes of Leo Sayer, Kiki Dee,...

 
Mediterranean diet 'could prevent 19,000 deaths a year in UK'

Mediterranean diet 'could prevent 19,000 deaths a year in UK'

Thousands of deaths from heart disease and stroke could be prevented if everybody ate a Mediterranean diet, a major study of the UK’s eating habits has shown. The health benefits of the Mediterranean diet, rich in olive oil and fruits and vegetables,...

Guardian, 00:01 in Health
 

Gareth Southgate takes a positive approach as he takes on post-Allardyce England

Gareth Southgate insists the future is bright for England as the Football Association attempts to move on from the embarrassing episode of Sam Allardyce's early departure. The former central defender will oversee his country's next four matches in a...

 

Football chiefs vow to clean up in light of corruption allegations as MP calls for independent probe

English football's principal stakeholders issued a joint statement on Wednesday night insisting they will investigate 'any substantive allegations' of corruption in the game. The Daily Telegraph followed its Sam Allardyce sting with a series of...

Daily Mail, 00:03 in Sport
 
Plans for 'flood risk' symbols on homes prove controversial

Plans for 'flood risk' symbols on homes prove controversial

The insurance industry has published three "flood risk" symbols it would like estate agents in England and Wales to put on their property particulars. The Association of British Insurers (ABI) is proposing traffic light symbols in red, amber...

BBC, 00:07 in Business
 

Virgin Trains catering staff set for strike vote over poor pay

HIGH SPEEDS, LOW WAGES: Workers on Virgin’s London to Glasgow services receive just the legal minimum rate CATERING workers on Virgin West Coast trains are to ballot on strike action over poverty pay, their union announced yesterday. In 2014, Virgin...

 

BMA pledges to fight on despite axing strike plans

by Peter Lazenby HOSPITAL doctors will continue to resist new contracts due to be introduced next week, despite having called off a series of five-day strikes between now and Christmas, the BMA said yesterday. The junior doctors have already staged...

 

Contract threat eased by judge

Ruling may mean medics aren’t forced to sign by Sofia Lotto Persio in central London JUNIOR doctors may not be forced to sign a new contract after a High Court judge ruled yesterday that Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt is not imposing the painful changes...

 

70,000 displaced people in need of aid after floods

OVER 70,000 people displaced by severe flooding in North Korea last month are urgently in need of supplies and shelter, the Red Cross said yesterday. The floods were caused by a typhoon that hit the country’s northernmost province, leaving an...

 

Maduro to meet US diplomats

by Our Foreign Desk VENEZUELAN President Nicolas Maduro disclosed on Tuesday night that a top US State Department official will visit Caracas soon to try to ease tensions between the two states. Mr Maduro made the announcement following his meeting...

 

US to send more troops to help reclaim Mosul from Isis

US PRESIDENT Barack Obama is preparing to send more troops to Iraq to help reclaim the city of Mosul from Islamic State (Isis), officials yesterday confirmed. Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said that the extra troops would “provide support for...

 

A revival of socialism

JEREMY CORBYNrounded off this week’s Labour Party conference yesterday with a speech that confronted harsh realities beyond the Liverpool convention centre. He pledged a future Labour government to policies for full employment, decent homes for all,...

 

Hobie’s right turn

Since Brexit became a fact of British life GARETH WILLIAMS has began to notice, with great disquiet, a progressing and highly negative change in the behaviour of a trusted friend. Here he shares, what he believes are, some universal truths to be...

 

The art of sitting on the fence

As Ban Ki Moon, the UN political contortionist secretary-general, retires RAMZY BAROUD looks at his lack of any kind of legacy BAN KI MOON’S second term as the secretary-general of the United Nations ends this December. He was the most ideal man for...

 

A left alliance would bring Labour to power

IAN SINCLAIR dicusses how a progressive alliance between Britain’s left-leaning parties could ensure a Labour victory WITH Jeremy Corbyn winning his second leadership election with an even bigger mandate than the first, it’s time to look ahead to the...

 


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