News archive from 30 January 2016

Cameron rejects EU benefits offer

PRIME Minister David Cameron rejected the latest proposals from Brussels yesterday on reforming migrant benefits as “not good enough.” Senior EU officials are offering an “emergency brake” on social security which would grant governments the power to...

 

Prices rise £11k in a year as Tories push ‘£450k starter homes’

HOUSE prices were revealed yesterday to have risen by more than £11,000 in the last year. The average cost in England and Wales is now £188,270 after prices rose by 6.4 per cent over the past 12 months, according to Land Registry statistics. Since...

 

New Swansea boss Francesco Guidolin reveals love for English football stemmed from Southampton legend Mick...

New Swansea manager Francesco Guidolin has revealed the unlikely source of his passion for British football — Southampton legend Mick Channon. The 60-year-old has been appointed until the end of the season and has stated he would like to see his terms...

Daily Mail, 00:05 in Sport
 

Andy Murray will not be watching as brother Jamie chases doubles glory in Australian Open final 

Jamie Murray will try to pull off his half of a unique sibling double by winning the Australian Open men’s doubles title on Saturday - but brother Andy will not be watching. ‘I find it pretty stressful to watch, so I won’t watch the match,’ said Andy...

Daily Mail, 00:05 in Sport
 

New film pays homage to veteran left MP

A NEW documentary film about socialist hero Dennis Skinner is set to be released later this year, the Morning Star can reveal. The Beast of Bolsover, which has been funded by trade union donations, will pay tribute to the Labour MP’s 45 years in...

 

Oxford college dismisses call to remove statue of Rhodes

AN OXFORD University college rejected calls yesterday to pull down the statue of leading British colonialist Cecil Rhodes. Rhodes was prime minister of the British empire’s Cape Colony, including South Africa, in the early 1890s. Campaigner group...

 

Top judge praises volunteers helping migrants in ‘Jungle’

BRITAIN’S top immigration judge applauded the “charity, solidarity and near heroism” of volunteers yesterday who have flocked to help refugees in Calais’s “Jungle” camp. Mr Justice McCloskey spoke of the “living hell” at the camp as he explained an...

 

Burundi: Police arrest journalists during opposition raids

BURUNDIAN police said yesterday they had arrested one British and one French journalist during a military raid on armed insurgents. French reporter Jean-Philippe Remy and British photographer Philip Edward Moore were in the capital Bujumburaa on an...

 

Maldives want convicted ex-president to return

THE government of the Maldives expressed qualified hope yesterday that convicted ex-president Mohamed Nasheed would return from Britain, despite his suggestions that he will not. Mr Nasheed, serving a prison sentence for ordering the arrest of a judge...

 

Facebook banning private sale of firearms on social network

Facebook announced that it is banning the private sale of firearms on its social network, which can take place without background check. The change in policy on Friday follows increased pressure from the US government and anti-gun organizations for...

 

A freedom fighter all his life

RAMZY BAROUD talks to Ali Abumghasib, a former fighter for Palestinian liberation whose hopes lie in the dust, and asks what’s next for the leadership ALI ABUMGHASIB knows little about the current intrigues of the Fatah movement, or, perhaps, he is...

 

Former Dragons' Den panellist Doug Richard cleared of child sex offences

Former Dragons’ Den regular Doug Richard has been cleared of child sex charges after engaging in “Fifty Shades of Grey” role play with a 13-year-old girl. Richard, 57, exchanged in “sexy chat” with the girl after meeting her on a “sugar daddy” website...

 

We must end the self-imposed racism of ‘shadism’

RABBIL SIKDAR reports from an event aimed at tackling racist attitudes to skin tones within many Asian communities THE issue of “shadism” within the Asian community needs to be discussed. It’s funny how much people talk about racism yet really don’t...

 

Take advantage of the Fox-Trump fallout now

The Paddy McGuffin column IT’S always hard to break up with a loved-one … We’ve all seen, and in many cases been in, those relationships whereby everyone but the individual in question knows that they’re on a one-way trip to deceit, destitution and/or...

 

Boxing Comment: The King of msg: Ken Buchanan

JOHN WIGHT looks back at the career of a Scotsman who is finally getting the recognition This article is reserved for Morning Star subscribers. To read on, and gain access to the rest of the Star’s news, features, arts and sport, subscribe to our...

 


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