News archive from 31 March 2017

Only Fools And Horses: Could Rodders and Del Boy make a comeback?

Only Fools And Horses: Could Rodders and Del Boy make a comeback?

Sir David revealed this week that he has pleaded with Nicholas Lyndhurst, famous as Del Boy’s “plonker” brother Rodney, to bring the Trotters up to date.  And he promised Lyndhurst: “This time next year, Rodders, we could be back on the telly!” The...

 

Drugged biker put Leeds city centre shoppers’ lives in danger

A teenager put Leeds city centre shoppers in danger as he performed stunts on his motorbike while high on ecstasy. Jordan Haynes, 19, was caught by police after “goading” officers into chasing him. Leeds Crown Court heard members of the public flagged...

 
Ricky Gervais defends his ‘dead babies’ joke after bereaved parents walk out of his gig in protest

Ricky Gervais defends his ‘dead babies’ joke after bereaved parents walk out of his gig in protest

Ricky Gervais has spoken in defence of his ‘dead babies’ joke after a couple walked out of his gig in Belfast on Tuesday. Jeremy McConnell cosies up to Stephanie Davis in Twitter pic - are they back together?The comedian has defended the joke on...

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Workers’ rights at risk from Great Repeal Bill

May is ‘breaking her promise’ over rights as Bill allows judges to change EU laws THERESA MAY has been accused of breaking her promise to protect EU-derived workers’ rights after the government’s Brexit white paper proposes giving judges the power to...

 

80 jobcentres hit by sanctions protests

Activists across Britain target our cruel benefits system MORE THAN 80 jobcentres across Britain were targeted yesterday by protesters taking on the obscene benefit sanctions system. Hundreds of activists staged mock funeral processions, protests and...

 

Civil servants stage payday protests around Britain

by Felicity Collier CIVIL servants are protesting across the country today against a 1 per cent pay cap. Members of the Public and Commercial Services (PCS) union will demonstrate outside town halls, tax offices, the Treasury in London and the Driving...

 

Ukraine: Persecuted Poles hold road-block protest

Kiev government accused of ongoing racism ETHNIC Poles blocked the international Lviv-Warsaw motorway in Ukraine on Wednesday night in protest against the Kiev government’s anti-Polish racism. The action followed the firing of an anti-tank rocket at...

 

Japan: Government urged to beef up military capacity

JAPAN’S ruling party said yesterday that the government must invest in ballistic missile armaments and upgrade its offensive military capacity. The Liberal Democratic Party’s council on defence policy argued that the ability to “strike an enemy base,...

 

Greece: Top court compensates Bangladeshi workers who were shot at by farmer

GREECE was ordered by the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) yesterday to pay between €12-16,000 (£10,250-£13,700) each to 42 Bangladeshi nationals who were shot at for demanding unpaid wages in 2013. The 42, who did not have permits to work in...

 

Every reason to be vigilant

LEN McCLUSKEY is quite correct to alert the labour movement to the dangers lurking in the government’s Great Reform Bill. Workers’ rights are directly in the line of fire. So also are workplace health and safety regulations. They must be protected. Of...

 

How Jim Crow failed to win the space race

PETER FROST looks at the start of the 1960s when the Space Race was being played out in black and white SIXTY years ago this year the Soviet Union launched the first artificial object into space. As Sputnik 1 bleeped its signal back to Earth, it put...

 

The dirty firm with pals in high places

SOLOMON HUGHES takes a look at the Thames Water and private prison scandals, plus an angry new band SEVERAL days ago, Thames Water was fined £20 million for pumping 20 million litres of raw sewage into the waters of the Thames. This is quite literally...

 

Britain should be at the UN talks to ban nukes

If we have to, we’ll drag our government kicking and screaming to the next round of UN nuclear ban negotiations, writes KATE HUDSON THIS week the international community has gathered at the UN in New York to negotiate a global nuclear weapons ban...

 

PFA finally probes heading dangers

Independent research to start into links with dementia Jeff Astle’s daughter yesterday welcomed the start of the process for independent research into the link between dementia and football which she believes will one day help the next generation make...

 

Cricket: Bell aiming to get back into England test squad

Ian Bell is eyeing an England return and said yesterday that he is targeting making Ashes history. The Warwickshire captain is preparing for the start of the County Championship season next month, with one eye on an international comeback. Bell, who...

 


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