News archive from 31 July 2017

Vanessa Redgrave SLAMS 'cruel' politicians for 'harsh attitude' amid new drama

Vanessa Redgrave SLAMS 'cruel' politicians for 'harsh attitude' amid new drama

The 80-year-old is about to star in Man In An Orange Shirt, part of the BBC's Gay Britannia celebration of the Sexual Offences Act in 1967.  Speaking ahead of the show's first episode, Vanessa told press including Express.co.uk that she was shocked...

 
COLD WAR 2? Putin orders 755 US diplomats to leave Russia as Trump approves new sanctions

COLD WAR 2? Putin orders 755 US diplomats to leave Russia as Trump approves new sanctions

It comes after Donald Trump ratified a vote by both houses of Congress which would impose new sanctions on the Kremlin, despite the US President’s objections to the measures. Mr Putin labelled the sanctions as “unlawful” and has now moved to reduce...

 

Firefighters rescue man from Fenton flat fire caused by grill

Firefighters have rescued a man from his flat - after a grill caught fire. Fire engines from Hanley and Longton were called to the blaze, at an address in Fenton, just after 8pm this evening. The man is believed to be suffering from smoke inhalation...

 

A50 closed for emergency repairs after flooding

A major road is closed for emergency repairs following flooding this evening. The A50 is closed in both directions at Meir Tunnel due to flooding and emergency repairs at A520 Sandon Road / A50 Uttoxeter Road (Meir Tunnel Interchange). The tunnel is...

 

'Savage cuts' to number of officers policing Cumbria's roads

Experts have questioned how new laws, such as the ban on using mobiles while driving, can be enforced fewer officers dedicated to policing roads. The Press Association submitted a Freedom of Information (FOI) request to all 45 territorial forces...

 

Tories are Polluting your Air

And making you pay for the privilege by Felicity Collier THE government has spent hundreds of thousands of pounds on legal bills as it tries to avoid tackling killer air pollution that is so toxic it is illegal. Legal fees of almost £400,000 have been...

 

Tax collectors push for better than 1%

Thousands of HMRC staff declare war on public-sector pay cap THOUSANDS of tax office staff will stage payday protests across the country today against the government’s public-sector wage cap. Civil servants’ union PCS members working for HM Revenue...

 

Family calls for calm after riot

East London streets explode in anger at the police following death of Rashan Charles by Felicity Collier THE family of Rashan Charles, a young man who died after being restrained by police, have called for calm after violent protests broke out on the...

 

Russia: Embassy lambasts US claim that sanctions help relations

RUSSIA’S Washington embassy hit out yesterday at US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson’s weekend suggestion that fresh anti-Moscow sanctions signified a desire for improved bilateral relations. Mr Tillerson said that the overwhelming House of...

 

Turkey: Hundreds of women say: don’t tell me what to wear

HUNDREDS of women marched through Turkey’s biggest city Istanbul at the weekend to protest at the violence and animosity they face from men demanding that they dress more conservatively. The march, dubbed: “Don’t interfere in what I wear,” started in...

 

Racism must be combated

OVER the weekend the bereaved families of Rashan Charles and Edson Da Costa made their pleas for justice. They did so with restraint and dignity. It is now up to everyone else to see that justice is provided, that it is provided quickly and that it...

 

Does a ‘ruling class’ still exist?

This week, the MARX MEMORIAL LIBRARY explains that, while the ruling class might look somewhat different from Marx’s day, its fundamental nature remains unchanged YES, it does, though it’s changed a bit since Marx’s time. Most industrial and...

 

Get behind the latest initiative from Pedal4Progress and help raise much-needed funds for the Morning Star

Pedal4Progress 5th Edition Morning Star fundraiser Prague-Berlin August 2-4 2017 NOW, following on from the success of the last four years of fundraising, Pedal4Progress will be on the road once again. This time we have set our sights further than...

 

What is Tisha B’Av? Why today is a day of mourning in the Jewish calendar

Today marks a solemn day in the Jewish calendar. Tisha B’Av is a time to reflect on the Jews who have been killed over the years in a number of tragedies. Millions will pay tribute to them with prayers, fasting and readings from the Torah at...

Metro, 00:15 in Lifestyle
 

Travelling Burke sets example for youth

CONTRARY to popular belief, Scotland have a group of young talented players ready to make an impression on the big stage, none more so than Oliver Burke. The 20-year-old moved from Nottingham Forest to RB Leipzig last summer for £13 million and...

 


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