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Controversial holiday-let plan back on table

A controversial scheme to replace a demolished bungalow with holiday lets on the coast at Amble is back, after the bid was resubmitted. An application for the retrospective demolition of a bungalow and the erection of a building containing one private dw

 

Timber firm invests £1m in new facility

A local wood merchant is gearing for gearing for growth following a £1m investment in its premises and machinery. Duffield Timber, which employs 40 staff, has built a “new generation” sawmill at its seven-acre site at Melmerby, near Ripon, with state-of-

Ripon Gazette, 53 min. ago
 
Salman Khan: Bollywood star acquitted in firearms case

Salman Khan: Bollywood star acquitted in firearms case

A court in India has cleared Bollywood star Salman Khan of keeping firearms illegally. The court in the city of Jodhpur said the prosecution had been unable to prove that Khan used firearms to kill endangered black bucks two decades ago. The actor, who h

BBC, today, 08:50
 

Forestry creation grants up for grabs

A new grant scheme, launched to fund the creation of new woodlands, is now open for applications. Forestry Commission England’s Woodland Carbon Fund supports the planting of multipurpose woodlands of more than 30 hectares, providing opportunities to work

 

Fears raised over crime and crowds at carnival

LONDON’S annual Notting Hill Carnival is at risk of a “Hillsborough-scale tragedy” unless overcrowding and crime are tackled, City Hall warned yesterday. The event has reached a “tipping point” and needs to be re-examined to ensure it remains safe, a rep

Morning Star, today, 00:01
 

Climate activists plead not guilty over airport demo

NINE activists caused “utter chaos” as they chained themselves together in a protest over climate change and racism near Heathrow airport, a court heard yesterday. The Black Lives Matter demonstrators pleaded not guilty to charges of wilfully obstructing

Morning Star, today, 00:01
 

London borough faces ‘social cleansing’ threat

CHILDREN’S author and poet Michael Rosen has given his backing to a campaign to stop “social cleansing” in a north London borough. Tenants and residents lobbied Haringey Council last night over its plans to sell off council land and property in a “£2 bil

Morning Star, today, 00:01
 

Northern Ireland: CPI calls for concentration on big issues

IRISH communists demanded yesterday that the campaign for Northern Ireland’s upcoming assembly election focus on real problems instead of sectarianism and the ash-for-cash scandal. The Communist Party of Ireland (CPI) said that the main parties were unli

Morning Star, today, 00:01
 

Turkey: Uzbek national arrested for Istanbul nightclub massacre

TURKISH police claimed yesterday that they had caught the gunman who murdered 39 people in an Istanbul nightclub on New Year’s Eve. Officials said the man, an Uzbek national who “trained in Afghanistan,” had confessed to the massacre, responsibility for

Morning Star, today, 00:01
 

Greece: Happy to see the back of the IMF

GREECE said yesterday that it would welcome the withdrawal of the International Monetary Fund from its “bailout” programme after the agency expressed reservations about a planned 3.5 per cent budget surplus and the sustainability of Greek debt. Dimitris

Morning Star, today, 00:01
 

A wretched scenario

THERESA MAY’S insistence that she intends to lead the UK definitively out of the European Union, including the single market, contradicts her long-held support for the EU. She backed David Cameron and George Osborne at last June’s referendum, but May rea

Morning Star, today, 00:01
 

Disenfranchising those who voted ‘wrong’

Those who argue that the people who voted for Brexit are ignorant echo the age-old patrician views which held back universal suffrage from the working class, writes KEITH FLETT THE left and the labour movement were split on last year’s EU referendum. Som

Morning Star, today, 00:01
 

The balancing act is coming to an end

When an Israeli soldier shot dead a wounded Palestinian, the army ruled it manslaughter. Israel can no longer pretend it is the victim, writes RAMZY BAROUD FOR some, the “manslaughter” conviction — following the murder of a Palestinian man, Fattah al-Sha

Morning Star, today, 00:01
 

Strike action after the Trade Union Act

ROGER DUNN describes how industrial action by a new generation of trade unionists can still effect positive change in society despite Tory hostility THE passage of the Trade Union Act into law crystallises a critical question for the labour movement. Wha

Morning Star, today, 00:01
 

If Payet wants to leave, who are we to judge?

KADEEM SIMMONDS doesn’t agree with the midfielder’s actions but can see why he would want a move back to France and that it isn’t always about securing a bigger wage LOYALTY in football is a wonderful thing but, unfortunately for fans, it no longer exist

Morning Star, today, 00:01
 


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