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‘Hypocrite’ Osborne calls for HS3 pledge

Ex-chancellor berates May for failing to invest in north GEORGE OSBORNE was branded “hypocritical” yesterday after suggesting the Prime Minister should commit to a “northern powerhouse” rail network to unlock economic potential. The former chancellor was

today, 00:10 in Art & Culture

Ex-BHS boss in court over store’s collapse

Pensions regulator prosecutes Chappell for witholding info UNIONS welcomed the announcement yesterday that former BHS owner Dominic Chappell is to be prosecuted by the pensions regulator for his failure to provide information to an investigation into the

today, 00:10 in Art & Culture

Last-minute pay off er sees workers bin strikes – for now

BIN strikes in Doncaster have been postponed after a last-minute pay deal was agreed yesterday between the Unite union and private contractor Suez. Workers were set to walk out today in a dispute over wages, but they accepted a new offer when it was put

today, 00:10 in Art & Culture

Syria: Army starts ‘final assault’ to cut Isis Homs supply lines

SYRIAN government troops launched what they termed their final assault yesterday to cut off the last Isis supply line to the region north of Sukhna in Homs province. Soldiers stormed the Al-Dahk mountains in the northern countryside of Sukhna, sparking f

today, 00:10 in Art & Culture

Tokyo, Washington and Seoul ignore Pyongyang threats

JAPAN, the US and South Korea brushed aside North Korean warnings of “merciless retaliation” yesterday to press ahead with their provocative war games on the Korean peninsula. There have been calls in both the US and South Korea to postpone or modify the

today, 00:10 in Art & Culture

Government borrowing rockets to £22.8 billion

GOVERNMENT borrowing has rocketed to £22.8 billion for the current financial year, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) revealed yesterday. The ONS said that net borrowing by the public sector — excluding state-owned banks — increased by £1.9bn betwe

today, 00:03 in Editorial

Incinerator protesters arrested for sofa block

FOUR activists who staged a sofa protest outside the site of a new incinerator were arrested yesterday. They pulled a sofa in front of the entrance to the Javelin Park construction site on Sunday, as reported in Monday’s Star. The campaigners, who preven

today, 00:03 in Editorial

Iran: Tehran can weaponise uranium ‘in 5 days’

IRAN only needs five days to enrich uranium to weapon-ready level, Tehran’s atomic energy chief Ali Akbar Salehi warned yesterday. Mr Salehi warned US President Donald Trump, who has repeatedly threatened to renegotiate or walk away from the 2015 nuclear

today, 00:03 in Editorial

India: Triple talaq declared unconstitutional

INDIA’S Supreme Court struck down the “triple talaq” practice as unconstitutional yesterday, ending the right of Muslim men to divorce wives instantly. The bench, comprising five senior judges of different faiths, deliberated for three months before issu

today, 00:03 in Editorial

Why continue a failed war?

JEREMY CORBYN is right to warn Theresa May’s government not to “obediently applaud” Washington’s planned escalation of the war in Afghanistan. Sadly Defence Secretary Michael Fallon was already falling over himself to do so, gushing that he “welcomed” Pr

yesterday, 20:20 in Editorial

Afghanistan: When Will it End?

Trump ramps up 16-year war with pledge for more soldiers DONALD TRUMP flip-flopped his way into escalating the unwinnable war in Afghanistan yesterday after basing much of his election campaign on pulling US forces out. The US president, who berated his

yesterday, 19:37 in Editorial

Rugby: England Women are Inspiring Each Other

Sarah Hunter hopes summer success streak can continue in Belfast ENGLAND captain Sarah Hunter wants her team to continue the summer feel-good factor surrounding women’s sport in the country when they tackle Rugby World Cup semi-final opponents France tod

yesterday, 09:32 in Regional

Leicester condemns ‘minority’ homophobia

LEICESTER condemned yesterday the homophobic chanting that took place against Brighton on Saturday. According to eyewitnesses, the abuse began in the closing stages of the game the hosts won 2-0. Following the match, fans of both clubs took to social med

yesterday, 09:32 in Regional

Mariners treated ‘like animals’ at Stevenage

Fans say stewards forced women to show bras during invasive searches GRIMSBY fans were treated “like animals” by stewards during their trip to Stevenage on Saturday, supporters charged in a letter to Boro bosses yesterday. The Mariners Trust fans group c

yesterday, 09:27 in Sport

Astana ‘not expecting miracles’ against Celtic

ASTANA boss Stanimir Stoilov is not expecting his side to perform a miracle against Celtic in Kazakhstan tonight. The Hoops are leading 5-0 from the first leg of the Champions League play-off in Glasgow and look all but certain to go through to the group

yesterday, 09:21 in Editorial

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