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Cladding chemical too toxic for Mines

Similar plastic to cladding used on Grenfell Tower banned in mines 40 years ago, writes Peter Lazenby and Lamiat Sabin SIMILAR plastic used for insulating Grenfell Tower was banned from Britain’s deep coalmines around 40 years ago because it was found to

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Fire station cut by Johnson to be rebuilt as luxury flats

by Felicity Collier ONE of the 10 fire stations closed by Boris Johnson between 2008-12 while he was mayor of London is to be converted into luxury flats by a company which counts a Tory donor as one of its directors. Belsize fire station in north London

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Tory boycott ban defeated in court

Rights activists overjoyed as Javid guidelines struck down, writes Felicity Collier PALESTINIAN rights activists were delighted yesterday after High Court judges said the government was breaking the law by preventing local councils from joining an ethica

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China and US meet over nukes

CHINESE military chiefs called for a return to six-nation denuclearisation talks for the Korean peninsula in Washington yesterday. They proposed a “dual-track approach” with a peace mechanism in parallel with a “suspension for suspension” to defuse tensi

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Miami 5 hero slams Trump for thwarting detente

FORMER Miami Five prisoner Fernando Gonzalez said on Wednesday the US blockade of his county was doomed to failure. He hit back at US President Donald Trump’s partial rollback last week of the detente with Cuba — that began with the release of the five f

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Egypt delivers fuel to Gaza

GAZA’S only power station began operating again yesterday after Egypt’s delivery of diesel fuel — but Israel has further reduced power. Gaza power authority GEDCO spokesman Mohammed Thabit said that Israel had reduced supply by four megawatts to 48 mw —

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Triumph for the BDS movement

HIGH Court recognition that Theresa May’s government acted unlawfully by attempting to undermine the peaceful tactic of isolating Israel through boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) is an important ruling. Communities and Local Government Secretary Sa

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‘Bringing my family out of death is the greatest thing I will ever achieve’

Refugee activist AHMAD AL-RASHID, who ‘starred’ in BBC Exodus documentary, tells the story of his traumatic journey to Britain from Syria and his reunion with his wife and children WHEN I started filming my journey, it was just for me, for my family to b

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Was Clive Lewis right to call for the ‘burning of neoliberalism’?

Giants of Labour have said similar before, writes SOLOMON HUGHES HOW should Labour MPs respond to the terrible fire at Grenfell Tower? Labour’s Norwich South MP Clive Lewis put out a short, sharp statement on Twitter: “Burn neoliberalism, not people.” So

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Historic struggles brought to life in Braunston

Narrow boats, strikes, trade unions and wartime female skippers will all be remembered and celebrated at this inimitable annual rally, says PETER FROST This weekend the canal wharfs of the Northampton village of Braunston will come alive with a huge and

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‘Underdog’ England will give their all, says Alex Hartley

Alex Hartley wants to draw a line under the best 12 months of her life to focus on helping England defy their tag as “underdogs” for the World Cup. Hartley readily admits her career has been transformed since being included in the international set-up an

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British man dies on 2022 World Cup site

ITUC: Qatar refuse to accept responsibility for protecting workers ITUC general secretary Sharan Burrow was sceptical yesterday over Qatar’s claims that they will hold an investigation into the death of a British worker on a building site for the 2022 Qa

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Chinese FA bring in tax kitty on foreign transfers

China will effectively double the cost for its clubs to buy foreign football players in a move yesterday aimed at slowing the influx of pricey overseas stars and encouraging homegrown talent. China’s Football Association (CFA) announced that any club tha

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Cinema round-up: 23.06.17

The latest The Seasons in Quincy: Four Portraits of John Berger  (12A) Directed by Colin MacCabe, Bartek Dziadosz, Christopher Roth and Tilda Swinton 4/5 THESE four films on the Marxist art critic, novelist, artists and poet John Berger are very much a l

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GMB rep suspended for trouser faux pas

TRADE unionists are calling for a worker at Watford General Hospital to be reinstated after he was suspended for rolling his trousers up as temperatures hit 30°C  this week. Managers at multinational private contractor Medirest had told porters and clean

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