News archive from 1 February 2016

A tale of two statues

History collides in north London, DISCUSSION about the statue of British-born imperialist Cecil Rhodes at Oxford University and what should be done about it, if anything, continues despite Oriel College’s decision to keep it. Statues surely exist to...


Young Reds held at home by a democratic West Ham

Liverpool 0-0 West Ham by James Nalton at Anfield A much-changed Liverpool side drew 0-0 with West Ham United on Saturday, as the teams took their FA Cup fourth round tie to a replay at The Boleyn Ground. 19-year-old Cameron Brannagan and...


Nostalgia is not what it used to be

Owen Hatherley’s thesis that the Tories are using a rosy-tinted view of a stoical past to promote austerity has its merits, says JOHN GREEN The Ministry of Nostalgia by Owen Hatherley (Verso, £11.99) OWEN HATHERLEY is always a worthwhile read, not...


Iowa underdogs put on brave faces despite all but inevitable defeats

As polling day looms and the cameras turn only toward the contenders to win the Iowa caucuses, at least some around nation can’t help but wonder: what happened to the other guys? Related: Iowa caucus: candidates offer last pitch as America (finally)...


Undercover film shows how lawyers could ease flow of 'grey money' into US

New York lawyers have been secretly filmed advising how an African minister could use “grey money” to buy up a Manhattan brownstone, a private jet and a luxury yacht without US authorities – or his impoverished citizens back home – ever knowing. An...


Is Valencia boss Gary Neville set for a transfer deadline day raid on Manchester United?

Gary Neville probably wishes he was still in the Sky Sports studio. Yes, he’s managed to guide Valencia to the semi finals of the Copa del Rey by the tiniest of margins, but Los Che’s La Liga form has been nothing short of a disaster. Brought in at a...

Metro, 00:06 in Sport

UK's productivity plan is ‘vague collection of existing policies’

A committee of MPs has attacked the government’s productivity plan for lacking clear goals and original ideas on how the UK can catch up with other advanced economies. Productivity, often measured as the amount produced for every hour worked, has...

Guardian, 00:07 in Business

Economists to Cameron: refugee crisis response 'morally unacceptable'

More than 120 leading economists, among them former government, UN and World Bank officials, have lambasted the UK government’s response to the refugee crisis, calling it seriously inadequate, morally unacceptable and economically wrong. In an open...

Guardian, 00:07 in Business

Cost of UK retail crime soars to a record £613m

The annual bill for UK retail crime soared to £613m last year – the highest level since records began – driven by sophisticated criminal gangs stealing luxury goods such as designer clothing and hi-tech gadgets to order. That was a 2% increase on the...

Guardian, 00:07 in Business

Landlords 'don't understand rules on immigration checks'

Seven in 10 landlords do not understand their obligations under controversial new “right to rent” rules that oblige them to check new tenants’ immigration statuses. The laws that come into force on Monday could cause problems for young tenants and the...

Guardian, 00:07 in Business
Kids Company: MPs say 'catalogue of failures' led to collapse

Kids Company: MPs say 'catalogue of failures' led to collapse

The collapse of the Kids Company charity was a result of an "extraordinary catalogue of failures", a report by MPs has said. The Commons Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee (PACAC) also criticised the charity's...

BBC, 00:09 in Regional
Cheryl James Deepcut inquest: Father to give evidence

Cheryl James Deepcut inquest: Father to give evidence

A second inquest into the death of a teenage army recruit at Deepcut Barracks more than 20 years ago is to hear evidence from her father. Pte Cheryl James, 18, from Llangollen, Denbighshire, was found with a bullet wound to her head in November 1995....

BBC, 00:09 in Regional
Transfer News: Chelsea Done Deal, £23m Man Utd move imminent, Klopp gives Liverpool update

Transfer News: Chelsea Done Deal, £23m Man Utd move imminent, Klopp gives Liverpool update

Norwich have completed a loan deal for Chelsea striker Patrick Bamford. The 22-year-old will stay at Carrow Road for the rest of the season. Bamford said: "I'm really happy to be here, and the sooner I'm able to get involved the better....

Daily Star, 00:09 in Sport

Turns out people are pretty happy with Britain’s train services

In an official report met with ‘disbelief’ by rail union leaders, Britons expressed a high level of satisfaction with the state of the country’s train services. The Transport Focus watchdog conducted a survey of 28,000 train passengers in Autumn 2015...

Metro, 00:09 in Hot News

Two women killed in double taxi crash in South Yorkshire

Two women died and 10 people were injured in a crash between two taxis in South Yorkshire. The incident happened on Great North Road in Doncaster shortly after midnight on Sunday, police said. Six passengers, all aged in their 20s, and a 40-year-old...


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