News archive from 2 December 2019

Charity reveals toll of extra winter deaths in North-West and Bury

NEW figures produced yesterday revealed that 2,900 more people died in the North West during winter months of 2018/19 compared to the rest of the year. Despite the figures dropping from 6,690 in the previous year's 'Beast from the East' big freeze,...

 

Do politicians keep their promises? The evidence

The conventional wisdom holds that politicians can’t be trusted to keep their promises, yet decades of research across numerous advanced democracies shows the opposite. In truth, political parties reliably carry out the bulk of their campaign pledges,...

The Week, 09:35 in Politics
 
McFarlane double completes Town fightback

McFarlane double completes Town fightback

BetVictor Southern League, Premier Central St Ives Town 2-2 Stratford Town Report by Bryan Hale TWO opportunist finishes from substitute Kyle McFarlane earned Stratford a valuable point at the Pro Edge Stadium on Saturday but their wait for that...

 

General election 2019 latest: Boris battling ‘to prevent PR setback’ over London Bridge

The London Bridge terrorist attack on Friday afternoon has sparked a political blame game between the major parties. The Times reports that Boris Johnson is seeking “to prevent a public relations setback” over the release of Usman Khan, the convicted...

The Week, 11:18 in Politics
 

Hope for vulnerable families as charity relaunches services in Bury

DEPRIVED families living in an "area of high need" will receive help from a charity that was forced to close down its Bury service eight months ago. Home-Start Bury had to cease operating in May this year, citing "a reduction in...

 

School's Christmas play has 'perfect ingredients' for broadcasting

PRIMARY school children could see their Christmas play about aliens and outer space showcased on television screens around the country. Pupils at Sedgley Park Community Primary School in Prestwich have been named as finalists in a national competition...

 
Election 2019 Why I'm Voting Labour: Ross Bradshaw, Bookseller and publisher

Election 2019 Why I'm Voting Labour: Ross Bradshaw, Bookseller and publisher

× You can read 9 more articles this month Please help support the Morning Star by subscribing here I WAS talking to a friend the other day about our ill-spent youth. Both of us were lonely, bookish, working-class teenagers.   He started reading...

 
Books Twenty-first Century Poetry

Books Twenty-first Century Poetry

× You can read 9 more articles this month Please help support the Morning Star by subscribing here   THE PERSEVERANCE (Penned in the Margins, £9.99) is the first collection by British-Jamaican poet Raymond Antrobus and it is one of the most original...

 
Music Album reviews with Michal Boncza

Music Album reviews with Michal Boncza

× You can read 9 more articles this month Please help support the Morning Star by subscribing here Pedaljets Twist The Lens (Electric Moth Records) ★★★★★ IF YOU like your rock’n’roll hale and hearty yet sophisticated, look no further...

 
Police use special vehicle to detect offending M40 motorists

Police use special vehicle to detect offending M40 motorists

A specially adapted HGV helped police detect 146 driver offences on the M40 during national Road Safety Week last month (18th-24th November). As part of Operation Tramline, officers used a HGV ‘supercab’ owned by Highways England to observe driver...

 
Vigil at 11am today for victims of London Bridge attack

Vigil at 11am today for victims of London Bridge attack

A VIGIL for the victims of the London Bridge attack will be held at 11am today less than a mile from Friday’s attack in which Saskia Jones, 23, from Stratford-upon-Avon was stabbed to death. The remembrance service at Guildhall Yard in the City will...

 
Results round-up

Results round-up

FOOTBALL SATURDAY BetVictor Southern League, Premier Central St Ives Town 2-2 Stratford Town Midland League, Division One Studley 4-0 Ashby Ivanhoe Division Three Coventrians P-P Leamington Hibernian Presidents Cup, First Round FC Stratford 0-2...

 
Books Insane Mode: How Elon Musk’s Tesla Sparked an Electric Revolution by Hamish McKenzie

Books Insane Mode: How Elon Musk’s Tesla Sparked an Electric Revolution by Hamish McKenzie

× You can read 9 more articles this month Please help support the Morning Star by subscribing here STRAP in Tesla fans, because you’re in for a ride even wilder than the Cybertruck, the world’s first electric pickup vehicle with bulletproof...

 
Musical The Wizard of Oz, Leeds Playhouse

Musical The Wizard of Oz, Leeds Playhouse

× You can read 9 more articles this month Please help support the Morning Star by subscribing here THE WIZARD of Oz  is a mainstay of festive viewing and, as such, it's a reliably safe production for the recently renamed and redeveloped Leeds...

 

Books Dirt Clean by Judith Amanthis

× You can read 9 more articles this month Please help support the Morning Star by subscribing here AMBITIOUS and audacious, Judith Amanthis’s debut novel Dirt Clean is a compelling account of betrayal and exploitation. In what is a forensic...

 
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