News archive from 7 October 2016, page 1

Boxing: Rio judges and refs barred from future fights

Three dozen boxing referees and judges who officiated at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics have been barred from working at further world-level events until an investigation is completed. The International Boxing Association (AIBA) said yesterday that the...

 

Theroux’s cult classic

A razor-sharp exposé of Scientology is a must-see says ALAN FRANK My Scientology Movie (15) Directed by John Dower 5/5 DID Alex Gibney’s excoriating Going Clear leave little room for further exposes of science-fiction writer L Ron Hubbard’s invented...

 

Film round up

The Girl on the Train (15) Directed by Tate Taylor 3/5 IF YOU’RE not one of the millions who have read Paula Hawkins’s best-selling psychological thriller, then this much-anticipated film adaptation will prove a tense and gripping ride. The book,...

 
How the street light has been given a hi-tech makeover

How the street light has been given a hi-tech makeover

Next time you're out after dark, spare a thought for the humble street light. It's not so humble anymore. Not only are light bulbs getting sharper and more energy efficient as they are upgraded to LEDs, but they increasingly help fight crime, promote...

 

Britain heavily involved in brutal states

Report exposes ‘sheer scope’ of arms sales THE British government is accused of arming repressive regimes in the Persian Gulf and being complicit in state violence, in a new report published yesterday by campaign group War on Want. A “murky network”...

 

More strikes on the way as Southern rejects RMT offer

BRITAIN’S worst-performing railway will be hit by a fresh wave of strikes from Tuesday after talks broke down yesterday. Rail union RMT said Govia Thameslink Railway’s (GTR) Southern division had rejected a “perfectly reasonable” proposal to meet...

 

Colombia: Massive march shows backing for peace deal

Santos meets leader of anti-Farc campaign HUNDREDS of thousands of Colombians marched in silence by torchlight on Wednesday calling on the country not to give up on the peace deal marginally rejected on Sunday. The In Silence for Peace protests filled...

 

Palestine: Israeli navy hijacks aid boat and arrests women activists

ISRAELI forces arrested 13 female peace campaigners bringing aid to the besieged Gaza Strip yesterday after hijacking their boat in international waters. The Israeli navy towed the Dutch-flagged Zaytouna-Oliva into the port of Ashdod after...

 

Iraq: Baghdad seeks UN help to get rid of Turkish invaders

IRAQ’S government called on the UN security council yesterday to help kick Turkish troops out of the country’s north. Foreign Ministry spokesman Ahmad Jamal said Baghdad had requested an emergency meeting over “Turkish violations on Iraqi soil and...

 

Tories say to locals: Frack you Lancashire

Government gives controversial fracking plans the green light by Sofia Lotto Persio and Peter Lazenby THE Tory government rode roughshod over the wishes of tens of thousands of people in Lancashire yesterday after giving the go-ahead to fracking. A...

 
Child rapist jailed after having sex with 13-year-old in grounds of college

Child rapist jailed after having sex with 13-year-old in grounds of college

A CHILD rapist put on a community payback order has finally been locked up – for having sex with a 13-year-old after his soft-touch sentence. But the 17-year-old, who can’t be named for legal reasons, will be back on the streets in December. He was...

 
Ex-wife's disgust after estranged husband avoids jail for child porn stash

Ex-wife's disgust after estranged husband avoids jail for child porn stash

A DISGUSTED ex-wife who discovered her estranged husband’s stash of child pornography has slammed the justice system for his community sentence. Richard Smith, 45, was caught weeks after leaving wife June. She found his pictures of girls on a computer...

 
Paramedic cleared of sexually assaulting female colleagues

Paramedic cleared of sexually assaulting female colleagues

A PARAMEDIC was yesterday cleared of sexually assaulting female colleagues. David Lee was accused of groping four fellow Scottish Ambulance Service staff and exposing himself to two of the women. The married father of one faced a total of 15 charges,...

 
Can the UK take over existing EU trade agreements?

Can the UK take over existing EU trade agreements?

Building British trade outside the EU is a priority for Theresa May's government, so existing deals could be a useful starting point to any negotiation. But could the UK take over existing trade agreements the EU has with other countries, under...

BBC, 00:11 in Business
 
Protester who burned the Union Jack fined for gatecrashing a Labour event last year

Protester who burned the Union Jack fined for gatecrashing a Labour event last year

A PROTESTER has been fined £1000 after he tried to gatecrash a Labour event. Sean Clerkin, 55, demanded to enter the private event at the Royal Concert Hall in Glasgow, where the then shadow chancellor Ed Balls was giving a speech. Clerkin pushed past...

 


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