News archive from 11 December 2012, page 6

Postal workers strike over slave driving bosses

Around 100 postal workers in south Bristol walked out on strike today over increased workloads. Workers at Royal Mail's depot in Mead Street, Bedminster, said they were taking 24-hour strike action because delivery rounds had been revised, forcing too...

 

Rolls-Royce bribery claims 'first raised six years ago'

Claims of alleged bribery and corruption at engineering giant Rolls-Royce were first raised at least six years ago, it was reported today. The firm said last week that it is in talks with the Serious Fraud Office (SFO) over concerns about bribery and...

 

Campaigners step up day centre fight

Disability campaigners and trade unionists in Glasgow joined forces at a major meeting today to try to save three centres for people with learning disabilities from closure. The city's Labour-led council said its plans to close three of the seven...

 

MoD grants BAE Systems £1.2bn submarine deal

A £1.2 billion contract to build the Royal Navy's new hunter-killer submarine has been awarded to BAE systems. The contract will safeguard 3,000 skilled jobs at Barrow in Cumbria, the Ministry of Defence (MoD) said. HMS Audacious is the fourth of...

 

Patients' lives on line as Con-Dems betray pledge on cancer

Cuts to specialist cancer services of 25 per cent in England will put patients' lives at risk, a leading cancer charity told the Morning Star today. Labour's shadow care minister Liz Kendallv (pictured) has revealed that NHS clinical networks are on...

 

Union launches campaign to save iconic black cab

The Unite union called on the Prime Minister, London Mayor Boris Johnson and other top Tories today to save the maker of black cabs and ensure the iconic vehicle is built in Britain. This week a decision over the future of Coventry manufacturer London...

 

Jol hails magical Berbatov after fine display (but he should have scored!)

Fulham manager Martin Jol praised the all-round influence of star striker Dimitar Berbatov following the Whites' 2-1 victory over Newcastle at Craven Cottage.Jol's side had not won in seven games but took the lead through a deflected Steve Sidwell...

Daily Mail, 00:27 in Sport
 

Gifts for the great: Pele and Federer swap shirts as they meet in Brazil

One legend met another as tennis star Roger Federer and former Brazil great Pele rubbed shoulders over the weekend. Federer went to Pele's residence in Brazil to exchange gifts with one of the finest players in football history. Pele was given a...

Daily Mail, 00:27 in Sport
 

Mancini: City are MUCH better than United even though we lost the derby! (And I won't sell Balotelli...)

Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini has claimed his team are still superior to rivals United and has revealed he will not sell Mario Balotelli in the forseeable future.Mancini and his players are still reeling from Sunday's dramatic derby defeat...

Daily Mail, 00:27 in Sport
 

Remember Hillsborough! As football considers using nets to stop yobs, relatives of victims killed in...

Relatives of Hillsborough victims have warned that erecting netting to protect players from missiles could eventually lead to the return of the fences that killed their loved ones. Players' union chief Gordon Taylor said on Monday that mesh nets would...

Daily Mail, 00:27 in Sport
 
Lambert to hand Given a go as Villa boss leads new side back to Norwich for cup clash

Lambert to hand Given a go as Villa boss leads new side back to Norwich for cup clash

Shay Given will make a rare appearance for Aston Villa but his involvement is likely to be overshadowed by Paul Lambert's return to Carrow Road. The former Republic of Ireland goalkeeper will get a chance to stake his claim for a regular spot in...

Daily Mail, 00:27 in Sport
 

Time to tackle thug element! End the coin-throwing now, or expect some more serious damage

During a lunch with Manchester City's former winger Mike Summerbee back in 2009, he offered the following recollection of life as a footballer in the North West in the 1960s. 'The United fans hated me,' he said. 'They really got stuck in to me. I went...

Daily Mail, 00:27 in Sport
 
EXCLUSIVE: You have to be quite scary, give evil stares and tell them to get out of my way, says... the Weirwolf of London!

EXCLUSIVE: You have to be quite scary, give evil stares and tell them to get out of my way, says... the...

The man known as the 'Animal' of wheelchair racing, who won four gold medals at the Paralympic Games in London, is sitting in a cafe in Richmond Park, south-west London, sipping a coffee.David Weir is quiet, humble and softly spoken, smiling tiredly...

Daily Mail, 00:27 in Sport
 

Prison's failings slammed in report

Prison inspectors have produced a damning report into the safety standards at an overcrowded jail published just days after it was saved from the axe. Inspectors from Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Prisons (HMIP) arrived unannounced at HMP Lincoln in...

 

Sky's the limit! Cook will waltz past my record for Test runs, says old master Gooch

Graham Gooch, fresh from a game of tennis with his regular opponent Andy Flower, sat back and almost purred with pleasure as he discussed the extraordinary impact Alastair Cook has had here in India.Not only has Cook followed an identical route to the...

Daily Mail, 00:27 in Sport
 


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