News archive from 16 March 2012, page 14

Workers ready to fight for pensions

Public sector workers still have an appetite for industrial action over pensions amid "confusion" about the Government's controversial reforms, according to a new study. Support for industrial action increased by almost four percentage...

 

Services gap 'puts young at risk'

A lack of youth services is putting innocent children at risk of being caught up in gangs and violence on the streets, campaigners have said. Gary Trowsdale, chief executive of the Damilola Taylor Trust, said youngsters were being left with no choice...

 
XABI ALONSO'S BAN IS A BIG BLOW FOR REAL

XABI ALONSO'S BAN IS A BIG BLOW FOR REAL

Midfielder Xabi Alonso, who has stamped his authority on the side since joining from Liverpool three years ago, picked up a booking in Wednesday's 4-1 win over CSKA Moscow that means he is suspended for the nine-times European champions' next match....

 

Navy support workers to strike

Hundreds of workers at the Royal Fleet Auxiliary (RFA) are to go on strike at the end of the month in the bitter row over public sector pensions. The Rail Maritime and Transport (RMT) union said more than 600 of its members at the RFA, which supports...

 
MANCHESTER CITY 3 SPORTING LISBON 2: IT'S HART-STOPPING AS CITY'S FIGHT BACK FAILS

MANCHESTER CITY 3 SPORTING LISBON 2: IT'S HART-STOPPING AS CITY'S FIGHT BACK FAILS

Two goals down at half-time, and a hopeless three down to Sporting Lisbon on aggregate in the Europa League, this was hardly what Sheikh Mansour had invested his multi millions for. To be in the Europa League was bad enough, but not to stay the course...

 

From shiny gold to black and backless: Jennifer Lawrence goes for a racy number at Hunger Games Paris premiere

When you know you're going to be heading out on the road to promote a new movie it's important to make sure you've got a superlative selection of red carpet outfits in your suitcase. So far, Jennifer Lawrence, 21, has proved her mettle with an...

 
Dozens face murder trial over football match deaths in Egypt

Dozens face murder trial over football match deaths in Egypt

SEVENTY-FIVE people are to stand trial for causing Egypt's worst football stadium disaster. They include the head of security in Port Said city, where lax policing was blamed for last month's stampede that killed at least 74 fans. “The accused were...

 
MANCHESTER CITY 3 SPORTING LISBON 2: IT'S HART-STOPPING AS CITY'S FIGHT BACK FAILS

MANCHESTER CITY 3 SPORTING LISBON 2: IT'S HART-STOPPING AS CITY'S FIGHT BACK FAILS

Two goals down at half-time, and a hopeless three down to Sporting Lisbon on aggregate in the Europa League, this was hardly what Sheikh Mansour had invested his multi millions for. To be in the Europa League was bad enough, but not to stay the course...

 

Hogwarts for Muggles: How YOU can fly on a broomstick, ride the Knight Bus and see all the...

The joy of Harry Potter has always been the idea of entering a world of magic, wizards and ghosts; being able to turn your horrible cousins into pigs; and battling dragons, goblins and giants. And now you really, truly - well, almost - can....

 
Police told PM ‘drunken Liverpool fans’ caused Hillsborough disaster

Police told PM ‘drunken Liverpool fans’ caused Hillsborough disaster

FORMER Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher was told that a senior Merseyside Police officer blamed "drunken Liverpool fans" for the 1989 Hillsborough football stadium disaster, according to leaked government papers. The documents show that four...

Scotsman, 00:51 in Hot News
 
ATHLETIC BILBAO 2 MANCHESTER UNITED 1: LIMP UNITED CRASH OUT OF EUROPE AGAIN

ATHLETIC BILBAO 2 MANCHESTER UNITED 1: LIMP UNITED CRASH OUT OF EUROPE AGAIN

United have been bounced out of two European competitions in the same season for the first time and they can have no complaints. Considering they had reached three Champions League finals in four years, this season's European campaign has been a...

 
Alex Salmond urged to Axe free prescriptions to fund cancer drugs

Alex Salmond urged to Axe free prescriptions to fund cancer drugs

ALEX Salmond has been urged to ditch free prescription charges for the well-off to help Scottish cancer sufferers get access to the same drugs used to treat the Lockerbie bomber. But the First Minister said that individual NHS patients could still be...

Scotsman, 00:52 in Politics
 
Syria: How Coventry shopkeeper is world’s source for news from war-torn Syria

Syria: How Coventry shopkeeper is world’s source for news from war-torn Syria

RAMI Abdulrahman, a Syrian shopkeeper in Coventry, has become, for many, the most reliable source of information about the revolt against president Bashar al-Assad. He is a lone warrior. Thousands of miles away from home, in a small rented house, Mr...

 
DAN TAKING GIANT STEPS

DAN TAKING GIANT STEPS

NATHAN BROWN plans to make the doubters choke on their words with a TV thriller tonight. Brown's Huddersfield went top for the second time this season after last Sunday's win over Wakefield. But Brown and his Giants feel they don't get the credit they...

Daily Star, 00:53 in Sport
 
ATHLETIC BILBAO 2 MANCHESTER UNITED 1: LIMP UNITED CRASH OUT OF EUROPE AGAIN

ATHLETIC BILBAO 2 MANCHESTER UNITED 1: LIMP UNITED CRASH OUT OF EUROPE AGAIN

United have been bounced out of two European competitions in the same season for the first time and they can have no complaints. Considering they had reached three Champions League finals in four years, this season's European campaign has been a...

 


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