News archive from 19 June 2017, page 1

The cutting edge to Tory violence

BERNADETTE HYLAND recommends an exposé of how austerity measures savagely attack the most vulnerable The Violence of Austerity, edited by Vickie Cooper and David Whyte (Pluto Press £16.99) THERE seems to be a minor economic boom at the moment of books...

 

Alice isn’t Happy

Michal Boncza reviews a new graphic story by Spencer Woodcock and drawn Denny Derbyshire Alice isn’t Happy by Spencer Woodcock, drawn by Denny Derbyshire (Derbyshire and Woodcock, £10) THIS heart-warming selection of graphic vignettes is an episodic...

 

Passionate case for environment action

Paul Donovan reviews Confessions of a Recovering Environmentalist by Paul Kingsnorth Confessions of a Recovering Environmentalist by Paul Kingsnorth (Faber and Faber, £14.99) THIS fascinating book raises some fundamental questions about our...

 

UK will seek ‘a deal like no other’ on Brexit

The UK government will enter talks with the EU today with a plan for a hard Brexit and still arguing that no deal is better than a bad deal, dashing hopes of a rethink in the wake of the general election. Philip Hammond, one of the strongest...

Scotsman, 00:08 in Politics
 

England captain Dylan Hartley says victorious tour of Argentina 'exceeded our hopes and expectations'

England captain Dylan Hartley says he will enjoy his summer holiday all the more for having ended the 2016-17 season by leading his side to a 2-0 series victory on their tour of Argentina. It was mission accomplished for Eddie Jones' youthful England...

Daily Mail, 00:08 in Sport
 

Manchester United ace Paul Pogba celebrates his 500th Instagram post by busting out dance moves in China

It is no secret that the world's current most expensive footballer Paul Pogba is a huge fan of social media. Pogba takes to Instagram, Twitter and such platforms on almost a daily basis in order to keep his adoring fans up to date on his hectic...

Daily Mail, 00:08 in Sport
 

Conor McGregor says 'call me daddy today' as he trains on Father's Day ahead of Floyd Mayweather clash

Conor McGregor's public persona is one of a man who does not take life to seriously - brash humour, open shirts and tattoos, easy self confidence. However the Irish UFC star is also a feared fighter, and he was hard at work in training on Sunday....

Daily Mail, 00:09 in Sport
 

Tories branded 'washed-up' by Barrow MP John Woodcock as new poll shows Labour is most popular party in the UK

Research by Survation for ITV's Good Morning Britain gave Jeremy Corbyn's party a three point lead over the Conservatives, as 44 per cent of respondents backed Labour, 41 per cent opted for the Tories, six per cent for the Lib Dems and two per cent...

 
FTSE 350 pensions in weakest position since 2009 - report

FTSE 350 pensions in weakest position since 2009 - report

British listed companies' ability to meet the obligations of their defined benefit, or final salary, pension schemes is at its weakest since 2009 as a result of falling gilt yields, consultancy firm PwC said on Monday. Low interest rates have...

 

Police make 2 arrests after reports of 'man in car pointing handgun at Meir house'

Police have made two arrests after reports of a man pointing a gun at a house. Officers were deployed to Mollison Road, in Meir, at 8.50pm tonight. The female driver and her 33-year-old male passenger were both arrested. A Staffordshire Police...

 

Stoke-on-Trent could be in for a 'Meltdown Monday' as Met Office issues amber level 3 health warning

Brace yourselves for what could be an absolute scorcher of a heatwave. A heat health warning has been issued for the UK as temperatures are set to rise even higher over the next few days. The UK will be hotter than the Bahamas on 'Meltdown Monday',...

 

Police descend on Meir estate in hunt for wanted man

Police were called to a residential street to try and trace a suspect today. Eyewitnesses reported seeing a number of police vehicles on Harrowby Road, in Meir, this afternoon. Officers at the scene attempted to arrest the suspect but so far have been...

 

Parents spend £389 every summer entertaining children during holidays

Two in five hard-pressed parents are already trying to cut back on spending as they prepare to entertain their children over the summer holidays, research suggests. Some 39% of mothers and fathers of schoolchildren rein in their spending in June to...

 

Labour takes lead over Tories in new poll after hung parliament General Election

Labour has overtaken the Tories in popularity following the shock General Election result while four in 10 people think Theresa May should resign, a new poll suggests. Research by Survation for Good Morning Britain (GMB) gave Jeremy Corbyn's party a...

 

Broken-heart syndrome may leave longer lasting damage, experts find

A condition known as "broken heart syndrome" may leave longer lasting damage than previously thought, experts say. Around 3,000 people per year in the UK suffer from Takotsubo syndrome, which can be triggered by severe emotional distress,...

 


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