News archive from 23 January 2016, page 1

Kiev anti-left laws threaten vital freedoms

LABOUR MP Paul Flynn and his parliamentary colleagues are to be congratulated on the early day motion condemning the ban on the Communist Party of Ukraine (CPU). Last December’s ruling by the Kiev District Court rests upon the spurious legal basis of...

 

THE VIEW FROM THE PICKET LINES: THE WORKERS’ STORIES

A reprint of first-hand accounts from The Workers’ Story which marked Wapping’s 25th anniversary MARCHING TO AN ANCIENT BEAT Gloved hands, socked feet, shaken and stirred against a stinging wind; blue eyes, cheeks, noses, blue language shared and...

 

The lies that led straight to Leveson

Our era of big-money media monopoly was ushered in by the Wapping violence, writes TONY BURKE THIRTY years ago this year Rupert Murdoch made his move to Wapping — sacking 5,500 print workers employed on his newspapers overnight. It was an act of sheer...

 

How the strike was provoked

JOHN LANG recalls how Murdoch used scabbing electricians and even devised a fake newspaper to force a confrontation with printers – then sacked them all WAS 28 years of age when the Wapping dispute started. Even now as I fast approach my sixtieth...

 

Royal Mail worker by day, world number one by night

Asif Burhan tells the story of star female darts player Deta Hedman, who when she isn’t hitting 180’s is sifting through letters This article is reserved for Morning Star subscribers. To read on, and gain access to the rest of the Star’s news,...

 

Fans’ fury at Sky for moving games

Fixtures rearranged giving supporters three weeks’ notice SUPPORTERS of Premier League and Championship clubs were furious yesterday with Sky for moving fixtures for television audiences. The rearranged fixture schedule was released on Thursday, with...

 

Well connected

CHRIS BARTTER reports on the annual Glasgow music festival which rousingly unites Celtic-influenced music from many sources This article is reserved for Morning Star subscribers. To read on, and gain access to the rest of the Star’s news, features,...

 

What’s so great about David Bowie?

The tsunami of grief following his death doesn’t stop L WILLIAMS asking some pointed questions about the man and his music THE reverberations from the death of some well-known individuals are an interesting phenomenon. Those who did not know the dead...

 

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Better borrowing but George Osborne debt targets in balance

Better borrowing but George Osborne debt targets in balance

Britain’s public borrowing fell sharply last month, new data showed yesterday, but City and business figures gave warning that the chance of George Osborne meeting his annual target remains on a knife-edge. Net borrowing excluding state-backed banks...

Scotsman, 00:12 in Business
 
Clydesdale Bank to introduce £10 note featuring Robert Burns

Clydesdale Bank to introduce £10 note featuring Robert Burns

Clydesdale Bank is marking this year’s Burns Night with the introduction of the bank’s first £10 polymer note featuring Scotland’s celebrated bard. The note will go into production later this year and start circulating in 2017, featuring Robert Burns...

Scotsman, 00:12 in Business
 
Scottish gin and vodka brand sales surge

Scottish gin and vodka brand sales surge

The owner of Scottish gin and vodka brand Blackwoods has reported a jump in sales for the crucial festive trading period. Distil, the Aim-listed company that also owns Blavod Black Vodka and RedLeg Spiced Rum, said revenues during the three months to...

Scotsman, 00:12 in Business
 
Pinnacle inks two deals after staying in the red in 2015

Pinnacle inks two deals after staying in the red in 2015

Communications service-provider Pinnacle Technology Group unveiled two takeover deals yesterday alongside deepening underlying losses and management changes including the departure of the chief executive. Pinnacle Technology’s underlying losses...

Scotsman, 00:12 in Business
 
Sky expected to boast profit and customer growth

Sky expected to boast profit and customer growth

Pay TV giant Sky is expected to shrug off rising competition from rival BT and notch up customer and profit growth when it reports its half-year results next week. City analysts say they expect Sky to have continued to add customers, and are...

Scotsman, 00:12 in Business
 
Transfer News: Chelsea open talks, Man Utd £30m deal close, Arsenal and Liverpool battle

Transfer News: Chelsea open talks, Man Utd £30m deal close, Arsenal and Liverpool battle

Chelsea have opened talks with Juventus boss Massimiliano Allegri regarding a move to Stamford Bridge in the summer. The Sun claim Roman Abramovich has made the Italian his top target to take over from interim manager Guus Hiddink. Allegri has...

Daily Star, 00:13 in Sport
 


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