News archive from 23 January 2016, page 6

West Brom boss Tony Pulis on why he let Joleon Lescott go to Aston Villa and replaced him with Jonny Evans

West Brom boss Tony Pulis on why he let Joleon Lescott go to Aston Villa and replaced him with Jonny Evans

West Bromwich Albion head coach Tony Pulis is confident he was right to allow Joleon Lescott to leave following the arrival of fellow centre-back Jonny Evans. There was talk Lescott would move to Aston Villa, the club he has supported since a boy,...

 

Manchester United want to sign Ryan Bertrand before January transfer deadline

Manchester United want to sign Southampton left-back Ryan Bertrand before the January transfer window closes, according to reports. United have been rocked by the news that Ashley Young will be out of action for some time with a serious groin injury,...

Metro, 00:46 in Sport
 

Court says man must tell police if he is going to have sex

A man has been given a court order to inform police 24 hours before any sexual contact with a woman, despite being cleared of rape. Magistrates in York said the man, who cannot be named for legal reasons, was also subject to restrictions online and is...

 

Why Star is Different From the Rest of the Press

IF THE Morning Star was the only newspaper to stand shoulder to shoulder with the workers of Wapping, it wasn’t by accident. This anniversary pullout has highlighted much of what is wrong with the bulk of the British press. And as Wapping showed, much...

 

How the Morning Star Covered Wapping

The Paper that Rallied to the Strikers’ Cause NATIONAL newspaper printworkers had a longstanding and well-deserved reputation for showing solidarity with other workers in struggle. National Union of Mineworkers representatives dispatched to London to...

 

The iron grip of the city poses a new threat

Local and regional papers are being plundered by shorttermist fatcats who’ve failed to invest, writes TIM GOPSILL RUPERT MURDOCH — what’s not to hate? A vile and ruthless right-wing tyrant who has destroyed the lives of thousands and poisoned those of...

 
Chinese leader in Iran to discuss economy, regional crisis: state TV

Chinese leader in Iran to discuss economy, regional crisis: state TV

ANKARA Chinese President Xi Jinping arrived in Tehran on Friday to discuss improvement of economic and political ties after lifting of international sanctions because of Iran's disputed nuclear program, state TV said. Xi will meet top Iranian...

 
Could 'method writing' be the future for novelists?

Could 'method writing' be the future for novelists?

Could writers benefit from the same tactics as method actors, who immerse themselves in extreme surroundings in order to prepare for a role? Every February, as the Oscars roll around, movie fans revel in stories about actors who have gone to extreme...

BBC, 00:52 in Regional
 

Murdoch: A Loathsome Influence on Journalism

The media mogul’s relentless accumulation of power left both politicians and News International staff terrified, says MICHELLE STANISTREET HIS happy news was announced in a classified advert in the Times — media mogul Rupert Murdoch was engaged to...

 
A Point of View: Does cosmetic surgery really make people feel better about their bodies?

A Point of View: Does cosmetic surgery really make people feel better about their bodies?

Cosmetic surgery is a booming industry. Tom Shakespeare worries about people's urge to alter their bodies. I don't much look in mirrors. But my friends have hung little looking glasses in their hall, and as I wheel out, I see my face up close. I'm not...

BBC, 00:55 in Regional
 

Rail union boss Mick Cash attacks 'scandalous' foreign train contract

Unions have branded a decision to hand a £490 million train building contract to Spain a "kick in the teeth". Bombardier's Derby operation was reportedly bidding for the deal to provide 281 vehicles to Arriva Rail North but has lost out to...

 

Steven Moffat calls time on his role as Doctor Who boss

Steven Moffat has quit his role as lead writer and executive producer of Doctor Who, the BBC has said. He will be replaced by Broadchurch creator Chris Chibnall. A Doctor Who Christmas special will air later this year, while series 10, Moffat's last,...

 

Steven Moffat calls time on his role as Doctor Who boss

Steven Moffat has quit his role as lead writer and executive producer of Doctor Who, the BBC has said. He will be replaced by Broadchurch creator Chris Chibnall. A Doctor Who Christmas special will air later this year, while series 10, Moffat's last,...

 
Abortion approved for woman badly injured in attack

Abortion approved for woman badly injured in attack

A woman who suffered brain damage after being attacked is expected to have an abortion soon after a judge in a specialist court gave doctors permission to terminate her pregnancy. Mr Justice Baker ruled an abortion would be lawful because evidence...

 
Scientists hope protein can help in fight against disease

Scientists hope protein can help in fight against disease

Part of a protein found in breast milk could be used to wipe out certain types of bacteria, scientists have found. The study, by the National Physical Laboratory (NPL) and University College London, found that the minuscule fragment, less than a...

 


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