News archive from 24 April 2017, page 7

General election 2017: 'No apology' for Labour's union ties

General election 2017: 'No apology' for Labour's union ties

Labour will "never, ever apologise" for the closeness of its ties with the trade unions, Jeremy Corbyn will say. The party's leader is due to address the Scottish Trades Union Congress in Aviemore on Monday. Labour has only one MP in...

BBC, 02:07 in Regional
 
Mel B’s nanny claims she had ‘seven-year affair’ with the former Spice Girls singer

Mel B’s nanny claims she had ‘seven-year affair’ with the former Spice Girls singer

Mel B’s nanny has claimed she had an affair for seven years with the former Spice Girl, while she was married to Stephen Belafonte. Nanny Lorraine Gilles is suing Mel B for defamation after the singer claimed she had sex with her husband Stephen...

Metro, 02:24 in Showbiz
 

Watson pins hopes on pensions pledge to win back Ukip voters

LABOUR DEPUTY leader Tom Watson believes the party’s promise on pensions could help win back Ukip voters in key seats in Yorkshire. The party is desperate to hang onto a string of seats in West Yorkshire where it had a narrow margin of victory over...

 

American member of watchdog OSCE killed in Ukraine

An American paramedic working for European security watchdog OSCE's monitoring mission in eastern Ukraine was killed and two others were injured on Sunday when their vehicle struck a mine, triggering a U.S. call for a transparent, timely...

 

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho got exactly what he demanded against Burnley

There had been a spurious story going around that Manchester United were quite content Anthony Martial was enduring a barren patch. It was going to save the club £8.5m if he came up short of scoring his 25 goal for the club. There was even the dark...

 
‘Kim Jong-un will drag the US to WAR’ Ex-Navy chief claims Trump will be FORCED into WW3

‘Kim Jong-un will drag the US to WAR’ Ex-Navy chief claims Trump will be FORCED into WW3

North Korea has repeatedly threatened the Trump administration, recently claiming they will wipe the United States “off the map” with a “super preemptive strike”. Now former British Navy chief Lord Admiral West has claimed there is a "real"...

 

Jayne Dowle: Flawed politician could be the saviour of democracy

AS experienced Labour MPs consider their positions, and some notable names step down, Nick Clegg, former leader of the Liberal Democrats, is a lion resurgent. Who would have thought it? There had been rumours that the Sheffield Hallam MP would retire...

 

Kirsten Simister: Gallery excels at the art of raising profile of Hull

THE Ferens Art Gallery in Hull is considered by many to be one of the finest and most important regional art galleries in the country, with a permanent collection of great quality featuring work by renowned artists from the 14th century to the present...

 

Ros Altmann: A care system that penalises the elderly

IN terms of fairness, it is vital that the next Government finally addresses the ongoing and worsening crisis in social care. The current system penalises elderly people and their families and lowers care standards, while raising the costs to those...

 
China's strong first-quarter growth highlights positive signs: finance minister

China's strong first-quarter growth highlights positive signs: finance minister

An increasing number of positive signs were seen in the Chinese economy in the first quarter GDP report, finance minister Xiao Jie said in a meeting in Washington last week. In a notice published on the Ministry of Finance's website on Saturday, Xiao...

Reuters, 03:18 in Business
 
Britain’s Got Talent: Just Us leader’s soap role REVEALED after golden buzzer storm

Britain’s Got Talent: Just Us leader’s soap role REVEALED after golden buzzer storm

The all-girl dance group stormed the stage on Saturday night’s ITV show and received a standing ovation from the audience and judges Simon Cowell, Amanda Holden, David Walliams and Alesha Dixon. And most impressed by their incredible performance was...

 

Japan's Nikkei hits near 3-week high on French vote relief, Sony climbs

* French vote relief weakens yen to the advantage of Japan stocks * Sony gains after raising its profit forecast * North Korea tensions still a worry, defence-related stocks up By Shinichi Saoshiro TOKYO, April 24 Japan's Nikkei share average rose to...

 
North Korean university names detained US citizen

North Korean university names detained US citizen

A North Korean university has named the US citizen detained on Saturday as Kim Sang-duk, also known as Tony Kim. The Korean-American lecturer had taught at Pyongyang University of Science and Technology (PUST) for several weeks prior to his arrest....

BBC, 03:39 in World News
 
Venezuela's President Maduro calls for talks with opposition

Venezuela's President Maduro calls for talks with opposition

Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro has called for talks to resume with the opposition. He also said he wanted local elections to take place. His comments came as another large demonstration is planned for Monday after three weeks of tense protests...

BBC, 03:39 in World News
 
Talks due in bid to resolve Southern rail row with RMT

Talks due in bid to resolve Southern rail row with RMT

Talks are due to begin later between Southern rail and the RMT union in an ongoing dispute over driver-only operated trains. The two sides have been in dispute since last April. The year-long row is over Southern giving drivers responsibility for...

BBC, 03:41 in Regional
 


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