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Theatre Review Europe ahead of its time

THIS fine production of David Greig’s play by the Donmar’s new artistic director Michael Longhurst is set in a shabby train station on the point of closure in an anonymous Mitteleuropa border town.

All its charm and cultural identity are gone and its inhabitants — whose accents, ...

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Cartoon Anglerfish

THE UN human rights council has adopted a resolution condemning US sanctions against its member states.

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Men's Cycling Geraint Thomas ‘satisfied’ with Tour performance so far

GERAINT THOMAS and Team Ineos had every reason to be satisfied as they reached the first rest day of the Tour de France in an enviable position.

The crosswind chaos of Monday’s stage 10 saw Thomas power his way into second place on the general classification, 72 seconds behind Frenchman ...

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Ambulance workers protest against plans to keep them working until they're 68

AMBULANCE workers and paramedics protested outside the Department of Health today over plans to force them to continue working until they are 68.

They say if the policy is enforced, ambulance workers will be in poorer health than the patients they are treating — and lives will be under ...

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Privatised public-sector workers protest ISS's attacks on pay and conditions

PUBLIC-SECTOR workers protested outside the headquarters of a multinational outsourcing corporation today over its attacks on the pay and conditions of staff whose jobs have been privatised.

Workers whose jobs have been transferred to privateer ISS from the NHS, schools and local ...

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Venezuela and opposition begin peace talks in Barbados

THE Venezuelan government and US-backed opposition are resuming talks aimed at ending the country’s political crisis, Information Minister Jorge Rodriguez said yesterdayday.

He posted on Twitter that he and the rest of the government delegation had arrived for negotiations in Barbados, ...

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Unite joins boycott of Hewlett Packard over company's complicity in Palestinian rights violations

UNITE has joined the campaign to oppose Hewlett Packard’s (HP) complicity in the violation of Palestinian rights.

The union dropped the technology company over the weekend after passing a resolution in June to end the purchase of HP products and to replace existing ones.

HP ...

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Londoners facing workforce crisis, high rents making region uninhabitable

A PUBLIC-SECTOR workforce crisis is gripping London and the south as rising rents have made it uninhabitable for low-paid workers.

A report by consultancy firm PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) said there is an “urgent need” to build new affordable homes as stagnating public-sector pay has ...

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Rail unions label Grayling's railway review a ‘fix’

RAIL unions have slammed the government’s railway review as a “fix” after the investigation’s head suggested the government should not be running Britain’s struggling privatised railways.

Keith Williams, who is carrying out a review of Britain’s railways for the government, ...

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UN ‘deeply concerned’ by US plan to ban refugees claiming asylum

THE new US ruling barring asylum to most refugees who cross into the country from the Mexican border will endanger vulnerable people and “is not in line with international obligations,” United Nations refugee agency the UNHCR said yesterday. 

President Donald Trump’s administration ...

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US news organisations failed to properly report civilian casualties during war on Isis, Airwars finds

MAJOR US news organisations have too often failed to properly report civilian casualties during the five-year war in Syria, according to a new study published today by conflict-transparency charity Airwars. 

In its News in Brief report, the charity analysed US-media coverage of civilian ...

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Extinction Rebellion activists shut down London Concrete to prevent its ‘devastating’ health effects

CLIMATE change activists continued to storm the streets of Britain today as part of Extinction Rebellion’s (XR’s) “summer uprising.”

Activists in east London shut down London Concrete works by blocking both entrances to the site in Stratford’s Olympic Park and demanded the ...

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Men's Cricket ECB ready to take advantage of World Cup win

ENGLAND’S watershed World Cup win has dealt cricket “a huge adrenaline shot” in its bid to find a new audience.

That is the view of Tom Harrison, chief executive of the England and Wales Cricket Board, who watched Eoin Morgan’s men land the trophy for the first time on Sunday in ...

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Britain First fined for multiple offences

FAR-RIGHT group Britain First was fined £44,200 by the Electoral Commission today for multiple breaches of financial rules.

Registered political parties must provide full, accurate data on their donations and accounts so that voters can see where their money comes from.

Although it ...

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Corbyn condemns Tories over Trump tweet

JEREMY CORBYN blasted the two Tory leadership hopefuls today for failing to condemn Donald Trump as racist for his “go back home” tweet.

US president Mr Trump wrote that four Democrat congresswomen should “go back and help fix the totally broken and crime-infested places from ...

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Disabled people hit hardest by benefit changes

DISABLED people have been hit four times harder by “complex and dysfunctional” benefits changes over the past decade than non-disabled people, according to research today.

The more disabilities a person has the more they have lost out, the Disability Benefits Consortium (DBC) ...

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Women's Cricket England shuffle the pack ahead of crucial Ashes tie

ENGLAND have included Kirstie Gordon in their squad of 13 for tomorrow’s Women’s Ashes Test against Australia at Taunton.

Nottinghamshire’s Gordon has been rewarded after taking eight wickets in the warm-up fixture between Australia and England’s Academy.

Danni Wyatt and ...

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Trade unionists outraged over vandalism of seafarers' monument

TRADE unionists are “disgusted” by the vandalism of a Glasgow monument dedicated to British seafarers who aided democratic forces during the Spanish Civil War.

The Blockade Runners memorial, which was only unveiled in March this year, was daubed with football and sectarian-related ...

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American Football Seven days in the NFL

THIS past Sunday was an incredible day for sport, Lewis Hamilton won a record sixth British Grand Prix, legends of tennis Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer gave us the second longest Wimbledon final of all time – won by Djokovic on a 12-12 Championship tie break, and in cricket, favourites ...

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Men's Cricket Labour pledges at add at least one game to ‘crown jewels’ TV list

A LABOUR government would consider adding at least one England match a year to the “crown jewels” list of live sport that must be made available on free-to-air television.

The pledge was made by Labour’s shadow culture secretary and deputy leader Tom Watson a day after 8.3 million ...

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Small-minded drugs policies are killing Scots

ALBERT Einstein said: “Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.”

Nowhere is this more true than in the current drugs policy.

As a young man growing up in a mining community in the ’80s and ’90s, cannabis was the drug of choice at ...

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