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Only 'warm words' offered by the government Labour warns

LABOUR condemned the government today for offering only “warm words,” after staff at a private hospital were secretly filmed “torturing” patients with learning difficulties and autism.

BBC’s Panorama documentary shown on Wednesday evening revealed that staff mocked, taunted, ...

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Posties to ballot in defence of sacked colleague

POSTIES in Birmingham are balloting to walk out on strike after claims that a fellow worker with chronic anxiety and depression has been unfairly sacked.

Royal Mail workers at the Shirley delivery office are balloting after the worker was fired in February.

The reason given for his ...

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Liam Watts hopes a performance at the Magic Weekend can secure a Great Britain call-up

CASTLEFORD’S in-form prop Liam Watts is hoping to boost his chances of a Great Britain call in the climax to the 13th Magic Weekend.

The uncapped 28-year-old is in the form of his life and, after being named earlier in the year in national coach Wayne Bennett’s 30-man elite ...

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First Guatemalan film shown at Cannes wins award

GUATEMALAN film Nuestras Madres (Our Mothers) has become the country’s first film to win an International Critics’ Week award at the prestigious Cannes Film Festival.

The film, directed by Cesar Diaz, depicts the massacre of Guatemala’s indigenous population during the civil war of ...

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Women's Football Ada Hegerberg: Now it's time for action

WITH a no-nonsense look etched on her face, Ada Hegerberg stares straight into the camera and says: “Now it’s time for action.”

It’s fitting the Norwegian superstar was chosen as the face of a recently launched campaign aimed at improving the profile and standards in women’s ...

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PCS Conference ’19 ‘We need a Ministry Of Labour,’ says union

by Will Stone in Brighton

A MINISTRY of labour would be the ultimate resistance to the Thatcher revolution and begin reversing decades of anti-union legislation, Professor Keith Ewing has said.

The Institute of Employment Rights (IER) president stressed the importance of bringing ...

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Why an Active Boycott of EU elections is necessary

AS polls open in Britain for European parliamentary elections, which should not be taking place given the vote to leave the European Union on June 23 2016, a debate is taking place online and in the pages of the Morning Star on what attitude the left and the labour movement should adopt to these ...

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Breaking Britain loses landmark UN vote on Chagos Islands

THE UN General Assembly has voted by an overwhelming majority in favour of a implementing a court ruling that says Britain's occupation of the Chagos Islands violates international law.

116 members voted in support of the resolution with only the US, Australia, Israel, Hungary and the ...

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85 M&S stores set to close as union demands recognition

WORKERS at Marks and Spencer (M&S) have been told that 85 more of the company’s stores are to close, on top of the 35 that have already been axed.

Shopworkers’ union Usdaw called for immediate talks and demanded that the chain drop its refusal to recognise the ...

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Britain must end colonisation of Mauritius, PM tells UN

BRITAIN must complete its decolonisation of Mauritius, the country’s leader told the UN general assembly in a debate on the Chagos Islands.

Prime Minister Pravind Jugnauth said the depopulation of the Indian Ocean archipelago by former colonial power Britain to make way for a US military ...

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Men's Football Raheem Sterling: I'll meet the FA in person to put a stop to racism in football

RAHEEM STERLING wants to spend his summer talking to the football authorities in an attempt to further combat the rise in racism in British football.

Sterling’s brutally honest Instagram post last December, in which he blamed the media’s portrayal of black players for the spike in ...

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Women's Football Steph Houghton gets behind FIFpro's concussion campaign

ENGLAND captain Steph Houghton is backing a campaign to raise awareness of concussion in football led by the global players’ union FIFPro.

The Manchester City star and her Lionesses teammates attended an education meeting about head injuries at St George’s Park this week as they ...

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Williamson calls for review on Britain's relations with Turkey after Star report on alleged mass torture

DERBY NORTH MP Chris Williamson demanded that the government urgently review its relations with Turkey following allegations of mass torture, including the electrocution of a 13-year-old child.

Mr Williamson told the Star that the “systematic human rights violations by the Erdogan ...

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‘If a bailout was good enough for bankers, why isn’t it good enough for us,’ steelworkers ask

LEADERS in the labour movement are urging the government to nationalise British Steel, as steelworkers ask: “if a bailout is good enough for bankers, why isn’t it good enough for us?”

Labour’s shadow business secretary Rebecca Long Bailey told the Tories to intervene after the ...

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Editorial Tories rush to prop up crumbling US-Saudi axis of oil

DONALD TRUMP is famously unschooled in diplomacy. But he really should look at a map. He will find that deploying a naval task force in what is clearly labelled as the Persian Gulf is going to rack up tensions which he may not be able to manage or profit from.

Iranians can read a map and ...

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Ballymurphy Massacre Inquest Victims' families protest Charles Windsor's visit to the north of Ireland

BALLYMURPHY families protested against the “insensitive” visit of Prince Charles to the north of Ireland today while an inquest into the killing of 10 people by British soldiers is under way.

Relatives gathered near Laganside Courts in Belfast demanding the royal, who is ...

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Bernie Sanders will speak up for Walmart workers' rights

US presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders is to speak at an annual Walmart shareholders’ meeting in support of workers’ rights.

Staff at the supermarket chain invited the Democratic senator to the company AGM to back their demand for a pay rise and further benefits, plus employee ...

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Kurdistan Workers Party leader meets lawyers as hopes raised for peace process

LAWYERS were able to visit Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) leader Abdullah Ocalan today raising hopes of the restart of peace talks between Turkey’s government and the PKK.

The visit was the first since the state announced the lifting of a ban on such meetings last week.

Two members ...

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Game of Thrones and the Khaleesi of the Liberals

FURY over the ending of Game of Thrones rages. Hundreds of thousands have signed an online petition demanding the final series be remade. And chief among the grievances is the fate of the seemingly heroic queen, Daenerys Targaryen.

The argument goes something like this: Daenerys was built ...

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Hunt's sinister statement fuels fears of attack on Iran

FEARS of an attack on Iran have been fuelled by sinister statements from Jeremy Hunt and reports of Western troops being sent to the region.

In a barely veiled threat, the Foreign Secretary told Tehran: “Do not underestimate the resolve on the US side.”

President Donald Trump’s ...

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May begs MPs to allow her Brexit deal to pass a fourth vote as calls increase for her to quit

THERESA MAY begged MPs to allow her Brexit deal to pass a fourth vote as she faced calls from Tories to quit over her latest proposals that include a possible second EU referendum.

In warning that whoever succeeded her would face the same Brexit pressures, the Prime Minister today ...

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