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Northern transport starved of funds, says IPPR

NORTHERN transport is set to receive over £2,300 less per person than London, according to a study that goes against promises by the prime minister to increase investment.

The government’s planned transport spending for London is almost three times more per head than the north, the ...

2019-08-19 15:59 open_in_new
Men’s empathy for perpetrators in harassment study

MEN may be more likely to victim-blame women who are sexually harassed because they are more empathetic with the perpetrators, new research suggests.

When asked to respond to a “clear-cut” example of sexual harassment, male students showed greater empathy with the male perpetrator than ...

2019-08-19 15:59 open_in_new
Bulldogs debutant found dead in hotel after match

BATLEY BULLDOGS scrum-half Archie Bruce has been found dead in his hotel bedroom, the Championship rugby league club announced yesterday.

The 20-year-old had made his debut for Batley during Saturday night’s match against Toulouse in the south of France.

Club chairman Kevin ...

2019-08-19 15:59 open_in_new
Work till you drop: Duncan Smith's Centre for Social Justice wants to withhold your pension till you're 75

LABOUR and a pensioners’ rights group slammed a think tank headed by former work and pensions secretary Iain Duncan Smith yesterday for suggesting that the state pension age (SPA) be raised to 75.

The Centre of Social Justice (CSJ) released the report yesterday suggesting that the ...

2019-08-19 13:53 open_in_new
Work till you drop: Duncan Smith's Centre for Social Justice wants to withhold your pension till you're 75

LABOUR and a pensioners’ rights group slammed a think tank headed by former work and pensions secretary Iain Duncan Smith yesterday for suggesting that the state pension age (SPA) be raised to 75.

The Centre of Social Justice (CSJ) released the report yesterday suggesting that the ...

2019-08-19 01:17 open_in_new
Corbyn: I'll reverse the retail apocalypse

JEREMY CORBYN has vowed to reverse the “retail apocalypse” and breathe new life back into the high street by promoting the reopening of abandoned shops.

Speaking before a visit to Bolton yesterday, the Labour leader insisted that councils should have powers to reopen shops that have ...

2019-08-18 22:08 open_in_new
Epstein's lawyers 'not satisfied' with official suicide verdict

LAWYERS who had acted for Jeffrey Epstein said at the weekend they were “not satisfied” by an official finding that he committed suicide.

They are demanding video footage from the federal prison holding the US financier, who was due to be tried for trafficking and sexually abusing ...

2019-08-18 22:08 open_in_new
Power station that killed four workers in 2016 collapse demolished

THE remains of a coal-fired power station where four workers were killed when it collapsed several years ago were demolished today.

Cooling towers at the disused Didcot plant in Oxfordshire, owned by German group RWE, were taken down in the early hours.

Christopher Huxtable (33), ...

2019-08-18 22:08 open_in_new
Rival demonstrations mounted in Hong Kong over weekend

TENS of thousands of anti-China protesters thronged Hong Kong today, turning the city centre into a sea of umbrellas due to heavy rain.

The massive rally came a day after a similarly huge pro-Chinese demonstration in the city’s Tamar Park on Saturday, showing the special autonomous ...

2019-08-18 22:08 open_in_new
13 arrested in Portland as far-right demo met by antifa counter-protest

AT LEAST 13 arrests were made in Portland, Oregon, on Saturday as white supremacists and anti-fascist activists held demonstrations in the US west-coast city.

The far-right demo was organised by the Proud Boys neofascist group in protest at recent arrests of far-right ...

2019-08-18 22:08 open_in_new
Haftar's armies step up bombings as refugees forced back to Libya

THE self-styled Libyan National Army (LNA) of General Khalifa Haftar said today it had bombed a warehouse in the western city of Misrata as part of its ongoing bid to take over the country.

Its announcement came as the United Nations’ Libya mission condemned LNA air raids last week on ...

2019-08-18 22:08 open_in_new
Isis claims suicide attack on Kabul wedding that killed 63

AT LEAST 63 people have died and 182 were wounded in a suicide bombing of a wedding in Kabul.

Today Isis terror group claimed responsibility for the Saturday-night blast, which took place in a part of the Afghan capital that is home to many Shi’ite Hazara Muslims, a religious minority. ...

2019-08-18 22:08 open_in_new
Open Arms says new voyage to Spain impossible as Italy continues to refuse docking permission

CREW on the Open Arms rescue ship said today they were unable to accept an offer of a port in Spain because conditions on the boat are too desperate for a six-day voyage.

The vessel is moored 300 yards from the Italian island of Lampedusa but has been unable to disembark its 107 remaining ...

2019-08-18 22:08 open_in_new
Labour will ban big money from 'buying up democracy'

JEREMY CORBYN pledged today to “drive big money out of democracy.”

Speaking in Bolton the Labour leader revealed that PM Boris Johnson has accepted nearly a million pounds from hedge funds and bankers.

Mr Corbyn announced a new policy to ban donations or loans to parties from ...

2019-08-18 22:08 open_in_new
Corbyn hails Latin American liberation fighters at El Sueno Existe festival in Machynlleth

JEREMY CORBYN hailed the successful “struggle for liberation” in Latin America at a festival in Wales this weekend.

Addressing a large crowd at the El Sueno Existe (The Dream Exists) festival in Machynlleth, the Labour leader was visibly moved when recalling his experience on a May Day ...

2019-08-18 22:08 open_in_new
Over 100 MPs demand Parliament sit permanently until Brexit

MORE than 100 MPs across the Commons have demanded Boris Johnson immediately recall Parliament and let it sit permanently until Britain’s scheduled EU departure on October 31.

Tory former ministers Dominic Grieve and Guto Bebb were among the signatories of a letter sent to the PM which ...

2019-08-18 21:05 open_in_new
Editorial: On pensions, rich people's greed is stealing our future

A TORY-LEANING think tank’s recommendation that the state pension age be ramped up to 70 over the next nine years and to 75 after that show how grim Britain’s future will be without a political and workplace revolution.

Though the Centre for Social Justice (CSJ) is an independent body, ...

2019-08-18 21:05 open_in_new
Hundreds attend Peterloo commemoration and monument unveiling

HUNDREDS gathered in Manchester on Friday for the unveiling of the Peterloo monument to mark the 200th anniversary of the massacre.

More than 500 people assembled to commemorate the events of August 16, 1819, when 18 protesters demanding the vote were killed by the yeomanry.

At ...

2019-08-18 21:05 open_in_new
Thousands rally in Manchester to mark 200 years since the Peterloo massacre

THOUSANDS of people rallied to Manchester city centre today to demand “democratic reform in the 21st century.”

More than 4,000 people amassed on Albert Square, having marched from surrounding towns such as Wigan and Bolton.

The proposals of the “March for Democracy” included ...

2019-08-18 21:05 open_in_new
Owen Jones attacked by suspected far-right thugs

OWEN JONES was kicked in the head in a “blatant premeditated assault” by a gang while celebrating his birthday over the weekend.

The Guardian columnist and political pundit said in a tweet that he and five of his friends were set upon by three or four men as they were leaving a pub at ...

2019-08-18 21:05 open_in_new
Peterloo: 200 years on Collective consciousness

I AM being led down a long dry gravel path into a large open expanse of fervent and moist valley, I’ve been told of the many wasps’ nests and the rabbits are all dying of myxomatosis, there’s people up ahead snail-backing tents, life bags stuffed with warm cider and wet wipes, the man ...

2019-08-17 15:41 open_in_new