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  • NHS activists protest in York against health cut


    NHS campaigners will demonstrate in York today against plans to axe health visitors and school nurses. Cuts to local authorities are hitting vital health services to local communities which are provided by the NHS, but paid for by councils.

    The Unite union says that York Council wants...

    Thursday 30th Mar 2017

    posted by Morning Star in Britain

  • 40% cuts to legal aid have reduced system to ‘carnage’


    DEEP cuts to legal aid have reduced publicly funded justice to “carnage,” a senior barrister said yesterday.

    Andrew Langdon QC, chairman of the Bar Council which represents barristers in England and Wales, says repairs to the system are needed after cuts of more than 40 per...

    Thursday 30th Mar 2017

    posted by Morning Star in Britain

  • Hospital workers to strike over zero-hours


    SUPPORT staff at Watford General Hospital in London voted overwhelmingly yesterday in favour of strike action against appalling conditions including zero-hours contracts and low pay.

    The 300 workers are employed as cleaners, domestics and porters by health privateer Medirest, one of...

    Thursday 30th Mar 2017

    posted by Morning Star in Britain

  • Public invited to sign book of condolences for former leader


    SINN FEIN’S London office opened a book of condolences yesterday for Martin McGuinness who died last week.

    The ex-deputy first minister at Stormont had stepped down from front-line politics in January due to illness.

    Mr McGuinness, who previously led the IRA, played a...

    Thursday 30th Mar 2017

    posted by Morning Star in Britain

  • Northern Ireland: Sinn Fein slams Stormont ‘charade’


    SINN FEIN called extended talks to form a new power-sharing Northern Ireland executive a “charade” yesterday.

    The condemnation came as Britain’s Northern Ireland Secretary James Brokenshire warned that direct rule from Westminster was still on the table.

    Meath...

    Wednesday 29th Mar 2017

    posted by Morning Star in World

  • Labour chooses Khan for Gorton


    by Felicity Collier

    LABOUR named its candidate in the Gorton by-election yesterday as Afzal Khan.

    Mr Khan is currently a North West MEP, was elected to Manchester City Council in 2000 and became the first Asian lord mayor of the city.

    He will contest the...

    Wednesday 29th Mar 2017

    posted by Morning Star in Britain

  • Prosecutors may take on abuser’s non-jail sentence


    PROSECUTORS said they were “considering options” yesterday after a cricket club disputed evidence that helped an abusive husband avoid a jail term for beating his wife.

    Manchester Crown Court gave local cricketer Mustafa Bashir a suspended sentence, ordered him to attend a...

    Wednesday 29th Mar 2017

    posted by Morning Star in Britain

  • Cops pour scorn on Rudd’s plans for civilian chiefs


    by Felicity Collier

    POLICE officers expressed “derision” yesterday towards government plans to open up senior roles to civilians.

    The Police Federation said that the Home Office launched a consultation last week “which could see business leaders, army...

    Wednesday 29th Mar 2017

    posted by Morning Star in Britain

  • At 34, Defoe is not the answer for England


    KADEEM SIMMONDS cannot work out why fans and the media are clamouring for the return of a striker who is leading a Sunderland team to relegation to the Championship

    Wednesday 29th Mar 2017

    posted by Morning Star in Sport

  • Sampson: Euro 2017 prep begins now


    England manager will name Lionesses squad on Monday

    Wednesday 29th Mar 2017

    posted by Morning Star in Sport


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