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  • Family of Deepcut death soldier can ask for 2nd inquest


    by Felicity Collier

    RELATIVES of a young soldier who died at Deepcut barracks won the right yesterday to apply to the High Court for a new inquest on the basis of new evidence.

    Seventeen-year-old Private Geoff Gray was found with two gunshot wounds to his head on...

    Saturday 22nd Jul 2017

    posted by Morning Star in Britain

  • Cuba fundraisers pay tribute to ‘dear friend’ Mike Seifert


    CUBAN musical fundraisers led tributes to their “dear friend” socialist lawyer Mike Seifert, who died on Thursday.

    The Music Fund For Cuba (MFFL) said his legacy would continue to inspire many in efforts to develop bonds and friendship between the people of Britain and...

    Saturday 22nd Jul 2017

    posted by Steve Sweeney in Britain

  • Rise in violent crime ‘no surprise’ after harsh police cuts, says union


    A “WORRYING” rise in violent crime is no surprise given the severity of cuts to police forces, civilian staff union Unison said yesterday.

    Official stats showed the largest annual rise in crime recorded by police in a decade, with a fall in officer numbers to the lowest in...

    Saturday 22nd Jul 2017

    posted by Morning Star in Britain

  • Courier battles bogus self-employment


    A COURIER will challenge his employer over his bogus selfemployment status at a tribunal on Monday.

    Christopher Gascoigne was unlawfully classified as an independent contractor instead of a worker, the Independent Workers of Great Britain (IWGB) union argues.

    This means he has...

    Saturday 22nd Jul 2017

    posted by Morning Star in Britain

  • Grayling finally meets unions to discuss Southern


    TRANSPORT Secretary Chris Grayling finally met rail workers yesterday to discuss the long-running driver-only trains dispute on Southern.

    Rail union RMT general secretary Mick Cash said there was a “full and frank exchange,” and the talks will resume after the union has...

    Saturday 22nd Jul 2017

    posted by Peter Lazenby in Britain

  • Appeal for witnesses to man’s custody death


    THE family of a man who died in hospital nine days after being arrested is urging witnesses with relevant information to contact the police watchdog.

    The IPCC is investigating circumstances surrounding the death of 32-year-old Darren Cumberbatch, who was arrested in Warwickshire in the...

    Saturday 22nd Jul 2017

    posted by Morning Star in Britain

  • Microbeads banned from cosmetics to help planet


    TINY particles known as microbeads will be banned from cosmetics and toiletries under new laws, the government announced yesterday.

    Environment Secretary Michael Gove confirmed legislation would be introduced this year to ban the sale and manufacture of the plastic particles which...

    Saturday 22nd Jul 2017

    posted by Morning Star in Britain

  • 1/4 of tickets end up on tout websites


    A QUARTER of tickets to music, theatre and sporting events end up on secondary ticketing websites with some being sold for as much as 300 per cent of the original price.

    It has become the “norm” for unofficial sellers to sell tickets as soon as any major events go on sale,...

    Saturday 22nd Jul 2017

    posted by Morning Star in Britain

  • Activists picket BBC over Turkish hunger strike


    CAMPAIGNERS gathered at the BBC for a demonstration in solidarity with two Turkish hunger-strikers yesterday evening.

    Academic Nuriye Gulmen and teacher Semih Ozakca have been on hunger strike in Turkey for 135 days.

    They started the strike in protest at their dismissal under a...

    Saturday 22nd Jul 2017

    posted by Morning Star in Britain

  • Reps ‘barred from meeting about staffing’


    BOSSES at Teesside University have been accused of banning union representatives from attending a meeting called to discuss the future of 27 professors.

    The professors at the university in north-east England were told earlier this month that they must re-apply for their jobs.

    ...

    Saturday 22nd Jul 2017

    posted by Morning Star in Britain


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