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Tuesday, 13 August 2013 00:00

Lucas pushes for Labour line change

by Our News Desk Green MP Caroline Lucas urged shadow transport secretary Maria Eagle yesterday to win high-level Labour backing for a Bill to renationalise Britain's railways.
by Paddy McGuffin Home Affairs Reporter Involuntarily temporary work accounts for almost half of the Tories' much-boasted rise in employment, the TUC said yesterday.
Tuesday, 13 August 2013 00:00

STUC cool on bankers' job growth prediction

The Scottish TUC reacted with scepticism yesterday to a bankers' survey which predicts jobs growth on the back of a "near-record rise in demand."
Tuesday, 13 August 2013 00:00

Forces cuts 'could weaken A-bomb'

by Paddy McGuffin Home Affairs Reporter A former defence chief warned yesterday that cuts to Britain's conventional armed forces risk making the nation's nuclear deterrent ineffective.
by Paddy McGuffin Home Affairs Reporter "Now give us justice" was the demand today from campaigners fighting for a Hillsborough-style inquiry into an infamous 1971 massacre of 11 civilians by the British army.
by Our News Desk Tory Treasury Minister Sajid Javid claimed today that the economy's on track - just as official stats showed Britain's wages plummeting at one of the fastest rates in the EU.
by Malcolm Burns Prime Minister David Cameron today rejected calls for a boycott of the 2014 Winter Olympics in Russia over the country's gay rights record.
by Richard Bagley Shropshire looked set to be the latest victim of the government's £20 billion NHS England cuts drive today after county health boss Peter Herring unveiled an ominous "review" of services.
Monday, 12 August 2013 00:00

80 years ago today ...

by Graham Stevenson Exploring our online archive of the Star's early years
Fire brigade cuts being forced through by London Mayor Boris Johnson will be challenged in court, councils have revealed.
Monday, 12 August 2013 00:00

Labour right calls for spin king's return

by Our News Desk New Labour relics issued a bizarre demand for slippery Lord Mandelson's return today in order to "get the party's message across."
Bus services in one of Britain's most rural areas are facing the axe thanks to government cuts.
Monday, 12 August 2013 00:00

Kidney wait patient gets leave to stay

A kidney transplant patient has won her fight against removal to Nigeria where it was feared she would die due to a lack of available treatment.
Monday, 12 August 2013 00:00

Disgraced minister's £100k job

Most of us would be hard-pressed to walk out of jail and into a job - but not disgraced former minister Chris Huhne.
Monday, 12 August 2013 00:00

How now brown cow?

Cows and cats are very different animals, but even the odd bovine needs the attention of the fire brigade.
Monday, 12 August 2013 00:00

Shah: Blame kids for abuse

Union-bashing former newspaper proprietor Eddy Shah caused outrage at the weekend by saying underage girls who engage in "consensual" sex must take blame for the abuse they suffer.
Monday, 12 August 2013 00:00

News in brief

Clear sky at night, meteors delight
by Paddy McGuffin HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) was accused today of pursuing the minnows but ignoring the sharks as it published a new list of its "10 most wanted" tax avoiders who it said had cost the Treasury over £27 million.
Saturday, 10 August 2013 00:00

BAE accounts probe 'must stay open'

by Paddy McGuffin Britain's audit watchdog was slammed by arms trade and transparency campaigners today for scrapping a probe into BAE Systems's accounts.
by Paddy McGuffin Equality campaigners across Britain have launched a solidarity campaign in opposition to draconian anti-gay laws introduced by the Russian government.
by Luke James Peace campaigners have ended a hunger strike outside a nuclear bomb factory on the 68th anniversary of the atomic attack on Nagasaki.
Saturday, 10 August 2013 00:00

Suicide bullies set to be revealed

by Peter Lazenby The "cyber-bullies" who drove a British teenager to kill herself will be unmasked, a pair of website owners said today.
Saturday, 10 August 2013 00:00

Workers protest at rail blacklisting firm HQ

Unite members in Edinburgh and Glasgow today took their anti-blacklisting campaign to the headquarters of three major clients of the notorious BFK (Bam, Ferrovial and Kier) construction consortium.
Saturday, 10 August 2013 00:00

Lib Dems destroyed in council ballots

The Liberal Democrats were annihilated in yet another round of council by-elections on Thursday.
Wigan Council environment director Terry Dunn was forced to apologise to workers today after he emailed staff about job cuts then waxed lyrical about his forthcoming nuptials, concert visit and holiday abroad.
Saturday, 10 August 2013 00:00

Tian Tian may be pregnant

A giant panda at Edinburgh Zoo may be pregnant, keepers said today.
Saturday, 10 August 2013 00:00

Ads watchdog piles into racist van row

by Paddy McGuffin The backlash against the government's controversial immigration ad vans campaign forced an official response today as the advertising watchdog confirmed it would investigate whether guidelines had been breached.
by Peter Lazenby A surge in buy-to-let mortgage lending to levels not seen since the 2008 crash will heap more pressure on housing benefit costs as wannabe landlords try to make good on their gambles, the GMB union has warned.
Saturday, 10 August 2013 00:00

We've shelled £3.3bn for private profits

by Luke James Energy privateers have squeezed an extra £3.3 billion in profits from struggling families since soft-touch PM David Cameron took office, according to Labour Party researchers.
Labour's new proposals to undermine payday lenders were welcomed by loan shark expert and author Carl Packman today.
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