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Friday, 09 August 2013 00:00

Firms pull ads from ask.fm

A number of high-profile companies have pulled their advertising from a social networking site linked to the suicide of cyber-bullying victim Hannah Smith.
Friday, 09 August 2013 00:00

Lib Dems pay out for plush hotel rooms

by Rory MacKinnon Lib Dems have dropped more dosh on hotel rooms for their party conference than some bedroom tax victims get in a week, the Morning Star can reveal.
Friday, 09 August 2013 00:00

May 'censored parts of borders report'

by Paddy McGuffin Home Secretary Theresa May has been accused of orchestrating a "cover-up" after she used legal powers to suppress parts of a critical inspection into border controls released yesterday.
Friday, 09 August 2013 00:00

Co-op threatens to drop lads' mags

by Paddy McGuffin The Co-operative confirmed yesterday it would no longer sell Nuts magazine as of next month after the title rejected an ultimatum to use "modesty bags" or be removed from shelves.
Friday, 09 August 2013 00:00

Pregnant women face discrimination

by Paddy McGuffin Workplace discrimation against women who either become pregnant or return to work after having children remains rife, new figures released yesterday suggested.
Virgin Trains confirmed yesterday it was to try once again to introduce new services on the busy West Coast Main Line.
A Tory backbencher attempted to distance himself yesterday from a right-wing group that apparently suggested black Britons should "return to their natural homelands."
Thursday, 08 August 2013 00:00

Britain's dirty little secret

by Paddy McGuffin The British government operated a secret deep interrogation centre in Ballykelly, Northern Ireland, during its 1971 internment campaign but concealed its existence from European courts, it was claimed today.
Thursday, 08 August 2013 00:00

Scotland cuts less than half way through

by Rory MacKinnon Cuts-crazed Chancellor George Osborne is not even half way through cuts to Scottish public services, a leading think-tank confirmed today.
Thursday, 08 August 2013 00:00

Senior judge rejects sexual abuse courts

by Paddy McGuffin The most senior judge in England and Wales rejected calls today for specialist courts to be established to deal with cases of child sexual exploitation.
Thursday, 08 August 2013 00:00

Group demands dissent memorial

by Rory MacKinnon Scots who stood against the first world war deserve a public monument, campaigners have told Glasgow City Council.
by Luke James Taxpayers'' cash is to be ploughed into an advertising campaign to promote the unpopular sell-off of the Royal Mail, postal union CWU warned today.
Thursday, 08 August 2013 00:00

Third man arrested for Twitter threats

A man has been arrested after a Labour MP and a feminist campaigner were subjected to a torrent of violent abuse and threats on Twitter.
The Welsh Conservative's call to revive elitist grammar schools today won a chorus of derision from parents, teachers and politicians.
Thursday, 08 August 2013 00:00

Bungling G4S backs out of contract bid

by Paddy McGuffin Private security giant G4S pulled out of bidding for new contracts for tagging criminals today following the recent overcharging scandal.
Thursday, 08 August 2013 00:00

New Bank chief warns: Economy's still weak

by Luke James Crowing Chancellor George Osborne was reminded today that he was overseeing the "weakest recovery on record" by Bank of England governor Mark Carney.
by Paddy McGuffin A UK Independence Party Euro MP dismissed the furore today over comments he made about oversea aid going to "bongo bongo land" to be spent on Ray-Bans and Ferraris.
Edinburgh's trade unionists shamed associates of construction giants Bam, Kier and Ferrovial today over alleged blacklisting on their Crossrail project.
Parcelforce workers have voted more than nine to one against plans to sell off Royal Mail, postal workers' union CWU said today.
Pressure mounted on the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) today to investigate reports that one of its barristers labelled a 13-year-old sex attack victim "predatory."
Wednesday, 07 August 2013 00:00

68 years on and we haven't learned a thing

by Richard Bagley Peace activists stood in silence across the world today to honour the 250,000 Japanese killed by US atom bombs in World War II - and call time on today's deadly nukes.
Wednesday, 07 August 2013 00:00

Metro cleaners win major pay victory

by Peter Lazenby Cleaners working on the Tyne and Wear Metro transport system in north-east England won a major victory against stingy bosses today.
by Paddy McGuffin Campaigners began a four-day fast in front of the main gate of the Atomic Weapons Establishment (AWE) in Berkshire today to commemorate the atomic bombing of Hiroshima.
by Paddy McGuffin The families of 20 people killed by British soldiers during the Troubles are suing Police Service of Northern Ireland Chief Constable Matt Baggott over the way the force investigated their deaths.
Amnesty International today called on the Prime Minister to speak out over Bahrain's human rights record.
Civil rights group Liberty hit back today at the government's controversial "go home" immigration advert vans with alternative vans of its own.
by Will Stone The coalition was urged to end a climate of fear in the NHS and boost hospital staff today after publication of a major review into the service.
Wednesday, 07 August 2013 00:00

Prisoners launch new force-feeding appeal

by Paddy McGuffin Lawyers for hunger-striking Guantanamo detainees said today they have filed an appeal with the Federal Court of Appeal in Washington DC against ongoing force-feeding.
Wednesday, 07 August 2013 00:00

Union hails dog attack plans

by Paddy McGuffin Communications union CWU welcomed proposals today that could see owners of killer dogs face tougher jail sentences.
The father of a teenage girl who killed herself after being bullied online has called on authorities to close down social networking sites that give users anonymity.
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