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Tuesday, 06 August 2013 00:00

Tomlinson family finally get apology

by Paddy McGuffin The family of news vendor Ian Tomlinson who was unlawfully killed during London's G20 protests in 2009 accepted an apology from the Metropolitan Police today.
by Luke James Bosses of bailed-out Lloyds bank revealed today they will hand a massive 70 per cent of profits to shareholders in a bid to speed up privatisation plans.
by Paddy McGuffin London Mayor Boris Johnson pushed ahead with his killer fire cuts today, putting lives at risk across the English capital.
Tuesday, 06 August 2013 00:00

Pardoned 3 speak out over abuse

Three Britons who alleged they were tortured into giving false confessions by police in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) spoke out about their ordeal today.
Tuesday, 06 August 2013 00:00

Rain misery across Britain

A band of heavy rain brought misery to homeowners, holidaymakers and businesses today after flash flooding left scores of properties under water.
Activists announced plans today to launch a campaign defending the historic link between trade unions and the Labour Party.
Tuesday, 06 August 2013 00:00

Witness jailed for lying about Tia

A neighbour of murdered teenager Tia Sharp's grandmother was jailed today for lying about seeing her alive when she was already dead.
Tuesday, 06 August 2013 00:00

Leave our services alone

by Luke James A new campaign group hitting back at the relentless sell-off of public services is being launched today, warning the government that the British public were not sold on privatisation.
Tuesday, 06 August 2013 00:00

Labour leader meets unions to repair ties

by Will Stone Ed Miliband has been invited to meet union leaders at TUC Congress to discuss his "ill-thought-through" plans to change the way union members affiliate to the party.
Tuesday, 06 August 2013 00:00

Zero-hour contracts hit a million workers

by Luke James A million workers' lives could be blighted by zero-hour contracts, employment experts said yesterday.
by Peter Lazenby Citizens Advice called on vulnerable borrowers yesterday to fight back against rip-off payday loan firms after revealing that three-quarters of the lenders are "mistreating" customers.
by Rory MacKinnon Scotland Reporter One of Scotland's most senior priests apologised today for the "horror and shame" of sexual abuse at a Catholic boarding school.
Monday, 05 August 2013 00:00

RMT leaves rail chiefs red-faced

by Will Stone RMT today embarrassed East Midlands Trains bosses who claimed the rail union's industrial action would have "no impact" by highlighting more than 20 disrupted train services.
by Rory MacKinnon Scotland Reporter Scotland's chief prison inspector warned today that too many people are being consigned to prison stretches when community sentencing would do.
Monday, 05 August 2013 00:00

Protest village 85% against fracking

by Luke James The overwhelming majority of Balcombe village residents support protesters trying to halt oil drilling on their doorstep a survey has confirmed.
PJ Harvey released an exclusive song today in support of the last remaining British resident at Guantanamo Shaker Aamer.
Monday, 05 August 2013 00:00

Boris bike staff vote for action over pay

by Peter Lazenby London Mayor Boris Johnson's bike scheme is to grind to a halt as workers who maintain the cycles unanimously voted for strikes over pay and conditions.
Monday, 05 August 2013 00:00

80 years ago today...

Graham Stevenson explores our online archive of the Star's early years Hundreds of thousands of ordinary Chinese citizens were suffering in the Japanese invasion of Manchuria. Famine was sweeping across the northern provinces as peasants were unable to sow crops.
Relatives of Mark Duggan joined other families and campaigners in north London at the weekend to demand justice for people killed by the police.
Monday, 05 August 2013 00:00

Fuming MP hits out at peerages for donors

A seething Scots MP lashed out at the latest round of peerages today, describing the House of Lords as "an affront to democracy."
A Kuwaiti company has bought troubled motorway restaurant chain Little Chef for £15 million.
Television academic Mary Beard revealed today that she received a bomb threat on Twitter amid growing anger over sexist abuse online.
Welsh campaigners braved driving rain today to complete the last 16 miles of their walk commemorating the death of working-class martyr Dic Penderyn.
Monday, 05 August 2013 00:00

Women's financial status rises

More women than ever are the main breadwinners in their families, a leading think-tank has found.
Monday, 05 August 2013 00:00

A century of safety campaigns

A historian revealed today that campaigns to persuade workers to adhere to health and safety concerns in the workplace will reach their 100th birthday this month.
Monday, 05 August 2013 00:00

News in brief

Food bank crisis inspires shop
Saturday, 03 August 2013 00:00

Cable dodges duty as vital jobs are ditched

by Malcolm Burns & Will Stone Railway and engineering unions laid into invisible Business Secretary Vince Cable today as his pledge to save Railcare staff collapsed in the face of a confirmation from company bosses that 150 will lose their jobs.
Saturday, 03 August 2013 00:00

RBS announces new boss at £1.3m a year

by Rory MacKinnon Millionaire Chancellor George Osborne poured praise on the Royal Bank of Scotland's new boss today as he sought to stitch up another sell-off.
by Rory MacKinnon Scotland's police watchdog warned of a spike in stop-and-search tactics today as migrant round-ups stoked public anger south of the border.
by Rory MacKinnon alls to expand training schemes for the disabled are cold comfort for Remploy workers as they face mass layoffs, activists and trade unionists said today.
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