UK Newswire Archive
02-08-2006 16:25Clatterbridge Centre for Oncology and University Hospitals Aintree were today given 'foundation' status by Health Secretary Patricia Hewitt, meaning that three NHS hospitals on Merseyside are now open to private business. In June, the Liverpool Womens' Hospital opened itself up for bids to 'help' manage its finances.
02-08-2006 13:19PRESS RELEASE - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CARGO PLANE WITH HEBREW MARKINGS ARRIVES IN ‘NUCLEAR AREA’ AT RAF BRIZE NORTON
02-08-2006 12:47In a scene that could have come from George Orwell’s classic book 1984, hundreds of police officers flooded the streets of Oxford on 22nd July. Side Streets were lined with police vans, packed with police officers. Dozens of officers on bikes patrolled the streets, whilst dozens more stood on every street corner. Wherever you looked, yellow tunic officers were in abundance. A dozen police horses were forced to march through the searing heat of Oxford City centre as Thames Valley Police prowled the streets of this once picturesque city.
02-08-2006 12:23The US does not rob Iraq of its oil. The emphasis is on sharing. "Production Sharing Agreements" (PSAs) are long-term agreements between oil corporations and oil states. Richard Perle, a leading neocon hawk, once said solidarity means countries agreeing with the US. George Orwell warned us of this newspeak when dissent and criticism would be expunged from people's vocabularies.
02-08-2006 12:23Huntingdon Life Sciences, Europe's largest animal testing laboratory have been exposed again, with the publishing of a shocking report written by two people who worked there in 2005.
02-08-2006 12:22UNICEF Executive Director reports on Lebanon: “The untold story of what is going on in this war is that 30 per cent of those who have died are children and 45 per cent of those who are displaced are children so this is really a war that has a very, very immediate and real impact on children.”
02-08-2006 10:27Here is a run down of the latest news from Londons rampART social centre. Agust is a bit sparse for events but there is plenty of other news. The building has gone on the market for a start which is significant news. There's also a strong plea for fresh energy and involvement - use it or loss it...
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The woodlands are threatened to be cut due to plans to emerge the nearby business-jet airport Deurne-Antwerpen.
02-08-2006 08:43This article is about corporate crooks who have emerged after spending long careers at the Royal Dutch Shell Group. Shell once had a proud global reputation in the days when we could be sure of Shell. That all changed after a series of scandals, including the reserves scandal which was described in a BBC TV programme as the biggest corporate fraud in history.
02-08-2006 06:16Liverpool FC are drawn to play Maccaba Haifa in the UEFA cup and are refusing to play in Israel even though the match has been moved to Tel Aviv. The first leg is set for Anfield on August 8 or 9 with Haifas home leg due on either August 22 or 23.
02-08-2006 01:22An american colonel is under investigation for ordering his men to slaughter innocent Iraqis, awarding prizes for the most murders. The investigation coincides with the trial of four of his soldiers charged with such murder. The colonel is an all american hero who has slaughtered foriegners before.