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Steve Hayes

Citizen based in Bradford, United Kingdom. Joined on Jun 27, 2012



Nobel Prize winning author defends censorship

Stockholm - Mo Yan, who is due to be awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature on Monday, provoked anger with his defence of censorship. He claimed censorship is as necessary as airport security.

Review: 'War on Britain's Roads' Special

The BBC documentary "War on Britain's Roads" is a serious contender for the most sensational and irresponsible piece of journalism of the year. The programme makers appear to have never heard of such quaint notions as balance and objectivity.

NHS patients treated like 'battery hens', says MP

Ann Clwyd, a Labour MP and Chair of the Human Rights parliamentary group, accused the National Health Service (NHS) of inhumane treatment and fears the normalisation of cruelty is now rife.

Review: Top regrets of the dying

Bronnie Ware, a nurse who worked with dying patients, recorded their most common regrets. She published the top five in a blog and subsequently a book. The common theme of the top regrets are relationships and being true to oneself.

Review: 'Bradley Wiggins -- A Year in Yellow' Special

A documentary by Sky about Bradley Wiggins immediately suggests a mere publicity piece, something extracted by Sky in return for its sponsorship. Nothing could be further from the truth. The film is an honest and moving portrayal of a great cyclist.

Children in UKIP foster care row split up

Rotherham - The three siblings who were removed from foster carers after it was discovered that the carers are members of the United Kingdom Independence Party (UKIP) have been spilt up. The boy has been placed with one family and the two girls with another.

England victory levels the series

Mumbai - England charged to victory in the second test to beat India by a convincing ten wickets. Kevin Pietersen's recall to the side was more than justified by his match-winning one hundred and eighty-six innings.

Not only humans have a mid-life crisis, claims study

Chimpanzees and orangutans may experience a mid-life crisis similar to human beings, a study suggests. An international team of researchers found happiness and well-being in the great apes decreased in mid-life.

Tonio Borg set to be EU health commissioner

Strasbourg - Tonio Borg, Malta's controversial nomination for the post of European Union Commissioner for Health and Consumer Policy, now looks almost certain to be accepted.

Retired bishop Peter Ball arrested in child abuse investigation

Langport - A retired bishop of the Church of England has been arrested by police investigating allegations of child sexual abuse. He was arrested at his home this morning on suspicion of eight separate offences.

Madhav Chavan wins WISE Prize

Doha - Dr Madhav Chavan has been awarded the 2012 WISE Prize, the world's major prize for education. Chavan was awarded the prize in recognition of his innovative work in bringing literacy and numeracy to India's children.

Man arrested after posting of burning poppy online

Kent Police arrested a man last night after an image of a burning poppy was posted on a social media site. In a press release, Kent Police said the man had been arrested on suspicion of "malicious telecommunications".

Hu Jintao warns of danger of corruption

Beijing - In an opening address to the Communist Party Congress, General Secretary Hu Jintao warned party delegates of the danger of corruption. He told the delegates that failure to tackle the issue could lead to the fall of the party and state.

Bradley Wiggins in hospital after crash

Wigan - Bradley Wiggins, Tour de France and Olympic champion, is in hospital with broken ribs after a traffic accident. Wiggins was knocked off his bike by a white van last night outside a petrol station near his Lancashire home.

Leeds set to get official gay quarter

Leeds - The City Council is to consider well advanced plans to create an official gay quarter in Leeds city centre. The move follows years of campaigning and detailed council planning.

Sacked BNP bus driver wins in European court

Strasbourg - Arthur Redfearn, a bus driver who was sacked due to his membership of the British National Party, has won his case in the European Court of Human Rights. The court ruled that his sacking breached his right to freedom of association.

Op-Ed: Bradford's educational apartheid

Bradford - Bradford's high schools are effectively ethnically segregated. High school after high school has a pupil intake that is either almost entirely white or almost entirely of Asian origin.

Journalist sues International Cycling Union

Vevey - Paul Kimmage, the Irish journalist who first raised concerns about Lance Armstrong, has lodged a complaint with a Swiss court, accusing UCI President Pat McQuaid of "defamation, denigration and strong suspicions of fraud".

Northern Ireland: Police arrest dissident Republican Colin Duffy

Lurgan - Northern Ireland's most prominent dissident Republican, Colin Duffy was arrested this morning by police investigating yesterday's killing of prison officer, David Black.

Northern Ireland prison officer killed in motorway shooting

Cookstown - David Black, a Northern Ireland prison officer, was shot and killed as he drove along the M1 motorway between Portadown and Lurgan at 07.30 this morning.
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