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Saturday, 03 August 2013 00:00

Police clash with Balcome activists

Clashes between anti-fracking activists and police officers marked the first day today of test drilling in the village of Balcombe.
Anti-cuts campaigners in Wigan are preparing a reception for Prime Minister David Cameron when he stages a public relations visit next week.
Thirty disabled workers will be thrown onto the scrapheap with the closure of the Remploy Automotive factory at Huddersfield next week.
Saturday, 03 August 2013 00:00

NHS 111 line blamed for target failure

A failure to meet major A&E time targets for two weeks running was blamed yesterday on the NHS 111 helpline.
Friday, 02 August 2013 00:00

Osborne plots Lloyds shares fire sale

by Richard Bagley Free-market dinosaur Chancellor George Osborne is expected to start flogging our shares in profitable Lloyds Bank within days - cutting us out of millions in future dividend windfalls.
Friday, 02 August 2013 00:00

Welfare row erupts over aging populace

by Rory MacKinnon Scotland's leading left figures dug their heels in today following warnings that a post-independence welfare state would come "at a price."
by Luke James Five trade unionists and Welsh Assembly Member Bethan Jenkins will set off on a 70-mile walk today to commemorate working-class martyr Dic Penderyn.
by Paddy McGuffin The TUC warned today that the true scale of rampant zero-hour contract working is still unknown despite a revision of the way figures are calculated which has added 50,000 people to official estimates.
Friday, 02 August 2013 00:00

Yorkshire Day marked by rail protests

by Peter Lazenby Rail campaigners in Yorkshire and the Humber celebrated the region's annual Yorkshire Day today by mounting protests at four of the county's railway stations over government plans to reprivatise the inter-city East Coast Mainline.
Friday, 02 August 2013 00:00

Nationwide strike on cards at Royal Mail

by Paddy McGuffin The Communication Workers Union (CWU) will hold a national strike ballot of Royal Mail workers unless protections for jobs and services are agreed.
by Peter Lazenby Gurkha veterans are balloting on industrial action after their defence privateer employer announced plans to sack 100 of them.
by Rory MacKinnon Scotland's lairds have balked at plans to buy out their estates and hand it back to communities whether they like it or not.
Friday, 02 August 2013 00:00

RMT ready for action against London cuts

Fed-up rail workers in London vowed today to mount a co-ordinated campaign to beat back multibillion-pound cuts to London's bustling transport network.
Anti-blacklisting activists gathered outside Aberdeen airport today in a bid to shame bosses on London's Crossrail project.
Unions demanded government intervention today to save hundreds of skilled engineers at train refurbishment firm Railcare after it was hit by fallout from the West Coast Mainline franchise debacle.
Friday, 02 August 2013 00:00

Tory peer in new fracking controversy

The Tory peer forced into an embarrassing climbdown after suggesting fracking should take place in "desolate" areas of north-east England risked further offence today - by saying he meant the north-west.
Friday, 02 August 2013 00:00

Escapee chimps recaptured

A group of chimpanzees shut Twycross zoo in Warwickshire today after busting out of their enclosure.
Head teachers warned today that England faces exam chaos again this summer thanks to meddling Education Secretary Michael Gove.
Yes vote campaigners faced ridicule today after SNP politicians were snapped filling out the numbers of Labour for Independence.
Friday, 02 August 2013 00:00

Fire engine blocks Sussex fracking site

Resourceful anti-fracking campaigners frustrated drilling preparations at Balcombe again today by blocking the entrance with a vintage fire engine.
Friday, 02 August 2013 00:00

Queries over Tory donors' Lords leap

Politics: Eyebrows were raised today when it emerged that a host of wealthy party donors will be taking their place in the House of Lords.
Friday, 02 August 2013 00:00

Greens welcome £66m for wind

Energy: The government trumpeted plans today to sprinkle £66 million of investment over offshore wind power. Ministers said the cash would help create new jobs and technology.
by Paddy McGuffin Thatcher secretly considered bringing in the army to break the 1984-85 miners' strike, according to newly published Cabinet documents.
Friday, 02 August 2013 00:00

Thatcher's Greenham jibes exposed

by Paddy McGuffin Margaret Thatcher dismissed inspiring Greenham Common peace activists as an "eccentricity," newly released Cabinet documents revealed yesterday.
Friday, 02 August 2013 00:00

Public backs people's East Coast railway

by Paddy McGuffin A majority of voters are opposed to the reprivatisation of the East Coast Main Line according to a new poll.
by Will Stone Campaigners who fought for almost a year to save Lewisham Hospital were celebrating victory today after the High Court declared Jeremy Hunt's decision to downgrade services unlawful.
Thursday, 01 August 2013 00:00

University threatens students

by Luke James Students campaigning to win equal conditions for workers at the University of London have hit back at prosecution threats issued by bosses.
Thursday, 01 August 2013 00:00

Stafford 'troubleshooters' axe key units

By Peter Lazenby Government health investigators plan to "cure" problems at troubled Stafford Hospital by axing and moving services.
Thursday, 01 August 2013 00:00

Monument erected to mining dead

A memorial was unveiled today to 106 miners killed in disasters at a Derbyshire colliery.
The 15th birthday of the national minimum wage today should have been celebrated with an immediate increase of £1.50 an hour, trade union Unite is suggesting.
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