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Thursday, 22 August 2013 00:00

One in four firms use zero-hours contracts

Exploitation: More than one in four firms use zero-hours contracts, researchers said today.
Thursday, 22 August 2013 00:00

Police nab 112 ahead of carnival

Crime: More than 112 people have been arrested by the Metropolitan Police ahead of this weekend's Notting Hill carnival.
Wednesday, 21 August 2013 00:00

Cameron 'approved Miranda detention'

by Paddy McGuffin A former minister escalated the furore over the detention of the partner of a journalist at the centre of a whistle-blowing scandal today after accusing the government of approving the operation.
Wednesday, 21 August 2013 00:00

Police tried to raid Hillsborough fund

by Paddy McGuffin The disgraced police force which attempted a cover-up and smear campaign following the Hillsborough disaster reportedly sought to spend part of the money donated to the victims' families on a holiday flat and gifts for officers.
Wednesday, 21 August 2013 00:00

Academy gay hate exposed

A string of Christian academy schools were outed today for banning in policy the "promotion" of homosexuality.
Wednesday, 21 August 2013 00:00

Mortgage rise deepens housing crisis

Home loans were dished out in record numbers last month, fuelling fears that Chancellor George Osborne is inflating a massive new debt bubble.
Wednesday, 21 August 2013 00:00

UN starts Scots Traveller visit

by Rory MacKinnon Council-backed Traveller camps are a matter of law not charity, Amnesty Scotland has warned ahead of a United Nations watchdog visit.
Wednesday, 21 August 2013 00:00

Bankers get billions as public sector ails

by Luke James Bankers are enjoying a bumper £14 billion bonus pool while public-sector workers have pocketed "close to zero," the Office for National Statistics revealed today.
Wednesday, 21 August 2013 00:00

Unite: Cuts can cure zero-hour 'plague'

by Luke James Unions pressed Labour leaders today to cut the supply of taxpayers' cash to companies propagating the current "plague" of zero-hour contracts.
by Rory MacKinnon The tabloid cash-for-cops scandal rumbled on today as prosecutors confirmed a new hearing next month at a London magistrates' court.
Wednesday, 21 August 2013 00:00

Two snatched at anti-fracking rally

by Luke James Police snatched two more anti-fracking activists today during a second day of action in Balcombe.
Wednesday, 21 August 2013 00:00

Murdered organist's widow attacked

The widow of a murdered church organist said yesterday that she was violently mugged as she prepared for the trial of her husband's killers.
by Paddy McGuffin Con-Dem plans for a new lobbying Bill drew fierce fire today after it emerged they would effectively criminalise next year's TUC Congress - the trade union parliament.
Tuesday, 20 August 2013 00:00

19 arrested at fracking demo

Green MP Caroline Lucas was one of more than a dozen people arrested today after police broke an anti-fracking blockade of a West Sussex drilling site.
Tuesday, 20 August 2013 00:00

Police in the frame over blacklisting

by Paddy McGuffin Unions and campaigners have renewed their calls for a public inquiry into blacklisting after it was alleged that police passed on workers' details to the firm at the heart of the scandal.
by Paddy McGuffin Journalists union NUJ said the "shocking" detention of US intelligence leaks reporter Glenn Greenwald's partner was part of a wider attack on press freedom today.
Saturday, 17 August 2013 00:00

Fracking firm forced to back down

by Paddy McGuffin Anti-fracking activists celebrated today following energy firm Cuadrilla's announcement that it was scaling back drilling operations in West Sussex due to ongoing protests.
Saturday, 17 August 2013 00:00

Peace activists slam Scotland-Nato talks

by Malcolm Burns Official talks held between the Scottish government and Nato as part of the government's bid to join an independent Scotland up to the nuclear-armed military alliance have been slammed as a "massive contradication" by a leading peace campaigner.
by Peter Lazenby An energy firm which was fined over £10 million for "mis-selling" has found a solution to the problem - get rid of the staff it employed to do it.
Saturday, 17 August 2013 00:00

Autism services slashed

by Rory MacKinnon Aberdeen's health board is facing questions after cutting services for people with autism, despite a £13.4 million drive by the Scottish government.
Saturday, 17 August 2013 00:00

Peru drug pair in court

Two women accused of drug smuggling in Peru are expected to appear in court in Lima next week.
Saturday, 17 August 2013 00:00

Campaigners rally against SDL

Anti-fascist campaigners will gather today in Edinburgh to resist an attempt by the Scottish Defence League (SDL) to march through the city.
A week of action is to be staged against the government's attacks on disabled people and the welfare system.
Saturday, 17 August 2013 00:00

Top judge says man can be sterilised

by Paddy McGuffin A High Court judge sanctioned the sterilisation of a man with learning difficulties for the first time today, saying it is "in his best interests."
Rail guards fighting wholesale job cuts on London Overground will walk out for two days from August 25.
Hundreds of people gathered in Lutterworth, Leicestershire, to release brightly coloured balloons in memory of bullied teen Hannah Smith.
by Will Stone Actor Roger Lloyd-Pack today urged activists to climb aboard the People's Assembly train next month to put the boot into the Tories on their own turf.
Health workers and campaigners from Leeds will deliver giant NHS birthday cards signed by thousands of people to Parliament next week.
Shark season is upon us - but Glasgow city council has denied "specific risk" of biting terror from the skies.
Saturday, 17 August 2013 00:00

Yorkshire Star readers start new groups

A new Morning Star readers and supporters group is to be launched in Leeds.
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