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  • Toyota pledges £240 million for Derbyshire plant


    TOYOTA pledged yesterday to invest £240 million to modernise its plant in Derbyshire.

    But the Japanese car firm’s boss, Dr Johan Van Zyl, urged the government to ensure Britain retains tariff-free access to the European market when it leaves the EU.

    He warned:...

    Friday 17th Mar 2017

    posted by Peter Lazenby in Britain

  • Ofcom to probe Sky takeover bid


    A MULTIBILLION-POUND bid by Rupert Murdoch’s 21st Century Fox conglomerate to take over Sky TV is to be investigated by media watchdog Ofcom.

    Concerns over the increased concentration of media control in Mr Murdoch’s hands that would result from the proposed £11.7...

    Friday 17th Mar 2017

    posted by Peter Lazenby in Britain

  • Javid in a pickle as fracking activists fry him in court


    ANTI-FRACKING campaigners are launching legal action against Environment Secretary Sajid Javid today after he overruled local authorities in Lancashire that had refused planning permission for the controversial process.

    Lancashire County Council and several local councils refused...

    Wednesday 15th Mar 2017

    posted by Peter Lazenby in Britain

  • Sturgeon to ask for indy ref two


    NICOLA STURGEON confirmed yesterday that she will ask to hold a second independence referendum in Scotland, accusing the Tories of ignoring Scots’ opinions on leaving the EU.

    The SNP leader said the vote will enable Scots to opt to remain in the European Union (EU) or leave with...

    Tuesday 14th Mar 2017

    posted by Peter Lazenby in Britain

  • Ex-miner and Labour MP calls for unity in party


    EX-MINER and Labour MP for Blaydon David Anderson has made a passionate plea for unity in the Parliamentary Labour Party, comparing its division with that of striking miners in the 1980s.

    Mr Anderson was speaking on Saturday at an event commemorating the deaths on the picket line of...

    Monday 13th Mar 2017

    posted by Peter Lazenby in Britain

  • National Gallery staff protest after bosses U-turn on pay


    WORKERS at London’s internationally renowned National Gallery will protest tonight after a contractor reneged on a pledge to pay them the living wage.

    Members of Civil Service union PCS staged 111 days of strike action in 2015 when bosses handed a contract to run visitor services...

    Monday 13th Mar 2017

    posted by Peter Lazenby in Britain

  • Noisy protesters to make Orgreave call in London


    HUNDREDS of noisy protesters are expected at the Home Office in London on Monday to demand a public inquiry into the notorious police attack on striking miners at Orgreave during the 1984-85 miners’ strike.

    The Orgreave Truth and Justice Campaign (OTJC) has organised the Make...

    Saturday 11th Mar 2017

    posted by Peter Lazenby in Britain

  • Thatcher fear of ‘witch-hunt’ blocked probe


    Police brutality investigation was buried in ’84

    Friday 10th Mar 2017

    posted by Peter Lazenby in Britain

  • Council fined after making whistleblower redundant


    A TRADE union whistleblower is to receive tens of thousands of pounds in compensation from Carmarthenshire County Council in Wales because it treated him unfairly while making redundancies.

    Pembrey Country Park ski centre co-ordinator Eirian Morris was found by an employment tribunal...

    Friday 10th Mar 2017

    posted by Peter Lazenby in Britain

  • Police accused of frack rally repression


    LANCASHIRE anti-fracking protesters reported yesterday that they are facing escalating violence from police.

    Campaigners with Frack Free Lancashire (FFL) demonstrate daily at a fracking site in Preston New Road site on the Fylde Coast operated by energy firm Cuadrilla.

    FFL said...

    Friday 10th Mar 2017

    posted by Peter Lazenby in Britain


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