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  • Mental health cuts affect paramedics


    LIBERAL Democrats in Scotland complained yesterday that ambulance paramedics had to deal with more than 10,000 call-outs to people with mental health problems last year.

    The high demand is linked to cuts in mental healthcare provision — which Lib Dems enabled the Tories to slash...

    Saturday 26th Aug 2017

    posted by Peter Lazenby in Britain

  • Menwith Hill base worker not guilty of peacenik GBH


    A US citizen who drove over the foot of a peace campaigner outside a spy base in Yorkshire has been found not guilty of grievous bodily harm.

    On August 11 2015 a group of peace campaigners were holding a regular demonstration outside Menwith Hill, the US intelligence gathering base...

    Saturday 19th Aug 2017

    posted by Peter Lazenby in Britain

  • MoD: Ministers try to strip troops of right to sue government


    THE government was criticised yesterday for its plan to abolish the right of troops and their families to sue the Ministry of Defence (MoD) through the courts.

    Under the proposals, compensation claims relating to avoidable deaths and injuries — including MoD failure to provide...

    Saturday 19th Aug 2017

    posted by Peter Lazenby in Britain

  • Police: Woman dies after address confusion


    A VULNERABLE woman was found dead at her home in Dumfries, Scotland, by police more than four hours after they went to the wrong address, an investigation found yesterday.

    The probe identified a series of failings in relation to the incident in February last year, including problems...

    Saturday 19th Aug 2017

    posted by Peter Lazenby in Britain

  • GMB launches fight against huge sacking drive at Asda


    GENERAL union GMB vowed yesterday to fight tooth and nail against supermarket giant Asda’s plans to make thousands of redundancies at “underperforming” stores.

    A total of 3,200 jobs are at risk, a figure that the union said it hoped to reduce through negotiation,...

    Thursday 17th Aug 2017

    posted by Peter Lazenby in Britain

  • RBS ‘savagely culls’ another 880 jobs


    PUBLICLY owned Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) announced plans yesterday to make hundreds of workers redundant in advance of an IT contract being handed back by the government to the profiteering private sector.

    The latest redundancies will hit 40 per cent of the bank’s computer...

    Wednesday 16th Aug 2017

    posted by Peter Lazenby in Britain

  • Protesters barred from direct action to stop tree-felling


    GREEN protesters were barred from taking “unlawful direct action” against the felling of trees in Sheffield by a court ruling yesterday.

    The city council has already chopped down 5,000 trees which line Sheffield’s streets, claiming they have been assessed as diseased,...

    Wednesday 16th Aug 2017

    posted by Peter Lazenby in Britain

  • Scottish kids head back to schools 500 teachers short


    SCOTTISH teachers are expected to start the new academic year amid crippling staff shortages after councils reported that 500 teaching positions have not been filled.

    Teaching unions are demanded action after the shocking finding was revealed, arguing that recruitment of new teachers...

    Wednesday 16th Aug 2017

    posted by Peter Lazenby in Britain

  • Hero who tried to protect Jo Cox from killer dies at 79


    AN EX-MINER given a bravery medal after he was stabbed trying to prevent the murder of Yorkshire MP Jo Cox by a neonazi has died.

    Tributes poured in from the family of the former Batley & Spen MP yesterday to Bernard Kenny, who died of cancer on Monday night aged 79.

    On...

    Wednesday 16th Aug 2017

    posted by Peter Lazenby in Britain

  • Refuse staff could continue downing tools till Christmas


    BIN workers in Birmingham could roll their strike through to Christmas if the city council refuses to stop plans to dump a fifth of the refuse workforce and slash wages by up to £5,000 a year.

    Refuse workers who are members of union Unite have been staging sporadic strikes for...

    Saturday 12th Aug 2017

    posted by Peter Lazenby in Britain


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