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  • PCS strikes spread across North as service cuts bite


    STRIKE action is spreading against government plans which could lead to the closure of 68 jobcentres providing help and advice to unemployed, sick and disabled people.
    Fifty members of the Public and Commercial Services union (PCS) at Eastern Avenue jobcentre in Sheffield will strike for...

    Saturday 12th Aug 2017

    posted by Peter Lazenby in Britain

  • Cabin crew set to keep up walkouts through August


    BRITISH AIRWAYS cabin crew are warning bosses that strike action over pay will continue throughout August if they refuse to negotiate.

    The crew, who are members of the Unite union and are paid an average of £16,000 a year, say BA has reneged on pledges over pay by blocking...

    Saturday 12th Aug 2017

    posted by Peter Lazenby in Britain

  • Man lay unconscious for half hour due to Tube staff cuts


    A LONDON Underground passenger was left lying unconscious for half an hour after a fall because there were no staff to help him, rail union RMT revealed yesterday.

    The incident, which occurred on August 3, was one of an increasing number of cases where injured passengers have been left...

    Friday 11th Aug 2017

    posted by Peter Lazenby in Britain

  • Data shows abuse of mental-health patients rocketing


    MENTAL-HEALTH patients appear to be increasingly at risk of abuse, according to new statistics from the NHS.

    Abuse incidents recorded by English mental health trusts rose from 106 in 2013-14 to 199 in 2015-16. Investigations into reports of abuse of child patients jumped from nine to...

    Tuesday 8th Aug 2017

    posted by Peter Lazenby in Britain

  • Calder Valley is brimming with Pride


    A WEEK of LGBTQ pride celebrations began yesterday in a northern Pennine valley.

    Calder Valley in West Yorkshire is bounded by steep hillsides below which nestle the small towns of Todmorden, Hebden Bridge, Mytholmroyd, Luddendenfoot and Sowerby Bridge.

    Both Todmorden and...

    Tuesday 8th Aug 2017

    posted by Peter Lazenby in Britain

  • Met officer claims hated Prevent stragegy ‘works’


    A SENIOR Scotland Yard police officer has defended the government’s much-criticised counterterrorism programme Prevent.

    The declared aim of the £40 million strategy is to stop people — particularly schoolchildren and students — from being radicalised and groomed...

    Tuesday 8th Aug 2017

    posted by Peter Lazenby in Britain

  • In memory of WWII nuclear blast horror


    British peace campaigners’ events link up activists worldwide

    Monday 7th Aug 2017

    posted by Peter Lazenby in Britain

  • 3 families an hour made homeless


    A HOUSING crisis in Scotland is seeing households becoming homeless at the rate of one every 19 minutes, a damning study published today has found.

    Housing charity Shelter Scotland said it helped more than 21,000 people last year and more than 825,000 visited its online advice...

    Monday 7th Aug 2017

    posted by Peter Lazenby in Britain

  • Energy bill probe ‘just time-wasting’


    A REVIEW into energy prices announced by the government amid concerns about rising bills has been dismissed as “cold comfort” to the millions of people who are overpaying.

    On Saturday the government said it had commissioned the review, led by Oxford University professor...

    Monday 7th Aug 2017

    posted by Peter Lazenby in Britain

  • Jobcentre staff ‘not trained to deal with disabled claimants’


    JOBCENTRE staff are “uncomfortable” dealing with claimants with mental health issues because they are only given one day’s training in how to advise with people with disabilities.

    Disabled People Against Cuts (DPAC) told the Star yesterday that it was...

    Saturday 5th Aug 2017

    posted by Peter Lazenby in Britain


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