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  • Why the fate of a women's refuge in Doncaster should matter to everyone in Britain


    CUTTING funding for South Yorkshire Women’s Aid (SYWA) could see this specialist violence against women service close down entirely, with dire consequences for vulnerable women in the Doncaster area.

    The news comes just a year after the service was reopened following 

    Wednesday 23rd Aug 2017

    posted by Morning Star in Editorial

  • Yorkshire bus drivers walk out over shifts


    OVER 850 bus drivers in West Yorkshire are staging a 24-hour strike today in a dispute over pay and shifts, union Unite announced yesterday.

    Arriva drivers claim that their work shifts of up to five-and-a-half hours without a break can endanger passenger safety.

    The drivers...

    Monday 14th Nov 2016

    posted by Morning Star in Britain

  • Ban grouse burn and aid moors, say campaigners


    PROTESTERS gathered in a Yorkshire Pennine town yesterday on the so-called “Glorious Twelfth” — the start of the grouse shooting season.

    Moorland is regularly burned to make the moors more suitable for breeding grouse.But the burning destroys moss which is highly...

    Saturday 13th Aug 2016

    posted by Morning Star in Britain

  • 3,000 join protest against fracking


    Thousands oppose Tory plans to start fracking in Yorkshire

    Monday 1st Aug 2016

    posted by Peter Lazenby in Britain

  • Tap water unsafe to drink


    THOUSANDS of Yorkshire households were warned not to use tap water at the weekend because of contamination.

    Around 3,600 households in the South Yorkshire communities of Thorne and Moorends have now been told they can use the tap water providing they boil it first.

    Yorkshire...

    Monday 1st Aug 2016

    posted by Morning Star in Britain

  • Anti-fracking campaigners will mass in York on Saturday


    ANTI-FRACKING campaigners will stage what they hope will be their biggest demonstration against the controversial process in York on Saturday, writes Peter Lazenby.

    Swathes of rural North Yorkshire and other parts of northern England are earmarked by the government and profit-hungry...

    Tuesday 26th Jul 2016

    posted by Morning Star in Britain

  • Anti-frackers battle on for environment


    ANTI-FRACKING campaigners vowed yesterday to continue their battle to stop gas extraction in the Yorkshire Dales, writes Peter Lazenby.

    Tory North Yorkshire County Council planning committee gave the go-ahead last week to company Third Energy to start fracking outside a village in...

    Monday 30th May 2016

    posted by Morning Star in Britain

  • Calder Valley Tory officers ‘removed’ after finance probe


    YORKSHIRE Conservative Party Association officers have been “removed” by Tory central office after police announced an investigation into alleged financial irregularities.

    West Yorkshire Police confirmed yesterday they had launched a criminal investigation into the finances...

    Saturday 28th May 2016

    posted by Peter Lazenby in Britain

  • Yorkshire marks Easter Rising anniversary


    TRADE unionists and members of West Yorkshire’s Irish community joined forces in Huddersfield for a weekend celebration of the centenary of Ireland’s 1916 Easter Rising.

    The town’s Irish Centre was the venue for three days of events organised jointly with Huddersfield...

    Monday 25th Apr 2016

    posted by Morning Star in Britain

  • Yorks united in face of Tory assaults


    This weekend sees the Yorkshire and the Humber trade unions gather for their annual conference in Leeds to determine their policy for the next year – and it is a packed agenda. BILL ADAMS reports

    Saturday 2nd Apr 2016

    posted by Morning Star in Features


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