Trussell Trust warns food crisis will get worse over school holidays
Friday 28th Jul 2017
posted by Peter Lazenby in Britain
TWO peace campaigners were released from prison in Scotland yesterday after an unexpected U-turn by prosecutors who dropped bail demands that they stay away from protests at nuclear bases.
Angie Zelter, 66, and Brian Quail, 79, both members of the nuclear disarmament campaign group...
Thursday 27th Jul 2017
THE Open University was forced to admit yesterday it was bowing to US pressure by begging for a licence to be allowed to enrol students from Cuba.
As reported in the Star, the Open University (OU) has banned students from Cuba from enrolling on any of its courses as it feared...
Supporters of anti-nuke activist say legal system is ‘politically biased’ for rejecting appeal
Wednesday 26th Jul 2017
University and College Union (UCU) general secretary Sally Hunt called on the government yesterday to step in to overturn a ban on Cuban students by the Open University.
She has written to Open University vice-chancellor Peter Horrocks and Universities Minister Jo Johnson to take...
by Steve Sweeney and Peter Lazenby
ALMOST two million overworked public-sector staff put in £11 billion worth of unpaid overtime a year, general union GMB revealed yesterday.
The union said that essential services are relying on 1.8 million...
Tuesday 25th Jul 2017
posted by Morning Star in Britain
Activists stuck with huge legal bill despite finally forcing government to take action on franchise
Institution accused of blocking enrolments to bolster US embargo – in breach of British laws
Monday 24th Jul 2017
A new book on the dispute is a reminder that the scars of the miners’ strike of 1984-85 have not yet healed, says PETER LAZENBY
posted by Morning Star in Arts
TRANSPORT Secretary Chris Grayling finally met rail workers yesterday to discuss the long-running driver-only trains dispute on Southern.
Rail union RMT general secretary Mick Cash said there was a “full and frank exchange,” and the talks will resume after the union has...
Saturday 22nd Jul 2017