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  • 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

  • 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

  • Birmingham bombings: Families launch fund appeal for legal bid


    FAMILIES of the 1974 Birmingham pub bombing victims said yesterday they were having to “beg” for money to fund a legal bid to overturn a coroner’s ban on naming suspects.

    Peter Thornton QC ruled out the issue of naming suspected perpetrators at fresh inquests into the...

    Saturday 5th Aug 2017

    posted by Peter Lazenby in Britain


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