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  • Driving test examiners to strike over workloads


    DRIVING TEST examiners have agreed to take industrial action against plans to increase their workload and change working conditions.

    The examiners have launched a work to rule and will strike on December 4 and 5 following an 84 per cent vote for strike action on a 70 per cent...

    Friday 24th Nov 2017

    posted by Morning Star in Britain

  • Governors, teachers and parents fight school cuts


    A NEW campaigning group against school cuts is being launched in Calderdale in West Yorkshire, writes Peter Lazenby.

    Calderdale Against School Cuts (CASC) brings together school governors, teachers, head teachers, parents and families.

    The group said that government cuts will...

    Friday 24th Nov 2017

    posted by Morning Star in Britain

  • 70 rescued in Lancashire as heavy rain causes flooding


    MORE than 70 people were rescued in north Lancashire yesterday as torrential rain caused flooding and power blackouts in north-west England and north Wales.

    Emergency services received more than 500 flood-related calls on Wednesday night and attended over 100 incidents.

    ...

    Friday 24th Nov 2017

    posted by Morning Star in Britain

  • Leonard calls on Holyrood to scrap fire cuts


    RICHARD LEONARD urged the Scottish government yesterday to extinguish cuts to the fire service.

    The newly elected Scottish Labour leader made the demand as he addressed a rally with firefighters outside Holyrood.

    Organised by the Fire Brigades Union (FBU), the protest was held...

    Friday 24th Nov 2017

    posted by Morning Star in Britain

  • Changes to universal credit ‘feeble’


    LABOUR condemned reforms to the disastrous universal credit scheme as “feeble” yesterday, arguing that the supposed improvements will only worsen the suffering of hard-up claimants.

    Work and Pensions Secretary David Gauke has announced a £1.5 billion package of...

    Friday 24th Nov 2017

    posted by Morning Star in Britain

  • Grenfell fire council ‘fails to tackle rising housing crisis’


    A HOUSING crisis is deepening in Kensington and Chelsea, where nearly 2,000 people are living in temporary accommodation across the inner London borough.

    Opposition councillor Linda Wade accused the local authority yesterday of burying its head in the sand as it continues to build up...

    Thursday 23rd Nov 2017

    posted by Morning Star in Britain

  • Sadness at foundry’s closure after 300 years


    FORMER workers, family and friends are to line the gates of a historic foundry today before it stops operating at the end of the month.

    The Coalbrookdale Aga Rangemaster site faces closure as bosses claim it is no longer “economically viable.”

    Aga Rangemaster was...

    Thursday 23rd Nov 2017

    posted by Morning Star in Britain

  • Winter deaths rise triggers action call


    Pensioner campaigners urge ministers to address fuel poverty

    Thursday 23rd Nov 2017

    posted by Will Stone in Britain

  • Protesters slam Turkish attacks on LGBT rights


    RAINBOW flags surrounded Turkey’s embassy in London yesterday during a demonstration against an attack on LGBT rights in the country.

    Campaigners protested at an “indefinite” ban on LGBT events taking place in Ankara on the apparently spurious grounds of...

    Thursday 23rd Nov 2017

    posted by Steve Sweeney in Britain

  • Corbyn lambasts government over Brexit ‘shambles’


    JEREMY CORBYN derided the government yesterday for its lack of cohesion over Brexit and its bias in favour of bankers after they received a guarantee of continued freedom of movement after Britain leaves the EU.

    The Labour leader, speaking at Prime Minister’s Questions ahead of...

    Thursday 23rd Nov 2017

    posted by Lamiat Sabin in Britain


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