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Pupils miss out! Primary schools at bursting point

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PARENTS found out yesterday if their child got into the primary school of their choice, while at their annual conference, the National Education Union...

Inquiry into police spying on unions – union heads demand transparency

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LEADERS of many of the largest and most prominent trade unions in the UK, have jointly signed a letter demanding that immediate action is...

TUC outlines conditions for a safer reopening of schools!

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THE TUC on Friday published a joint statement that was sent yesterday evening to the Secretary of State for Education, on behalf of unions...

HEATHROW CHAOS – Passengers & staff at risk of infection

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CHAOS reigned at Heathrow Airport with five-hour queues reported over the last few days risking passengers spreading the virus to each other, as the...

Corbyn’s position: EU deal or Remain but no Brexit!

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LABOUR leader Jeremy Corbyn presented his position on Brexit yesterday in which a deal with the EU or Remain are the only options and...

‘LEAVE WON’T BE ON ANY BALLOT’ says John McDonnell

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SHADOW Chancellor John McDonnell spelt out yesterday that Labour wants to form a ‘caretaker government’ with the other opposition parties which would organise a...

Bus Workers Support General Strike

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‘WE HAVE to do 12-hour split shifts here and it really affects our family life,’ Unite bus driver Andreas Almeida said yesterday while giving...

Deputy leader Watson condemns Labour EU policy

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LABOUR members’ ‘hearts are Remain’ Labour’s deputy leader Tom Watson claimed yesterday addressing the Centre for European Reform. He went on to insist that...

VACCINE TO BE TESTED ON OVER 80s

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NO DECISION has been made on how people under 50 should be offered a Covid vaccine, UK officials said yesterday. The UK’s Joint Committee on...

SECOND COVID PEAK IS LIKELY! say thousands of BMA doctors

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THOUSANDS of doctors say a second Covid peak is very likely and is their greatest fear this winter. A major survey of doctors by the...

EXTRADITION HALTED! ‘A victory for Julian’ – Stella Moris addresses Assange supporters outside Old...

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‘TODAY is a victory for Julian! Today’s victory is the first step towards justice in this case,’ Stella Moris, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange’s fiancee...

Rail Fares Rise – A 2.7% Hit

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MILLIONS of rail passengers will have to pay an average of 2.7% more for tickets from 2nd January, in a fare rise announced last...

50 Workers Chasing Every Job

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AROUND 20 unemployed workers are chasing every job vacancy in poorer parts of the UK, with that number rising to 50 in the areas...

Parliament taking control from government!

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‘THE APPROACH to today’s business sets an extremely concerning precedent for our democracy,’ Tory leader of the House of Commons Andrea Leadsom said yesterday,...

Heathrow strike vote!

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THERE has been a strike vote over ‘punishing’ working patterns at Heathrow. International airlines flying from Heathrow Airport face major disruption to the supply of...

Johnson Tests Positive!

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PM Boris Johnson has tested positive for coronavirus. Johnson said he developed mild symptoms over the past 24 hours, including a temperature and cough. He is...

BEIS indefinite strike!

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OVER 20 PCS catering workers at the Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS), working for contractor Aramark, walked out on indefinite strike...

BUS WORKERS TAKE STRIKE ACTION – stand to lose £2,500 a year

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DRIVERS employed by the RATP bus privateer begin strike action today against £2,500 pay cuts, with 2,200 workers striking at Edgware, Epsom, Fulwell, Harrow,...

Turned away from A&E!

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GP SURGERIES will start receiving referrals from A&E departments under a new set of measures proposed by NHS England which were announced yesterday. The plans,...

‘We Need A Pay Rise!’ Shout Striking RMT Cleaners

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‘WE need rise of pay! RMT here to stay!’ shouted over 40 striking cleaners outside Arriva Rail’s London head office in Swiss Cottage yesterday...

Grenfell–‘Companies Killed 72 People!’

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THE COMPANIES that carried out the Grenfell Tower refurbishment killed 72 people ‘just as surely as if they had taken careful aim with a...

School Youth Climate Change Demo

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HUNDREDS of school youth staged a strike for climate change in Parliament Square yesterday. Lana Daly came with friends from west London and said: ‘The...

Tories are driven back over schools opening!

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THE PLAN for all primary school years in England to go back to school before the end of term has been dropped by the...

Court case against Johnson dismissed!

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YESTERDAY the judge of the Court of Session, Scotland’s highest court, ruled that Tory Prime Minister Boris Johnson had no case to answer and...

‘Remain’ MPs plan to occupy House of Commons!

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CHANCELLOR Philip Hammond has told MPs that he is determined to do everything in his power to stop the ‘catastrophe’ of a no-deal exit by...

Rapidly rising support for ‘no deal!’

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WITH a ComRes poll revealing yesterday that public support for a no-deal Brexit is rapidly rising, up 6% since January and now standing at...

BofE cuts interest rates to 0.1%

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THE BANK of England cut its base rate to a record low of 0.1%, a sliver above zero, warning the coronavirus pandemic will result...

Attack on WikiLeaks countered – day 11 of hearing

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DURING DAY 11 of the hearing yesterday at the Old Bailey, in which the prosecution is attempting to get WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange extradited...

‘When we win power, it will be to give it to you’ – McDonnell...

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SPEAKING at a press conference on the ‘first hundred days’ of a Labour government, Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer, John McDonnell, pledged: ‘So let...

3rd day of BEIS strike 100% solid

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PCS CATERING workers at the Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS), working for contractor Aramark were in confident mood on the third...

PM Johnson reaches out to Labour!

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‘WE WILL be reaching out to build the biggest possible consensus,’ Tory PM Johnson said yesterday morning, ‘across business, across industry, across all parts...

NHS Trust withholds rent over fire safety – Patients evacuated from two wards

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CORNWALL Partnership Foundation Trust is withholding rent payments to NHS Property Services to force it to take urgent action over fire safety. Patients have had...

British Gas 5,000 job cuts! – GMB has vowed to fight for every job

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‘GMB will fight for every single job,’ the GMB union said, reacting yesterday to the news of yet another 5,000 job cuts at British...

Tory PM Johnson to prorogue Parliament

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THE QUEEN has been asked by Tory PM Boris Johnson to prorogue Parliament days after MPs return from the Summer break, which will mean...

Myanmar military ‘extrajudicial killings’

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A PROTEST of over a hundred Burmese outside the Myanmar embassy in Mayfair, London yesterday demanded the release of their leaders arrested during the...

MAY’S GRENFELL CLAIM ‘DISGRACEFUL’ says FBU

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FOLLOWING Theresa May’s resignation speech, in which the Prime Minister spoke of her response to the Grenfell Tower Fire, the Fire Brigades Union (FBU)...

G4S driven out of immigration!

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PRIVATE firm G4S has been forced out of the immigration sector it was announced yesterday after the scandal at detention centre Brook House in...

Kent blood services not for sale!–Unite

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THE PRIVATISATION of the NHS blood samples service in Kent will put patients’ lives at risk, Unite warned yesterday, adding: ‘It must be stopped!’ A...

NHS HANDS OVER £26m TO PRIVATEERS

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A NEW investigation carried out by the BMA has discovered that private consultancy firms have been paid at least £26m by the NHS as...

‘Closures Being Cynically Fast-Tracked’ Says Unite!

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THE CLOSURE of the Alexander Dennis (ADL) plant in Guildford this week after 125 years of vehicle building with the loss of 200 jobs...

‘Scrap the charges for overseas NHS staff!’ – say Doctors for the NHS

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AFTER lauding NHS workers as ‘heroes’ and giving them ‘a clap’ the Tories have upped the amount that overseas NHS and care workers and...

‘LAST FRIDAY IT WAS LIKE WAR ON THE STREETS OF PARIS’ Yellow vests tell...

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TWO coachloads of French ‘Gilet Jaunes’ (Yellow Vests) joined the Committee to Defend Julian Assange ‘Bastille Day’ protest outside Belmarsh prison in south east...

Fresh Tory council cuts – Vital services axed

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THE NEW financial year has kicked in, and with every council budget being cut to the bone the future of leisure centres, council run...

Dover shutdown threatens supplies – Johnson at loggerheads with Macron to ‘unblock the ports’

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‘I WANT to update everyone on one thing and that is what has been happening at our borders in Dover,’ Tory PM Johnson said...

Workers to get 67% of wages – bosses to get free labour under Sunak...

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TORY CHANCELLOR Sunak set out yesterday more massive support for businesses forced to close by law, with much tighter virus rules expected in England...