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Wednesday, 28 August 2013 00:00

MPs told: Don't back bloodshed

by Roger Bagley Peace campaigners today warned MPs against being hoodwinked into supporting a disastrous military adventure in Syria during tomorrow's emergency recall of Parliament.
Wednesday, 28 August 2013 00:00

Stop the War calls Syria demo

by Paddy McGuffin Anti-war campaigners will stage an emergency protest on Wednesday night opposing any form of military intervention in Syria as warmongers ramp up the pressure for bloodshed.
Wednesday, 28 August 2013 00:00

Watchdog probes tax 'linked to suicide cases'

by Rory MacKinnon A UN watchdog will touch down in Britain tomorrow to investigate the "bedroom tax" and eviction threats driving tenants to suicide.
Wednesday, 28 August 2013 00:00

Unions launch campaign for Colombian's release

by Richard Bagley Trade unionists and MPs mobilised in force today to demand answers from the Colombian government following the detention and charging of agricultural workers' leader Huber Ballesteros.
Wednesday, 28 August 2013 00:00

Crown Post Office workers mount their pickets

by Luke James Crown Post Office workers dedicated their latest strike today to their families and the communities that would bear the brunt of planned closures and outsourcing.
by Peter Lazenby Scores of people gathered over the bank holiday to launch a campaign to save what is claimed to be Britain's oldest socialist club.
Wednesday, 28 August 2013 00:00

Oil firms bully workers onto danger flights

by Rory MacKinnon Oil and gas unions scorned "useless" promises on helicopter safety today after footage emerged showing platform bosses bullying workers into boarding Super Pumas days before Friday's fatal crash.
Wednesday, 28 August 2013 00:00

Scots journalists strike over layoffs

by Rory MacKinnon Riled journalists on Glasgow's biggest newspapers today voted for fresh strike action in a bid to prevent looming layoffs.
Wednesday, 28 August 2013 00:00

MP calls for RBS sale 'at all costs'

by Luke James A privatisation-mad Tory MP today demanded that profitable parts of the publicly owned RBS bank must be flogged at all costs.
Tuesday, 27 August 2013 00:00

Syrian war drums beat ever louder

by Luke James MPs from across the political spectrum demanded the recall of Parliament today to discuss the Syria crisis after Foreign Secretary William Hague threatened to pull the trigger on military action.
Tuesday, 27 August 2013 00:00

When will the West ever learn?

by Lindsey German The latest horrific casualties in Syria, suspected of being the result of a chemical weapons attack, have been the occasion for a new round of demands for Western intervention in the country.
by Our News Desk Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov accused Britain and the US today of mounting a media campaign that lays the ground for unilateral action in Syria.
Tuesday, 27 August 2013 00:00

Fed-up Post staff walk to defend jobs

by Rory MacKinnon Scotland Reporter Determined Post Office workers walked off the job today across Scotland in a warning to stubborn bosses that they are willing to fight for their jobs and pay packets.
by Richard Bagley Fears grew today over the fate of a top Colombian trade unionist snatched by secret police two weeks before he was due to address the TUC Congress in Bournemouth.
by Rory MacKinnon Peace activists besieging a West Berkshire nuclear weapons plant vowed today not to be cowed by cops wielding camping bylaws.
by Rory MacKinnon Scotland Reporter Oil bosses met behind closed doors today to discuss Friday's fatal helicopter crash even as the last worker awaited their final journey home.
Tuesday, 27 August 2013 00:00

Writer aboards people's protest

by Our News Desk A huge protest set to encircle Tory Party conference on September 29 was at full steam today as author Owen Jones became the latest to sign up to a special train chartered for the occasion.
Council workers in Stirling are set to return to work tomorrow after a one-day strike but union officials said their battle was far from over.
Tuesday, 27 August 2013 00:00

Mosque set ablaze in suspected hate attack

Muslims in an Essex town were left "very saddened" after the suspected anti-Islam arson of their centre on Sunday night.
Panda-monium broke out today as the silly season hit full stride following further reports that Edinburgh Zoo resident Tian Tian "could" be pregnant.
Tuesday, 27 August 2013 00:00

Fatal shooting woman was mum and teacher

A woman gunned down on Saturday morning while out celebrating her 24th birthday had a young son and loved her work as a nursery teacher, her family said today.
Tuesday, 27 August 2013 00:00

Careers cuts 'squander' kids' futures

Cuts to school careers services risk "squandering" our kids' futures, children's charity Barnado's warned today.
Tuesday, 27 August 2013 00:00

Blair: Beef up state secrets

Cloak-and-dagger former Met chief commissioner Lord Ian Blair demanded beefed-up laws to keep facts from the public today claiming that "the state has to have secrets."
Tuesday, 27 August 2013 00:00

Animal rights activists undeterred

Animal rights activists are on "amber alert" as they prepare for badger culls to begin across Gloucestershire tomorrow.
Tuesday, 27 August 2013 00:00

Notting Hill carnival

Day two of the Notting Hill carnival got into full swing today with its loud explosion of colour and music.
Tuesday, 27 August 2013 00:00

Traffic lights 'will ease crowding'

Lib Dem Transport Minister Norman Baker came up with a crackpot "solution" today to help travellers packed into privateers' shoddy services.
by Will Stone Thousands of people slept rough in more than 60 towns and cities over the weekend in the largest co-ordinated action yet against the government's hated bedroom tax.
Monday, 26 August 2013 00:00

Overground strike upsets Tory AMs

by Paddy McGuffin Home Affairs Reporter London Overground staff walked out in defence of their jobs, pay and safety over the weekend as big business-backed politicians again attacked the right to strike.
by Malcolm Burns Scotland Desk Unions today called for all Super Puma helicopters in the North Sea to remain grounded until the causes of a crash which killed four workers are "established and dealt with."
by Paddy McGuffin Home Affairs Reporter Anti-nuclear campaigners swooped on Britain's Atomic Weapons Establishment early today morning to protest against the £100 billion Trident replacement.
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