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North Star Bulletin – 13 July 2015

Today’s posts round-up

As I’m moving operations over to the North Star forum, I shall from now on (excepting special circumstances) be posting a summary of daily posts with links instead of the posts themselves on this blog.

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Call to scrap Billingham Town Council

Foodbanks are not the solution to food poverty

Welfare reforms could be trapping women with abusive partners

Left Unity launches Teesside branch

Teesside Sikh community open day

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North Star Bulletin – 11 July 2015

Today’s posts round-up

As I’m moving operations over to the North Star forum, I shall from now on (excepting special circumstances) be posting a summary of daily posts with links instead of the posts themselves on this blog.

Readers can choose which ones, if any, they want to view, and it saves me time and extra work.

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Just take the fucking picture’ The charm of the royal family

Protect The Hunting Act

Iain Duncan Smith Hints At Welfare Privatisation

Union support for Corbyn at Durham miners Gala

 

North Star Bulletin – 10 July 2015

Today’s posts round-up

As I’m moving operations over to the North Star forum, I shall from now on (excepting special circumstances) be posting a summary of daily posts with links instead of the posts themselves on this blog.

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Coastal trek by anti-fracking protesters in the North East

Public’s stunning support for Hartlepool food bank

T&W Metro ‘not good enough’, fined £271,000 for delays

NE coastal areas benefit from government cash

Homeless to join Newcastle Muslims to share Ramadan feast

North Yorkshire fracking application rejected

Lampreys return to the region as water quality improves

 

North Star Bulletin – 09 July 2015

Today’s posts round-up

As I’m moving operations over to the North Star forum, I shall from now on (excepting special circumstances) be posting a summary of daily posts with links instead of the posts themselves on this blog.

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Project launched to record the sounds of the coastline

Disabled Protesters Bring Chaos To Central London

Rape Victims Forced To Justify Tax Credits Claim

Stockton Council jobs under threat from £17m savings plan

NE health services could be robbed of millions of pounds

Newcastle city libraries under threat again

Solicitors picket Newcastle Magistrates’ Court

Two children tax credits limit is unfair on Catholics

George Osborne Declares War On The Working Class.

 

North Star Bulletin – 08 July 2015

Today’s posts round-up

As I’m moving operations over to the North Star forum, I shall from now on (excepting special circumstances) be posting a summary of daily posts with links instead of the posts themselves on this blog.

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American County clerks jobless for the ‘glory of God’

Take Duchy from Prince Charles, conference to be told

Guides on Policing and the Law for Campaigners Against Fracking

Osborne Introduces New ‘Living Wage’ But Cuts Tax Credits

Budget 2015: What It Means For Welfare And Pensions

Over 200 jobs could be axed on South Tyneside

‘People on benefits being made to pay for economic climate’,

Bill Quay Community Farm in danger of closure

Coal workers take respiratory illness fight to High Court

Newcastle Muslims invite West End community to Iftar feast

Wolsingham protests over tree felling

 

North Star Bulletin : 07 July 2015

North Star Bulletin

Today’s posts round-up

As I’m moving operations over to the North Star forum, I shall from now on (excepting special circumstances) be posting a summary of daily posts with links instead of the posts themselves on this blog.

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Terminally ill asked how long they will take to die by PIP assessors

How Muslim community has been demonised in the North East

Britain has become a less free, less private state since 7/7

Newcastle Muslims invite West End community to Iftar feast

NE councils brace themselves for ‘worst case scenario’

North Yorkshire to be run by volunteers

NE household income £17,000 below London

Durham Miners Gala, 11 July 2015

 

North Star Bulletin – 06 July 2015

Today’s posts round-up

As I’m moving operations over to the North Star forum, I shall from now on (excepting special circumstances) be posting a summary of daily posts with links instead of the posts themselves on this blog.

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Paying More In Benefits Is Good For The Economy

Women Disproportionately Affected By Benefit Cuts

Viking rowing boat to launch at Whitburn beach

NE MPs lobby Cameron over fracking decisions

London creates jobs four times faster than the North East

Mesothelioma will kill 60,000 over next 30 years

Darlington anti-austerity protest, 08 July 2015

 

 

 

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North Star Bulletin 05 July 2015

Today’s posts round-up –

As I’m moving operations over to the North Star forum, I shall from now on (excepting special circumstances) be posting a summary of daily posts with links instead of the posts themselves on this blog.

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Mexican Demons attacked in covert operation

Higher Earners To Lose Thousands In Social Housing Subsidy

North East UKIP official who shared racist Facebook posts will keep his job

New homes for social rent falls to an all-time low in NE

North East can’t afford to pay council tax

Anti-Fascist Demo, Stockton, Sat 4th July

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Scotswood community garden celebrates its 20th anniversary

A community garden which has provided a gateway to the natural world in an inner city area is celebrating its 20th birthday.

Scotswood Natural Community Garden in Whickham View in Newcastle’s West End covers two-and-a-half acres and has served as a vital green lung in the built-up area.

On Saturday (4th July 2015), the garden behind the John Marley Centre will hold a public day of celebration to mark the anniversary

The event from 11am – 2pm includes a performance from the orchestra of Hawthorn Primary School in Newcastle, cooking goodies in the garden’s bread oven, crafts activities and a talk by Ed Tyler, who designed the garden 20 years ago.

The garden charity is run by co-directors Harriet Menter and Karen Dobson.

It features wildflower meadows, ponds with great crested newts, birch woodland, sculpture trail and a heritage orchard of 60 trees.

It has just launched a food-growing project with grant backing from the Local Environmental Action Fund (LEAF), which is run by the Community Foundation of Tyne and Wear and Northumberland.

Demonstration plots encourage local people to grow their own produce and the garden hopes to sell some of its crops to restaurants to generate income.

Full story :  http://northstar.boards.net/thread/173/scotswood-community-garden-celebrates-anniversary

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Northern Rail workers vote to go on strike in row over jobs

Workers on Northern Rail have voted to go on strike in a row over jobs and safety.

Members of the Rail, Maritime and Transport union backed walkouts by 80% and other forms of industrial action by 90%.

The union said it is in dispute over a series of issues, including the removal of permanent posts and the creation of zero-hour jobs via a contract with a security company, cuts to booking offices and attacks on the role and responsibility of train guards.

The union said Northern Rail, which runs services which links Teesside with stations across the north of England, had also given no commitment that there will be no compulsory redundancies beyond the end of its current franchise in February 2016.

RMT general secretary Mick Cash said:

RMT has made every effort to win assurances from Northern Rail over jobs, services and safety. However, the company continues to ride roughshod over our efforts.

“We therefore had no option but to ballot all staff for action to force the company to take these issues seriously and the members have now voted decisively for action. That mandate will now be considered by the union.”

Full story : http://northstar.boards.net/thread/172/northern-rail-workers-vote-strike

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