Monthly Archives: October 2017

Consultation on the future of Trumpington Road care home......

Waltham Forest Council is proposing to close Trumpington Road residential and respite service and re-provide the residential and respite services that people are currently receiving there.  Click here to read more.

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Quarter of firefighters axed as union warns of staffing crisis......

A Home Office report has revealed the number of firefighters employed by fire and rescue services has been reduced by nearly a quarter over the past decade.  Click here to read more.

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PFI: five firms avoid tax despite £2bn profits......

The five companies specialised in lending money through Private Finance Initiatives (PFI).   They own hundreds of public assets including schools, hospitals and even police stations.  Click here to read more.

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World’s witnessing a new Gilded Age as billionaires’ wealth swells to $6tn......

Not since the time of the Carnegies, Rockefellers and Vanderbilts at the turn of the 20th century was so much owned by so few.  Click here to read more.

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Brexit & Breast cancer: what does Brexit have to do with breast cancer?......

When: 26 October 2017
Where: Attlee Room, Portcullis House
Time: 11 am – 1 pm
 

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Figures reveal toll of asbestos in schools......

From teaching assistants to teachers to pupils, asbestos in schools is a killer and cuts to school funding can only make the situation worse.  Click here to read more.

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Extra public sector cash fails to solve underlying problems......

Extra cash thrown at public services amounts to nothing more than “sticking plaster” after years of devastating Tory austerity, experts reported.  Click here to read more.

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Top 10% 900 times richer than poorest 10%......

THE top 10 per cent of households are nearly 900 times wealthier than the poorest — and younger people will face even greater levels of inequality, according to a new report published today by the IPPR think tank.  Click here to read more.

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Quarter of workers permanently stuck in low paid jobs......

A QUARTER of low-paid workers are “permanently stuck” on lousy wages, according to a new study published recently.  Click here to read more.

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CSC: Cuba reports on blockade damages in advance of UN vote......

Cuba has published a report outlining the extensive damages caused by the US blockade during the last year in advance of the annual United Nations General Assembly vote on 1 November.

Education, health, sports, culture, industrial development, tourism, food and information and communications technology continue to be some of the sectors most affected by the aggressive US policy which has cost the island $US1.3 trillion since it was imposed 55 years ago. Continue reading

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