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26-06-2009 01:10 | 9 comment(s)
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19-05-2009 00:52 | 1 comment(s)
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24-04-2009 19:41 | 9 comment(s)
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21-04-2009 15:36 | 1 comment(s)
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18-04-2009 17:22 | 2 comment(s)
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16-04-2009 10:42 | 1 comment(s)
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05-04-2009 11:45 | 1 comment(s)
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28-03-2009 02:30 | 1 comment(s)
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27-03-2009 09:27 | 1 comment(s)
Transition Nottingham’s Great Spring Sowing at the Arboretum
23-03-2009 23:40 | 2 comment(s)
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11-03-2009 02:00 | 2 comment(s)
The Demo Project at the Hand and Heart - Thurs 12th March
10-03-2009 17:35 | 2 comment(s)
'Great' British Circus, next stop, Scunthorpe FC
02-03-2009 18:04 | 3 comment(s)
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Digger diving back in fashion! Work stopped at Shipley Open Cast Coal Mine Site
26-02-2009 14:52 | 2 comment(s)
A453 Widening consultation
24-02-2009 13:53 | 2 comment(s)
Invitation to the Great Green Film Festival '09
19-02-2009 21:50 | 4 comment(s)
29-01-2009 16:51 | 1 comment(s)
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Clay Plaster workshop at Ecoworks Community Garden
Plans for the new Sherwood Forest Visitor Centre
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02-01-2009 20:39 | 7 comment(s)
Sea Shepherd Evening
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24-11-2008 13:31 | 4 comment(s)
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08-11-2008 22:58 | 1 comment(s)
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01-11-2008 20:22 | 2 comment(s)
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30-10-2008 21:45 | 1 comment(s)
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29-10-2008 10:35 | 4 comment(s)
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27-10-2008 20:36 | 2 comment(s)
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27-10-2008 19:45 | 4 comment(s)
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27-10-2008 00:30 | 4 comment(s)
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20-10-2008 20:08 | 3 comment(s)
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16-10-2008 10:58 | 3 comment(s)
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06-10-2008 11:05 | 4 comment(s)
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25-09-2008 14:03 | 5 comment(s)
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14-09-2008 23:47 | 1 comment(s)
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07-08-2008 20:42 | 3 comment(s)
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25-07-2008 20:28 | 1 comment(s)
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22-07-2008 17:02 | 1 comment(s)
Bodge House - Eviction Alert!
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19-07-2008 14:07 | 2 comment(s)
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Climate Camp Jingle
Activists disrupt work at site of opencast coal mine
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26-06-2008 22:51 | 10 comment(s)
Lodge House open cast mine site occupied
18-06-2008 04:51 | 2 comment(s)
Noise Demo at UK Coal Head Office Protest
10-06-2008 12:42 | 1 comment(s)
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04-06-2008 23:37 | 2 comment(s)
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04-06-2008 21:07 | 7 comment(s)
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29-05-2008 10:20 | 1 comment(s)
Leave it in the Ground’s Picnic in the Park trespass report
28-05-2008 15:33 | 1 comment(s)
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26-05-2008 22:44 | 1 comment(s)
Transition Towns Talks 27th May
23-05-2008 21:44 | 5 comment(s)
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13-05-2008 17:17 | 1 comment(s)
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08-05-2008 21:14 | 2 comment(s)
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01-05-2008 13:04 | 9 comment(s)
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21-04-2008 20:47 | 3 comment(s)
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16-04-2008 18:15 | 2 comment(s)
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07-04-2008 09:27 | 2 comment(s)
Eastside Climate Action blockade E-on workers as part of Fossil Fools Day
01-04-2008 07:00 | 13 comment(s)
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14-03-2008 16:36 | 1 comment(s)
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08-03-2008 20:58 | 1 comment(s)
Anti Incinerator Public Meeting at Rainworth
04-03-2008 19:23 | 2 comment(s)
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26-02-2008 12:38 | 2 comment(s)
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06-02-2008 00:32 | 5 comment(s)
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05-02-2008 20:49 | 2 comment(s)
Ready Steady Skip - Get involved
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08-01-2008 10:40 | 4 comment(s)
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A local campaign group is fighting UK Coal's plans for an opencast mine near Measham in North West Leicestershire. The Minorca Opencast Protest Group (MOPG) oppose the company's plans for a mile long mine and the extraction of 1.25m tonnes of coal over 4 1/2 years.
UK Coal are already failing to meet requirements to restore a site in nearby Ashby de la Zouch to agricultural land and MOPG fear that this will happen again.
It is thought that coal mined at Minorca would be used to fuel Ratcliffe on Soar power station in Nottinghamshire. The mined coal would fuel the power station for only 65 days.
Newswire: UK Coal to gain unwelcome publicity at a Leicestershire County Council meeting | 400 have now signed the Minorca Petition | Pensioners to deliver message about Minorca | Leicestershire County Council: Please make a Decision!!
Last Friday saw the convergence of a number of environmental protests in Nottingham. The regular critical mass was joined by riders in town for the start of the Coal Caravan. They rode past the Broadway cinema, where the Nottingham Not Stupid festival was celebrating the opening of environmental film The Age of Stupid. The riders finished at the Sumac Centre, where the Demo Project put on an evening of entertainment.
The Coal Caravan left for the site of Shipley opencast coal mine in Derbyshire on Saturday morning. It is continuing to a number of sites threatened by the industries of coal extraction and power generation in Yorkshire and the North East. Campaigners' aims are to talk to local people, organise bicycle powered films and events, hold public discussions and displays, and link with groups from different areas to help strengthen isolated campaigns.
"This is a very sad day for the residents of Nottingham, a sad day for democracy and a sad day for our environment".
Jon Beresford, spokesman from Nottingham Against Incineration & Landfill (NAIL) is not impressed. Local residents and NAIL have been fighting plans to expand Nottingham’s Eastcroft incinerator for the last 4 years. Democracy has been given a severe blow when the government recently over ruled Nottingham City Council and given the green light (or not so green) for Waste Recycling Group’s Planning Application to expand the facility and pollute our environment with more toxic substances and global warming gases.
The government has given the go ahead suggesting that the third incinerator will help fight climate change. "This will help fight climate change no more than building a third runway at Heathrow" argues Beresford. "This throws the governments Climate Change Policy into complete nonsense". Waste Recycling Group, owners of Nottingham’s Eastcroft incinerator originally applied to incinerate an additional 150,000 tonnes (250,000 tonnes total) of waste a year by building a third line in Nottingham City Centre.
Feature articles: Planning Officer Recommends Rejections of Incinerator Expansion | Council backs off from incinerator expansion decision | Incinerator Public Meeting - Public Bodies pull out! | Nottingham Against Incineration and Landfill campaigners hand in petition | Planning Officer insists on wider public consultation for incinerator expansion | Campaigners meet Environment Agency over incinerator | Sneinton's Rubbish Day Out 1 - The Days Events | NAIL campaign 'banner drop' at Sneinton Boulevard | NAIL campaign hammers on... | The air that we breathe...
Two environmentalists, arrested following a blockade of E.On's Nottingham offices, had the case against them dismissed on Wednesday. The case collapsed after it emerged that the prosecution had offered no evidence to support the charge of aggravated trespass. The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) were found to have been negligent in their administration of the case and were ordered to pay the defence's costs.
The two joined around 30 protesters from Eastside Climate Action in an action against the energy giant, as part of a 'Fossil Fools' protest on 1st April, 2008. They locked themselves to the doors of the offices. The police made a verbal promise to allow them to leave without charges if they agreed to removed the blockade by 10am. They unlocked and were immediately arrested.
In a statement on the day of the action, Eastside Climate Action said: "We are here to tell E-on that ... the only real solution to climate change is to keep fossil fuels in the ground. Coal is the dirtiest Fossil Fool and to build new coal power stations in the face of climate change is collective suicide."
Previous feature: Fossil Fools Take On E.ON In Nottingham
Newswire: E-on Nottingham 'Fossil Fools' protest: prosecution offers no evidence | Police Searches Houses After Arrests At E.On Blockade | Fossil Fools Blockade E.On Offices Surveillance and Specialist Equipment | Fossil Fools Blockade E.On Offices in Nottingham : Pictures 1 | 2
Protesters from Earth First! have invaded the Derbyshire site of the open cast mine twice in the last fortnight. On Monday a number of people climbed onto diggers and machinery, stopping work for over two hours. This was preceded by a highly policed picnic that took place on the site last weekend. On Saturday, local environmental group Erewash and Amber Valley Environment Network (EAVON) held a demonstration of 40 people at the site entrance.
These protests are the latest in a campaign that saw Shipley Lodge, a house on the site, squatted during the summer. The squatters used tunnels and tree houses and it took bailiffs and police an entire week to evict them, at the cost of £58,000 to Derbyshire police. The first court case arising from the eviction collapsed last Monday due to lack of evidence.
Newswire: Local residents protest at Lodge Farm open cast site | Shipley Bodge court case collapses | Protestors stop work at Shipley open-cast | Picnic in the Park - Photos Shipley Open Cast Site, Derbyshire | Picnic In The Park - The Sequel | Notts Indymedia Climate Chaos topic page
Climate activists marked World Food Day by brining the European Biofuels Expo and Conference taking place at Newark Showground to a standstill. Several campaigners successfully scaled the roof of the building at the Newark Showground, dropping large banners inside the conference hall whilst others set off multiple rape alarms inside the centre in protest at what they see as the rape of the planet that Agrofuels are causing.
Their action against the Expo, dubbed by campaigners as the ‘Newark Exposé’, was staged to protest against the ‘greenwash’ that Biofuels can be sustainable and are good for the environment. John Simmons, from the roof of the Newark building, said "It is unacceptable that the Biofuels industry, which is responsible for large-scale rainforest destruction, evictions of communities, hunger and accelerated climate change hold conferences where they portray themselves as ‘green’."
Japan has issued an arrest warrant for a Nottingham-based activist, alleging that he damaged the country's whaling fleet. Warrants have been issued for Daniel Bebawi, a member of the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society, and two American volunteers and the Japanese government has sought to have the three placed on the Interpol wanted list.
The three all participated in the Sea Shepherd Whale Defense Campaign: Operation Leviathan in December 2006 and January and February 2007. The charges apparently stem from an collision between Japanese whaling vessel Keiko Maru and the Sea Shepherd ship Robert Hunter. The incident was investigated by the Australian Federal police at the time, with forensic evidence demonstrating that the Kaiko Maru had rammed the Robert Hunter.
Previous feature: Nottingham Activist Returns From Whale Saving Mission In Antartica
It is now confirmed that the police have launched a full eviction attempt at the Bodge House squat in Shipley, Derbyshire. The house is located on the site of a proposed open cast coal mine.
Update Thursday 14th August: Two tunnelling protestors have been brought to the surface after spending over a week underground. The eviction is now over.
Update Sunday 10th August: Eviction is still ongoing at Bodge House, in Derbyshire. This is the 4th day of the operation and 4 people were arrested earlier today. The house is very heavily barricaded and 2-3 people are still reported to be inside. 4 vans of police and bailiffs still in attendence.
Update Friday 8th August: (added comment by Jane) - We were there today to give support to those still in the house. We arrived about 11.00am. There were loads of police as would be expected and 3 people were taken out of the house while we were there and taken to Ripley police station. We were not allowed near so could not see who it was. Around 3.00 in the afternoon a chap in a suit and 2 women in inappropriate shoes turned up. We think they were from the bailiff teams. They spoke to the chief inspector in charge and went to the house. All the time the bailiffs on site had been cutting down the trees surrounding the house and trying to get in the front door of the house. They succeeded just before the 'suits' arrived. We left around 4pm to run some film to ITN but I heard later that the bailiffs had started up a generator to get air to the people in the tunnel under the house but left the site around 5.30. they are due back tomorrow (Saturday) to get the 2 people in the tunnel out. Anyone who can get there, please get there to give support.
Update Thursday 7th August: Around 7.45am about 60 police and 50 bailliffs arrived at the house. Throughout the day the police have been trying to get through the barricades and defences. Local people and media have been at the scene. So far 3 people have been removed from lockons and a cargo net outside the house and have been arrested. 7 people are still inside and are heavily barricaded in, included being hidden in tunnels under the house. The bailiffs have put up security fences and although they have managed to enter part of the building, the eviction attempt has been stopped for today. It is estimated the eviction will take at least another couple of days.
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On Friday July 18 UK Coal were granted a possession order for the Squatted farmhouse on the planned Lodge House open cast coal mine site near Smalley in Derbyshire. It is anticipated that an eviction is imminent, particularly as the climbing team used against road protesters has been seen around the site.
On Tuesday June 18, climate campaigners from ‘Leave it in the Ground’ occupied the UK Coal’s Lodge House site in Derbyshire by barricading themselves in a disused farm building and taken to the trees on the site of the open cast mine. Under the cover of darkness activists secured themselves in the Prospect Farm building, on the site which is about to be devastated by huge machines. and claimed squatter’s rights.
Newswire: Police try and enter Bodge House | Pictures from the Bodge House opencast - 13/07/08 | Bodge House - Eviction Alert! | Eviction gets go ahead - Bodge House | Call out for help at Shipley Bodge Site | Ongoing Open Cast Coal Mine Occupation, Derbyshire - update from court | Activists disrupt work at site of opencast coal mine | Leave it in the Ground… in Court and a protest | Shipley Bodge squatted coal site recieves papers
Glebe Mines, owned by INEOS (the multi-billion pound company that owns Runcorn chemical works) have put in an application to the Peak District National Park Authority (PDNPA) to build an open pit quarry on Wensley Hillside. The site, which is 6 miles from Bakewell, is within the Peak Park and is 2 miles away from the scene of the well-known Stanton Moor quarrying disputes.
INEOS/Glebe plan to extract 660,000 tonnes of fluorspar from the 12 hectare site over a 6 year period. In addition, there will be 50 lorry movements per day along the only access route, a narrow country lane.