UK Health Newswire Archive
09-06-2005 00:25Rochdale Councillors vote unanimously against Countryside Properties and MMC Estates road closure:
In their bid to build over 600 homes and a children’s nursery on the site of the world’s largest asbestos textile factory, Countryside Properties and MMC Estates have just run into more problems:
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04-06-2005 18:01May Day versus McCarthy era like "Loyalty Day" opened a UN Conference against Nuclear Weapons that seemed doomed by ambiguities and lack of reportage from its very start… including vagueUS intentions towards peace contrasted by recent trends and “nuclearised” weapons that support pre emptive strikes. Meanwhile, Israel still vague about possessing nuclear weapons adds to its crimes against humanity in the Occupied Territories by dumping its waste on someone else’s homeland.
01-06-2005 11:37With the onset of summer and the possibility of hot, dry weather, official concern has been raised about large piles of crushed rubble on the site of the former Turner Brothers asbestos factory in the Spodden Valley, Rochdale.
25-05-2005 13:10In an unprecedented move, asbestos victims and asbestos environmental concerns have just been made the subject of a Maiden Speech in Parliament.
The controversial planning application for 600 houses at the former Turner & Newall Asbestos factory in the Spodden Valley was addressed in the maiden speech of Rochdale’s new MP Paul Rowen.
Here are some of the excerpts: (as reported at: http://www.rochdaleonline.co.uk/News/news.asp?ID=624 )
24-05-2005 23:12Alistair Darling, Secretary of State for Transport, was pied today at the launch event of a powerful new industry coalition, 'Future Heathrow', formed to ensure expansion of Heathrow goes ahead. Meanwhile over 100 local residents took time off work to demonstrate outside the CBI HQ launch event, with a huge banner reading 'Future Heathrow Stinks', and a new report that concludes that Heathrow contributes little to the national or local economy, but simply lines the pockets of the aviation industry. Future Heathrow is led by Clive Soley, once a Labour MP, now Lord Soley, now heading up this sleazy bunch of planet trashers with a multi-million pound budget to over ride the residents and the planet. Nobody expected the Secretary of State to make the phenomenally stupid mistake of so publicly siding with the aviation industry over such a controversial project. But he did, and was repaid with carrot cake, cream and major political embarrassment.
20-05-2005 14:46The uranium level in El-Khalil valley reaches 237 becquerel (bcq) per kilogram3, which equals about 10 times the permitted concentration, which is 25 bcq. The Thorium 232 (Th) level reaches 152 bcq where the permitted concentration level is also 25 bcq. The readings on Cesium 137 (Cs), another radio-active isotope that only emerges from nuclear explosions or nuclear activities is equivalently high.
14-05-2005 22:31This Sunday 15th May at 2pm Spodden Valley campaigners are to meet at the concrete blocks on Dell Rd/Woodlands Rd in the Spodden Valley, Rochdale.
Thieaim is to walk the short distacnce on the public path ans cycle path of Woodlands Rd to where woodland was destroyed a year ago to the day.
To find out more about the environmental corporate vandalism that happened on 15/16th May 2004 go to
This might be the last chance to people may have to walk and cycle there for years…
13-05-2005 18:39In a ceremony in Bantoli, a village in the state of Jharkand, India, Prem Rawat laid the cornerstone for the foundation of a facility that will bring free nutritious meals to children and adults in the area.
13-05-2005 11:22A lecturer from the Univ of Kent has been given a grant by the Wellcome Trust to investigate the 'ethics' of bio
weapons (Porton Down)