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Lydd airport-Romney Marsh) planning decision March 3

24-02-2010 17:30

Notice of the full council meeting (Shepway District) to determine whether Lydd Airport on Romney Marsh should be given the go ahead to expand.
The last survey showed public 3 to 1 against this which appears to have remained fairly solid. However SDC may go for the 'jobs' argument. If they pass it, despite officers objections, it will have to be pushed to a Public Inquiry. (Airport may appeal if SDC reject it-again to a PI)

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Made in Cumbria - now funded by the nuclear and arms industry

24-02-2010 10:48

Made in Cumbria members learnt on Monday by email that they will be funded
wholly by the nuclear and the arms trade industry. Made in Cumbria was
established in 1989 as an economic development initiative by Cumbria
County Council to promote the sales of crafts, gifts and local foods.

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Talking About Cannabis Resort To Threats Of Violence

21-02-2010 17:17

Bonkers group Talking About Cannabis (1) appear to have resorted to obscure, threatening messages.

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Cambridge Council Says NO to Foie Gras

16-02-2010 01:30

Step forward to a Foie Gras Free Cambridge

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Haitian Women’s Groups Send Out Plea for Sanitary and Other Supplies for

11-02-2010 18:53

Haitian Women’s Groups Send Out Plea for Sanitary and Other Supplies for Women and Girls

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The Importance Of Knowing At Least Basic First Aid

10-02-2010 15:10

OK, so this isn't news, but it's something that I've thought a lot about recently and I think is really important! So please, at least read the title and think about it! I'll try to keep this short...

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Tackling Fuel Poverty in Sheffield

09-02-2010 14:18

Run by The South Yorkshire Energy Centre at Heeley City farm, the Family fuel buster project aims to help families who are living in cold damp homes and struggling to pay fuel bills by giving practical help and advice on energy efficiency and grants which may be available for improving insulation.

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Report from Save Victoria Baths demo 7/2/10

06-02-2010 17:02

The Save Victoria Baths campaign had called a demo in protest at the council's plans to shut Victoria Leisure Centre on April 1st.

The protest formed up in the Market Square where Unison were also holding a protest against the council, specifically their planned budget cuts which will affect the service provided to older people and lead to job losses. The usual Trot groups were also out, flogging copies of their paper. These groups were all dwarfed by the impressive turnout. Numbers are always difficult to gague at demonstrations, but I would guess there were around 80 people in attendace. The Evening Post, however, reported "more than 100 campaigners."

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Save Victoria Baths: Interview

02-02-2010 20:36

The Save Victoria Baths campaign have learnt that Nottingham City Council intend to close Victoria Leisure Centre on 31 March 2010, despite having no approved plans for development and no planning permission to demolish what is already there and in contravention of the wishes of local residents. On Saturday (6 February) the campaign are organising a march from Market Square to Sneinton Market to protest against the plans. In order to find out what's going on, I interviewed one of the campaigners.

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Camden Bio Hazard and Animal Lab - Environment Disaster public meeting in Camden

02-02-2010 16:09

There are plans to build a high level [3] virus containment facility in Kings Cross, Camden alongside St Pancras International behind the British Libary close to an environmentally protected area, Camley Conservation Area. There is a "last chance" public development forum where the public can ask questions & speak out against the lab. Wednesday Feb 10th 2009 6.30-8.30pm.

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Anti-meat demo TODAY 12noon 'til 4pm 1st Feb Cornmarket St

01-02-2010 10:56

Come along and try free vegan food and support us helping people to learn to eat less or no animal products:-
for personal health,
for the environment, reducing carbon emissions,
to enable enough food for the starving millions in the world
and to stop the abuse and slaughter of millions of animals.

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Call For People of Sheffield to Show Their Support for Organ Donation

28-01-2010 13:02

An NHS roadshow takes to the streets of Sheffield this week to call on people to prove their support for organ donation and join the NHS Organ Donor Register (ODR). The travelling roadshow is part of a UK-wide campaign to close the gap between the number of people who say they’d be willing to accept an organ if they needed one – 96% - and those who have pledged to donate by joining the ODR, currently 27%.

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Mad World presents 'Insight in Mind'

25-01-2010 20:01

Poster for February Mad World event
Radical mental health discussion group, It's a Mad World, will be showing Insight in Mind, a film about mania and depression, next Tuesday (2nd Feb), 7pm @ the Art Organisation.

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Council does the dirty on the Save Victoria Bath Campaign

18-01-2010 13:39


Nottingham City Council is trying to close Victoria Leisure Centre on 31 March 2010, despite having no approved plans for development and no planning permission to demolish what is already there. If they succeed, the current Leisure Centre will be lost forever and the local community will have nowhere to go.

The Council must be persuaded to change their mind!

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Haiti: Cuban Medical Brigade

17-01-2010 19:54

Cuban Medical Brigade
Cuban Medical Brigade, Refused by Bush During Katrina, Treated Over 1,000 Haitians in 24 Hours, Including Dozens of Life-Saving Surgeries .... Cuban doctor with a Haitian man who is a recent graduate of Cuba’s Latin American School of Medicine providing much needed treatment to the people of Haiti.

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Free Benefit Gig for Haiti Earthquake Victims - Taunton 28/01

17-01-2010 15:11

Note: Benefit Gig Now For Docters Without Borders
We recently found out how Shelter spend their money and treat their staff so we're now donating the proceeds of the gig to Doctors Without Borders, to sopport their ugent work with the Haiti earthquke victims. Don't worry though we will still do a benefit for a homelessness charity sometime soon.

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Boycotting KFC? Include Taco Bell, Pizza Hut, Long John Silver's

12-01-2010 18:38

For maximum impact, all aspects of a boycotted corporation's parent
company should be avoided.

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Unemployed Workers and Claimants Union

11-01-2010 23:08

This is a callout for people to take part in setting up an Unemployed Workers and Claimants Union in Oxford.

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Hands off Stonebridge City Farm

11-01-2010 14:14

Nottingham City Council want to take away part of the city farm to provide car parking space.

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Petition Against Body Scanners

11-01-2010 10:55

We the undersigned petition the Prime Minister to halt the installment of body scanners in airports.
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