Monthly Archives: April 2013

Greek villagers block Golden Dawn food handout on Thassos

From BBC News: Golden Dawn activists wear black shirts and sport Nazi-style symbols Villagers on the Greek island of Thassos have prevented the nationalist Golden Dawn party from handing out free food and other basic goods. To Vima newspaper said … Continue reading

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Teachers’ union vote of no confidence against Gove

From BBC News: The NUT is the latest teachers’ union to pass a motion of no confidence in Michael Gove The National Union of Teachers’ conference has unanimously passed a motion of no confidence in the Education Secretary, Michael Gove. … Continue reading

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Human trafficking victims will no longer be prosecuted, say Scottish police

From BBC News: Human trafficking victims forced to work as sex slaves or in cannabis factories will no longer be prosecuted, Police Scotland has promised. A team of officers dedicated to tackling people smuggling has been set up under the … Continue reading

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Police detective found guilty for selling seized drugs

From BBC News: A West Yorkshire Police detective has been found guilty of stealing seized drugs and conspiring with his brother to sell them, making at least £600,000.Nicholas McFadden stole thousands of pounds of class A drugs from evidence stores, … Continue reading

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Queen’s funding to rise by £5m under new Sovereign Grant

From BBC News: The grant also helps fund royal palaces The annual cost to the taxpayer of supporting the Queen is rising by £5m, following changes to the way the monarch’s role is funded. The Sovereign Grant, used to fund … Continue reading

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UN passes arms trade treaty

From BBC News: Activists put a replica of a military helicopter on a roof near the UN in New York The UN General Assembly has adopted a historic treaty to control the trade in conventional arms, voting it through by … Continue reading

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Sussex University occupiers evicted

From The Guardian: Students had occupied a building at Sussex University as part of a protest against the privatisation of campus services. Photograph: Martin Godwin for the Guardian Four students were arrested on Tuesday as police evicted protesters who had … Continue reading

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Samoa Airlines charges passengers by weight

From 3 News: Samoa Airlines has decided to do what other airlines have only ever joked about – charge passengers by weight. The airline’s new fare schedule sees travellers charged between WST$1 (NZ$0.52) and $4.45 (NZ$2.32) per kilogram to fly … Continue reading

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Post Office staff go on strike at Crown offices

From BBC News: The CWU said its members have not had a pay rise for two years More than 2,000 staff at Post Office Crown offices have gone on strike in a row over jobs, pay and closures. Members of … Continue reading

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Free schools ‘in areas of surplus places’, says NUT

From BBC News: The National Audit Office recently highlighted the school place shortage Free schools are being opened in parts of England where there are surpluses of places, a teachers’ union says. The National Union of Teachers says this is … Continue reading

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