Monthly Archives: October 2014

Mark Duggan lawful killing verdict upheld

From BBC News: The mother of Mark Duggan, whose death sparked nationwide riots after he was shot by a police marksman, has lost a High Court bid to overturn a finding that her son was “lawfully killed”. In January an … Continue reading

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Manchester Green Party membership soars by 80% as MP hopeful proclaims ‘dawn of fringe parties’

From Mancunian Matters: A surge in Green Party supporters in Manchester shows people no longer have to think about ‘tactical voting’, says the party’s Withington candidate – as they target UKIP and Labour. Membership in the city has increased by … Continue reading

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EE, Vodafone and Three give police mobile call records at click of a mouse

From The Guardian: Three of the UK’s four big mobile phone networks have made customers’ call records available at the click of a mouse to police forces through automated systems, a Guardian investigation has revealed. EE, Vodafone and Three operate … Continue reading

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Increase in paramedic resignations in London as workloads rise

From Evening Standard: London paramedics are leaving the profession in droves as rising workloads take their toll, a new report reveals. The number of paramedics who left the London Ambulance Service (LAS) has increased fourfold – from about 55 in … Continue reading

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EU reveals US trade talks agenda in key TTIP document

From BBC News: MEPs and the EU Commission have welcomed publication of the EU’s priorities in trade talks with the US, which had long been kept secret. The negotiating mandate for the talks – which are known as TTIP – … Continue reading

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European Commission approves new Hinkley nuclear plant

From BBC News: A new £16bn nuclear power station at Hinkley Point in Somerset is to go ahead after it received final approval from European Union regulators. The European Commission said Britain had agreed to “modify significantly” the financing for … Continue reading

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Fracking protester cleared of obstructing police after court rules they got the law wrong

From Manchester Evening News: An anti-fracking protester convicted of obstructing police after chaining his neck to a bus has had his conviction dramatically quashed. An appeal panel ruled Greater Manchester Police got the law wrong when they arrested activist Garry … Continue reading

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