Category Archives: Society

Nottinghamshire police adopt new crime category to tackle street harassment

From The Guardian: Uninvited sexual advances and unwanted verbal contact with a woman, including catcalling or wolf-whistling in the street, are to be recorded as a hate crimes in a new effort to tackle sexist abuse. Nottinghamshire police has expanded … Continue reading

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G4S workers suspended amid allegations of bogus 999 calls

From The Independent: Five police control room staff working for the private security company G4S have been suspended following allegations they called 999 at quiet times to massage performance figures. The workers, who are employed by G4S Public Services and … Continue reading

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Government planning to repeal animal welfare codes

From The Guardian: Conservative ministers are planning to repeal an array of official guidance on animal welfare standards, starting with a move to put the code on chicken-farming into the hands of the poultry industry. Liz Truss, the environment secretary, … Continue reading

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“March Against Fear” in Brussels cancelled at request of government, citing “security concerns”

From thejournal.ie  Organisers of a “March Against Fear” planned for tomorrow to mark the Brussels terror attacks said they had cancelled the event after the authorities asked them to do so because of security fears. “We understand this request. The … Continue reading

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Sports Direct boss refuses to attend select committee over working conditions

From BBC News: Sports Direct’s Mike Ashley has branded MPs “a joke” and confirmed he will not give evidence in Parliament about how his workers are treated. Mr Ashley responded after being summoned to appear in Parliament and warned he … Continue reading

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Big Issue seller marries woman he met when asking for change

From The Guardian: A romance began when a homeless man gave a passerby 50p for her electricity meter – now the couple have pledged to spend the rest of their lives together. Jack Richardson met Toni Osborne two and a … Continue reading

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Shops in Crickhowell take finances offshore to protest tax avoidance

From The Independent: When independent traders in a small Welsh town discovered the loopholes used by multinational giants to avoid paying UK tax, they didn’t just get mad. Now local businesses in Crickhowell are turning the tables on the likes … Continue reading

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Joint red and white poppy ceremony in Aberystwyth hailed a success

From Cambrian News: Aberystwyth’s first joint red and white poppy ceremony has been hailed a success afte­r the chairman of the town’s Royal British Legion praised the number of people who paid their respects at the event. After disagreements in … Continue reading

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Housing Associations back Right to Buy deal

From 24Dash: It has been revealed that 86% of NHF members voted in support of the deal, representing 93% of the sector’s total rented homes. In an email sent to housing associations and seen by 24housing editorial team, David Orr … Continue reading

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Iain Duncan Smith to station job advisors at food banks:

From Huffington Post: The Government wants to station job centre advisors at food banks to help get hard-pressed families work in a significant extension of the role of charities. Iain Duncan Smith, the Work and Pensions Secretary, told MPs that … Continue reading

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