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UK manufacturing rebounds 1.8 percent in May but other production industry lags

Official data show that British manufacturing production rose by 1.8 percent in May, reversing a drop a month earlier. The Office for National Statistics said Thursday that the broader industrial production index — including mining, oil and gas extraction, and … Continue reading

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Teachers’ vote to strike over pensions reform draws government criticism

The decision of teaching unions to join the first wave of industrial action against government cuts is “irresponsible and wrong”, Francis Maude, the cabinet office minister, has said, appealing to those planning to strike on 30 June to reconsider. The … Continue reading

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University of Sussex cutbacks: Protests, riot police and strike action

Students and staff at the University of Sussex have united in angry protest against proposed cutbacks at the Brighton and Hove institution. The cutbacks will include a complete scrapping of the study of English history before 1700, a move leading … Continue reading

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Addiewell riot prompts doubts over private prison security

January 26 A warder is in hospital after a riot at one of Scotland’s two private prisons, sparking concern about private security in jails. The Scottish Ambulance Service said that a 29-year-old man was taken to St John’s hospital in … Continue reading

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Rightwing and anti-fascist protesters riot in London

11 September Riot police were struggling to contain protests by anti-fascist demonstrators and rightwing organisations outside a mosque in north-west London tonight.

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Global trend for sit-ins and occupations as mass redundancies continue

24 July Trade union leaders warned tonight that the direct action seen at the Vestas factory was likely to be repeated elsewhere as workers refused to “bend their knee and accept their fate” in the face of mass redundancies caused … Continue reading

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‘Record rise’ in UK anti-Semitism

Swastika: Daubed outside a Manchester Synagogue, January 2009

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