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David Pugh: Keep Island Line in Franchise (KILF) Campaign.

26 July at 11:34 The Taskforce report has been released. Here is our response. ————————————————- KILF has warmly welcomed the recommendations from the Transport Infrastructure Task Force (TITF) in respect of the local train service. The campaign group met with … Continue reading

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Employment tribunal fees unlawful, Supreme Court rules

Fees for those bringing employment tribunal claims have been ruled unlawful, and the government will now have to repay up to £32m to claimants. The government introduced fees of up to £1,200 in 2013 to reduce the number of malicious … Continue reading

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British Monopoly Interests behind Electric Cars:

Car production is among the leading manufacturing industries in Britain. This is why it features highly in the growth targets in the Conservatives proposals put forward both in its manifesto and Queen’s speech, Given that this is the case, it … Continue reading

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Oxford and the Mini:

Electric Mini to be built in Oxford BBC 2nd July, 2017 The electric vehicle will be based on the 3-door hatchback model A fully electric version of the Mini will be built at the Cowley plant in Oxford, BMW has … Continue reading

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Merseyrail strike over driver-only trains has ‘rock solid’ support

The row is over plans for driver-only operation of new trains. Similar disputes have broken out across the rail industry. A strike by workers on Merseyrail in a dispute over driver-only trains was said to be “solidly supported”. Members of … Continue reading

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One to Watch: Save South Tyneside Hospital Campaign:

http://www.savesouthtynesidehospital.org/ Campaign members marching in the Durham Miners Gala. Members of the Save South Tyneside Hospital Campaign have been taking part in the consultation meetings organised by the South Tyneside CCG. We have been saying that not only will the … Continue reading

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Spending on the NHS in England:

Total health spending in England is nearly £124 billion in 2017/18 and is expected to rise to over £125 billion by 2020, taking inflation into account. Around £110 billion will be spent on the day to day running of the NHS. The … Continue reading

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