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18 February 2013
"Tax avoidance isn't illegal, I do it every year" said the leader of Cumbria council
16 March 2011
Tower Hamlets: In 1921 Poplar councillors, led by George Lansbury, electrified British politics by refusing to make working class East Londoners pay unaffordable rates...
10 March 2011
Just how far to the right can the Labour Party go in carrying out cuts? Well how about a coalition with the Tories?
4 January 2011
Years come and go but this New Year's rail fares price rise saw another ceiling breached - the cost of a standard open return ticket from Carlisle to London Euston broke through the £300 barrier and now stands at £301-00, writes Craig Johnston, Carlisle.
15 December 2010
London: On Thursday 9 December, while parliament debated the Con-Dem coalition government's plan to treble university tuition fees, a fifth day of angry protest took place across the country...
24 November 2009
ONLY FOUR years after devastating floods forced thousands from their homes across the county, the heaviest rainfall on record brought rivers crashing over their banks and through people's homes, writes A Cumbrian resident.
23 September 2009
Four hundred GMB shipyard workers in Portsmouth have voted to take strike action over working conditions and proposals forcing them to work in other parts of the UK, writes Portsmouth Socialist Party.
21 February 2004
Cumbria rail disaster: ONCE AGAIN, Britain's privatised, split and profit-obsessed rail system has led to deaths on the track. On 14 February, four rail repair workers were killed by a runaway wagon on a mountainous stretch of line in Cumbria...
16 February 2001
BRITISH NUCLEAR Fuels Ltd (BNFL) has been constantly releasing the radioactive gas krypton 85 from its THORP reprocessing facility at Sellafield in Cumbria, since its opening in 1994, writes Alistair McConnell.
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