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15 March 2017
"Can you imagine how we feel knowing that our precious daughter could have to travel for hours in an emergency situation to get to life saving surgery when she may not have hours? If you go ahead with your proposal children will die, it's a simple as that. How can that ever be an acceptable outcome?"
28 February 2017
Families of heart patients at the threatened East Midlands Congenital Heart Centre at Glenfield Hospital have condemned NHS England for a "totally inadequate" public consultation
22 February 2017
Reports of Socialist Party regional conferences in East Midlands, West Midlands and Yorkshire.
8 February 2017
The NHS is in crisis. Hospitals cancelled a record number of urgent operations last year, mainly because of bed shortages. One in six A&E departments faces closure or downgrading because of NHS cuts.
7 December 2016
Short reports on some of the latest trade union struggles including Paul Reilly elected to the RMT EC and the introduction of the Trade Union Act.
16 November 2016
Struggle, internationalism and socialism, these ideas - and how powerful they can be in action - electrified the magnificent rallies and workshops at Socialism 2016
9 November 2016
Trade unions representing Birmingham council workers have reached an "historic agreement" with the council which will mean a three-year pay freeze, instead of reduced sick pay, increased hours, a 1.35% pay cut and other cuts.
26 October 2016
Glenfield congenital heart centre in Leicester is the only such service in the East Midlands
21 September 2016
Children's heart surgery is to end at three hospitals around the country if NHS England gets its way.
7 September 2016
The sudden closure of Grantham Hospital's night time A&E service has sparked a wave of anger and rebellion
31 August 2016
Over 200 people attended a protest on 14 August, organised by campaigners against the night-time closure of Grantham Accident and Emergency Department. The protest was organised, with just a few days' notice, by a local group including Labour councillor Charmaine Morgan.
10 August 2016
Socialist Party member Paul Reilly, a branch secretary of the RMT transport workers' union in Nuneaton, is a candidate for the union's national executive committee to represent the Midlands region
25 May 2016
Having arrived unannounced in Leicester sometime around midday, Britain First, protected by a police cordon, were forced to abandon their stall and leave Leicester by mid-afternoon.
2 March 2016
Throughout the East Midlands we have seen an upsurge in the willingness of workers to fight back against unfair conditions and low pay. On 28 February, members of the Socialist Party from across the region came together for a conference in Nottingham.
27 January 2016
Three regions of the Socialist Party have held regional conference so far this year: Southern, West Midlands and London.
25 November 2015
Firefighters demonstrated outside a Fire Service Authority meeting
18 November 2015
There has been widespread support for Roger Bannister in his campaign to be elected Unison general secretary, with Unison members leafleting workplaces and announcing on social media why they have voted for him.
30 September 2015
A protest was organised by Leicestershire FBU at the county fire authority HQ in opposition to devastating cuts.
15 July 2015
The budget saw vicious attacks on huge sections of society. But one group particularly hard hit was young people. Read reports of protests as we hit the streets to fight back.
15 July 2015
As people live longer, more and more are likely to need care services when they get older, writes Jean Thorpe, Nottingham Socialist Party.
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