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18 July 2012
Ed Miliband became the first Labour leader since Neil Kinnock in 1989 to speak at the Durham Miners' Gala... Does this represent a break with the past? Has Ed become red?
18 July 2012
Labour Party leader Ed Miliband spoke at the Durham Miners' Gala, which is regarded as the largest working class event in Britain
13 July 2011
60,000 people descended on Durham on Saturday 9 July for the 127th annual Durham Miners' Gala. The Gala sees ex-miners and their communities join with other trade unionists to march through the city centre...
6 July 2011
Ed Miliband has come under fire for pulling out of speaking at the Durham Miners' Gala. In a cowardly retreat it became clear he did not want to share the stage with Bob Crow, the militant leader of the...
31 March 2010
PCS pickets who work on security at the Houses of Parliament were out again in force. One of the pickets who has been working there for 20 years explained that during the last strike extra police were...
31 July 2008
Workers at the Identity and Passport Service (IPS) were out on a three-day strike from 23-25 July. Elaine Brunskill reports from the Durham office...
16 July 2008
An estimated 40,000 workers and their families from Durham and beyond converged into the city for the Durham Miners' Gala, writes Elaine Brunskill, Northern region Socialist Party.
12 July 2007
SEVEN HUNDRED 'surplus' jobs were cut from Durham's NHS in the last year...
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