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From The Socialist newspaper, 15 July 2015

Road accident highlights need to save school crossings

On the same day as Save Derbyshire School Crossing Campaigners put questions about cuts to a meeting at Derbyshire County Council, a Lollypop Lady at their local school in Chesterfield was hit by a car. She was struck on the hand while helping children across the road. What could happen if there was no one to help at school crossings? The petition to keep the patrols got 16,000 signatures.

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In The Socialist 15 July 2015:


Socialist Party news and analysis

Living wage lie

Fightback essential following Osborne's hatchet budget

Labour's austerity 'me too-ism' continues

Them & Us


International socialist news and analysis

EU revenge against Greek workers

Greece: Tsipras crosses the Rubicon

The Marikana report - a whitewash

International news in brief


Socialist history

2005: Jean Charles de Menezes shooting


Workplace news and analysis

Labour council axes union facility time

Cardiff teachers strike against 'death wish' workload

Transport workers shut down tube and railway

Biggest union clings to Labour, but considers law-busting strikes

Workplace news in brief


Socialist Party feature

Reverse social care sell-offs


Socialist Party review

Orphan Black - refreshing take on sci-fi story


Socialist Party reports and campaigns

Angry coordinated protests and solidarity

Osborne attacks youth... we take to the streets!

Record attendance at Durham Miners' Gala

200 march against closure of Longton Cottage Hospital

Bromley Unite members stop council tax bailiffs

Road accident highlights need to save school crossings


 

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