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17 July 2019
Proposals by our fire authority to cut eight fully staffed fire stations and axe 30 fire engines were described by one councillor as "turbo-charging austerity", putting lives at risk.
26 June 2019
Firefighters in Devon and Somerset have reacted with fury to swingeing cuts in which will cut the fire service 'to the bone'
19 June 2019
With the local and European elections over, the streets of Newton Abbot, Devon, were clear of political parties campaigning just for people's votes, writes Richard Worth, Torbay and South Devon Socialist Party.
29 May 2019
Teignmouth took to the streets again protesting against the threatened closure of our community hospital
22 May 2019
The mood on the streets was reflected on our Socialist Party 'Defend the National Health Service' stall in Newton Abbot, Devon, on 18 May.
7 November 2018
The owner of Appledore Shipyard in north Devon, Babcock International, has announced its closure. Such an action would be devastation for the workers, their families and the whole community.
17 October 2018
If austerity is over, no-one told the Tory councillors of Devon County Council. Foster carers are to have their allowances cut by 30%.
27 June 2018
"Where I come from people stand up and fight. It was our hospital and we want it back - we want it back and made even better!" That is telling it as it is!
30 May 2018
Having closed the minor injuries unit in Teignmouth Hospital, South Devon, despite massive opposition from local people, the clinical commissioning group (CCG) is showing its intention to close the hospital entirely.
11 April 2018
Almost 50 members of the Socialist Party from across the South West attended our highly successful regional conference on 7 April, including members from areas where we've never had representation before
13 December 2017
A march took place against cuts and privatisation
15 November 2017
On 6 November PCS members took strike action to prevent a relocation which would likely result in around 50 redundancies
4 October 2017
Socialist Party members from Torbay and south Devon stood alongside Labour and Momentum members to protest outside the Ukip annual conference in Torbay, south Devon
24 May 2017
Unite members working for Sierra Windows in Paignton, South Devon, are on a rolling series of two-day strikes
25 January 2017
One brave nurse described the nightly pressures of being so understaffed that it is bringing workers to their knees and putting them in incredibly compromised in dangerous situations.
7 December 2016
Hundreds protested in the centre of Exeter on 3 December against the decimation and degrading of Devon's NHS. Coming from all points of the compass and forming 'red lines' of marchers from different parts of the city, they cheered and clapped speakers from the community and the labour and trade union movement.
30 November 2016
Stop the Tory cuts: Exeter will be the scene of a major county-wide demonstration by campaign groups against the huge government cuts to the National Health Service on 3 December.
26 October 2016
Letters to the Socialist's editors including the Ched Evans case, Marmite brexit, NHS 'savings' and homelessness.
19 October 2016
'Once you lose them - you will never get them back', this was the stark warning in a letter published in a local Devon paper. The letter refers to the current consultation period taking place on the closures of community hospitals with the loss of hundreds of beds.
10 February 2016
Torbay may be the English Riviera for the well-heeled, but for many working people it is a place of poverty, insecurity and low wages.
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