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13 February 2017
It's cheaper for Amey to cut trees down than it is to maintain them
8 February 2017
Orgreave campaigners were shocked and outraged on 31 October 2016 when new home secretary Amber Rudd announced there would be no form of inquiry into the events of 18 June 1984. The government had been making all the right noises to the campaign and even Theresa May had talked about tackling the "poison of decades-old misdeeds".
2 November 2016
Tory Home Secretary Amber Rudd has ruled out an inquiry into the violent police assault on striking miners picketing Orgreave coking plant, South Yorkshire, in June 1984. She justified blocking an inquiry on the grounds that "ultimately there were no deaths or wrongful convictions"
7 October 2016
Twelve Asian men are in court on charges relating to an incident during a far-right demonstration in 2015
15 June 2016
Bosses have agreed to backdate a 2% pay rise to last August.
11 May 2016
"It's time for a public inquiry into the policing of the miners' strike, not just Orgreave and the role of the police, but also the role of politicians." Surprisingly this comment is from Sir Peter Fahy, former chief constable of Greater Manchester Police.
9 March 2016
"Pay the rate, pay the rate!" chanted 200 engineering construction workers protesting outside the new biomass power station being built in Rotherham, South Yorkshire. The blockade by trade unionists stopped work on the site for the day.
9 December 2015
It's the quiz of 2015, compiled by the Socialist. The questions are drawn from articles covering events in the UK and internationally during the last year. Good luck and season's greetings.
25 November 2015
Hundreds of steelworkers from across all the steelmaking heartlands of Britain - Wales, Scotland and the north of England - took to the streets of Sheffield on 21 November to demand government action to save the steel industry.
19 August 2015
Sheffield Bus Partnership is attempting to make drastic cuts to bus services in the city. 50 buses a day will be taken off the network resulting in approximately 150 bus workers losing their jobs.
17 June 2015
On 18 June 1984 thousands of riot police, many on horseback, brutally attacked a mass picket of striking miners at the Orgreave coking plant in South Yorkshire. The victims are still struggling for justice.
8 April 2015
The 26th anniversary of the Hillsborough stadium disaster in Sheffield, when 96 Liverpool football supporters were crushed to death, takes place on 15 April
1 April 2015
Book review: If you have read Robert Tressell's the Ragged Trousered Philanthropists, then this book is for you. And if you haven't, you will still enjoy it
3 December 2014
A protest planned outside Sheffield Magistrates Court is now partly a celebration. Cases against pensioners George Arthur and Tony Nuttall, the "freedom riders" arrested at Sheffield railway station, have been dropped
25 June 2014
Around 60 of us had travelled together by train into Sheffield without paying as part of the continuing Freedom Ride campaign
4 June 2014
I'm a psychiatric nurse in a crisis/home treatment capacity in a South Yorkshire mental health trust
7 May 2014
Elderly and disabled people in South Yorkshire are still catching trains and refusing to pay. We've now held five 'Freedom Ride' protests
14 April 2014
One year ago, the ex-mining village of Goldthorpe in South Yorkshire hit the headlines because the street party to celebrate Thatcher's death burned an effigy of her in front of the TV cameras
2 April 2014
Elderly and disabled people took part in Freedom Ride on 31st March, catching trains to Meadowhall
18 September 2013
Twenty four years on from the Hillsborough Disaster there have been yet more revelations about the apparently limitless mendacity of the South Yorkshire Police, writes Matt Gordon.
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