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13 March 2019
One hundred years ago, Alice Wheeldon, from Derby in the east Midlands, died in the great influenza epidemic, aged 53. The events of Alice's life were not only important then, but are still relevant today. Alice's story ranks among the most shocking (and political) miscarriages of justice.
6 March 2019
An open letter from two Socialist Party branches (edited extract): We send Chris Williamson our solidarity against the unfounded attack on his reputation and unwarranted suspension.
26 February 2019
12 December 2018
A recent ruling by the Electoral Commission has cast new light on the case of Chris Fernandez, the local election agent for eight Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition (TUSC) candidates at the 2016 council elections in Derby, who earlier this year was jailed for alleged 'electoral fraud'.
24 October 2018
For the last two years I've been working as an apprentice through the training provider Aspire Achieve Advance or 3aaa.
20 June 2018
The job losses announced at engineering giant Rolls-Royce are a massive blow to Derby. Like everywhere else, full-time, secure jobs have long been disappearing leaving largely insecure, low-paid work in their place.
13 June 2018
Press leaks suggest Rolls-Royce in Derby is set to announce another 4,000 job losses. Immediate meetings of the entire workforce should be organised to discuss how to fight the proposed losses.
14 March 2018
Derby's Women's Lives Matter meeting was poignant in many respects.
28 February 2018
Campaigners to save threatened Babington Hospital protested on 23 February at an NHS clinical commissioning group meeting in Derby
15 February 2018
Chris Fernandez, the local election agent for eight Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition (TUSC) candidates at the 2016 council elections in Derby, after a two-and-a-half week trial has been sentenced to 15 months imprisonment for charges of electoral fraud
17 January 2018
There are many council budget-setting meetings during January and February that are slashing millions more pounds off vital services - and many of these councils are run by Labour
1 November 2017
The publication of allowances and expenses of Derby city councillors for 2016-17 should cause more than a few raised eyebrows
17 August 2017
Derby Women's Centre has been supporting women at the most vulnerable point in their lives
5 July 2017
Book review: Exactly 200 years ago a 17 year-old Nottinghamshire girl was murdered walking home to Papplewick village from nearby Mansfield
12 April 2017
Schools are under the greatest threat for more than a generation and an equally powerful response is needed. In the next couple of months, the scale of the cuts will be evident
12 April 2017
Following negotiations and a ballot of Unison members the Derby teaching assistants' dispute ended on 5 April. The members voted nine-to-one to accept the offer from Derby council.
22 March 2017
Following a new offer from Labour-led Derby council, public sector union Unison has now suspended the all-out strike action by teaching assistants and school support staff
15 March 2017
Teaching assistants and school support staff in Derby are now on all-out strike against massive pay cuts imposed by the Labour-led city council. In a recent survey 74% of Derby people said they supported the action by these workers.
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