Monthly Archives: October 2016

Orgreave rejection reaction: Disgust, dismay and defiance

POLITICIANS, campaigners and civic leaders turned on Home Secretary Amber Rudd today after she ruled out holding an inquiry into the Battle of Orgreave. Ms Rudd this afternoon turned down appeals for a formal, independent probe into the confrontation outside … Continue reading

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Criticism for HS2’s ‘phantom Yorkshire figures’

CAMPAIGNERS HAVE accused the Government of creating “phantom figures for a zombie project” as they hit back at claims that high-speed rail will boost Yorkshire’s economy with thousands of jobs and millions of pounds of investment. Senior figures from High … Continue reading

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Orgreave clashes inquiry ruled out

Home Secretary rules out inquiry into clashes with police at Orgreave during 1984 UK miners’ strike Read on… No statutory inquiry or independent review into Orgreave There will be no statutory inquiry or independent review into the notorious clash … Continue reading

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Police spotter failed to report Nazi hooligans, Rotherham 12 trial hears

A police “spotter” failed to report seeing Nazi troublemakers on the day of a big anti-fascist protest, a court has heard. The anti-fascist protest in September last year marked the racist murder of grandfather Mushin Ahmed in Rotherham, South Yorkshire. … Continue reading

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UKIP’s Raheem Kassam pulls out of leadership race

UK Independence Party leadership candidate Raheem Kassam has pulled out of the race just three days after the official launch of his campaign. The former aide to leader Nigel Farage said he was not “satisfied about the integrity of the … Continue reading

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LEP wants further studies into HS2 in Sheffield city region

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The Sheffield City Region Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) and Combined Authority will commission an independent study to explore ways to minimise HS2 Ltd’s new proposed line’s impact on local homes, communities and businesses. The South Yorkshire HS2 station location was … Continue reading

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Hillsborough families warn Government not to limit Orgreave inquiry

The Home Secretary has been warned by families of the Hillsborough victims not to limit an inquiry into the notorious clash between police and miners at Orgreave to a private review. Amber Rudd is expected to announce tomorrow whether the … Continue reading

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