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Issue No. 1755

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LABOUR-RUN Manchester City Council has again been forced to defer the closure of the popular local pool known as Gorton Tub. Council bosses, who are spending over �250 million subsidising the Commonwealth Games, want to save a measly �75,000 by the closure of Gorton Tub. Only a massively popular campaign coordinated by Socialist Alliance members has so far stopped their plans.

Over 5,000 people have signed a petition. Over 800 local people attended a recent fun day organised by the campaign, showing how wrong the council is to claim that the pool is unpopular. TONY MARTIN and LYNDA SHENTALL


CAMPAIGNERS against sanctions on Iraq were to gather in east London this weekend for a conference organised by the Voices in the Wilderness campaign. Denis Halliday, former United Nations humanitarian coordinator for Iraq, was to address the conference on Saturday.

  • The conference will be held at Kingsley Hall, Powis Road, London E3 (Bromley-by-Bow tube) from Friday 29 June to Sunday 1 July. Phone 07947 839 992 for details.

GROWING numbers of people are expected at the expanded annual free Tolpuddle festival and rally near Dorchester on Saturday 14 and Sunday 15 July. For information phone South West Regional TUC on 0117 947 0521 or visit www.tuc.org.uk/tolpuddle


The Stop the Incinerator Campaign in Swansea is holding a social evening as a fundraiser FRIDAY 29 JUNE Cape Horner pub, St Thomas


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Sat 30 Jun 2001, 00:00 BST
Issue No. 1755
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