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Issue No. 2447

Israel boycott vote in Sussex

Sussex University Student Union has voted overwhelmingly to boycott Israeli goods.

The vote means that the students union should now campaign for the university to end its contract with waste firm Veolia, which operates in Israeli settlements. 

Sweets Way housing fight

A judge has ruled that residents occupying the Sweets Way estate in north London must be evicted.

The ruling also granted an injunction preventing any future protests on the estate. 

Residents quickly occupied a new building just outside of the ruling’s parameters. 

Sixty B&Q stores to close

retailer King Fisher has announced that it will shut 60 of its B&Q hardware stores across Britain and Ireland.

Trade unions have spoken out against the closures. 

The number of job losses has not yet been announced.

Tory failure on insulation 

Governments have failed to tackle energy effiency in homes, a new report by watchdog Which has found.

The Tories promised to be the “greenest government ever”.

But the report clearly blames the failure on the government’s Green Deal scheme. 

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Tue 31 Mar 2015, 15:59 BST
Issue No. 2447
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