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Unionist vote threatens hopes for peace

NORTHERN Ireland's Unionists have shown they are not prepared to make even the smallest concession to achieve peace.


A FAMILY of Roma Gypsies from the Czech Republic who have settled successfully in the north east of England are fighting their deportation.

Blunkett panics

EDUCATION secretary David Blunkett is panicking over his plan for performance related pay for teachers.

Homeless are chucked out

Homeless are chucked out

�800 an hour grabber

THE NEW Labour peer in charge of hunting down benefit fraud earns up to �800 an HOUR for his work as a barrister.

Poison in this fruit

THE FIRST time I saw the film A Clockwork Orange it was on a dodgy pirate video round a mate's house one drunken Friday night.


LECTURERS AT Northumbria University launched a ban on marking last week in protest

Bankrolling the bigots

Brian Souter, the boss of Stagecoach, and his sister, Ann Gloag, are the richest people in Scotland, worth �565 million.

Stab in back

BOEING WORKERS in the US have won a brilliant victory after nearly six weeks on all-out strike. Nearly 20,000 white collar engineers and technicians at the giant airplane company marched back to work ...

Blair's friend put in


More media lies on refugees

"FURY AS 'Refugee' Beasts Rape Girl". That was the Sun headline last week. It was the latest example of the media's lies designed to whip up hatred against refugees fleeing persecution."...

Furious in Brum

THE MOOD in the West Midlands round Saturday's march is electric...

New report slams Britain's spray happy police

The PCA says, "If CS spray is used at close range it may cause burns to the eyes and face." Every force in England and Wales except three uses CS spray....

Picket of the asset stripper Alchemy

"EVERYBODY realises that if they can get rid of Sarah they can get rid of anybody. You've got to protect your union rep. Now we need to get everyone else involved."

Water rats

ALCHEMY announced its new chairman last week. It is Brandon Gough He is a fat cat who got �120,000 a year for a two day week as head of the privatised Yorkshire Water.

Got you under my skin


Thousands more face jobs axe

Ford plans massive job cuts to jack up profits despite the fact it has a "war chest" of �13 billion and is about to buy Land Rover for �2 billion.

NATO's bloody war

ABOUT 300 people attended a rally in central London on Friday of last week to commemorate the anniversary of the start of NATO's bombing of Serbia and Kosovo. The meeting was called by the Committee f...

Nationalisation-how it could work

NEW LABOUR says it is unable to stop the loss of 50,000 jobs in the West Midlands and the decimation of the car industry. But the government could do something. It could nationalise Rover...

Postal workers

AROUND 800 postal workers across Edinburgh were on unofficial strike on Tuesday.

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