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Health round-up

04 March 2008
Sheffield Cutlers Hall Around 40 student nurses, health workers and patients gathered outside Sheffield’s Cutlers Hall on Thursday last week to protest against Virgin Healthcare’s attempt to make profits from the NHS.

Waged London: photographer Larry Herman on his new project

04 March 2008
Larry Herman was born in New York, and moved to Britain during the Vietnam War. Since then he has lived in Glasgow and Sheffield, but mostly in London.

IPCC decision: police used ‘proportionate force’ in woman’s arrest

15 January 2008
The Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) last week ruled that no action is to be taken against any police officers as a result of the arrest of a young woman outside a Sheffield nightclub.

Challenge to Remploy closures

11 December 2007
Disabled workers facing the loss of their jobs invaded one of the government’s Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) offices in Sheffield on Friday of last week, on the first day of a strike in the DWP.

War and peace in Sheffield

13 November 2007
The 70th anniversary of Pablo Picasso’s anti-war painting Guernica provided the centrepiece for a Sheffield Stop the War Coalition event. It was attended by more than 70 people on Friday of last week and was called to mark the cost of war over the remembrance weekend.

Solid strike against pay cuts at Sheffield hospital

11 September 2007
"If they want to make pay cuts – they should start at the top!"

Reports round-up

04 September 2007
Strike against pay cuts at Northern General Hospital Bulk stores workers, who are members of the Unison union, at Northern General Hospital in Sheffield took their third day of strike action on Monday against a planned 20 percent pay cut.

Sheffield General hospital walkout over pay cuts

21 August 2007
Health workers at Sheffield’s Northern General hospital walked out on Monday of this week over pay cuts imposed when management axed thousands of pounds in allowances.

Sheffield health workers strike over pay cuts

08 August 2007
Health workers are to walk out over pay cuts in the first strike at a Sheffield hospital for more than 30 years.

Sheffield health service workers to strike over pay cuts

31 July 2007
Workers at Sheffield’s Northern General Hospital look set to go on strike over pay cuts after management axed thousands of pounds in allowances. The ballot result was due on Thursday and, if passed, it would be the first strike of its kind at the hospital for 30 years.

Sheffield campaign blocks school closures

12 June 2007
Campaigners in Sheffield are celebrating after forcing the council to reverse its plan to close two schools.

Delegates flock to anti-war People's Assembly

24 March 2007
Jahan Hajipour is an Iranian journalist. He took time off work to join a delegation from Sheffield, where he now lives, to the People’s Assembly held in London on Tuesday of this week.

Defending comprehensive schools in Sheffield

10 March 2007
Sheffield City Council is at the forefront nationally of implementing the government's Building Schools For The Future programme. They have invited all comprehensive schools in the city to bid for trust Status.

More than 500 on Sheffield march against school closures

06 January 2007
Over 500 students, parents, staff and governors marched to Sheffield Town Hall on Wednesday of this week.

Nine hundred at Sheffield anti-war rally

23 September 2006
An audience of 900 people in Sheffield heard veteran Labour left-winger Tony Benn warn that "war with Iran could be the beginning of a Third World War."

Love Sheffield Music Hate Racism | Mary Barton | Crazy Itch Radio - Basement Jaxx

23 September 2006
Love Sheffield Music Hate RacismCD out now£8 from various Sheffield music shops and <a href="" target="_blank">www.lmhrsheffield</a> Sheffield Love Music Hate Racism have put together a double CD of tracks donated by local bands to raise money for the campaign. The 35 tracks include soul, indie, reggae, drum & bass and funk.

Pensions round-up

04 March 2006
Sheffield rally The battle to defend local government pensions featured strongly in a 150?strong demonstration to defend jobs and services held in Sheffield on Saturday of last week.

Reports round-up

21 January 2006
Asylum campaign wins victory Asylum rights campaigners in Sheffield are celebrating after Afghan asylum seeker Mohammad Arrian was granted indefinite leave to remain, and has now been reunited with his family.

Mohammad Arrian refugee protest

14 January 2006
Around 150 people attended a protest in Sheffield last Saturday in support of Mohammad Arrian.

Derek Bailey, avant-garde guitarist

14 January 2006
Derek Bailey, born in Abbeydale, Sheffield, in 1930, died in the early hours of 25 December in Clapton, east London. In his 75 years, he made a name for himself as the most fastidious and intransigent member of the musical avant-garde.

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