NGO takes Legal Aid Agency to court for ‘blocking access to justice’ for rough sleepers

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Human rights charity Liberty has announced it will be taking the Legal Aid Agency (LAA) to court for refusing to help rough sleepers. Homeless people are unable to get Legal Aid when local councils issue them with Public Space Protection Orders (PSPOs). Liberty has said LAA is “blocking access to justice” for those who can’t afford to...

Vivienne Westwood Protests Fracking, Dances to ABBA

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‘Little People, Big World’ Star Tori Roloff Reveals How Zach’s Dwarfism Affects Their Marriage

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Toriand Zach Roloffhave problems just like every couple. But Zach’s dwarfism isn’t one of them. The Little People, Big World star opened up about her 4-foot-3 husband’s stature in a Q&A on her Instagram Story. Reality TV’s Breakout Stars When a fan asked Tori why she never bends down in photos, the 27-year-old replied: “For...

26 October 2018 – today’s press releases

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A very diverse range of press releases today, it must be said… Universal Credit causing unacceptable hardship Liberal Democrat MP Layla Moran has slammed the Conservative Government for refusing to listen to problems experienced by those on Universal Credit as the Public Accounts Committee urges Ministers to make fundamental changes to the scheme. The Public...

Former MP Natascha Engel appointed shale gas commissioner – DRILL OR DROP?

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The pro-fracking former Labour MP, Natascha Engel, is the new commissioner for shale gas, the government announced this afternoon. Ms Engel initially opposed fracking when Ineos announced plans to explore for shale gas in the village of Marsh Lane in her constituency in January 2017. She later visiting shale gas sites in Pennsylvania and switched...

AMLO descarta uso del “fracking” en la extracción de gas y petróleo

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Andrés Manuel López Obrador, presidente electo. Foto: Eduardo Miranda AMLO descarta uso del “fracking” en la extracción de gas y petróleo CIUDAD DE MÉXICO (apro).- El presidente electo Andrés Manuel López Obrador informó que en su administración no se utilizará el fracking como herramienta para extraer petróleo y gas del subsuelo. En una breve declaración...

Amber-level tremor while fracking at Cuadrilla’s shale site – DRILL OR DROP?

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Fence art at Cuadrilla’s Preston New Road fracking site near Blackpool, 23 October 2018. Photo: Eddie Thornton Cuadrilla has confirmed there was a 0.4 magnitude earth tremor while it was fracking at its Preston New Road shale gas site this afternoon. This is an amber event under the seismic regulations, known as the traffic light...

16 meses de cárcel por protestar contra el ‘fracking’

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Los activistas anti ‘fracking’ condenados Rich Loizou, Richard Roberts y Simon Roscoe-Blevins. GETTY 2 comentariosVer comentarios Tres activistas ambientales, Simon Roscoe-Blevins (26 años), Richard Roberts (36) y Richard Loizou (31), han sido condenados a penas de 16 y 15 meses de cárcel por “alteración del orden público” durante una protesta contra unas prospecciones de fracking...

There was a massive demo on Saturday. No, not the London one.

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On Saturday 20 October, there was a bit of a protest in London. Something to do with Brexit, apparently. But meanwhile, in a small corner of Lancashire, a group of grassroots campaigners and locals had organised their own demo. And there wasn’t an EU flag in sight. No fracking way The campaign group Frack Free...

Council pension funds invest £9bn in fracking industry

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Local UK council pension funds have more than £9bn invested in companies engaged in fracking, despite fierce debate over shale gas exploration. Some councils have more than 5 per cent of their funds invested in companies that use hydraulic fracturing to release gas from shale rock, according to research compiled by Platform London, 350 and...

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