Protesting has been a way for people to be heard and to change the mind or direction of governments since the middle ages. From the Peasants’ Revolt to protesting against the Poll Tax, protesting is one way in which the people can be heard. More recently cities across the country have seen protests about Brexit, Black Lives Matter and Extinction Rebellion.[Read more…] about Aims to limit protest is an attack on all our civil liberties
Unions GMB and UNISON are warning Plymouth could lose its only short breaks respite service for families of children with complex needs.[Read more…] about Unions warn for future of Plymouth children’s respite service
Many of Exeter’s arts and heritage organisations including DMF Music, Exeter Northcott Theatre, Exeter Phoenix, Le Navet Bete, Kaleider and the Royal Albert Memorial Museum & Art Gallery (RAMM), will receive support from the Cultural Recovery Fund to help the organisations recover and reopen in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.[Read more…] about Cultural Recovery Fund | Exeter culture orgs in on Round 2
If you’ve ever been on a package holiday to Spain – the perception is white working class – you’re not welcome in Devon. That’s according to comments from a Conservative Councillor on the board of the body that aims to attract economic development in the region, the SW LEP.[Read more…] about White working class not welcome in Devon?
The past year has been difficult for many of us, and is one we don’t want to repeat. This is especially true for key workers across the UK who have led the fight against the coronavirus. According to the ONS, around 33 per cent of the UK workforce were in key worker occupations and industries in 2020.[Read more…] about How 2020 Has Rewarded Key Workers
Council Tax bills dropping through your letterbox at this time of year is an inevitability of life. These bills have been on the rise as councils face reductions in funding from the government. At a time when many have lost their lost jobs and others face little, or no, rise in pay, increasing council tax hits the lowest earners the hardest. Council Tax is a regressive tax system that needs to be modernised or replaced altogether with something fairer for everyone.[Read more…] about Land Value Tax could ‘level up’ inbuilt unfairness Council Tax