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Damning new evidence showed today that the government knew rubber bullets could kill but used them in Northern Ireland regardless. Documents dating back to 1977 make it clear that the Ministry of Defence (MoD) knew that official tests showed the projects
A memorial to more than 200 miners who died at eight Yorkshire pits is to be unveiled in Dodworth on Saturday June 22. The memorial will commemorate the deaths of 288 men killed working at collieries in the Barnsley area between 1850 and 1987. Ex-miner S
Ten sheriff courts and seven justice of the peace courts will close after Holyrood's justice committee backed changes to legislation yesterday. MSPs narrowly voted against Labour proposals to reject parliamentary orders bringing the closures into effect.
Plaid Cymru MP Jonathan Edwards condemned "astonishing" government plans to commemorate the centenary of the start of mass slaughter in the first world war. Mr Edwards said he feared that the nationwide ceremonies would "replicate in...
Bosses at Liverpool University are threatening to sack almost 3,000 staff if they do not accept inferior terms and conditions, including working weekends, evenings and Bank Holidays without recompense. The University and College Union (UCU) said that the
Workers were paid Â£52bn less last year compared to pre-recession levels, the TUC revealed yesterday. The union body blamed falling real wages, a rise in part-time work and the replacement of public-sector jobs with low-paid private-sector roles. And the
Campaigners are descending on Parliament today to warn MPs of the disastrous consequences as the government dismantles life-saving health and safety legislation. Construction union Ucatt and Unite and supported by Families Against Corporate Killers calle
Top lawyers concluded today that British drone attacks on Afghanistan are almost certainly illegal. A 52-page legal opinion commissioned by Peacerights and published by Public Interest Lawyers (PIL) reports that there is a strong presumption that Britain
The woman behind Britain's biggest blacklist accused workers of being their "own worst enemies" in an unrepentant interview for last night's BBC Panorama investigation into the illegal practice. Mary Kerr said she is "the only person...
Trade unionists grilled Labour MP David Crausby today after he claimed that "the British people don't elect left-wing governments." Delegates of the 20,000-strong Bakers union called on the Bolton North East MP to explain shadow chancellor...
A former technical worker at the CIA and US National Security Agency has revealed himself as the whistleblower behind leaks relating to a secret US government surveillance programmes. It emerged last week that Britain's monitoring agency GCHQ may have co
Britain's retirees are "being done in" by Westminster waffling over pensions, National Pensioners Convention general secretary Dot Gibson warned today. Ms Gibson delivered a stern rebuke to shadow chancellor Ed Balls following his vow to...
Fit To Work: Poets Against Atos contributors were celebrating at the weekend after winning the very first Morning Star award for protest in poetry at the annual Stoke Newington Literary Festival. The Poets Against Atos project is about the struggle facin
Six men were jailed at the Old Bailey yesterday for planning an attack on an English Defence League rally in Dewsbury, West Yorkshire, last June. West Midlands men Jewel Uddin, Omar Mohammed Khan, Mohammed Hasseen, Anzal Hussain, Mohammed Saud and Zohaib
David Cameron took a "cheap shot" at teachers and welfare claimants yesterday as he blustered his way toward the G8 conference. Speaking at the new London Gateway deep-sea container port in Essex, Mr Cameron claimed: "We have...
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