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South Yorkshire PCC By-election results: What do we know so far?

The by-election for South Yorkshire PCC – in the wake of the Rotherham child abuse scandal and the resignation of former PCC Shaun Wright – took place yesterday, and the results are being announced today. As I wrote on Wednesday, Labour is facing a tough time up against UKIP. So what do we know so far: Labour has won in Doncaster (where Ed Mili [...] Read more ...

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31 Oct 2014

Today’s Star columnist: Paul Blomfield MP

Over the past month I’ve spoken with omore than 1800 people who came along to my 61 ‘Big Conversation’ events. We talked about pressing daily concerns, but also about bigger challenges like climate change. For me, there’s no more important issue. Unless we do more to reduce carbon emissions and tackle global warming, an increasingly unsusta [...] Read more ...

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31 Oct 2014

RBL Poppy Appeal

Support RBL Poppy Appeal Campaign on Twibbon via Twitter - The UK annually shows it's dedication to the Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal by covering every lapel in sight with a poppy. Help spread awareness of their support for the armed forces and their families by sticking a poppy on your twitter avatar.This is unofficial, please follow the offic [...] Read more ...

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31 Oct 2014

Miliband speaks out on anti-semitic abuse targeted at Luciana Berger – and calls on social media companies to act

As we reported last week, Labour MP and Shadow Minister Luciana Berger has been the victim of a sustained torrent of disgusting online anti-semtic abuse. Ed Miliband has hit out at Berger’s abusers today, calling on social media companies to be more proactive in tackling sustained, orchestrated abuse. He told Jewish News: “The anti-Semitic abus [...] Read more ...

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31 Oct 2014

Remploy – a year after the last closure

A year ago today the last Remploy factory officially shut its doors. That was a sad day for me and thousands of other working people across the country. Since I left school at 16 I’d worked at Remploy Sheffield, starting out work as a welder and in recent years representing fellow workers as a GMB trade union convenor. For a lot of us at Remploy, [...] Read more ...

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31 Oct 2014

Dorothy Hodgkin Symposium draws large crowd of scientists and Somervillians

Dorothy Hodgkin Symposium draws large crowd of scientists and Somervillians Dorothy Hodgkin Symposium draws large crowd of scientists and Somervillians 30 Oct 2014 Some 300 people attended the Dorothy Hodgkin Symposium, held at Somerville College on 30 October 2014 to mark the fiftieth anniversary of Dorothy Hodgkin's Nobel Prize for Chemistry, awa [...] Read more ...

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31 Oct 2014

Friday roundup: Past imperfect

This month's Progress Editorial Recruit a friend to Progress and you will receive a free limited edition Progress mug. Progress is an organisation of Labour party members which aims to promote a radical and progressive politics. That is why, in our events and through this magazine and our website, we always try to combine the two. Progress membersh [...] Read more ...

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31 Oct 2014