Monthly Archives: December 2010

Now we know: County Council aims to slash services

From the BBC – Devon County Council to slash youth services, cut library opening hours, cut funding to recycling, care of the elderly, roads and transport. Leader of Devon County Council John Hart has said on a number of occassions … Continue reading

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Disastrous decision to privatise Chivenor search and rescue services and cut cover to 12 hours

Today’s North Devon Gazette reports that the Government will tomorrow announce that search and rescue services at RMB Chivenor are to be privatised and the hours of operation halved.  This is a disastrous decision that will undoubtedly cost lives.  The … Continue reading

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A student from Cornwall on what really happened on 9 December

by Josiah Mortimer “Rabble”, “thugs”, “yobs” and “criminals” – just some of the words used to describe students taking part in the London protest against the tripling of tuition fees on 9 December. There is a lot to say about … Continue reading

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How Can This Government Maintain the Pretence That It Isn’t Savagely Attacking the Less Well-Off?

The announcement of the funding settlement for local councils is the latest, and possibly most explicit reminder that this Tory-Lib Dem Government is intent on attacking the least-well off while preserving the better-off.  As an example of this, we reproduce … Continue reading

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Support the protest against cuts to Sure Start tomorrow

North Devon Anti-Cuts Alliance would like to offer our full support to a campaign opposing cuts to Sure Start children’s centres.  Funding will no longer be ring-fenced, meaning that councils can choose to remove funds from this vital service.  Members … Continue reading

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Harvey might not keep his pledges…but we do!

Around thirty turned up to a noisy protest called by North Devon Anti-Cuts Alliance outside the offices of Nick Harvey earlier, in response to his decision to condemn students to massive debts yesterday. The protesters, including students, workers young and … Continue reading

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Exeter University Occupied Ahead of Crucial Fees Vote

A group of 144 people, comprising Exeter College students, Exeter University staff and students as well as members of the public have occupied a lecture theatre in the Peter Chalk Centre on Exeter University Campus. The occupation took place after … Continue reading

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