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  • Changes to Visa Waiver Program “discriminatory” says aid organisation

    line of people at US airport border

    Changes to Visa Waiver Program could impact weapons inspectors and aid workers Recent changes to the US Visa Waiver Program are “discriminatory,” according to Manchester based aid organisation, Rethink, Rebuild Society (RR). The changes mean that those who have travelled to… Read More ›

  • Katie Hopkins students hop it

    tabloid columnist katie hopkins

    Katie Hopkins left in tears by students Controversial tabloid columnist, Katie Hopkins, was left “shaken and embarrassed” when students of Brunel University, Uxbridge, turned their backs on her before walking out of the lecture hall, where she had been booked to… Read More ›

  • Comment

    Jeremy Corbyn and Alistair Campbell

    Campbell in a spin over Corbyn What’s he got to hide? Former New Labour head of communications, Alistair Campbell, has weighed in against Labour leadership candidate Jeremy Corbyn, despite having previously indicated he would not intervene. Campbell, in a recent blog post,… Read More ›

  • Protesters demand closure of Yarl’s Wood

    Immigration centre, bedford

    People from across the UK descend upon the notorious Immigration Removal Centre   Up to 700 people took part in a protest demanding the immediate closure of notorious Yarl’s Wood Immigration Removal Centre yesterday, Saturday 6th June. Among them were… Read More ›

  • Don’t let the Bannock burn

    Wild camping in Britain

    Wild campers love a bit of bannock – unleavened bread cooked over a campfire. Ian O’Brien discovers what else is essential for a night in the wilderness. First published in The Big Issue in the North Just over 83 years… Read More ›

  • News and Comment

    British Conservative MP as Michael Green

    Grant Shapps only guilty of “over firmly” denying not being guilty CONSERVATIVE chairman, Grant Shapps, absolutely did not spend the last three years vehemently denying having a second job under a fake name while acting as an MP…..he just got his… Read More ›

  • Alan Partridge to Present Top Gear

    Comedian, Steve Coogan as Alan Partridge

    If campaigners have their way A PETITION by Lorn MacDonald of Glasgow is demanding that the BBC hire comedian Steve Coogan to present flagship motoring show, Top Gear. The petition hosted by campaigning website,, wants to see Coogan playing the… Read More ›

  • Sack Clarkson petition gains momentum

    BBC presenter, Jeremy Clarkson

    News A petition hosted by campaigning website is calling for television presenter, Jeremy Clarkson, to be sacked following his suspension from the BBC earlier this week. The opinionated host of flagship motor show, Top Gear, is alleged to have punched a producer upon discovering that… Read More ›

  • No to EDL, Manchester will say on Saturday

    “The EDL do not speak our language,” says North West MEP The voice of multi-cultural Manchester will be heard in Piccadilly Gardens this Saturday in a counter protest to that of far right English Defence League (EDL). The event, which starts… Read More ›

  • Manchester’s Poi Records launch debut single!

    Basil Clarke

    Ian Tilton teams up with Manchester’s finest to change the world…….one track at a time! Manchester based recording and live performance hub, Poi Records, launched its debut single this week, with a raft of further projects in the pipeline. The… Read More ›