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Climate protesters occupy power station

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Early on Monday 29th October, sixteen people scaled the chimneys of West Burton gas-fired power station in Nottinghamshire, shutting it down and halting further construction. West Burton is one of the first of up to 20 new gas-fired power stations the Government has planned.

On the newswire: Gas power station occupied by No Dash for Gas | Police warn power station protesters | fifteen people scal…

Notts UnCut Street Party

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12.00 Noon Saturday 26 May 2012. Listergate, Nottingham

It was a very hot and sunny day.  People gathered under the shade of the trees opposite Topshop in Listergate, Nottingham

Leaflets handed out, speeches were made, childrens faces got painted, ballons blown up, [but kept exploding]. Cakes and samosas got eaten. Party games were played including musical statues and pass the parcel. A pol…

BBC Nottingham: Occupy Nottingham marks camp six-month anniversary

The six-month anniversary of the Occupy Nottingham camp has been marked.

The site was one of several set up in the UK late last year to voice opposition to what the protesters see as unfairness in the financial system.

It is the focus of a legal battle by Nottingham City Council to move the tents out of the Old Market Square.

Earlier this month a judge ruled there were sufficient human rights…

Possession Hearing in Court for Nottingham Occupy

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Thursday 5 April 2012

On Thursday 5 April, after a couple of earlier dates with the law, campers from Occupy Nottingham appeared at Nottingham County Court, [sitting in the Magistrates Court] Carrington Street.

Campers and supporters protested and displayed banners outside of the court, before and after the hearing. There was some media interest.

Teachers strike against Nottm CC plan for a 5 term

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Thursday 29 March 2012

At around miday and later at 4pm, teachers  and supporters gathered in the Market Square to protest at Nottingham City Council plan for a 5 term Year.

The NUT says, the first of what may be a series of strikes attracted strong support from members. Almost all the schools involved in the strike were completely or partially closed.

 

Public Interest Lawyers (PIL): Lawyers instructed by OccupyNotts tofight eviction

Public Interest Lawyers (PIL) have been instructed by Occupy Nottingham as the group fight eviction by Nottingham City Council.

 

The group have been resident in Market Square, at the very heart of Nottingham, from 15 October 2011. Following months of peaceful occupation the Council issued a possession claim at Nottingham County Court on 7 March 2012.

 

The case was to be heard on Friday 1…

Hold the Front Page: Union set to take student journalist’s case toIPCC

 

A dispute between police and the National Union of Journalists over officers confiscating a video filmed by a student journalist could be taken to the Independent Police Complaints Commission.

Lewis Stainer was filming in November when he caught footage of an arrest on camera during the Occupy Nottingham protest.

He claimed the police used excessive force and should not have taken his video …

Nottingham Occupy Camp get court hearing papers

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Thursday 8th March 2012

About 10 days ago,  the Nottingham City Council served a notice on the Occupy Nottingham camp. That unless they stifted by the Monday 5th March, the council said they would start proceedings.  The camp said it wouldn't be moving.

At 3pm on Thursday afternoon [8th March] Nottingham City Council officials served the court hearing papers on the Occupy camp.

Nottingham City Council Budget £20m Cuts Protest

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5 March 2012 

Meeting 12:30 in the Market Square, people gathered to protest Nottingham City Council plan to shave yet another £20m of the budget for thier provision of public services.

Council serve notice on Occupy Nottingham

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4th March 2012

A week ago, the council served a notice on the Occupy Nottingham camp, that unless they move by the 5th March, council will start proceedings.  The camp says it wont be moving.

Occupation Camp Nottm: Collected coverage 100 days

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To celebrate the 100 days mark .... I thought it would be a good time to collate the coverage so far.

Nottingham Occupation Camp now at day 100

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Sunday 22 January 2012

Now at day 100. Gosh!!

Who would have thought they'd be sticking it out this long.  Very well done all.

Nottingham Post: Occupy Nottingham camp to reach 100-day milestone

Tomorrow marks 100 days since anti-capitalist protesters set up the Occupy Nottingham camp in the Old Market Square. Bryan Henesey finds out how the campaigners and council view its future.

When Ashleigh Jones spoke to the Post on a cold evening back in October, he revealed his vision.

"We will be here for as long as it takes," he said, on the second day of the Occupy Nottingham camp in Old …

Notts Uncut in action first event of new year

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Saturday 14 January 2012

12.00pm Protestors meeting outside Boots in Upper Parliament Street.

They then proceeded to protest outside all the usual suspects of Vodafone, Miss Selfridge, Dorothy Perkins, NatWest Bank, Topshop .... oh, and another Boots.

Nottingham Occupation Camp now at day 86

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Sunday 8 January 2012

Now at day 86. Gosh!!

New structure has kept many warm since being erected before christmas.

 

Occupy Nottingham: Xmas and New Year in Market Sq

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Now almost two and a half months in, the Occupy Nottingham protest camp in Market Square continued through Christmas. The campers have now invited supporters to join them in Market Square on New Year's Eve, to "stand together to begin 2012 as one voice for change & an end to greed!" Meanwhile, occupiers in Leicester have decided to move indoors in order to help "sustain us over the cold winter."

Occupy Leicester: Occupy Leicester move indoors

"Occupy Leicester has therefore decided, in the face of the bitter cold of winter, that in order to survive as a protest, we need to find shelter. Although we considered the potential impact of having a reduced public presence, we felt that the well-being of our supporters are paramount, and with a number of people having to take time out due to illness, we needed to find a location which cou…

Occupy Nottingham: still going strong over Xmas

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Monday 26th December 2011

The occupation at Market Square, Nottingham continues .......

Arrests at Uncut demo: Topshop & Bridewell Pol Stn

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Saturday 17 December 2011

UPDATED

After meeting outside Boots in Parliament Street, Uncut protesters proceeded to a number of their usual locations.

 

2 Arrested at Uncut demo: Topshop, Nottingham

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Saturday 17 December 2011

BREAKING NEWS!

After meeting outside Boots in Parliament Street, Uncut protesters proceeded to a number of their usual locations.

Occupy Notts Camp sticks it out, starting week 9

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12 December 2011

Occupy camp now just finished its 8th week since setting up in the Market Square, Nottingham. 

 

Nottingham student seeks apology from the police

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Nottingham student seeks apology and compensation from the police

Notts Occupation: 7th Week and beyond

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Notts Occupation: 7th Week and beyond 

Tuesday 6th December 2011

Occupy camp now in it's 7th week since setting up in the Market Square, Nottingham. 

6 N30 NUJ - BBC - Events in Nottingham

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Wednesday 30th November 2011

People concerned at the cuts to the BBC / public service broadcasting gathered at the New Mechanics, North Sherwood Street, Nottingham at 7pm.

We heard about some of the proposals with would be devastating to both TV and local radio output.

5 N30 Critical Mass bikeabout - Events in Nottm

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Wednesday 30th November 2011

Earlier in the day, thousands of public service workers on strike marched from the Forest Ground, passed the Occupation Camp and onto the Albert Hall to listen to speeches.

 

4 N30 Prof. Samir Amin @ Occupy - Events in Nottm

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Wednesday 30th November 2011

Earlier in the day, thousands of public service workers on strike marched from the Forest Ground, passed the Occupation Camp and onto the Albert Hall to listen to speeches.

3 N30 Occupation - Events in Nottingham

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Wednesday 30th November 2011

10.30am gathering at the Forest ground formed up ready to march to the Albert Hall, Nottingham

 

2 N30 The Speeches - Events in Nottingham

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Wednesday 30th November 2011

10.30am gathering at the Forest ground formed up ready to march to the Albert Hall, Nottingham

 

1 N30 The March - Events in Nottingham

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Wednesday 30th November 2011

10.30am gathering at the Forest ground formed up ready to march to the Albert Hall, Nottingham

 

Occupy Camp now surrounded by Winter Wonderland

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Friday 25 November 2011

Occupy Camp now surrounded by Winter Wonderland