The wonderful Veggies volunteer crew are still all hands to the pump as they continue their packed 2014 tour, catering at events around the country promoting social change, community spirit, care for animals and the planet. Veggies is an all-vegan, volunteer-led, social enterprise based in the Sumac Centre in Forest Fields, Nottingham. This month they have been catering at some very diverse events…
It's full steam ahead for Nottingham's all-vegan and volunteer-led catering campaign Veggies as their 2014 tour is in full swing, with more events being added all the time. Most recently they have taken part in Leicester's annual environmental event, the Greenlight Festival, and also travelled down to Milton Keynes to bring vegan food to activists taking part in an anti-vivisection demo.
Thanks to people who sent messages of support to me in prison and the way forward.
Nottingham City Council have succeded in their attempt to imprison pensioner Ross Longhurst for refusing to pay Council Tax as a protest against the Coalition Government's austerity measures.
Bangladesh - Super Exploitation and the Climate Crisis
7.30pm Wednesday 12th March 2014 at The Sumac Centre, 245 Gladstone Street, Forest Fields NG7 6HX
Nottingham's ethical, all-vegan catering campaign Veggies has been on the road twice to Birmingham in the past few days, to show support for our scapegoated badger friends who are under attack from the Tory government. The government are trying to implement an appallingly misguided and underhand policy to cull one hundred thousand badgers in an effort to eradicate Bovine TB. As well as killing an …
A national day of anti-ATOS demonstrations was called for Wednesday 19th. February. ATOS were contracted, by the last Labourshite government and fully supported by this ConDem one, to bully and harass the long-term sick and disabled off their meagre benefit support and onto, the even more meagre, Job Seekers Allowance (JSA). Once on JSA they are expected to make themselves available for work or fa…
An attempt to raise this issue through the Parliamentary system before it is too late.. ..maybe worth sending your own letter asap?
Lord Hunt is the opposition lead on the NHS, I understand.
care.data - what is going to happen ?
GP practices nationwide will soon be required to supply patients' personal and confidential medical information, on a regular and continuous basis, to the Health and Social Care Information Centre (HSCIC).
Under the Health and Social Care Act 2012, GP practices have no choice but to allow the HSCIC to extract this information.
This project, called care.d…
Ilkeston FC hosted the fan owned FC United of Manchester on Saturday 4th Jan. A game that was in doubt until 3 hours before kick off due to the weather turned into an exciting 6 goal encounter.
FCUM who will not permit a sponsors name on their shirts, started work in November on building their own ground in Moston, Manchester with money raised by inovative comunity shares scheme and other sources…
2013 has been another relatively quiet year on the newswire, but it has not passed without event. Protests and strikes against austerity have continued and the death of Maggie Thatcher was marked.
Unfortunately, the year has not seen the resolution of the concerns about the project's sustainability - despite a large and enthusiastic meeting in February - and these will have to be revisited in the…
Christmas Day Veggies Special!!
FREE CAULIFLOWERS available for ALL!!!
Earlier this year a sperm whale was found dead with 59 different bits of plastic inside its stomach, which amounted to 17kg of waste. It made the news when it was discovered that the majority of the plastic was sheeting used for greenhouses by supermarket suppliers to grow tomatoes. Instead of recycling the waste, the plastic was dumped into the ocean. Amongst the supermarkets using the supplier w…
About 40 people, students and non-students, protested outside the Trent Building on Nottingham University's lakeside campus today. They were there in solidarity with the students in London who've been beaten and arrested over the past week by the metropolitan police.
More people are withholding Council Tax. Join in the anti-austerity campaign.
Foundation of a new national political party of the left
Last night there was a public meeting at the Maze to discuss the prospect of hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, coming to Nottinghamshire. There was a very informative presentation given by a member of Friends of the Earth Nottingham and then there was a passionate debate about what could be done to stop fracking here in Notts. See below the fold for a rundown on the current situation.
On Thursday 21 November, the court hearing will decide whether to grant a possession order to Bedroom Tax tenants – paving the way for evicting some of the most vulnerable people in Nottingham
Our campaign has repeatedly asked Nottingham City Council to follow the example of Broxtowe Borough Council and agree not to evict tenants in arrears because of the Bedroom Tax. The city council has r…
Most Labour councillors are in it for the money so it is hardly surprising that they have not opposed the cuts.