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In a world of misinformation and vested interests, it is important to have alternative media sources that are not beholden to wealthy backers and large corporations. Since our inception in early 2020, we have strived to report, write and analyse those stories, movements and people who look to transform our community and society for the better. We are constantly looking to

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An Open Letter to Worcestershire Elected Officials: Stop the Suffering – Cancel the Cut!

Ahead of the budget on Wednesday 3 March 2021, we are asking all elected officials and representatives in Worcestershire to demand that the Chancellor make the £20 a week Universal Credit uplift permanent. We also call for Age-Related Universal Credit rates to be scrapped and that both the Bedroom Tax and Benefit Cap are removed. If you would like to

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Wyre Forest Labour Release Their 4 Key Election Pledges

With May’s County Council Elections still set to go ahead, local Labour Party’s are currently on election footing. Wyre Forest Labour have announced that they will be fighting this election on four key area: Jobs, The Environment, Buses and Social Care. We spoke to Stephen Brown, the group’s Press Officer, about what these pledges mean for Wyre Forest and Worcestershire

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Hero Firefighters Under Attack

It appears that despite their heroic efforts during the pandemic, including assisting the ambulance service, helping move dead bodies to the morgue and showing Care Homes how to use PPE, Firefighters are unfairly under attack one again. On the 15th of January, Fire Service Bosses pulled out of a COVID-19 Agreement with the Fire Brigades Union without informing the Union

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Worcestershire Lib Dems Propose Council Tax Rise

Lib Dems in Worcestershire County Council have stated they believe a council tax rise by three percent from April to help fund necessities such as adult social care. The council’s Lib Dem group suggested that the added half percent increase on from the Conservatives already proposed two and a half percent rise, will add an additional £1.4 million to go

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2021 Malvern Festival of Ideas to Take Place Online

The Malvern Festival of Ideas, a multidisciplinary festival of ideas that takes place in Malvern,  Worcestershire, will mark its 10-year anniversary with an online event over the weekend of the 5th-7th of March.   The organisers have taken the decision to title the festival around Unity and Diversity. The programme includes prominent names from the world of health, journalism, politics and 

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