Category Archives: Politics

The plight of hungry children shows how cruel Worcestershire’s Tory MPs are

Child food poverty has been a big issue facing the UK for a long time, but it is one that has been exacerbated due to the Coronavirus Pandemic. The efforts of footballer Marcus Rashford have been incredible and his campaign to support those families who rely on free school meals forced the Government to feed 1.3 million children during the summer

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NEC Disability Rep: A Win for Disabled Members

The 2020 Labour Party NEC* elections are the first time that the disabled members get their say in the governing body of the party with the position of disabled representative being created.  This is a monumental achievement for us disabled members as disabled people have been one of the most impacted by the last 10 years of Conservative rule. This achievement

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Wyre Forest residents protest construction of local incinerator

As people become increasingly aware of climate change and its causes and effects, largely thanks to climate activists such as Greta Thunberg and Sir David Attenborough, it seems a mistake to build yet another local incinerator. This is why ‘Wyre Forest Against Incineration’ is campaigning to stop the proposed new incinerator from being built. The proposed ‘Energy Park’ on which the incinerator will sit is due to

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Young, Vulnerable and Without Support—The Effect of Cuts on Youth Services

The cutting of funding for youth services has had a devastating impact on society. The importance of youth services is consistently overlooked by government and we are now beginning to see the consequences of their actions. As a volunteer at several youth provisions over the last four years, I have first-hand experience of these lasting impacts. Why have youth services

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Three Powerful Poems from Tari Takavarasha

Worcester’s second Black Lives Matter protest which was held on the 8th of August was another brilliantly powerful event which again highlighted the various issues surrounding systemic racism in the U.K and further afield. At the event Tariro Takavarasha, who grew up in Worcester, wrote and performed three poems which you can see below. You can see more of her

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