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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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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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What the Government’s emergency arts funding means for the UK’s theatre and comedy industries

Last Sunday evening, the government announced that it planned to provide a much-needed injection of £1.57 billion to help the UK arts, culture and heritage industries survive the COVID-19 pandemic. This partly came as a result of increasing public pressure from theatre professionals and theatre-goers alike, with petitions, online campaigns and messages pleading the government for vital support. Whilst this

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Making the Dream a Reality – Towards a Better Tomorrow by Darian Murray-Griffiths, Speech from the Worcester #BlackLivesMatter Protest

All credit to Darian Murray-Griffiths who wrote and performed this speech at the Worcester Black Lives Matter Protest on the 13th June, 2020. Six decades ago, the world saw everyday people become heroes as they left the tedious humdrum of their ordinary lives to become involved in the fight for change, in the struggle for freedom and in the name of justice and

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