There was cause for celebration at the end of October as a coalition of campaigners and protesters successfully beat off eviction notices in Ridley Road Market. This result came after weeks of anxiety for those affected and protests to voice their concerns. …Continue
Fracking was headline news this September while at the same time dire warnings were sounded by the IPCC about the risk of runaway climate change. Fracking companies across the country are now poised to step up fracking for shale oil and gas and their flagship Caudrilla is readying itself to drill in earnest at Preston New Road near Blackpool. However, just a few days in and earthquake tremors interrupted their plans bringing them more negative publicity. Our…Continue
At the April screening of the film ‘Powertrip’ on fracking we were pleased to welcome Richard Roberts aka Richard ‘the piano tuner’ as a panellist. Sadly Richard along with two other anti-fracking activists received a much rougher welcome by the HM Prisons Service this month. His crime, for which he received a sixteen month custodial sentence, was attempting to stop a greater environmental one.
The judge handed down the three…Continue
Anti-fracking: Let Communities decide
Right now, our government is consulting on outrageous proposals that could allow fracking to go ahead across England without local planning applications. These plans fly in the face of local democracy and threatens to slash community involvement in decision-making.
The consultation ends this October, so it’s…Continue