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Club demolition sneaking under cover of Covid-19?

The Shiregreen Working Men’s Club, a centre for people’s activities over decades, may be demolished despite attempts to save it for community use. It was the stage used for the final scene in Sheffield-made film “The Full Monty”. The Shiregreen area (Sheffield 5) has already lost many local venues; The Horseshoe, The Sicey, The Roman Ridge, The Wincobank, etc. There…
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George Monbiot on the Covid-19 crisis

Writer and activist George Monbiot spoke last month in Sheffield’s Festival of Debate about the effect of the Covid-19 crisis on our society, and the systemic change we need to be able to respond to it. A video of this is now online, lasting approx 1 hour, at this YouTube link.
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Beautiful Loxley Valley in danger

An appeal has gone out opposing a planning application for 300 new homes in the beautiful Loxley Valley, in Sheffield. Please follow the links below and circulate to anyone else who may be willing to do the same because the Council gave just 2 weeks (18th May-1st June) for comments but following publicity the deadline for objections has been extended…
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Sheffield teachers want school safety first

The Sheffield National Education Union (NEU) is calling for schools to stay closed until Coronavirus is more clearly under control, and government measures are improved. The NEU wants Sheffield Council to follow cities like Liverpool and refuse to re-open schools. Watch a Sheffield Live! report by Azz Mohammed here (5 min. video clip).
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Covid-19 and Debt

    The Jubilee Debt Campaign has put online a webinar discussion of the current situation. Covid-19 has had a huge impact on debt both in the UK and around the world. Loss of work and economic damage mean personal debt levels increasing. Debt levels for countries in the global south have soared, but campaigners managed to win £12 billion…
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