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Housing co-op open to new members

Share Instead is looking for new members to join their 5-person housing co-op. It’s a supportive community which shares a large and cosy home in Sheffield, managed co-operatively. The co-op is a member of the Radical Routes network and aim to create a place to live securely, affordably and gently, working for social change. They need new members keen to…
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New Sheffield newspaper launch

The Sheffield Tribune is a new online newspaper created in 2021 responding to the declining quality of local journalism. It promises “quality not quantity. Fewer stories, less noise … a slower, more considered and thoughtful journalism that aims to inform and entertain readers without bombarding them.” It focuses on politics, crime, culture, education, health, history and environmental issues. The plan…
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Sheffield–Nablus Trade Union Partnership established

The first meeting of the Sheffield–Nablus Trade Union Partnership took place on 12th January 2021. Jim Malone from the Fire Brigades Union in Dundee spoke on the twinning between Dundee and Nablus, Palestine, on visits to train firefighters and the donation of two fire engines. They even managed to get a road in Dundee named after Nablus. The speakers from…
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Request for donated bikes

Asylum seekers get very little money (approx. £5 a day) to live on. Bus fares to school, shops, English classes, appointments, social contact, etc can take most of that. COMAC volunteers restore donated bikes to full working order to industry standard, fit lights and locks, then donate them to asylum seekers along with a helmet and a hi-viz jacket. They…
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Co-operatives for Climate Action video now online

Co-operative College marked International Day of Co-operatives this year with a special webinar on climate action. Led by Ruth Hayward, an environmental educator, researcher and organiser, the webinar explored the reasons why co-operatives should engage in climate education and how taking climate action can have a positive impact on their local communities. If you weren’t able to join in this,…
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