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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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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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Support the growing calls for a Basic Income

There are growing calls for a Basic Income to support people in the recovery from the pandemic. A petition has reached the threshold for a parliamentary debate and there is cross-party support for an Early Day Motion. Sheffield MPs Gill Furniss (Brightside and Hillsborough), Clive Betts (Sheffield South East), and Miriam Joy Cates (Penistone and Stocksbridge) still haven’t signed. If…
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① Health, during Coronavirus and lockdown

The NHS online Coronavirus helpline website asks you questions, checks if you have coronavirus symptoms, then tells you what to do next:  www.111.nhs.uk Government advice is: only use health services when it is important to do so. if you are staying at home and start to feel much more ill or have stayed at home for 7 days and still have…
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⑤ Information for workers

Sheffield Trades Union Councils: Due to the Coronavirus crisis, Sheffield TUC has launched the ‘Sheffield COVID-19 Action Committee’. This brings together trades unions, health professionals, campaigning and political groups (such as Extinction Rebellion) and others, all working in collaboration. They are raising demands with the authorities, exchanging ideas and views, lobbying and campaigning online, and working towards a better, fairer, greener…
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⑨ Where to find medical supplies, food, etc.

This list under construction, please add suggestions of useful info. (See also ① Health, during Coronavirus and lockdown).   Sheffield Markets: The Moor Market is now closed, following the decision of many traders not to take the risk of contact with coronavirus. Crystal Peaks Market is also closed until further notice. Updates will be provided about market changes on the Sheffield…
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⑫ How to live through this, staying happy & healthy

Some futurologists say that when the system goes down, people will support each other, and get on with making life happen. This is now our main task, along with caring for the sick, for those who are healthy. And sharing sensible, objective and non-alarmist advice on how to live under the emergency procedures, what is likely to happen next, and…
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Sheffield Council use of Monsanto poison opposition grows

Last year it emerged (in response to a freedom of information request) that Sheffield Council uses dangerous Glyphosate herbicide on the city’s pavements and greenery. This substance (the best know brand is Monsanto’s RoundUp) is very dangerous to insects, plant life and humans. Legal cases against Monsanto are now being won, after years of campaigning. It has been banned by…
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