Britain: Unemployment rose by 114,000 between June and August to 2.57 million, a 17-year high, according to official figures. The Office for National Statistics (ONS) said the unemployment rate also increased to 8.1%: here.
Falling incomes will push 600,000 more children into poverty over the next two years: here.
Britain’s poorest families are at breaking point and support services struggling to cope with a toxic mix of rising unemployment and unprecedented government cuts, charity Action for Children warned today: here.
This video is called Electricians block Oxford Street London and protest – FRFI NEWS – 5th October 2011.
HUNDREDS of angry electricians halted the traffic for 20 minutes outside St Paul’s Cathedral in central London yesterday morning, during their latest demonstration against the 35 per cent wage-cutting, union-busting onslaught by a ‘cartel’ of seven major contractors: here.
Lord lashes out at bankers’ party plan
LONDON: Bankers were accused by a Labour peer today of attempting to “dance around” memorials to Britain’s war dead.
Tower Hamlets Council this week blocked an application from the catering firm Moving Venue to stage a series of parties in Tower Square memorial gardens, which are dedicated to the memory of tens of thousands of merchant seamen who died in the world wars and the Falklands War.
Lord Berkeley told peers at question time that the application was for “two months of corporate events” and had created “widespread disgust.”
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