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Cedar Street says NO to Rent Hikes!

A campaign has been launched by tenants in north-west Glasgow to resist the rent hikes currently being proposed by Queens Cross Housing Association (QXHA). The Housing Association are planning a rent increase of nearly 5% for the second year running, a rise well over inflation during a time when many are already struggling to make ends meet.

The cuts to come: report from an anti-cuts meeting

Last week we went along to attend and support a local anti-cuts meeting organised by Edinburgh East Save Our Services.  There was a good turnout of around 30-40 people, angry about the cuts already being implemented and the many more that are planned.

The Co-Op Ditch Atos

Wave energy firm Pelamis pledge to keep manufacturing in Leith

Sometimes, when Leithers talk about the docks, they get all misty eyed and nostalgic for a not-so-far off halcyon time when everyone worked in real jobs on the docks, loading and trading and making and building stuff and travelling all over the world...

Edinburgh drivers put brakes on to save fuel

A survey of 1000 Scots conducted by YouGov on behalf of the Energy Saving Trust in Scotland suggests that more than half of Edinburgh drivers are deliberately slowing down in order to save fuel. 

Hands off our library!

A FORMER Lord Advocate has said he finds Angus Council’s legal approach towards the ownership of Arbroath Library as “bizarre.”

On benefits and struggling with your energy bills? Claim money off.

Even though the weather has been fairly mild over the festive period, most folk will have had their heating on at some point this winter - and of course energy bills keep rising faster than the rate of inflation.

If you claim some benefits, you may be eligible to claim a £130 credit on your electricity bill from your energy supplier through a "Broader Group Scheme."

Support for benefit cuts dependent on ignorance, TUC-commissioned poll finds

Ministers cannot assume that voters will continue to back them in their plans to cap welfare benefit rises, according to a new poll commissioned by the TUC from YouGov and published today (Friday). Voters least able to give accurate answers about benefits are the most likely to back the government’s policy on cutting benefits.

More than 40,000 Zapatistas Mobilize in 5 Chiapas Municipalities

- In silence, they occupy the central plazas of Ocosingo, San Cristóbal de Las Casas, Palenque, Altamirano and Las Margaritas
- Later they disappear in an orderly way

Hundreds of tyres dumped on Granton beach for Christmas

Wardie bay residents were surprised to find more than two hundred tyres wash ashore on the beach near their homes just days before Christmas.