Halifax 1842:?A Year Of Crisis by Catherine Howe Breviary Stuff £14.50 Catherine Howe has done an incredible job by discovering a significant piece of West Yorkshire history that very few …
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Women Workers & The Trade Unions by Sarah Boston Lawrence &?Wishart, £20 This is a revised version of a book originally written in 1980 and which now covers from the …
Northern ReSisters by Bernadette Hyland Mary Quaile Club £5.95 Manchester’s Bernadette Hyland quotes Eddie Frow, who cofounded the Working Class Movement Library with Ruth Frow, as the inspiration behind her …
The NHS insists that current guidelines are best but one Yorkshire family is calling for re-think. Mark Metcalf reports
The RSPCA wants a national database of dealers, reports Mark Metcalf
Infant mortality rates are higher nearer some incinerator sites than others, but a study into this had been delayed Mark Metcalf reports
Mark Metcalf hails a new film that describes consequences of immigration controls
Mark Metcalf views Everyday Borders, a new 50-minute documentary film on how immigration controls are moving from the margin into everyday life.
Plans are advanced for a new coal mine in Yorkshire to be operated by a workers’ co-operative. Mark Metcalf reports
A trade unionist when it almost a crime for a woman to be one, Julia Varley was a pioneer for equality and civil rights, writes Mark Metcalf
Protest, Politics and Work in Rural England, 1700-1850 by Carl J Griffin (Palgrave Macmillan, £20.99)
Why are charities using forced labour in their shops? asks Mark Metcalf
Mark Metcalf says International Brigader and influential trade unionist Tom Jones fully merits his place in the labour movement hall of fame
The organiser of the Orgreave Truth and Justice Campaign is “alarmed” that the Independent Police Complaints Commission will not indicate whether it will conduct a full investigation into events outside …
Could buying out contracts save taxpayers’ money? Mark Metcalf investigates
More police forces and advocacy organisations are working together to help people with learning disabilities to recognise and report “mate crime” incidents.
A new Turkish study suggests that air pollution and not deprivation is to blame for high levels of infant mortality close to waste incinerators, a researcher claims.
Government plans to force GP practices to appoint someone responsible for counter-terrorism in order to receive extra funding have been condemned by doctors as bureaucratic and a threat to their …
The Government has ordered an inquiry into the role of undercover police spies. Mark Metcalf asks whether this will go far enough
Police in Lancashire, Greater Manchester and West Yorkshire have refused to authorise the use of water cannon across England and Wales.
Introduction to Chile: A Cartoon History by Chris Welch Chile 40 Years On, £8