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Belfast City Council officials discussing possible closure of Loughside leisure centre

Leaked management plans by outsourced management company, Greenwich Leisure Limited, admits closure would be ‘extremely political’ and recommends exploring ‘opportunities for reduced operational hours’ in the interim. 424 more words

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Announced cuts to advanced nursing training will have drastic long-term impact

Training places for health visitor district nursing and advanced practitioners will be halved

Cuts will impact school nurse numbers leaving vulnerable children at risk

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Belfast City Council must intervene to defend services and staff at outsourced Leisure Centres

Unite has yet to receive management report over Health & Safety impact of corner-cutting policies

Growing use of casual working is leaves increasing numbers of leisure centre staff in poverty-pay trap… 405 more words

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The London Tower block fire – the outstanding community spirit and unbelievable grief will subside only to be replaced by increasingly great anger?

Last Wednesday morning many of us woke-up to the dreadful scenes on television of a London twenty-four storey tower block containing some hundred-and-twenty flats, entirely engulf in flames. 1,531 more words


The shock and grief, the outpouring of emotions from anger, sadness and depair is what we are all experiencing. The full scale of this appalling tragedy at the #Grenfell fire leaves us numb.

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HSCT Pre-Consultation document a cynical attempt to secure support to justify Stroke unit closures

Unite calls for stroke services to be delivered across all acute hospitals with specialist treatments at a few onward treatment centres

Stroke services need investment with skilled staff deployed to meet local demand… 391 more words

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Who’d have thought we’d be having a General Election today after Theresa May’s six denials?

Jeremy Corbyn did… and that’s the sort of leadership that’s caused so many to change their minds about him:

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