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Orgreave Justice campaign awaits enquiry decision

Joe Rollin, chair of the Orgreave Truth and Justice Campaign, says there is “no wriggleroom” in the case for an independent enquiry. Home Secretary Amber Rudd is expected to announce before the end of October the Government decision into the events at Orgreave of 18 June 1984. 13 more words


'Battle of Orgreave': Police 'had been relishing' clashes

By Dan Johnson


A former police officer who was at the 1984 “Battle of Orgreave” says police had been told to use “as much force as possible” against striking miners. 682 more words

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Undermined - presented by Danny Mellor

13 October 2016 7.30 p.m.

Lamproom Theatre, Westgate, Barnsley, S70 2DX


Inspired by the accounts of miners who lived through the strike, ‘Undermined’ depicts a year where friendships were strengthened and communities came together. 168 more words


How I got my politics...

“We might be lions led by donkeys but..” the man on the television with the round red face on the squat but powerful frame paused momentarily and then spitting out the words, “but at least we´re not jackals!” 804 more words

Retired police to back miners over 1984 ‘battle of Orgreave’

Officers who clashed with strikers ready to give evidence on ‘cover-up’ of tactics used as calls for public inquiry into claims of police conspiracy grow… 689 more words

South Yorkshire Police

Iron Lady: Rust in peace

“Where there is discord, may we bring harmony,” Margaret Thatcher told the British public as she entered office as the first female prime minister in 1979. 3,546 more words


Campaigners welcome reports of Orgreave enquiry

Campaigners have welcomed reports the government is to launch an enquiry into the police handling at the Battle of Orgreave.

Striking miners clashed with mounted police officers at Orgreave in South Yorkshire in 1984. 603 more words