• Fry's Chocolate Factory Petion
    To remember the first company to create the probable first chocolate bar and a new way of processing chocolate as well as the first chocolate Easter Egg.This was in their former headquarters and factory on the corner of Union Street and Nelson Street.
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  • BEIS: End poverty wages and the contracting out of government support services
    In your response to the Taylor Review of Modern Working Practices, ‘Good Work’, you rightly stated that it is important that everyone “has the ability to … earn a living to support them and their family”. We therefore hope that you will agree with us that it is outrageous that staff within your Department who keep it safe every day, clean the office, deliver the post and serve food are on poverty wages. For example, it is neither safe nor acceptable that to feed their families, security staff must work a minimum of 60 hours a week. This is at the same time as being on the front line of keeping a Whitehall Department safe. You will know that the Prime Minister has promised the “greatest extension of rights and protections for employees by any Conservative government in history”. We hope that you agree with the PM that this should extend to those working for the government and in government buildings, including your own. As you will be aware, many Departments already pay a proper liveable wage, including HM Treasury, the Department for Work and Pensions, Department for International Trade and Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs. In fact, this is something your staff (from the former Department of Energy and Climate Change) fought for, won, and are rightly proud of. In addition, the Houses of Parliament, where you have a Parliamentary office, is also a Living Wage Foundation employer and so those staff that clean one of your offices are paid a liveable wage, while those that help run your Department are not. I am sure you agree this cannot be right or just. Back in 2016 the Trade Unions sought to engage positively with your Permanent Secretary, Alex Chisholm. Despite initial early indications of a positive approach, including confirmation that increases in pay were both affordable and within the Department’s gift, the Unions have at best been met with intransigence and indifference since then. We hope that given your commitment in the Industrial Strategy to be personally responsible for “improving the quality of work”, you will agree with us that when it comes to people’s livelihoods and ability to look after their families this attitude is not acceptable. We, the undersigned, are now calling on you to intervene and commit to paying at least the London Living Wage to all your support staff, and to holding proper discussions with the Trade Unions on their terms and conditions.
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    Created by BEIS London and South PCS Union Picture
  • Build it in Britain, Type 31e Frigate vital to Appledore Shipbuilders Future
    The secruity of Britain relies on both a strong navy capability and a strong economy. To achieve a strong economy in Northern Devon we need to protect the jobs at Appledore Shipbuilders and continue to develop the high skills economy that is required for modern shipbuilding. The opening up of the competition to build the Type 31e to include overseas shipbuilders could lead to the diminishing of Britain's capability to provide for her own security needs. As a naval warship it is vital that we retain the skills needed to build and maintain the vessels within Britain, both during peace time and at times of conflict.
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  • All businesses must accept cash
    Lately certain businesses some of whom are essential services such as transportation and an increasing number of retailers are hiding behind the myth that it’s for our convenience to have to use a chip and pin at the expense of cash. It is NOT convenient in fact it’s extremely inconvenient and more to the point it is the long term goal of the banking industry to phase out cash therefore giving the banks absolute and total control of our every transaction. As we’ve already found out to our cost with atm charges access to our own money is considered a privilege we often have to pay outrageous charges for. Let’s not forget these are the same banks who brought the global economy to its knees and while we the Little people still bail out their mistakes they award themselves obscene bonuses for complete failure. We must NEVER allow the banks to control OUR money.
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    Created by Marcus Bossendorfer
  • De-power Scottish Natural Heritage
    To keep a balance for all who live or use the environment. Also to protect more those species that are on the endanger list from extinction and full information has to be giving to justify why species that are protected have to killed. So that we in the future are not asking questions why species that are still depleting partly due to licenses being issues and also toughen up the laws on those who kill protected species illegally.
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    Created by Henry Wilkie
  • Indian flood
    People are trapped in their own homes because of the water rising. It has got to point that people can’t even have food to eat, kids have been starving for the whole day, because the waters are to high to get food. Many people have even lost their homes because of the water eroding the foundations away from the walls. Many people are missing because of the flooding and rock slides. The water has reached up to the second level of the house and people are left with inches away from death, left with no hope.
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    It's one thing to deny funding towards building the Tidal Bay Lagoon, in Swansea (A green and 100% renewable energy source). Further more, to announce the establishment are funding over 100 MILLION in to nuclear power plants in UK is frankly, below the belt. BUT, to dump the nuclear waste in wales, on the belly's of our shores is audacious, to the point of beyond belief. The British Government, YOUR GOVERNMENT, are planning to dump 300,000 tonnes of toxic waste surrounding Cardiff bay. This waste will the be carried through the strong Severn River currents outwards, towards the natural, beautiful, award winning beaches of the Gower peninsular, Swansea. Towards the Irish east coastal areas. The current will also take the nuclear infected water up stream to the heart of the river, where river banks, vegetation and marine life will also be affected. This NEEDS to be prevented. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- FOOD FOR THOUGHT: During the the massive media speculation around the re-naming of the Severn bridge, Prince Charles was quoted: "Why weren't the welsh people notified and asked about this" To which he followed - "No wonder they are not happy". Naming a bridge is one thing, This is another level.
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    Created by Josh Heal
  • Abolish Tax on Feminine Hygiene Products
    The period is a natural female bodily function. It occurs every month from the start of puberty until the menopause. Studies have shown that women pay on average £18,000 on feminine hygiene products in their lifetime. That is money that would be better spent putting our children through college. We have all seen the adverts on TV recently from Always, talking about period poverty. If these products weren't taxed, no teenager would have to miss out on their education each month because of a natural bodily function they have no control over.
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    The signal box was opened in 1875 it is one of very few remaining historical sites to the everchanging and growing town of Bingham. It’s history is what makes Bingham the town it is and whilst it is important the area expands and moves with the modern times it is drastically more important Bingham as a community are allowed to hold onto its history or before we know it, we will just be another town and the history is left in the past for good. Whilst the functionality of the signal box is now dormant, it’s building and features still tells a story. We appreciate the time consuming expense and upkeep to a none functioning signal box is a hinderance but demolition should be the last resort. I have therefore personally approached all parties with a proposition which will not only preserve its history for the town and surrounding areas but will also showcase it for all to see. Therefore if you would like Bingham’s Signal Box to be saved, please sign & share my petition. Thanks.
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  • Remove The Anti-Poor Notice At Brighton Station
    Many of you would have seen the story in today's Argus about the notice at Brighton Station asking commuters not to help beggars. Here's the Argus article: http://www.theargus.co.uk/…/16412688.commuters-are-asked-n…/ I must confess I never saw that sign, mainly because I seldom use the trains. I mostly cycle. But reading about it in the Argus this morning got my blood boiling. It deeply offended me that in austerity-ravaged Britain, where more and more families are forced to resort to food-banks, and where people are increasingly going into debt just to provide their kids with the basics, that anybody or company could be so heartless as to advice against Brightonians helping each other. I've lived here for one year, and I have never lived in a more welcoming, generous and kind city. The people here look out for each other and are happy to help people worse off than themselves. This notice is a blot on our city. It reflects badly on us. When people visiting us from all over Britain and the world arrive at the station, that is one of the first things they see. IT MUST BE REMOVED by GOVIA, the company that runs the station. I am trying to put together an effort to force them to remove it and replace it with a notice that reflects our city for the kind and generous city it is. PLEASE sign this petition.
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  • Save the Music Festivals at Bredy Farm
    This is a desperate plea for help, for the sake of not only our livelihoods and our passion, but for the young local people we employ, the musicians we support, the enjoyment of a hundreds to thousands of our loyal supporters, what they bring to the local economy, and the fear of Burton Bradstock being allowed to become truly Jurassic by nature. An abatement notice has been served based solely on a number of complaints that were sent in to Environmental Health after the event had taken place, which runs the risk of stopping any future events from taking place at Bredy Farm. We have worked incredibly hard throughout the years to make the events here at Bredy Farm a success. Although not our sole professions (Charlie runs the day to day jobs on the farm and Abi is a veterinary surgeon) we have put our hearts, minds, lives and souls into them to make them incredibly special for everyone and anyone who attends, whether it be their first ever "music festival", or they are a lifelong festival goer, and as result we have all of you wonderful, friendly and loyal supporters to show for it. Each year we donate to a good cause, last year we gave £1000 to the local primary school which enabled them to enrich the children's lives with a day long African Drumming workshop - the money also made their theatre production at a local venue possible. This year we were hoping to donate a similar sum of money towards helping the homeless in the local area, either through shelters, food sources or clothing banks. The family friendly weekend music events that we hold occur on 9 days out of 365 days of the year and the live music starts at midday and finishes at 11:45pm, with background music at the bar until 2am. We are a 500 person family friendly festival and we are considered to be a statutory nuisance. When you compare us to the likes Glastonbury, Bestival, Boomtown, Reading Festival, etc. who are not only a considerable deal larger than us, but also play music until the early hours of the morning (ours finishes at 11:45pm), you wonder how this could be possible? Despite having statements from several residents explaining that the music could not be heard within their houses or after the hours that our licensing ended as well as a history of the village petitioning and campaigning to get any novel enterprises that bring life to the village shut down, environmental health have, for one reason or another, without justification, bowed to their actions. The village are renowned for not accepting change and we believe the reason there was such a barrage of complaints that came in specifically for Bredy Farm after the event had taken place is because the main complainants had sent letters to residents to complain about the "noise coming from events at Bredy Farm", rather than encouraging people to complain about the "noise over the weekend", which should have initiated an investigation as to where the noise was coming from rather than immediately serving us an abatement notice. The key leaders of the campaign to get the events shut down coincidentally own neighbouring holiday letting and campsite businesses within the village. The Environmental Health Officer managing the case, did not witness the apparent "nuisance" nor investigate whether any other events were being held on the same weekend. There were, in fact, several other parties being held on the same weekend one within the heart of the village, and another being held to the East of us for an 80th birthday party, which involved "very loud music until the early hours of the morning". Despite the previous two events, where there has been factual audio recordings to show we are not causing a statutory nuisance, and the continued close work with Environmental Health to jump through hoops to try to reduce any sound travelling from the events, we have been issued with an abatement notice following on from a barrage of complaints all coincidentally directed at Bredy Farm. But, how did the people KNOW that the noise was coming directly from us? Letters were distributed by certain companies within the village to their residents encouraging them to complain directly to EHO about Bredy Farm events. Please do have a look at what we do: Camping Be Cider Seaside - May event 2018 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B5FRO_M-tAA SouthCider Festival - June event 2018 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_79YUEgAYik Despite working closely with environmental health and improving the noise at each event, we are now having to expend an enormous amount of time and money to try to appeal the unnecessary abatement notices, which also run the risk of stopping any future events taking place. Spread the word and thank you for taking the time to listen to us, we really appreciate your support! If you can help us in anyway, please do get in touch.
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  • stop all ads for online gambling.
    there is a growing addiction of gambling,advertising these items on tv is exactly the same as advertising,ciggarettes,herion or cocaine.
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    Created by Alison Borsos Picture