• Families For Clean Air
    Pollution, even from Defra approved stoves, invades neighbours' homes and has a significant, detrimental effect on their well-being, especially those with conditions such as asthma. Neighbours are unable to open windows and vents and it is impossible to remove the accumulative pollution. There is no safe level of particle emissions.
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  • Anti Animal food Mill and Recycling centre
    Our local MP Russel Brown and local councillors are already voicing their objections to this proposal. This is a pre-proposal and therefore has not yet been in front of the Council Planners.The main objections from the local populace ie 99.9 per cent are; Pollution , smell , drainage, noise, traffic,contamination from animal by products,danger to children .
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  • Cycle Routes on A66, A19, A689
    I have spoken to stockton borough council today about their cycle path policy, there are plans in place and I am waiting for a copy of them to be emailed to me, they have £750 K in the pot and that will mostly be spent on eaglescliffe, stockton and some other places. Wynyard & Billingham don't seem to have anything assigned to them as they are waiting on a decision as to whether the hospital goes ahead and the building of the school and approximately 1200 houses, shops etc. If and obviously it's a BIG IF, this all this goes ahead, the builders or whoever is responsible will have to fork out for the cycle paths and new road infrastructures. WELL that's all very well I said, BUT what if it doesn't ? 2 people have been killed on their bikes in just over a year that is 2 people too many for my liking, 2 families devasted. What are WE going to do about it ???? We need to do something now and get something sorted just incase, we need to work together as a little town to sort this out.... Yes he said you are right !! Think my school mistress persona took over a little bit. oh and by the way, my mistake about their policy not being updated since 2006 it was 2011......... 3 years ago. The council seems to be using the pot of money they have to build cycle paths in the most unnecessary places. I disagree with them expecting others to do their job, what cost do we put on peoples lives ?
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  • Review legislation that creates by-ways
    In the area that I live in north Wales there is a large network of by-ways principally due to old drovers and other historical routes. These are now all open to motorised vehicles and are being destroyed by large numbers of trail-bikers and off-road vehicles. This use is unsustainable, dangerous, unregulated, uncontrolled by the police or local authority, and is resulting in significant damage to the countryside and our historic heritage. Furthermore where large numbers of vehicles are frequently used the routes become too dangerous for other user groups and so walkers, horse-riders and cyclists are excluded.
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    Created by Tom Knight
  • Make the BBC allow comments on their Scottish politics stories on their website
    The BBC are shutting down debate in a profoundly undemocratic way. If they don't open up their website to all comments they will be accused of bias in favour of the British establishment. The people of the UK deserve a fair and democratic national debate, and the people of Scotland deserve the right to ask questions and discuss opinions. If this situation was happening in Syria or Ukraine it would quite rightly be criticised as unjust by the BBC, yet they practice this gagging of their own people in the UK. It really is a shameful way to behave.
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  • Stop Margaret Thatcher Day - Start Joe Strummer Day!
    Because naming the August Bank Holiday 'Margaret Thatcher Day' would diametrically oppose a huge section of this country's wishes. This is not democracy. To many people, Thatcher was the most hated politician they have ever known, and this is well known by politicians. To propose such a scheme is to purposefully ignore their wishes and feelings and to polarise them unnecessarily. Joe Strummer, on the other hand, was, and is, a well loved public figure who inspired creativity and a 'think for yourself' culture in the UK. But of course, that is exactly what Margaret Thatcher and her cronies would have hated the most.
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  • RBS to return bonus payments and suspend until they make a profit
    A bonus implies a job has been done well. It should not be an automatic right just because it been that way in the past.
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  • Co-operate with the Co-op
    The Co-op, in all its dealings endeavours to be fair, and is a breath of fresh air when compared to the big banks and businesses. We will regret it if this long standing institution is allowed to fall now, when help could be given to save it.
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    Created by Rebecca Pasha
  • Statue of Margot Fonteyn and Rudolf Nureyev outside Royal Opera House
    Margot was Britain's greatest ever ballerina and Rudolf changed the role of men in ballet in the west forever. Their unlikely partnership was the greatest in ballet's history and inspired many to take up ballet and brought pleasure to millions. It made Britain's Royal Ballet the greatest ballet company in the world after the Bolshoi and the Kirov. It is a disgrace that there is no memorial to these wonderful dancers and their partnership. This should be changed in time for the centenary celebrations of Margot's birth (18 May 1919).
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  • Stop Stealth Sugar
    There's an obesity crisis. Despite the premature deaths of millions in the UK from obesity-related illnesses, shoppers still can't make healthy choices - because foods are full of stealth sugars, which don't appear clearly on the labels.
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  • VICKIES WISH
    www.youtube.com/embed/_XLqbFE3Ino Our daughter Vickie (23 yrs) was diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukaemia in September 2012, Whilst undergoing treatment she had to sign a waiver for all treatment/medicines she received. She had a Stem Cell Transplant on Christmas day 2012 and by April 4th was told she was in remission, For the next 3 months we had our old Vickie back, she was very busy helping her sisters and myself organise our 40th wedding anniversary,we were going to renew our vows. I had booked the church, bought the dress and got the reception.The only problem was that I hadn't told my wife as it was to be a surprise, I told her 3 days before the ceremony which was also her birthday. She was a little shocked but also over the moon. We all had a fantastic day and we just thought that life was great. Then in September 2013 almost a year to the day, the consultant at the Queen Elizabeth, Birmingham, called us in and told us that the disease had returned, needless to say, we were all devastated. After a few weeks in the YPU at Birmingham Vickie decided she wanted to be nearer home at Worcester hospital where she was first diagnosed, the doctors at the QE had already told us that there wasn't much hope of Vickie's survival. Vickie didn't know this, as she wouldn't attend any negative meetings, she always insisted that she didn't want to know anything bad. Unfortunately, the consultant at Worcester didn't have the same views, she was of the opinion that Vickie should be told everything so she could prepare herself, I argued that if Vickie was told the truth she wouldn't survive 2 more weeks and fortunately but begrudgingly the consultant agreed not to say anything, although I always knew that she would find a way of telling her even though Vickie had told her to her face that she didn't want to know anything bad. My worst fears came true at the end of November when the consultant found an excuse to tell Vickie every detail of what was going to happen to her while she was seeing her on her own! We entered the office and Vickie was sobbing uncontrollably. We took her home and she went to bed, she just gave up on life! she passed away less than two weeks later on December 10th, her Mum and myself were holding her hand when she died. My argument is, (and I have spoken to Doctors who agree) that if Vickie had been given the choice a year before, she would have signed a waiver stating that she didn't want to be told any bad news, this would have taken the pressure off the consultant, the Doctors and the nursing staff, on this waiver there should also be an option to tell parents everything and keep them in the picture, or in the case of the elderly there should be an option to tell the next of kin. There should also be an option for the patient to be told everything. We are saying that it was Vickie's wish not to be told, but she was denied that right, this needs to be put right, for everyone involved! A simple tick and signature on a well worded document would save a lot of families and NHS staff a lot of stress, so I am begging you to please sign this petition in Vickie's memory, and please remember it can happen to anyone at anytime. Thank you in anticipation. xxx Please send this to all your friends!!!!
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  • Climate science at the BBC
    In October 2013, the biologist Steve Jones, who reviewed the BBC's science output in 2011, told the Guardian he was concerned that the BBC was still wedded to an idea of "false balance" in presenting climate sceptics alongside reputable scientists. He said: "This goes to the heart of science reporting – you wouldn't have a homeopath speaking alongside a brain surgeon for balance, as that would be absurd. It's just as absurd to have a climate sceptic for balance against the work of the overwhelming majority of climate scientists." The BBC said in 2012 it moved quickly to put many of Jones' recommendations on science reporting into effect, including the appointment of a science editor for the whole of the corporation's output. But in 2013 in a select committee hearing David Jordan, head of editorial standards, told MPs that the broadcaster had decided not to follow Jones' key recommendations on climate change: "[Jones] made one recommendation that we did not take on board. He said we should regard climate science as settled … we should not hear from dissenting voices on the science." I had not realised that the BBC was into promoting ignorance. In 'A Christmas Carol', the Ghost of Christmas Present has two ragged children at his feet. He explains to Scrooge: " The boy is Ignorance; the girl is Want. Fear them both, but fear the boy the most." The president of the US National Academy of Sciences, Ralph Cicerone, and more than a dozen other scientists contacted by the Associated Press said the 95 percent certainty regarding climate change is most similar to the confidence scientists have in the decades' worth of evidence that cigarettes are deadly. So why are the BBC still interested in giving space to non-scientific nonsense about climate change? A number of newspapers have now set a policy that as a rule they will not publish letters to the editor if they attempt to put forward views that are contrary to science on this matter. The first such paper was the Los Angeles Times; the Letters Editor of the L.A.Times wrote this on 8/10/2013: "Simply put, I do my best to keep errors of fact off the letters page; when one does run, a correction is published. Saying "there's no sign humans have caused climate change" is not stating an opinion, it's asserting a factual inaccuracy."
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