Press Releases

Business as usual for mayor following attack and robbery

Nov 04, 2014 14:21 GMT Bury Council The Mayor of Bury is back to her civic duties following a violent attack on her driver and the theft of two valuable chains of office.

Nov 04, 2014 10:57 GMT Bury Council Cuts to next year’s Bury Council budget will be discussed when Radcliffe Township Forum meets on Thursday 6 November.

Recognition of Palestine important step

Oct 30, 2014 07:00 GMT Church of Sweden The Swedish Government’s recognition of Palestine today may be an important step to help initiate the peace process and a two-state solution, but time is running out. The Government’s decision is in line with the decision made by the Church of Sweden’s General Synod two years ago. These are the words of Bishop Hans-Erik Nordin, Strängnäs Diocese.

Oct 17, 2014 16:24 BST East Staffordshire Borough Council East Staffordshire Borough Council has today announced plans to relocate the outdoor market in Burton Town Centre from Station Street to the Market Place.

Oct 17, 2014 15:48 BST East Staffordshire Borough Council Businesses in the Greater Birmingham and Solihull Local Enterprise Partnership area joining a leadership, coaching and mentoring scheme could get the programme for no cost – if they sign up quickly.

ESBC joins Actionaid’s Towns Against Tax Dodging Campaign

Oct 15, 2014 09:57 BST East Staffordshire Borough Council East Staffordshire Borough Council has backed ActionAid’s new Towns Against Tax Dodging Campaign, passing a motion urging the government to do more to tackle multinational tax dodging in the UK and developing countries.

Oct 13, 2014 16:16 BST East Staffordshire Borough Council Burton Market Hall welcomed over 1300 shoppers on Saturday as three new shop units opened for their first day of trading. Style Barn, Phoebe’s Fabrics and DK Tagz opened on Saturday alongside 21 pop up stalls as the market hall was at its busiest since the doors were reopened in June.

Redeveloped Land Improves Barton under Needwood Library and Youth Centre

Oct 13, 2014 11:57 BST East Staffordshire Borough Council Redevelopment of the land in front of the library/youth centre in Barton under Needwood was raised as a project back in 2012 and agreed as a neighbourhood project in 2013/2014. Local residents had asked if this land could be improved to provide better access to the facilities and improve the visual amenity.

Levels of work-related stress, and violence and harassment, are still high in European workplaces

Oct 13, 2014 08:45 BST Eurofound A new report out today gives a broad overview on psychosocial risks at European workplaces and provides examples on the way forward at political as well as company level. The report is presented today to national labour inspectors and practitioners from several southern European countries in Ljubljana, Slovenia, and to EU-level policymakers in Brussels, Belgium, on Thursday 16 October 2014.

Oct 12, 2014 08:46 BST Spider Communication Limited In this short book, the author sets out the truth about our over-valued ideas of 'tolerance'. At best, tolerance is a useless concept. At worst, it's a vice. Tolerance of bad religion has resulted in death and alienation. Lazy thinking about tolerance has led to confusion about racism, genetics, and gay marriage. Political 'tolerance' is another word for 'cowardice'.