The Mayor’s week-in-a-minute post is here

24 October, 2020ARCHIVE, Featured, Home page featured, Mayor

This week the Mayor talks about the combined action of northern mayors in gaining a much better financial support package than that which the government initially offered as we move into another tier of lockdown. the ‘net-zero’ transport plans. spades in the ground for new building – including social housing – this year and much … Read More

HEXHAM LABOUR FRIENDS OF PALESTINE – the right to water

24 October, 2020ARCHIVE, Featured, Home page featured, International, News

HEXHAM LABOUR FRIENDS OF PALESTINE IN PARTNERSHIP WITH NEWCASTLE LABOUR FRIENDS OF PALESTINE, AND NEWCASTLE PALESTINE SOLIDARITY CAMPAIGN INVITE YOU TO A MULTI-MEDIA EVENT on PALESTINE – THE RIGHT TO WATER Download a flyer here (open with Google Docs for best view) and email/FB your contacts! with ZAYNEB AL-SHALALFEH, PALESTINIAN WATER EXPERT ON THE  IMPACT OF THE … Read More

Hexham Labour Friends of Palestine – latest event: Children in detention – in two parts

18 October, 2020ARCHIVE, Featured, Home page featured, International, News

1800hrs, 28 October 2020 & 1800hrs, 4 November 2020 HEXHAM LABOUR FRIENDS OF PALESTINE IN PARTNERSHIP WITH NEWCASTLE PALESTINE SOLIDARITY CAMPAIGN INVITE YOU TO A MULTI-MEDIA EVENT on PALESTINIAN CHILDREN IN ISRAELI DETENTION part 1 Download a flyer here (Google Docs is best) and email/FB your contacts! WITH IYAD BURNAT Leader of the non-violent resistance movement in … Read More

The Mayor’s latest weekly update w/c 4 October 2020

11 October, 2020ARCHIVE, Featured, Home page featured, Mayor, News

Our socialist mayor’s latest update on the week. Jamie has been busy – speaking up for the north of the Tyne businesses and workers, making the case for equality in the treatment between north and south during the government’s uneven pandemic response.  The latest restrictions will severely disadvantage the lower-paid and smaller businesses. See Jamie’s … Read More

Video of Hexham Labour Party and Newcastle PSC online event on the demolition of Palestinian houses

9 October, 2020ARCHIVE, Featured, Home page featured, International

HEXHAM LABOUR PARTY  IN PARTNERSHIP WITH NEWCASTLE PALESTINE SOLIDARITY CAMPAIGN INVITE YOU TO A MULTI-MEDIA EVENT on HOUSE  DEMOLITIONS WITH BETH RIELLY of INTERNATIONAL SOLIDARITY MOVEMENT AND AWDA HATHALEEN and CODY O’ROURKE of GOOD SHEPARD COLLECTIVE INTRODUCED BY ANN SCHOFIELD, NEWCASTLE CITY COUNCILLOR AND PSC MEMBER THE SESSION RUNS FOR 90 MINS – 30 MINS PER SPEAKER, WITH … Read More

North of Tyne Mayor: Boilers on prescription? makes sense

4 October, 2020ARCHIVE, Featured, Home page featured, Mayor, News

Boilers on prescription might not sound like an obvious link to radical devolution. But it’s a strategy that GPs working with housing provider Gentoo implemented in Sunderland in 2016. And it worked. The scheme allowed GPs to “prescribe” new, efficient boilers and home insulation to patients suffering respiratory conditions and living in damp, cold homes. … Read More

News from the Mayor’s office – the ‘Good Law Project’ go after Tories’ (not really) competitive tendering

19 September, 2020ARCHIVE, Featured, Home page featured, Mayor

How would you feel if someone broke the law, took £480 of your money, and spent it secretly? In under six months, Boris Johnson and Dominic Cummings have spent £10 billion on Test & Trace and £15 billion on Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). That’s a staggering sum. It’s £480 per UK adult. Hanbury Strategy is … Read More

Hexham Labour Party in partnership with Newcastle Palestine Solidarity Campaign present

19 September, 2020ARCHIVE, Featured, International, News

HEXHAM LABOUR PARTY  IN PARTNERSHIP WITH NEWCASTLE PALESTINE SOLIDARITY CAMPAIGN INVITE YOU TO A MULTI-MEDIA EVENT on HOUSE  DEMOLITIONS WITH BETH RIELLY of INTERNATIONAL SOLIDARITY MOVEMENT AND CODY O’ROURKE of GOOD SHEPARD COLLECTIVE INTRODUCED BY ANN SCHOFIELD, NEWCASTLE CITY COUNCILLOR AND PSC MEMBER THE SESSION RUNS FOR 90 MINS – 30 MINS PER SPEAKER, WITH A 5-MINUTE BREAK … Read More

Labour Coast and Country – and the Tories’ ‘rule of six’

19 September, 2020ARCHIVE, Featured, News

At an online ‘Labour Coast and Country‘ online conference (5 September 2020), Labour List correspondent, Sienna Rodgers reported that Shadow Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Luke Pollard had said that: “There is no path to power that doesn’t see us winning seats in rural, semi-rural and coastal communities” But, following the government’s … Read More

HEXHAM LABOUR PARTY IN PARTNERSHIP WITH NEWCASTLE PALESTINE SOLIDARITY CAMPAIGN

27 August, 2020ARCHIVE, Featured, Home page featured, International, News

Click here to view the recorded online talk from Palestine, 18 August 2020 organised by Hexham CLP, and featuring AHMAD AL-BAZZ, PALESTINIAN JOURNALIST SPEAKING ON — the geopolitical, geographical and historically changing shape of the Palestinian homeland and RASHED KHUDAIRAT, JORDAN VALLEY SOLIDARITY SPEAKING ON — the Israeli occupation’s ongoing annexation of the Jordan Valley. INTRODUCED BY ANN … Read More

Algorithms: should their use be downgraded?

24 August, 2020ARCHIVE, Featured, Home page featured

“Politicians are terrified of U-turns. They look indecisive” I wrote two months ago. The sound of screeching tyres accompanied last week’s handbrake turn. Boris Johnson and Gavin Williamson were adamant that Ofqual’s algorithm was “robust”. Until they suddenly declared it was all Ofqual’s fault. I wonder what grade our school leavers, parents and teachers would … Read More

This just in! Pope a Catholic!

16 August, 2020ARCHIVE, Featured, News

It was announced last week that we’re officially in a recession.  In other news, the Pope is a Catholic. More than a million and a half people have signed-on in the past few months.  Many more don’t claim.  I spoke to one lad, perhaps in his late thirties.  “I didn’t bother signing on,” he told … Read More

HEXHAM LABOUR PARTY IN PARTNERSHIP WITH NEWCASTLE PALESTINE SOLIDARITY CAMPAIGN

12 August, 2020ARCHIVE, Featured, Home page featured, International, News

Click here to view the recorded online talk from Palestine, 18 August 2020 organised by Hexham CLP, and featuring AHMAD AL-BAZZ, PALESTINIAN JOURNALIST and KHUDAIRAT, JORDAN VALLEY SOLIDARITY SPEAKING ON — The geopolitical, geographical and historical changing shape of the Palestinian homelands, and the Israeli occupation’s ongoing annexation of the Jordan Valley. INTRODUCED BY ANN SCHOFIELD, NEWCASTLE CITY COUNCILLOR … Read More