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TUC gets into a ruck over workers' rights with Fiji rugby team

TUC gets into a ruck over workers' rights with Fiji rugby team | Derby | Scoop.it
Spectators urged to use social media to show support for the military regime's repressed people...
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Bombardier handed £188m contract

Bombardier handed £188m contract | Derby | Scoop.it
Derby trainmaker Bombardier is awarded a £188m contract to build carriages for rail firm Southern.
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Theresa Villiers signs death sentence for Bombardier

Transport Minister Theresa Villiers was castigated by unions today after raising Bombardier workers' hopes of a reprieve - only to sound the death knell for the train builders.

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Rally aims to protect train jobs

Rally aims to protect train jobs | Derby | Scoop.it
Workers from a Derby train builder are to lobby MPs over jobs losses after the firm missed out on a £1.4bn contract.
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Rail-deal plea 'waste of time' say Tories

Rail-deal plea 'waste of time' say Tories | Derby | Scoop.it
DERBY North MP Chris Williamson has expressed his disappointed after local Conservative MPs said they would not sign a parliamentary petition in support of city train-maker Bombardier.
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Campaign against family's eviction

Campaign against family's eviction | Derby | Scoop.it
NEIGHBOURS have launched a petition against plans to evict a family from a council house.
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After 1,400 job losses, Tory MP tells local workers: your bid was “ten times” too expensive

After 1,400 job losses, Tory MP tells local workers: your bid was “ten times” too expensive | Derby | Scoop.it

A Tory MP has rubbed salt into the wounds of soon-to-be-redundant constituents by suggesting that a British manufacturing bid by was “ten times” more expensive than a rival offer from a foreign manufacturer. Bombardier’s train plant in Derby announced 1,400 job losses after the firm lost the £1.4bn Thameslink contract to German company Siemens.

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Derby voters turn on Tories over Bombardier decision

Derby's Con-Dem politicians received a warning shot today of the extent of anger in the city following the coalition government's decision to send a vital train-building contract to Germany.

 

Tories and Lib Dems could face a massive backlash at the next general election amid mounting anger over ministers' refusal to revisit a contract that will cost 1,400 jobs at a local Bombardier factory and thousands more in the local economy.

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Police called after BNP sets up stall

POLICE were called out after members of the British National Party set up a stall in Derby.

Officers were sent to East Street on Saturday morning after members of Unite Against Fascism held up banners and shouted slogans, just feet away from a table set up by BNP supporters.

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Double role of consultants in controversial trains project

Double role of consultants in controversial trains project | Derby | Scoop.it

A CONSULTANCY firm which advised Government agencies on the Thameslink rail project was also used by German company Siemens to help it win a £1.4 billion train deal for the route ahead of Derby’s Bombardier, it emerged today.

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German firm ‘not ready’ to complete Bombardier deal

German firm ‘not ready’ to complete Bombardier deal | Derby | Scoop.it

CAMPAIGNERS last night raised fears that a German firm may be late with a £1.5billion building job it was awarded ahead of a British company.

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Euro MP says £9,000 cap on tuition fees is 'Soviet'

A DERBYSHIRE Euro MP has lashed out at the Government's university tuition fee reforms, branding them "Soviet".

 

Roger Helmer said the changes, which raise the cap on what students can be charged for degrees to £9,000, imposed a limit "tying the hands of universities".

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£1.4bn rail deal boss's links to Prime Minister

£1.4bn rail deal boss's links to Prime Minister | Derby | Scoop.it

A KEY figure in the investment company backing Siemens' bid for the £1.4bn Thameslink rail contract is also a close business adviser to David Cameron, it emerged last night.

 

Michael Queen is chief executive of 3i Group, whose subsidiary forms part of the consortium which was chosen by the Government ahead of Derby-based Bombardier for the train deal.

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Siemens wants terms of £1.4bn Thameslink trains deal to stay secret

Siemens wants terms of £1.4bn Thameslink trains deal to stay secret | Derby | Scoop.it
Bombardier and Siemens are also shortlisted for the £1bn contract for carriages on the Crossrail line, with Spain's CAF and Hitachi of Japan...
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Legal aid cut to hit disabled work plan

Legal aid and welfare cuts will drive disabled people away from work, a charity warned today.


Disability charity Scope said the government was undermining its own drive to get disabled people into work by not ensuring that they can get the support that they need.

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No EU block on Thameslink rethink

No EU block on Thameslink rethink | Derby | Scoop.it
The European Commission says it would not punish the UK government if it restarted the tendering process for the Thameslink contract.
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MP challenges minister to keep jobs in the city

DERBY North MP Chris Williamson has raised the issue of the threatened loss of 40 Government jobs from Derby with a minister.
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We are stepping up pressure for U-turn on Thameslink deal

We are stepping up pressure for U-turn on Thameslink deal | Derby | Scoop.it
FOLLOWING the tumultuous end to the parliamentary year, the summer recess resounded with too much news.
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Could Bombardier cost the Tories in the East Midlands?

Could Bombardier cost the Tories in the East Midlands? | Derby | Scoop.it

 

New poll from Derby shows 13 point CON>LAB swing

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South Derbyshire MP Heather Wheeler needs to come out fighting to save Bombardier jobs

If Heather Wheeler does not show more backbone in this fight, she will go the way of the last Tory MP to hold her seat – Edwina Currie – and into the dustbin of Derbyshire history.
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Free security etching for bikes in Derwent

Free security etching for bikes in Derwent | Derby | Scoop.it
Officers from Alvaston Safer Neighbourhood Policing Team are offering a free security cycle etching service this week.
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RMT - Government refuse to spend £600 explaining to thousands of Bombardier staff why their jobs are at risk while blowing £15 million on consultants

RAIL UNION RMT today exposed the latest twist in the Bombardier train jobs scandal - revealing that the Department of Transport have refused to spend £600 on a Freedom of Information request that would have explained why the Thameslink Fleet contract is being shipped to Germany while at the same time blowing £15 million on consultants and advisers to oil the wheels of the stitch up.

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Serious security holes found in Siemens control systems targeted by Stuxnet

Serious security holes found in Siemens control systems targeted by Stuxnet | Derby | Scoop.it
A researcher at Black Hat has revealed a slew of vulnerabilities in Siemens industrial control systems, including hardcoded passwords.
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Siemens to create 300 North East jobs but region's MPs want rail deal to be reviewed

Siemens to create 300 North East jobs but region's MPs want rail deal to be reviewed | Derby | Scoop.it

Siemens to create 300 North East jobs but region's MPs want rail deal to be reviewed...

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Rail-deal decision will cost us dearly at ballot box, city leader warns Cameron

Rail-deal decision will cost us dearly at ballot box, city leader warns Cameron | Derby | Scoop.it

PRIME Minister David Cameron has been warned by the leader of Derby City Council that his Government will suffer at the ballot box if he does not change the Thameslink rail contract decision.

 

Council leader Philip Hickson, a Conservative, has written to Mr Cameron following a meeting with Business Secretary Vince Cable on Monday.

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