Thursday, 14 June 2012

Free Bike Safety Checks

RECYCLE for Greater Manchester is partnering with Transport for Greater Manchester to encourage residents to donate their unwanted bikes to community bike re-use projects.
On average, people in Greater Manchester are throwing away 200 bikes every month.
There are a growing number of bike projects that will take old and unwanted bikes and bring them back to cycling life.
As part of the initiative, during Bike Week (June 16 - 24), free bike safety check sessions are being held in Trafford.
The sessions - run by the probation services project On Ya Bike - are on June 19, from 4.30pm-8.30pm at Old Trafford Youth Club, St Hilda’s Road, Old Trafford; June 20, 4.30pm- 8.30pm, Gorse Hill Studio, Cavendish Road; June 21, from 4.30pm – 8.30pm at Lostock Youth Club, Selby Road.
Anyone can bring along a bike for a free safety check, so it is fit for the summer or donate an unwanted bike for re-use.
Read more at: Messenger

Wednesday, 6 June 2012

Even Industry doesn't want 'No Fault' Dismissal


Controversial Tory plans to allow employers to sack workers at will are set to be dealt a major blow on Wednesday when British manufacturers warn that the proposal would be counter productive
Read more in Guardian

Saturday, 2 June 2012

Tribute to Her Majesty The Queen on her Diamond Jubilee - Ed Miliband


"On behalf of the Labour Party, I want to pay tribute to Her Majesty The Queen on the occasion of her Diamond Jubilee.

"She has served this country and the whole of the Commonwealth for the last sixty years with unstinting energy, loyalty, and dedication. Hers has been a life of extraordinary public service. She exemplifies a care for the common good of all to which we can all aspire.

"Throughout her reign she has been tireless, unflinching and unerring in her commitment to the people of Britain, and stoical in the face of personal loss. With Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh, at her side, she has serenely witnessed to three generations a selfless dedication to duty.

Read Ed Milliband's Tribute in Full