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Over 40 pro-Palestinian candidates elected

07/05/2024

Dozens of candidates who ran in last week’s local elections on a pro-Palestinian platform have been elected, according to a new analysis.

Council criticised after teacher harassed for Muhammad cartoon

25/03/2024

Kirklees Council demonstrated a ‘lack of consideration’ towards a teacher who faced harassment for showing a cartoon of the prophet Muhammad, advisor says.

Barton House residents demand safety reassurances

15/02/2024

Residents of Barton House in Bristol have marched to City Hall demanding reassurances about the safety of the building ahead of their return.

Greta Thunberg joins Hampshire airport protest

29/01/2024

Residents, councillors and Extinction Rebellion activists were joined by climate campaigner Greta Thunberg to protest the expansion of a private jet facility at the weekend.

Councils try to tackle rising community tensions

19/10/2023

Councils have taken a key role as they seek to tackle rising community tensions stoked by events in Israel and Gaza.

Labour councillors resign over Starmer’s Gaza comment

16/10/2023

Two Oxford City Council members have resigned from Labour in protest over Sir Keir Starmer's response to the conflict in Israel and Gaza.

Protestors remove Israeli flag from Sheffield town hall

11/10/2023

Sheffield City Council has said it will carry out a full review after protesters removed the Israeli flag and hoisted a Palestinian flag in its place.

North Kelsey oil drilling planning appeal dropped

09/06/2023

A company has withdrawn its appeal over plans to begin exploratory drilling for oil in a Lincolnshire village.

Cardiff Council leader calls for investigation into Ely collision

23/05/2023

The leader of Cardiff Council has called for an investigation into the events that led to the deaths of two teenagers and a riot on Monday night.

Councils targeted in climate change ‘day of action’

24/03/2023

Councils, pension funds and financial institutions are being targeted in a ‘day of action’ to address fuel poverty, climate change and the energy crisis.

Oxford hit by wave of protests over '15-minute city' backlash

21/02/2023

Approximately 2,000 people took part in demonstrations against Oxford's '15 minute neighbourhoods' plan, with protests and counter protests on Saturday.

Extinction Rebellion to end public disruption

03/01/2023

Extinction Rebellion has announced it will ‘shift away’ from disruptive protests which have included blockading oil terminals, blocking bridges during rush hour and spraying fake blood over the Treasury building.

BCP Council bans protests around abortion clinic

12/10/2022

BCP Council has agreed to implement a buffer zone around an abortion clinic in Bournemouth to prevent protestors from harassing women and staff.

Campaigners call for abortion clinic buffer zone

29/06/2022

Campaigners have called on BCP Council to implement a buffer zone around an abortion clinic in Bournemouth to prevent harassment from protestors.

Councils secure extended fuel protest injunction until May 2023

07/06/2022

Two councils have seen their fuel protest injunction extended until May 2023 to prevent protestors blocking roads and vehicles.

Doctors call for abortion clinic ‘buffer zones’

30/05/2022

Healthcare body representing 14,000 doctors has called for national legislation to prevent anti-abortion protesters intimidating patients and doctors.

Council defends controversial ditch

18/05/2022

A local council has defended its decision to dig a ditch alongside a car park after residents said it blocked their access to the beach.

Council secures injunction against fuel protests

25/04/2022

Thurrock Council has secured an injunction to prevent protestors from blocking roads or stopping vehicles at key fuel terminals in the borough.

Councils urged to divest pension funds

03/11/2021

Campaigners are staging protests across the UK today, calling for councils to divest pension funds from fossil fuels.

Protests force council to close COVID vaccination service

12/07/2021

Brighton & Hove City Council was forced to close its mobile vaccination van yesterday following protests from anti-lockdown campaigners.

Council warns against lockdown protest

11/01/2021

The City of Edinburgh Council is urging people to stay away from a lockdown protest planned for today.

Home Office urged to review abortion clinic buffer zone decision

09/10/2019

Charities and medical bodies have today written to the Home Secretary to ask for an ‘urgent review’ of a decision taken last year not to install buffer zones around abortion clinics.

Court upholds abortion clinic ‘buffer zone’

22/08/2019

The Court of Appeal has upheld Ealing Council’s protest-free ‘buffer zone’ which is located outside of an abortion clinic in the London borough.

Local government's relationship with Extinction Rebellion

23/07/2019

Several cities throughout the UK have been hit by protests involving climate change protestors. Mark Whitehead assesses how councils are dealing with it.

Birmingham council granted interim injunction to protect school from protests

03/06/2019

A court order banning protests over sex education outside a Birmingham school is set to be reviewed next week.

Council bans anti-abortion protests near clinic

07/03/2019

Richmond has prohibited anti-abortion protests outside a pregnancy advisory clinic after a consultation revealed the majority of residents supported a ban.

Sheffield CC compromises over controversial tree felling plans

14/12/2018

Sheffield CC has acknowledged the need for a new phased approach to street tree replacement as a result of the ongoing controversy over tree felling.

Sheffield CC tables proposal to end tree felling dispute

25/10/2018

Sheffield City Council has tabled a proposal to save 300 trees and ‘phase the work on others’ in an effort to end the long running dispute over tree felling.

Council’s boycott of illegal Israeli settlements ‘legitimate’, court rules

05/07/2018

The Court of Appeal has ruled that Leicester City Council’s decision to boycott illegal Israeli settlements is both ‘temperate and legitimate’.

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