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Norwich Pride 2016

For the very first time this I attended Norwich Pride. In fact it was the very first time that I had attended any Pride event.

Norwich was easy to get to with regular and relatively cheap journeys from Peterborough. On arrival at Norwich I was pleased to see large crowds arriving. I must say I hadn’t realised that this was the combined effect of a Norwich City home friendly.

However, once further into the City it was easy to see that Pride was gathering its own large crowd.

The event started at the Forum with a market stall arrangement and then a march headed off through the City and ending...

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Workers Rights are under attack with the Trade Union Bill

Trade Union members from Peterborough were among the 80,000 people who took part in the TUC demo in Manchester on Sunday 4 October. The turn-out was huge and this was partly due to the current feeling in the Trade Union movement that workers rights are under attack like never before. This attack comes through the Trade Union Bill which is currently passing through Parliament...

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Trust’s £2bn PFI Fiasco Could Wreck Our NHS!

Peterborough City Hospital

Hit squads of accountants from the NHS regulator Monitor are right now going through every aspect of the running of Peterborough City Hospital in search of cutbacks and cash savings.

The situation is desperate. The Trust ran out of money to pay bills in January, and needed a further hand-out of £50m to tide it over to the end of the financial year. Only repeated government handouts have managed to keep it afloat ever since the new hospital opened its doors. The costs of the £310 million building have plunged the Trust deep into debt.

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A new look for PTUC!

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We’ve got a new website!

Keep an eye out for interesting new things, articles and information that will be provided by this website soon.

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