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End prison sentences for council tax debt

4 Jul 19

“I’m still suffering to this day … It makes you always look over your shoulder.”– Anonymous 40 year old woman imprisoned for 90 days for council tax debt [4]Debt is not a crime. But people in England are being thrown in prison because they can’t...

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Stop the throwaway culture of ‘festival tents’

2 Jul 19

“It’s awful to imagine any tent could be branded as single-use, especially as so many precious resources are used to make it,”-Emily Eavis, Glastonbury organiserGlastonbury is over, the clean up has begun, and the UK’s summer festival season has officially kicked off. [1] Nearly every...

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Food bank labels in supermarkets

29 Apr 19

Unable to afford the basics, thousands of families are turning to food banks. It’s heartbreaking that anyone has to rely on donations for their next meal – but this year it’s the reality for more families than ever before. Sainsbury’s found a simple way to...

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Endurance Ojo – petition hand-in

15 Apr 19

On Friday, members of the 38 Degrees staff team travelled to the Home Office to hand in a petition signed by over 36,000 members to the Home Secretary, Sajid Javid. The petition is calling on the Home Secretary to grant young father Endurance Ojo asylum...

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Trophy Hunting

19 Feb 19

British hunters are paying huge sums to travel abroad and kill threatened animalsincluding elephants, lions and rhinos – all to bring back their body parts as “trophies” to hang on the wall. Right now the government allows hundreds of animal trophies to be imported each...

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Essex Libraries

13 Feb 19

Up to 44 libraries across Essex are facing closure – and dozens more are set to have their hours reduced if Essex County Council plans go ahead. [1] Libraries are essential to our communities and without them people will have to travel further to borrow books, or...