Category Archives: Equalities

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Economy for the 1%

Oxfam recently released a report on global inequality titled: “An Economy For the 1%: How privilege and power in the economy drive extreme inequality and how this can be stopped” “The global inequality crisis is reaching new extremes. The richest 1% now have more wealth than the rest of the world combined. Power and privilege… Continue reading »

Southern Water employs cat King Loui as rat-catcher in chief

King Loui the cat has taken up duties as chief rat-catcher at Southern Water’s treatment works at Eastchurch. Kyle Rayner, the site’s manager, says it is the perfect solution to a tricky problem. Despite the company trying traditional pest control methods, the rats were still winning. So Kyle adopted a more natural approach. He said: “I’d been thinking… Continue reading »

Punishing Gravesend’s poorest: Liberty urges Gravesham Borough Council to ditch unjustified PSPO plans

Order could see people fined up to £1,000 for rough sleeping or begging The Dartford and Gravesham Greens support Liberty’s campaign in urging the Gravesham Borough Council to abandon plans that would penalise the poorest and most vulnerable people in Gravesend. A consultation into the Council’s proposed Public Spaces Protection Order (PSPO) closed on Sunday, 15… Continue reading »