Protestors against the Yelland development on the Taw estuary in North Devon

North Devon Council refuses luxury holiday village in sensitive Taw estuary landscape

Devon CPRE, the local branch of the countryside charity, today (9 June) congratulated North Devon Council for overwhelmingly voting to refuse an application to build 250 premium houses and apartments on the bank of the Taw estuary at Yelland Quay.

The site, where a small coal-fired power station stood between the 1950s and the 1980s, is in a noted wildlife habitat. It’s adjacent to an...

Health campaigners stage protest in Plymouth

Health campaigners from Plymouth protested outside the constituency offices of local MP Johnny Mercer today, over his refusal to accept letters signed by hundreds of his constituents at his constituency office, calling on David Cameron to use his veto to protect the NHS from irreversible privatisation.

Campaigners from Plymouth were planning to hand in hundreds of letters from...

Marchers show EDL "has no place in Exeter"

Hundreds of people from Exeter Together marched in protest on Saturday against the English Defence League (EDL).

Exeter Together protesters marched from Belmont Park to Bedford Square.

The 700 strong marchers arrived in Bedford Square and joined together in a variety of music, poetry and speeches.

The EDL’s march ended with speeches in Northernhay Gardens which were...


A new play by Natalie McGrath celebrating the centenary of The Great 1913 Suffrage Pilgrimage, which saw thousands of women march across Britain to Hyde Park. The play looks at how women’s rights have changed in the last 100 years, how protest has changed and seeks to examine if there has been any realistic shift in power to ensure that women’s voices are heard in society. Oxygen will be performed at many of the stopping places along the original South West route from Land’s End to London. For more information see

"Disgraceful" celebrations after Margaret Thatcher's death

More than 100 people gathered in Brixton last night to celebrate Margaret Thatcher's death.

Some scaled the nearby Ritzy Cinema and changed the film listings to read "Margaret Thatchers dead" (sic).

Pictures of anti-Thatcher graffiti scrawled on walls of the London suberb also appeared on Twitter, with one reading: "You snatched my milk! & our hope" and there were reports...

EDL's Manchester protest expected to face mass opposition

The controversial English Defence League is set to demonstrate in Manchester on Saturday despite open calls for the march to be banned, and leading figures of the community explaining that they are not welcome....