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What the Influx of Ukip Could Do to Businesses in Essex If Immigration and European Trade Is Not So Freely Available

Jack Kershaw | Posted 27.07.2014 | UK Politics
Jack Kershaw

The People's Army in the form of UKIP swept across Essex during the last week gaining council and MEP seats at a phenomenal rate. The party made significant gains within Essex Councils including Castle Point, Basildon and Southend which has led to these councils changing from Conservative to no overall control...

Mother And Care-Order Son Missing

PA | Posted 22.08.2013 | UK

Police are hunting for a woman and her young son who went missing after social services attempted to take the toddler into care. Michelle Kelly and...

My Search for Britain's Most Wretched Hive of Scum and Villainy

Alistair Coleman | Posted 11.11.2012 | UK Comedy
Alistair Coleman

Hull was voted the worst town in Britain in 2003, but I found the parts I saw reasonably pleasant. On the other hand, I'd be happy to see the following year's winner - Luton - leveled and turned into an overflow car park for Watford. Poor Luton.

Dale Farm Travellers Apply For Council Funding For New Site

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.08.2012 | UK

The majority of protesters arrested at Dale Farm travellers site last October will not face further action by the council. As evicted Irish Travell...

Tributes Pour In For Schoolgirl Killed By Rugby Ball

PA | Posted 14.03.2012 | UK Universities & Education

Tributes have been paid to a 12-year-old girl who died after being hit by a rugby ball during a PE lesson at a school. Leonie Nice was catching the...

Schoolgirl Hit By Rugby Ball In PE Lesson Dies

PA | Posted 13.03.2012 | UK

A 12-year-old girl has died after being hit by a rugby ball during a PE lesson at an Essex school. Leonie Nice was catching the ball during a lesso...

Teenagers Arrested Over Stabbing Ticket Inspector Remain In Custody

PA | Posted 19.12.2011 | UK

Two teenagers arrested in connection with the stabbing of a rail ticket inspector remain in custody. The 42-year-old inspector was attacked after c...

Families Move Back Onto Dale Farm Saying 'There's Nowhere Else To Go'

PA | Posted 16.11.2011 | UK

At least 10 families have moved back onto the UK's largest illegal travellers' site after bailiffs and council officials completed their clearance ope...

Six Still Chained In Traveller Site

PA | Posted 19.12.2011 | UK

Six protesters are still chained to barricades inside the UK's largest illegal travellers' site. The supporters remained locked on to cars and truc...

Dale Farm Clearance To Continue Despite Activist Resistance

PA | Posted 19.12.2011 | UK

Bailiffs are expected to begin removing homes from the UK's largest illegal travellers' site after police spent the night securing their position. ...

Police Advance In Numbers On Dale Farm

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 18.12.2011 | UK

Two protesters have been tasered and 23 arrested after clashes broke out with authorities as police moved into the Dale Farm site in Essex, where a pl...

Bailiffs Move In To Clear Dale Farm Travellers' Site

PA | Posted 18.12.2011 | UK

The leader of a council set to clear the UK's largest illegal travellers' site has said: "All preparations have been completed." Basildon Council l...

Further legal bid over Dale Farm

PA | Posted 16.12.2011 | UK

Residents of the UK's largest illegal travellers' site are to return to court in the latest round of their long-running battle against eviction. La...

Dale Farm Site To Be Cleared Soon, Says Basildon Council

PA | Posted 13.12.2011 | UK

Clearance of the UK's largest travellers' site will start "sooner rather than later", Basildon Council has said. The residents of Dale Farm lost th...

Dale Farm Travellers To Learn High Court Decision On Eviction

PA | Posted 11.12.2011 | UK

Residents of Dale Farm, the UK's largest illegal travellers' site, are to learn whether they have won their High Court battle against eviction. The...

Dale Farm Travellers Win Latest Round Of High Court Legal Battle

PA | Posted 26.11.2011 | UK

Travellers fighting to stay on the UK's biggest illegal site - at Dale Farm near Basildon, Essex - won the latest round of their High Court legal batt...

Behind the Gates at Dale Farm

Nicolas Niarchos | Posted 25.11.2011 | UK
Nicolas Niarchos

Mary Slattery's careworn face belies the uncertainty of the situation the Dale Farm travellers find themselves in. At 57 years old, she has already lost her only daughter, a trainee nurse, and now will potentially lose the place she calls home.

Basildon has a duty to evict Dale Farm squatters

Max Wind-Cowie | Posted 19.11.2011 | UK Politics
Max Wind-Cowie

The UN should have bigger, worse things to worry about than the resolution of an ongoing planning dispute in South East England. Luckily it does. From China to Libya, from Yemen to Russia, governments daily abuse their citizens' human rights and deprive them of their dignity - perhaps the UN could concentrate on those hellholes before attacking Basildon Council?

Human Rights Watchdog: Let Travellers Stay

PA | Posted 19.11.2011 | UK

Europe's human rights watchdog has called for the legalisation of long-established traveller sites - even if they breach local planning laws. ...

Dale Farm: Travellers Win Injunction Against Eviction

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 19.11.2011 | UK

Residents of Dale Farm have won a last-minute injunction preventing Basildon Council from removing structures from Britain's largest illegal traveller...

Dale Farm Residents Await Bailiffs

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 18.11.2011 | UK

Negotiations between the travellers and Basildon Council have reportedly failed. The council leaders entered the site hoping to bring about a peac...

Bailiffs To Start Clearance Of Dale Farm Travellers' Site

PA | Posted 18.11.2011 | UK

A tense and angry showdown between bailiffs and residents is expected as scores of families are evicted from the UK's biggest illegal travellers' site...

Dale Farm Travellers High Court Bid Rejected

Posted 16.11.2011 | UK

A last-ditch bid to halt the clearance of the UK's largest illegal travellers' site at Dale Farm in Essex has been rejected by an appeal judge at the ...

Dale Farm Traveller Exodus To Begin

PA | Posted 15.11.2011 | UK

Travellers living on the UK's largest unauthorised site are expected to begin leaving voluntarily. At least one chalet, carried ...

Supporters And Human Rights Groups March For Dale Farm Residents

PA | Posted 10.11.2011 | UK

Travellers threatened with eviction from the UK's largest illegal settlement have vowed they are going nowhere as hundreds of supporters marched ...