Dale Farm Travellers

Two-by-two, lines of caravans fill Oak Lane, housing up to 20 families. They are travellers, forced out of Dale Farm a year
Europe's human rights watchdog has accused Britain of undermining the rights of gypsies and travellers to adequate housing
The police operation to clear the UK's largest illegal travellers' site cost almost £2.4m. Essex Police confirmed the figure
Police have charged 16 people with offences linked to the clearance of the UK's largest travellers' site. The eight women
At least 10 families have moved back onto the UK's largest illegal travellers' site after bailiffs and council officials
All that is necessary for evil to succeed is that good men do nothing. Words misattributed to Edmund Burke but irrefutable
A Tory MP will introduce a Bill to Parliament on Wednesday which would give greater powers to police forces and councils
Travellers are preparing to leave the UK's largest illegal travellers site at Dale Farm but police are braced for possible
When they spoke to Amnesty, many of the Dale Farm residents recounted the uncertainty that ruled their lives before they moved to the site - being moved from car parks to common grounds and fields, for a few months at a time. It was only after they moved to Dale Farm that their children and grandchildren, had been able to attend one primary school continuously. For many families, this is the first generation that has completed primary school and is literate. Two sisters, in their 60s and 70s, told us how proud they were of their grandchildren having learned to read and write at school, something neither one of them had the opportunity to do.
Travellers facing eviction from the UK's largest illegal site are meeting council officials. Dale Farm representatives have