Centre of the Community

Following an announcement by the Chancellor George Osborne last year where he revealed his plans to stop the current NHS bursary for a student loan system from September 2017 a small but vocal group of student nurses, midwives and their supporters held a rally against the cuts in Middlesbrough this afternoon. For the trainee nursesContinue reading “Centre of the Community”

The real Northern Powerhouse

More than two decades after the last pit closed in the Durham Coalfield the Durham Miners Gala or the ‘Big Meeting’ as the event is also known remains as popular as ever. The Gala forms part of the culture and heritage of the area and represents the communal values of the North East of England.Continue reading “The real Northern Powerhouse”

Newcastle becomes United

Newcastle was very much united today as the city, its inhabitants and many others who travelled in from further afield came together to hold a counter-demonstration and march in response to a demonstration by the German based far right movement – PEGIDA. The group formed originally by a German┬áPR agency owner called Lutz Bachmann, heldContinue reading “Newcastle becomes United”

Degrees of separation

Middlesbrough town centre hosted two demonstrations yesterday. The first was a counter demonstration held to celebrate diversity on Teesside and also to show opposition against an English Defence League demonstration that had been planned for later the same day…         TECH STUFF: All pictures were shot with a Leica M9 with aContinue reading “Degrees of separation”

Red Faction march against racism

Members of ‘Red Faction‘ – A supporters group of Middlesbrough Football Club held an anti-racism march in the town today ahead of their home game against Brighton and Hove Albion. The march was organised in direct response to an incident last Saturday at the Birmingham away game when a small minority of supporters are saidContinue reading “Red Faction march against racism”

Tapestry of Tradition

From early morning on the twelfth of August in 1871 groups of miners and their families made their way steadily towards the City of Durham. Like small conquering armies they headed towards the cathedral city along the small roads and tracks that snaked through the countryside marching behind heavy canvas banners held aloft by thoseContinue reading “Tapestry of Tradition”

Middlesbrough – Marching for the Alternative

A march and rally against public sector cuts was held on Saturday 27th April 2013 in Middlesbrough, Cleveland. The march was organised to voice opposition to the Government’s continuing austerity measures which are believed to be having a damaging affect on the economy and the people of the Northeast.  

Life at Bleathgill

Stuart Buckle is a farmer in Cumbria. Stuart along with his father and the rest of the family own and run Bleathgill Farm which is situated a couple of miles off the A66 at one of the highest points on the fell. The recent heavy snow which is said to be the worst March thatContinue reading “Life at Bleathgill”