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Edinburgh strippers to launch judicial review of council strip club ban

A group of Edinburgh strippers have announced that they will be launching a judicial review of City of Edinburgh Council’s strip club ban. United Sex Workers (USW), the union branch the performers are members of, raised over £20,000 since June in crowdfunded donations to launch the legal challenge. USW’s legal challenge will aim to prove […]

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Public consultation to be held on Edinburgh’s links to slavery

A public consultation has been opened on Edinburgh’s links to colonialism and slavery. The Edinburgh Slavery and Colonialism Review Group was launched in the wake of the Black Lives Matter protest and aims to assess the legacy of slavery in the capital. It is formed of people from diverse backgrounds who live or work in […]

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Fife chemical plant disrupts lives, inspires community action

On Sunday October 4th, Mossmorran, a petrochemical plant in Fife, started an unscheduled flaring, which led to local residents experiencing disruptive noises, light, vibrations, and health issues. ExxonMobile, who operate the site, said that the flaring was caused by a faulty compressor. Controlled flaring is a necessary safety feature of industrial sites, used to release […]