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April 17, 2019

I continue to vote Green because if we don't look after the planet we won't be able to do anything about other issues. What can we do about equality, justice etc etc if we have no planet left on which we can live?

The Green party are the only party who clearly acknowled...

April 4, 2019

Last year the International Panel on Climate Change issued the stark warning that we have only 12 years to act to limit the catastrophic effects of climate change. We can't avoid the effects completely, because they are already happening. Since then we've seen little r...

March 17, 2019

Hopefully the notion that Greens have to dress in itchy sack-like garments and old boots is way out of date. There are Green fashionistas out there, indistinguishable from everyone else. The fashion industry itself is coming to realise that it needs to do something abo...

March 11, 2019

A review of Humanising healthcare: Patterns of hope for a system under strain by Dr Margaret Hannah


 

Nigel Lawson famously once remarked that the NHS is the nearest thing we have to a national religion, and it is certainly true that it has a unique place in British soc...

March 10, 2019

High Peak charity, The Zink Project, helps people to move out of poverty and make a new life for themselves. Last year alone, 80 long term unemployed people with complex problems were supported into work, 1200 High Peak people received food parcels and 150 were helped...

March 2, 2019

Gardens are important for wildlife.  In many areas, including in parts of the Peak District, a modest garden can home more variety of wildlife than the open countryside.  They are particularly important for bees and other insects.  As we know, insects are important pol...

February 20, 2019

Many older people lead active, fulfilling lives well into what could be considered old age. And, as we have read in the media, many are financially more secure than younger people. But while generational inequity undoubtedly exists, many older people, particularly thos...

February 19, 2019

Pulling our children out of school isn't something we do often. But last Friday it felt like it was important. 

The world is in danger, after all. Scientists have said we have 12 years to limit global warming to prevent extreme weather conditions. And unless we make imm...

February 14, 2019

The town of Glossop is well known for its picture-perfect countryside setting. Yet a development is being proposed which threatens to ruin a prominent green space above the town forever. 

The Cliffe Road development proposes to put up to 44 houses on the site. Not...

January 31, 2019

We are becoming estranged from nature.

Some 80% of people in the UK live in urban areas and the rest of the world is heading in that direction. Yet, as a species, we evolved in and were moulded by nature - so surely that long million year evolution has left a deep impri...

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