Monthly Archives: April 2012

Response to ‘Egham Beggars’ article in The Staines Informer

This was a difficult article to write; not just because I’m a student and therefore, somewhat prone to procrastination, but because getting to the library was such a darn trek. In fact, I opened my front door this morning, and … Continue reading

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Wave of direct action saves jobs and departments at Royal Holloway

After a year-long campaign of direct action to defend courses and teaching staff at Royal Holloway, University of London (RHUL), education activists, including members of Staines Anarchists, have won in their battle with senior management. The campaign has seen students, … Continue reading

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First Issue of The Staines Howler

The Staines Howler PDF – Spring 2012 Click the link to view the first issue of our local news and views bulletin.

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Spelthorne Borough Cabinet Members Treat Themselves to iPhones with Taxpayers’ Money!

Last week it was revealed that some of the high-up figures in Spelthorne Borough Council decided to use ‘public’ money to buy themselves expensive smartphones. Apparently they’re necessary for doing the job. A glance at a local newspaper article on … Continue reading

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The Olympics Comes To Royal Holloway

As many locals probably know by now, Royal Holloway University is set to be one of the locations where athletes competing in the London 2012 Olympics will live during their stay. The ‘Olympic Village’ for the kayakers and rowers (along … Continue reading

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When School’s Out

While walking past my old secondary school (Matthew Arnold) a few days ago I noticed two police officers standing outside, I thought to myself “What’s happened?” maybe a car was speeding or somebody had stolen something from the school. Over … Continue reading

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Workfare Protests Enjoy Popular Support in Egham

Early March saw protest action across the country against the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) workfare schemes, as people became aware of the full scale of the Coalition government’s forced labour programmes, and the Staines area was no exception. … Continue reading

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