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Barclays: stop backing fracking

Barclays will profit from companies fracking our country to pieces.

Barclays owns Third Energy -- the fracking firm poised to frack apart the gorgeous Yorkshire village of Kirby Misperton.

Living up close to a shale gas well could mean 24-hour drilling, air, noise and light pollution, a huge increase in HGV trucks through rural areas and possible water contamination.

Research has shown that people living near fracking wells have greater risks of asthma, migraines and premature births. Lives could be plagued just so Barclays can profit.

But if we convince Barclays that fracking is a risky and unpopular investment, it could pull out of Third Energy. That’d be a huge boost to the people of Kirby Misperton and to communities everywhere fighting hard against the frackers moving in on their doorsteps.

Sign the petition here

See also Barclays branches occupied by UK fracking protesters

See also Stop Barclays Fracking – Week of Action

See also Extreme Energy Action Network



Your Private Medical Records.

The government’s review proposes to allow our medical records from your family doctor, (possibly including our NHS Numbers, diagnoses, referrals, prescriptions along with our post codes and date of birth) to be uploaded to a giant national database -- but this time without telling us or asking for our consent!

The government is about to resurrect the privatisation of our medical records,
but this time without even telling us.

Read, Sign & Share Now.



Stop United Lincolnshire Hospital Trust downgrading Grantham Hospital A&E Now!

Grantham Hospital had a fully operational A&E Unit, a consultant led midwifery unit and Paediatric Ward. Under United Lincolnshire Hospital Trust ULHT, services have been eroded. Paediatric overnight stays were stopped, our Maternity Unit was closed and now the new team plan to cement the undermining of vital A&E services for good.

Research shows for every 1 km travelled there is an increased risk of patient mortality. Grantham is at least 38km (23 miles) from next nearest A&E unit. People with respiratory and allergy problems are at particular risk of delay.

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"Today we live in a society in which spurious realities are manufactured by the media, by governments, by big corporations, by religious groups, political groups... So I ask, in my writing, What is real? Because unceasingly we are bombarded with pseudo-realities manufactured by very sophisticated people using very sophisticated electronic mechanisms. I do not distrust their motives; I distrust their power. They have a lot of it. And it is an astonishing power: that of creating whole universes, universes of the mind. I ought to know. I do the same thing."
- Philip K. Dick