Posts In Category Guardian Society

When the wheels came off the dream

on February 25, 2009 by Chris Arnot in Guardian Society, Comments Off on When the wheels came off the dream

Industrial relations Ford’s Dagenham plant – once the biggest factory in Europe, now a fallen giant – rolled out a rich social history alongside its ‘accessible’ cars. Chris Arnot looks back over 80 years and a struggle for workers’ rights and equality

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A poor start

on October 8, 2008 by Chris Arnot in Guardian Society, Comments Off on A poor start

The epicentre of UK child poverty is in Birmingham, where children in 81% of families are affected, says a disturbing new report

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Surface tensions

on August 13, 2008 by Chris Arnot in Guardian Society, Comments Off on Surface tensions

What happened to the hundreds who worked at Littleton colliery after the pit closed in 1993? Chris Arnot gets a preview of a new exhibition featuring photographs of and interviews with its former coal miners

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Snapshots of history

on March 19, 2008 by Chris Arnot in Guardian Society, Comments Off on Snapshots of history

Home on vacation in 1972, a photography student saw that the essence of his Welsh town was about to be torn apart by redevelopment. Now the social significance of his images has been recognised. Chris Arnot reports

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To Hull and back

on September 13, 2000 by Chris Arnot in Guardian Society, Comments Off on To Hull and back

In the 1950s, the trawlermen made Hull a wealthy city. Often derided for their antics on land, today the men are regaining respect – and compensation for their lost industry. Chris Arnot reports

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Fear of the truth

on March 8, 2000 by Chris Arnot in Guardian Society, Comments Off on Fear of the truth

A contract has been taken out to kill a public servant. His crime? Persuading key witnesses to give evidence that helped convict a gang of thugs who beat a teenage boy to death. But this is not Sicily or the Bronx – it’s Bermondsey, south London. Chris Arnot meets up with Simon Hughes, the Lib – Dem MP who has been targeted by local gangsters

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