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Councils are being told to get tough on illegal travellers' sites. The Local Government secretary and Brentwood and Ongar MP, Eric Pickles, sent local authorities guidance on what power they have.
He wants it to stop another episode like that at Dale Farm, but there's criticism from the travelling community. They say councils should focus on providing pitches rather than moving people on.
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New guidelines for councils to tackle illegal traveller sites have been issued, to try and prevent another incident like Dale Farm.