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'No Dash for Cash' group to stage protest

Members of the 'No dash for cash' group will protest at Didcot Power Station Credit: ITV Meridian

A protest camp is being set up in Oxfordshire as part of a 'global weekend of action'.

Didcot Power Station will see the No Dash for Gas group stage the demonstrating from today until Tuesday.

Police have been told and say they will work towards a peaceful protest with minimal impact on local people.

"Thames Valley Police will be working closely with its partners, including the RWE and those wishing to protest, in order to minimise the impact of the protest on the local communities and fulfil our legal responsibility to facilitate peaceful protest. We respect everyone's right to protest in a way which is non-violent protest against people or property. However, should activity go beyond peaceful, those breaking the law will be dealt with proportionately. Measures are in place to notify local residents and those who might be affected by the protests, and our aim is to ensure that there is minimal disruption caused to them and the wider community of Didcot, and the surrounding areas, while facilitating protest. However, it is highly likely that there will be some disruption to the area. People should remain vigilant and take appropriate measures to secure access to open land."

– Acting Supt Jim O'Ryan, Silver police Commander for the operation
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Protests over planned warehouses in fields

Protesters have been demonstrating against plans to build a large warehouse complex in the Kent countryside. A public inquiry started today into the Waterside Park scheme close to junction 8 of the M20 near Maidstone. Tom Savvides talks to locals, Richard Knox-Johnston from the Campaign to Protect Rural England and Paul Carter, the leader of Kent County Council.


Parents protest over plans to close nursery

Parents are angry over plans to close Causeway House in Petersfield Credit: ITV Meridian

Parents have been protesting at plans to close a nursery school in Petersfied, after Ofsted rated it as inadequate.

Directors of Causeway House say major losses in the last year hasn't helped, plus reduction in funding from the council.

The nursery is due to close in just four weeks, but there are hopes of keeping it open until September so parents have longer to find spaces for 60 children

ITV Meridian spoke to mother, Aby Yalden.

Britain's response to crisis is 'shameful', say protestors

Dozens of body bags were laid out on Brighton Beach today by Amnesty UK to highlight the migrant crisis in the mediterranean.

800 men, women and children drowned on Sunday off the coast of Libya. So far this year 1750 have lost their lives.

So desperate are they to escape their homelands, they board often rickety boats not fit for the journey, or they are so crammed that the vessels are unstable.

Those behind today's protest in Brighton, called Britain's response to the problem 'shameful'. Sam Holder reports:

Body bags placed on beach as part of protest

Dozens of body bags have been placed on Brighton Beach Credit: ITV Meridian

Dozens of body bags have been placed on Brighton beach as part of a protest by Amnesty International.

It's in response to the escalating migrant situation in the Mediterranean. More than 1700 have died since the start of the year - including seven hundred when a boat capsized on Sunday.

EU Leaders, including the Prime Minister, will discuss the issue at an emergency summit in Brussels tomorrow.

Clashes on final day of UKIP conference

UKIP's annual conference ended in Margate today with the Party claiming it was more united than ever. Outside the venue there were scuffles between anti-UKIP protesters and competing protesters from the far right. There were no injuries but police say a woman was arrested on suspicion of common assault. The march though was largely peaceful and attracted about 250 people. We hear from UKIP leader Nigel Farage and Transport spokeswoman Jill Seymour.


Protesters march to safeguard Eastbourne's A & E

Union members and supporters have been marching to protect Eastbourne's A & E services

Members of the public have joined GMB union members to march in support of Eastbourne's Accident and Emergency services.

The GMB union claims that if bed numbers fall below 400, then A&E at Eastbourne District General Hospital could be downgraded to a minor injury or cottage hospital.

The demonstrators marched through the Sussex town with placards on display

Local students to take part in national protest

Thousands are expected to take part in the demonstration which is thought to be the biggest since 2010. They're campaigning against fees and cuts and calling for free education. Two further days of action have been organised for December.

Students from across the South to protest in London Credit: ITV News Meridian
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