Dale Farm site now a hazard say locals

One year after a £7m operation to remove travellers from the Dale Farm site in Essex, some local residents say the area has become a rubbish dump and a health hazard.

Despite the high-profile eviction, some travellers remain camped on a road leading up to it.

In show of anger at the evictions a year ago, about 100 people tried to storm the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) offices in central London today.

Some demonstrators attempted to gain entry into the building to "evict" the department's secretary Eric Pickles but were restrained on the ground by police.

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