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Amnesty take on the fight for Roma in Europe

Amnesty International’s briefing Human rights here. Roma rights now has now been published. It is a wake-up call for the European Union is a call to the EU to take decisive action and play a central role ...
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Legal Aid

  Lawyers say ‘Business as usual’   Many Travellers Times readers will have seen mention in the media of the bringing into force of the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012 ...
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@BasildonCouncil: drop £4.3m eviction charges against Dale Farm families

In October 2011, Basildon Council undertook a brutal forced eviction that left 83 families homeless and living on the roadside. Now Tony Ball, leader of Basildon Council, has told the families that he made ...
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Please stop making even more laws to evict Gypsies and Travellers who have nowhere to go!

The Government is trying to make more and stronger powers to evict homeless Gypsies and Travellers even though there are plenty of powers already. The basic point is, that there is no point trying ...
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2011 Census Results: Gypsies & Travellers

Until 2012, there were no Gypsies and Travellers according to the UK National Census because they were not recognised by the Census, despite being part of British society for over 500 years. Now, for ...
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Government Proposals target Gypsies and Travellers

Issued by JUST WEST YORKSHIRE Following the announcement by the Secretary of State for Communities Eric Pickles that he is proposing new planning powers to give local authorities the right to issue unlimited fines ...
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Open letter to the EHRC

FFT, along with a wide range of equality and human rights organisations, has published an open letter, welcoming the Government’s preferred candidate for Chair of the Equality and Human Rights Commission, Baroness Onora O’Neill ...
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Exciting new project!

FFT are looking for Sussex based volunteers to take part in a new and exciting project. Volunteers will help collect, document and catalogue the life histories of Sussex Gypsies and Travellers. The aim of the project ...
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Beautiful donated Vardo

Many thanks to Kev for making and donating this vardo to FFT. All monies raised from the sale of donated items will go towards funding the national helpline. If you would like to buy ...
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