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Environment Agency called in to Dale Farm as campaigners blame Basildon Council for ‘massive pollution’

The Environment Agency is expected shortly to take soil samples at Dale Farm, where last October 80 families were evicted under planning regulations by hundreds of police and bailiffs. If, as residents and campaigners expect, hydrocarbon and asbestos contamination is … Continue reading

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Basildon Council defies EU plea with new Dale Farm eviction plans

For further comment, call: 07729 762059 Displaced Dale Farm Travellers face a new round of evictions by Basildon Council. Following forcible eviction from their own land in October 2011, the 83 homeless families – including 100 children – have moved … Continue reading

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Dale Farm – a community under siege

As the second day of the eviction of Dale Farm begins, police and bailiffs continue to occupy Dale Farm and restrict many residents’ access to their homes as part of the ongoing operation to evict the Dale Farm community. Dale … Continue reading

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Dale Farm eviction “will weigh heavily on Britain”

Eviction described as brutal and illegal by human rights observers. Early this morning riot police and bailiffs stormed the Dale Farm community in a dawn raid. Police violated the court order and used sledgehammers to smash through the walls of … Continue reading

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Dale Farm prepares to resist

Dale Farm residents and supporters have gone into “lockdown” in anticipation of an eviction. Today the Dale Farm community were rejected the right to appeal the decision made last week which gave Basildon Council the go-ahead to evict. Mr Justice … Continue reading

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Dale Farm appeal to be heard in court today

Today residents at Dale Farm will find out whether their appeal to apply for a judicial review will be heard. The Court of Appeal has agreed to grant a hearing, and residents are hopeful that Lord Justice Sullivan will grant … Continue reading

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High Court to rule on future of Dale Farm families

Today the High Court is expected to reach a decision on whether the Dale Farm residents’ application for a judicial review will be accepted. The announcement is expected by noon. If the judicial review is accepted, the eviction may be … Continue reading

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Basildon Council concedes that full clearance of Dale Farm is illegal

Today sees the conclusion of one of the two legal processes challenging Basildon Council’s planned eviction of the Dale Farm community. The case, which halted eviction in the eleventh hour on Monday 19th September, has resulted in a series of … Continue reading

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What will Dale Farm look like if it is evicted?

Basildon Council to concede Dale Farm eviction will be partial A fortnight after the unexpected reprieve of the Dale Farm community in the fight to save their homes from a forced eviction, the High Court will deliver two key judgements … Continue reading

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Tony Ball leaves for Tory Party Conference with Dale Farm fiasco unresolved

Basildon Council leader Tony Ball departed for the Conservative Party Conference this weekend, shamefaced and fleeing increasing pressure from his constituents to find a resolution to the Dale Farm fiasco. As legal proceedings enter their third week on Monday, Basildon … Continue reading

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