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The Cost of Freedom (of Information)

The Cost of Freedom (of Information)

The Freedom of Information Act was created to make public bodies such as councils transparent.  The Government re-examined the Act following complaints it was draining resources.  An independent FOI Commission concluded the Act did not place an unnecessary ‘burden’ on public authorities.  With every penny counting, perhaps now is the […]

Feeling S.A.D. This Winter?

Feeling S.A.D. This Winter?

With weather like this week’s snow storm, most of us make the most of the cold air and extra snow by curling up with a mug of hot chocolate and enjoying the winter. The shorter amount of daylight through the winter is just another excuse to stay indoors. But this […]

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A Community to Stop Sexual Assault

It’s a Wednesday night and I’m feeling good. I’ve been pre-drinking with friends, and now we’re out on the town. Into a club we go, dancing and drinking some more. One of my friends shouts “Toilet!” to me over the music. I nod, even though I don’t have to go, […]

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Louise, aged 9 years, a rescued Terrier dog, receives a welcome gift at Battersea Dogs & Cats Home in London from the Amazon Christmas Store as the online retailer teams up with the charity to deliver bestselling pet Christmas presents to its residents. PRESS ASSOCIATION. Photo. Issue date: 15 December, 2017. Amazon sales show that three quarters of all pet gifts this year are for dogs with more than half of those pets receiving up to three gifts. According to an independent survey commissioned by Amazon, the average amount spent on the family pet this Christmas is £13. Photo credit should read: Jonathan Hordle/PA Wire

Pets are not just for Christmas

We have all seen videos on social media of excited kids being surprised with a pet puppy or cute kitten at Christmas, but this might not be as much fun for their new best friend. Christmas is an exciting time, especially for families with young children, and parents can be forgiven […]