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Sunday, January 24, 2021
Cllr Marianna Ebel, Chair of Brighton and Hove City Council’s Brexit Working Group comments on the imminent deal announcement. Councillor Marianna Ebel, the city council’s Brexit lead said: “We welcome the announcement of a Brexit Deal, and that pragmatism has prevailed over populist clamour. Nevertheless, no Brexit deal, however good the...
Even in these hard and strange times, Christmas will be celebrated and traditions upheld. And for many British households, Christmas dinner would not be complete without a Christmas pudding – traditionally served with brandy sauce, brandy butter or custard. The Christmas pudding originated in the 14th-century as a sort of...
Rail company bosses have announced their looking for more than 160 train drivers with a £31,000 salary on offer for new starters. Govia Thameslink Railway (GTR), said the company was looking for over 150 drivers for their services, and offered an 18-month training programme and impressive starting salary for...
Despite most of us having more spare time than ever this year, there’s bound to be the same group of people who always leave their Christmas shopping to the last minute doing the same again, even for 2020’s lockdown edition. If you count yourself firmly within that group, then...
More recently, The Health Foundation commissioned the Institute of Health Equity to study the progress of health inequalities in England. The ‘Build Back Fairer’ study aims to shave off the levels of social, environmental and economic inequality in society, thus damaging collective health and wellbeing. It’s true the COVID-19...
Winter frost fairs were common on the frozen River Thames between the 17th and 19th centuries, but they’ve become unimaginable in our lifetime. Over decades and centuries, natural variability in the climate has plunged the UK into sub-zero temperatures from time to time. But global warming is tipping the...
Cllr Mac Cafferty joins city leaders from across the world signing Food and Climate Declaration ahead of major climate change summit COP26 Green council leader Cllr Phélim Mac Cafferty joined city leaders from across the globe this week to sign the ‘Glasgow Food and Climate Declaration’, calling for local and...
  For years, politicians and employers alike have talked up the promise of flexible working. And it looked like change was happening. Last year, the UK government announced a consultation around whether flexible work should not just be available, but become employees’ default option in its annual Queen’s Speech. But 2020...
Inquiry into undercover police who had sexual relationships with their targets is finally underway – but can their actions ever be justified? When Helen Steel was a young environmental activist in England in the 1990s, she was deliberately manipulated and deceived into having an intimate relationship with a man she...
By now, most of us are aware that much of the food we eat, in one way or another, contributes to the climate crisis. From food production and waste, to food consumption and diets – the way we produce, eat, store, discard, source and harvest our food can all...