This week: great news. I have no doubt that anyone who regularly drives around the area will be delighted to hear that our Transport Secretary Chris Grayling is making another £100 million available to help repair potholes.
It’s all too easy to put off thinking about the distant future. And for too long that’s what too many of us did when it came to pensions. This meant that there were too few people saving for retirement – about 10 million people were not saving enough for their ‘Third Age’.
As the Housing, Communities and Local Government Secretary Sajid Javid spelt out last week, we need more homes in the UK – homes for families, homes for the older generation, homes for young professionals.
As we go to press it is cold. Very cold. Schools are closed. People are getting stuck in their cars overnight. And the sea around parts of the Isle of Wight has frozen. However, it’s not yet really cold.
The Red Cross has been in touch to encourage more of us to think about doing some first aid training. While 999 is always the number to call for life-threatening illness and emergencies, knowing what to do when a friend or family member is feeling under the weather is always a helpful skill.
It's National Apprenticeship Week 2018 this week, co-ordinated by the National Apprenticeship Service. The event celebrates apprenticeships and the positive impact they have on individuals, businesses, local communities and the wider economy.
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