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.
Farming is a small but hugely important part of our local economy here in Essex. Whilst the big money comes from business and the City, the residual and historical significance of farming has not been forgotten.
When the signage was stripped away from a Brentwood High Street shop which had for many years housed the popular toy and bicycle shop, B&M Cycles, fabulous Victorian tiles and an old shop sign were revealed.
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