NEWS DIGEST 16.08.2020: MV Wakashio disaster fallout, as UK’s Marlow reaps its blessings

  This morning’s News Digest comes from Facebook. The Guardian, a UK liberal-leaning broadsheet, has reported that despite the Bank of England’s new governor, Andrew Bailey, stating that the UK did better than expected economically during the pandemic, his analysis … Continue reading NEWS DIGEST 16.08.2020: MV Wakashio disaster fallout, as UK’s Marlow reaps its blessings

RAGS TO RICHES: Beckton schoolchildren raise money for Tuberous Sclerosis Association

Children at a school in Beckton, in the London borough of Newham, have done themselves proud and made a noble contribution toward charitable causes after organising a clothes collection on behalf of the Tuberous Sclerosis Association, the Newham Mag has reported. Pupils from the Ellen Wilkinson Primary School and Children’s Centre, off Tollgate Road in the south of the borough, got together with parents and teachers to collect old and unwanted clothes for the charity. Eleven children from the ‘We Day‘ citizenship group at the school took on the responsibility of going around classes and encouraging fellow students to rummage … Continue reading RAGS TO RICHES: Beckton schoolchildren raise money for Tuberous Sclerosis Association

SUITS ME, SUITS YOU: A mail-order company for Asian clothes

By Vijay Shah Here at the Half-Eaten Mind, we receive our fair share of junk mail through the post. Clothes charity leaflets, double glazing, letters addressed to ‘The Occupier’ imploring us to put our modest terraced up for sale. And takeaway leaflets. We get a lot of those here. One morning after breakfast, when I wasn’t feeling particularly peckish to begin with, I was about to leave for the day job, when I noticed this yellow and red piece of glossy paper jammed in the duster of the house letterhole. Here we go again, another damn pizza leaflet. I’ll just … Continue reading SUITS ME, SUITS YOU: A mail-order company for Asian clothes