NEWS DIGEST 27.06.2021: More support for UK adult social care, other stories

Good morning. A rainy Sunday here in Ilford brings you the latest events in current affairs from Facebook. Minister for Care Helen Whately said: We are keeping up our support for social care through the pandemic’. Infection Control Funding is used by care homes and home care providers to keep their staff and residents safe. The adult social care provider sector has worked extremely hard to continue to protect the people it supports and cares for through extensive infection control and testing procedures. Throughout the pandemic the government has sought to protect everyone working in the social care sector or … Continue reading NEWS DIGEST 27.06.2021: More support for UK adult social care, other stories

SUPPORTING ENGLAND DESPITE THE HATERS: Shop manager stands up against football racists

Ilford – VIJAY SHAH via ELLENA CRUSE and Ilford Recorder A shop owner of Indian heritage, who was allegedly abused by racists and warned off his show of support by a fellow Indian after adorning his business with the flag of St. George in support of the England World Cup football team has vowed to fight back against the prejudice he suffered by increasing the number of flags flying at his shop, the Ilford Recorder newspaper reported today. The unnamed owner of GMS Heating & Plumbing Spares, Ilford Lane, in the London-Essex town of Ilford, a Sikh Punjabi, declared his backing … Continue reading SUPPORTING ENGLAND DESPITE THE HATERS: Shop manager stands up against football racists

PHOTO MOMENT: An intelligent ability

  If you are fluent in the English language, then even if the letters in a word are jumbled up, then you would still be able to make sense of the correct way to spell it. In scientific terms, this is known as typoglycaemia. In the photo above, the man is sporting a t-shirt with a quote attibuted to the mastermind Stephen Hawking. The trouble is, the t-shirt printing shop was short on letters, so substituted in some numbers, SMS-style. Can you figure out what the garment is saying? Answers in the comments. Enjoy! SOURCES/IMAGE CREDIT: Sarcasm, Facebook, Facebook Inc. https://www.facebook.com/sarcasmLOL/ … Continue reading PHOTO MOMENT: An intelligent ability

LOST IN THE POST?: Birmingham’s 23-year letter delay

While Royal Mail, the United Kingdom’s largest postal service, has a popularly notorious reputation for losing and delivering letters to wrong addresses, they are also sometimes credited as being very efficient and hard-working. But even big companies can make big mistakes… Waiting for a letter to arrive and finding out it has been delayed or lost in the post is a frustrating experience for thousands of residents in the U.K. every year. Spare a thought, however, for the recipients of a batch of letters posted in the Midlands that went missing for over two decades. The mail was put into … Continue reading LOST IN THE POST?: Birmingham’s 23-year letter delay