NEWS DIGEST 24.04.2021: Experiencing history (and dentists) in London as lockdown eases

Good morning everyone!. Today our news is brought by InYourArea.co.uk. Romford’s own city paper, the Romford Recorder, charts the history of local landmark Cranham Holme, a stately home that has had a series of eclectic owners as told by local … Continue reading NEWS DIGEST 24.04.2021: Experiencing history (and dentists) in London as lockdown eases

NEWS DIGEST 16.05.2020: UK teachers and ministers tussle over planned school re-openings in lockdown

  This weekend begins with a digest from Google News. BBC News says that teachers and ministers in the UK have been asked to stop ‘squabbling’ over the Government’s planned partial re-opening of schools in early June for key year … Continue reading NEWS DIGEST 16.05.2020: UK teachers and ministers tussle over planned school re-openings in lockdown

NEWS DIGEST 11.05.2020: Confusion over latest UK gov’t rules on lockdown

  This morning’s News Digest comes via Google News. As UK prime minister Boris Johnson announced some minor easing changes to the national lockdown yesterday evening, the Daily Mail reports that commuters have jampacked the underground system in London, as … Continue reading NEWS DIGEST 11.05.2020: Confusion over latest UK gov’t rules on lockdown

NEWS DIGEST 03.05.2020: UK PM’s struggle with COVID-19, Korea tensions and more

  This morning’s News Digest comes via Google News. British prime minister Boris Johnson, who has recently returned to work after battling coronavirus and welcoming the birth of his baby boy, Wilfred, has revealed that at one point doctors thought … Continue reading NEWS DIGEST 03.05.2020: UK PM’s struggle with COVID-19, Korea tensions and more

SCHOOL DINNERS: UK Deputy PM defends free school meals policy

The deputy prime minister of the United Kingdom, Nick Clegg has come out in defence of free school meals for six and seven-year old children, after opponents of the Coalition’s plan raised concerns about how they will be funded. Clegg has said that the budget for providing a hot midday meal to every primary school pupil in the country will be drawn from a £150 million Treasury kitty as well as underspends in schools’ maintenance budgets. He turned the tables on critics worried about the new initiative’s possible impact on cash-strapped taxpayers by saying it was nonsense to suggest the cost of funding extra kitchens will come from funds not available in the total schools maintenance budget. The £150 million needed to … Continue reading SCHOOL DINNERS: UK Deputy PM defends free school meals policy