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Accept Parkgate’s agreed £10.5 million and keep Solihull’s children’s centres

Freedom of Information request revelation:

A £10.5 million payment for the 3 acres of Shirley Park and taxpayer owned adjacent landholdings was laid down in the… 325 more words


Regreening program to restore one-sixth of Ethiopia's land

Bale Mountains, Ethiopia: Trees and shrubs (pictured, above) can be seen growing on the steeper slopes along a ravine that was once plagued by erosion. 976 more words

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Ruble news:

Rouble collapse accelerating this morning: straight through 43 and very close to 44 to the dollar pic.twitter.com/YI301CmYWG

— Jack Farchy (@jfarchy) October 30, 2014…

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German machine tool industry still sees chances for growth

In the first half of 2014, the German machine tool industry maintained its production output at the previous year’s high level of around 6.5 bn euros. 325 more words


Barbados mother says "I'll breed 'em. YOU feed 'em!"

Story #1,243 in a continuing Nation Cultural Series…

by BFP reader Passin thru

Jacqueline Blunt is 40 years old and has five children (by how many different men we’re not told). 408 more words


BFP reblogged this on Barbados Free Press and commented:

"Government is shortly to ask Parliament for a supplementary, around $100 000, to ease the distress of mothers who trek daily to the courts for child maintenance only to be disappointed because a special account was overdrawn.

The move comes against the backdrop of angry cries by frustrated women earlier this month that some had not received the child support for September, while others claimed they had not received any payments since July. Some called for a return to the cash payment system instead of the current cheque mechanism."

... October 30, 2014 Nation News Child Money

Barbados makes single motherhood a viable career choice and then we wonder why we have so many young women, girls really, popping 'em out like Marcia does grill fish, peas & rice, and beer at Oistins.

Half the time it's a guess to name the father... make that fathers. Plural.

This free ride, this "guvment look after everyting" is coming to an end, as it must.

The cupboard is bare, and as BFP's Shona said back in 2006...

"Government child maintenance payments empowers young uneducated women to perpetuate further generations of young unwed mothers and young men who lack the steady hand of a father.

The current trend towards making unwed motherhood a societally sponsored career choice marginalizes the role of fathers and men in general – and can do no long-term good."

markets on air - German Economy News (English 04/2014)

This episode’s topics: – Mass Production in Mexico – Precision seals from Bavaria – e-Golf: Bestseller goes electric – Economic Recovery Picking up Speed in … 17 more words