Okay, today’s the big day. I’m taking my stills camera that shows the wrong date unfortunately but that’s how it is from when I first bought it & first switched it on, I got the date & time wrong & have never been able to correct it! 908 more words
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BY Elizabeth Shaw
Today just as I’m preparing for a trip to Portugal in two days and feeling some of those pre-travel jitters and anxiety mixed in with the excitement…a facebook friend unexpectedly popped up out of nowhere and reminded me exactly what it is that I cherish about these journeys that we take, when we open ourselves to other places, other peoples, other ways of life. 106 more words
The continued exodus of charity shops from the Government’s workfare schemes leaves the Mandatory Work Activity scheme looking perilously close to collapse.
Oxfam, Marie Curie and Shelter, who all refused workfare in their stores, have now been joined by others. 468 more words
There’s little good news in this week’s diktat from the DWP that sick and disabled people can now be sent on unlimited workfare or face being forced into near starvation and possible homelessness. 396 more words
The Conservation Trust for Volunteers (formally BCTV) have been exposed as one of the largest exploiters of unpaid labour.