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Trafficking Children In Care - Question It!

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Javed Khan, Chief Executive of Children’s charity Barnardo’s has told the Thomson Reuters Foundation that children who escape from care do so because traffickers “feed them a web of lies, leading them to fear the authorities.” 337 more words

Researching Reform

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Time to attach responsibility and make it stick where it should. For too long highly paid officials have been sheltered from the consequences of their negligence at best, and downright complicity at worst.

Australian bird of the year 2017: vote for your favourite

From the promiscuous willy wagtail to the magnificent but slightly terrifying cassowary, Australia has an abundance of wonderful native birds. Vote here to determine the bird of the year 2017. 37 more words

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No Good Specialist Lawyers Available To Citizens Following Legal Aid Cuts

No Good Specialist Lawyers Available To Citizens Following Legal Aid Cuts

“In a rapidly changing world, where people’s expectations of services are rising, accessing the right advice at the right time will be critical to help people solve problems and understand what government changes mean for them.” 235 more words

Family Law

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The hard-pressed are still struggling against the tide of every-day misfortune. It is becoming almost impossible to source the help and advice so desperately needed. Having been a volunteer for many years since my retirement, I find it difficult to accept the near impossibility of finding the help and information necessary to solve everyday problems besetting friends and acquaintances. The Citizens' Advice Board, a brilliant innovation, is fast becoming a down-at-heel joke through lack of funding.

Three Line Tales, Week 94- Tearjerker Episode

Three Line Tales, Week 94

Sink full dirty pots.

The dry spell from the tap.

tear-jerker episode.

SINKING

 The sink full of dirty pots is staring at me.  29 more words

Story

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And I remember my grandmother who instilled her mantra; "When you need help - look to the hands at the end of your own arms."

MUSHROOMS

Mushrooms sprout like Bedouin tents
in the cool of an autumn night
in varied colors, in varied shapes
much to a fairy’s delight.

Under the dome of their mushroom home… 318 more words

Photography

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Mysterious, mystical, magical and fascinating mushrooms.

Minimum price of 50p on alcohol sales approved by the Supreme Court - for Scotland

Scotch Whisky Association  v Lord Advocate and Another (Scotland)   UKSC 76 – read judgment

The Supreme Court has ruled that the introduction of minimum pricing into the sales of alcohol in Scotland will not constitute a disproportionate measure interfering with the free movement of goods and competition in the EU. 975 more words

In The News

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Yet another restriction imposed by bureaucratic interference and another nail in the coffin of democratic freedom-of-choice - but the state coffers of Scotland will swell; for the benefit of the taxpayers?