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Green Party policy for lifelong learning

Several people recently took part in a Twitter exchange about the policies of the main parties towards adult learning. I expressed the view that all the main parties – including Labour and the Scottish Nationalists – of cutting public favoured reduced spending on what was already a very small field. 405 more words


5 WordPress Bloggers I Admire a Lot

Since starting my blog some three weeks ago, I came across many bloggers, but there were some for whom, I had developed an instant respect. 210 more words


Opinionated Man reblogged this on HarsH ReaLiTy and commented:

Heh, well that is very kind of you, but Freshly Pressed definitely gets you more traffic! I do what I can though. Thanks for the kind mention with those other far better bloggers! -OM Note: Comments disabled here, please visit their post.

WP Weekly Photograph: Reward

The description for this prompt had it correct, there are a lot of ways to take this. Since I have been rummaging in my New Mexico files, I decided I would take ‘reward’ the acquisitive route. 36 more words


The Homelessness Epidemic Gets Worse, Highest Number Of Rough Sleepers Since National Count Began

The UK’s homelessness epidemic is growing worse as statistics show there are more people sleeping on the streets in our city centres than at any point since national records began in 1998. 586 more words

Housing And Homelessness

Hands up all those who STILL think privatisation is a good idea

Reposted from the Independent

People in need at risk of losing tax credits after being wrongly accused of cheating …

What a shame this government are not as vociferous in their pursuit of billionaire tax dodging individuals and companies. 954 more words


Why can’t Britain create decent jobs? Meet the women struggling against low pay and zero-hours contracts

Reposted from the Guardian

Cecily Blyther, a learning support officer, has been on a zero-hours contract for six years. Photograph: Mark Passmore for the Observer/AP … 1,797 more words

Zero-hours Contracts