Jackie Porter

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Can you get involved? Time to talk day: 7th February 2019

by Jackie Porter on 16 January, 2019

www.time-to-change.org.uk/get-involved/timetotalkday2019   Employers are encouraged to talk informally with staff , and all of us with people we know on Time to Talk Day on the 7th February. It’s a chance to talk about things that re worrying you, your mental as well as physical health and check that the wellbeing of staff and friends […]

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https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-hampshire-46793341 In a bid to solve the ports problem if (and when)  Brexit export and import becomes problematical, the proposal to use the M3 between Winchester and Basingstoke has been proposed. A possible reason for using the M3? The main traffic flows down the E1- or the A34 as we know it. Putting the queue […]

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I would be interested to hear if the new plan would work for you and those you care about- please tell me- and tell your GP practice too! For a quick summary click here Simon Stevens, Chief Exec, announces:- The NHS Long Term Plan The NHS is one of Britain’s greatest achievements and for 70 […]

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Thanks to the Guardian for this article:- A Dutch approach to transforming old homes through a dramatic green makeover has arrived in the UK and cut tenants’ energy bills in half. Nottingham has become the first city council to pioneer the “Energiesprong” (energy leap) initiative, which has radically upgraded the energy efficiency of thousands of […]

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Manufacturing companies let down by blundering Conservative Government Responding to the news that 72% of manufacturers have said Brexit was their biggest source of uncertainty, Liberal Democrat Brexit Spokesperson Tom Brake said:  “We have already heard today about how car sales have fallen by the biggest amount since the days of the financial crisis, and […]

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New- Rail Ombudsman now at your service!

by Jackie Porter on 26 November, 2018

Thanks to Which online for this really simple explanation of how the new Rail Ombudsman can help you if your complaint isn’t handled properly. How the Rail Ombudsman will work:- From today (Monday 26th November 2018), if you make a formal complaint to a train company and then think it was unfairly rejected, you can […]

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100 years on- what have we learned?

by Jackie Porter on 11 November, 2018

I was moved today by the Lord’s Prayer being read out in French, German as well as  English, reminding us that we are all Europeans and if we don’t ‘remember the fallen’, and act upon it, then what was it all for? I believe that this was the inspiration of Rev Alex Pease-thank you. There […]

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Vince Cable says: Govt must help struggling high streets I have so many conversations with retailers and potential customers as the High Street struggles to retain the big names and smaller shops feel beleaguered by high rents and business rates. Yet, last week I was at the Winchester Business Excellence Awards where innovation, a good product and […]

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In this PSE article, leading councillors warn that the SEND shortage of funding is critical to the delivery of SEND education, and a one off sum isn’t good enough because the level of need is rising. I agree: the schools’ budgets are tight enough and the extra demands placed upon them by SEND provision is […]

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Lib Dems: Responding to the Government’s announcement on free schools, Liberal Democrat Education Spokesperson Layla Moran said: “Free schools are not the answer and there is no evidence that they improve attainment. They are poor value for money at a time when money is tight. They also promote a tortuous system that lacks vision and […]

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