I found this INTERNATIONAL story today. It’s uplifting especially for those who have missing pets – anything is possible. Beats reading any of the depressing stories that still dominate the news.
The budget has dominated our LOCAL news this week. I don’t profess to understand much of it but things that did catch my attention were the introduction of a sugar tax on soft drinks. I’m not convinced this will reduce consumption that much but it’s not coming in until 2018 so we will have to wait and see.
Another measure to be introduced is the plan for all schools to become academies by 2022. In theory that’s a good thing as it gives schools greater say over how they are run and provides them with more money. In practise it doesn’t necessarily mean improvements to results and when several schools are taken over by an academy chain it can become more about business than education.
There are also going to be more cuts in public spending and in disability allowances. Although there seems to be some confusion over the disability changes and these will be fiercely contested by the Labour party. We will have to wait and see whether that makes it through parliament or not.
All links are courtesy of the BBC website. Opinions are my own.