Tag: Responsibility

The Phones Might Be Smart, But The Owners…

…well, they aren’t: Surging numbers of people struggling to pay for ‘must-have’ smartphone deals, a debt advice charity has warned, after seeing the number of cries for help with phones generally more than treble over a five-year period. Aha! Modern…

Uniform Blues…

Another school term, another fuss over uniform requirements and another case where you wonder who is the adult, and who the child: Holly-Mae Donaldson, 13, was told to go back to her Hester’s Way home on the first day of…

Some Common Sense At Last?

Finally, a welcome u-turn: Dog owners will be safe from prosecution under revised dangerous dogs laws if their pet attacks someone trespassing in their home – even if the “intruder” is doing a good turn. Ministers say dogs cannot be…

Gettin’ ‘Em Young…

It’s a tradition that dates back to the 1930s and it’s designed to give all children in Finland, no matter what background they’re from, an equal start in life. The maternity package – a gift from the government – is…

Oh, The Hardship!

Pupils at Southend High School for Girls and Futures College, both in Southchurch Boulevard, Southend, are affected by revisions to First and Arriva services. Children are now having to get up extra early to ensure they have time to change…

Oh, Really? And Yet…

Families should stop eating meat on a daily basis, MPs warn today. Pork, lamb and beef should be ‘occasional’ indulgences rather than dinner-table staples. Hmmm. Let’s take a look at the HoC menu, shall we? Well, I got to Tuesday…

Outsourcing Enforcement…

Three cheers for the Black Horse Pub: … when hundreds of people enjoyed a fun day after a 5km walk to raise money for the Chartwell Cancer Trust. Among the revellers helping to pay for staff who work at the…