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From food banks to fair pay

We all know that politicians love to talk about ‘fairness’. Hardly anyone will disagree that people should be paid fairly for the work they do. But scratch beneath the surface, and there are big political differences. In today’s Britain, hundreds of thousands of people don’t earn enough to feed their families without turning to food banks [...] Read more ...

via Labourlist
16 Apr 2014

Nearly one million people forced to use food banks in the last year

David Cameron and his party may be claiming that the cost of living crisis is over – but perhaps they should speak to the nearly one million people who were forced to rely on emergency food aid from food banks in the past year. 913,138 adults and children received three days’ emergency food and support from Trussell Trust food banks in the last [...] Read more ...

via Labourlist
16 Apr 2014

Eden Community Fund

Community Fund supports creation of a picnic area at Bolton Memorial Hall

Eden Community Fund can provide financial support for developing community initiatives in Eden district, for more details email Communities.Team@eden.gov.uk [...] Read more ...

via Eden
16 Apr 2014

How many houses can you buy elsewhere for the price of one in London?

As London house prices continue to soar, it becomes hard to come up with new ways to describe their relentless rise. Another month, another record gain. The UK's national statistics agency recently released its latest estimate of house prices, one of the more comprehensive surveys out there. The headline stat is that the average London home [...] Read more ...

via Qz
16 Apr 2014

Asia markets live blog: China GDP in focus

Welcome to the Asia Markets live blog, a running account of what the region’s stock markets are doing, along with other news. Today, China reports the first-quarter GDP growth along with March activity data, while market worries are growing for a slowdown in the world's second-largest economy. Read more ...

via Marketwatch
16 Apr 2014