Journalists’ Charity/Dickens Fellowship finds a new Dickens character for the 21st century

he winner of the Journalists’ Charity/Dickens Fellowship competition to find a new Dickens character for the 21st century was revealed last night as a formidable B&Q queue organiser who takes her role very seriously. Cartoon by MAC and courtesy of the Journalists’ Charity). … More Journalists’ Charity/Dickens Fellowship finds a new Dickens character for the 21st century

Could you give a child a home, please?

Policy Lead for Social Care, Councillor Kieron Green said: “Every child deserves to live in a safe, loving home but unfortunately that’s not always possible. That’s why we need people in our communities to help – to give a child a chance. There are a number of reasons why children and young people can’t remain with their own families and need to be looked after and accommodated. … More Could you give a child a home, please?

ERSKINE RECIVES INCREDIBLE GRANT FROM ARMED FORCES COVENANT TRUST

Erskine is very pleased to announce that we have received an incredible grant of £250,000 from The Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust. This grant was awarded following our application to the Trust’s COVID-19 Impact Programme and will help fund the enhanced care services provided by Erskine’s Homes over the next four months. … More ERSKINE RECIVES INCREDIBLE GRANT FROM ARMED FORCES COVENANT TRUST

Fintan O’Toole: Jack Charlton allowed us to accept the English part of our Irishness

But Charlton was not playing these games of identity. He was bluntly, gruffly, cloth-capped English. There was – whatever the sentimental reminiscences might say – no whiff of the “adopted son” about him, no “more Irish than the Irish” guff. He had the tough centre-half’s absolute assurance about himself, and that very much included the utter certainty about who he was and where he came from. … More Fintan O’Toole: Jack Charlton allowed us to accept the English part of our Irishness

Are you making the most of the council website?

The website also has a number of “Request It” and “Report It” services that allow people to report lighting and road faults; tell us if they have moved house; make and comment on planning applications; order a new bin; change the name of their house; or request a copy birth certificate. For the very latest information and help regarding coronavirus visit our dedicated Coronavirus pages. … More Are you making the most of the council website?