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  • ju73
    Article: Apr 15, 2021

    The picture shows me leaning on the Boxford Church gates which were made and hung by myself over twenty years ago and still going strong. It is now 46 yrs since I made the move to leave the family farm and set up my independent furniture making business in Boxford and I still run the Barn Workshop although in a different location, further down the Stour Valley.

  • dd56
    Article: Apr 15, 2021
    Carers Week estimate that there are up to 13.6m people in the U.K who undertake unpaid care duties, 26% of the adult population ( see https://www.carersuk.org/images/CarersWeek2020/CW_2020_Research_Report_WEB.pdf )
    For those earning under £128 per week it is possible to claim a carers allowance. To be eligible you have to provide 35 hours care per week for which you receive £67.25p.
  • nyew
    Article: Apr 13, 2021

    Maybe Niccolò Machiavelli got it wrong when he famously said "Keep your friends close, keep your enemies closer." Maybe you need to watch your friends more closely

    The thought occurred after reading some of the sensational things said about our Prime Minister by his erstwhile party colleague Alan Duncan in his new book " In the Thick of It"

  • hu32
    Article: Apr 13, 2021

    On behalf of her family, it is with great sadness that we announce that Shirley Williams, Baroness Williams of Crosby, died peacefully in the early hours of Monday April 12th.

    Leader of the Liberal Democrats Ed Davey said:

    This is heartbreaking for me and for our whole Liberal Democrat family.

    Shirley has been an inspiration to millions, a Liberal lion and a true trailblazer. I feel privileged to have known her, listened to her and worked with her. Like so many others, I will miss her terribly.

  • 03vd
    Article: Apr 8, 2021

    1. We want cleaner, greener neighbourhoods

    Lib Dem Councils have a record of delivering greener cleaner areas where we're in power locally.

    Four out of the top five councils in England for recycling are either Lib Dem led or run - including first space! Lib Dem run Three Rivers Council.

    Lib Dem run Bath Council was the first in the country to introduce a clean air zone - protecting generations to come from dangerous dirty air. Protecting children against the risk of asthma which many in cities suffer from.