By closing a college nursery, at a time when many people face job losses, it seems rather ironic that East Durham College – a community college that on its website advertises courses to help people back into work – will be responsible for making 18 nursery staff redundant and leaving working parents with no childcare little option but to quit their jobs – just in time for Christmas. Read More
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The rain was pounding down when I followed in the footsteps of many politicians and visited the Bromley-by-Bow Centre (BBBC). The grey, cold East End of London is not where I’d choose to spend a Friday afternoon.
But the BBBC is the antithesis of the weather and the area. It’s an attractive building surrounded by a grassy park dotted with sculptures. The staff are equally warm and welcoming, even the GPs are known by their first names. Read More