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Proposals suggest seeking volunteers to look after coronavirus patients without protective gear
Health and social care workers could be asked to volunteer to look after people with Covid-19 without wearing protective equipment in the event of extrem…
13 hours ago
EMPOWER ADMIN posted a discussion
Budget hotel business Travelodge is to propose a new restructuring plan that it hopes will end a row with landlords and protect thousands of jobs.
The company wants landlords to agree £144m of temporary rent cuts on its 564 sites in return for fresh…
13 hours ago
EMPOWER ADMIN posted a discussion
All schools in Wales will reopen on 29 June, the education minister has said.
They will be open to pupils from all year groups for limited periods during the week, with only a third of pupils in school at any one time, Kirsty Williams said.
Schools…
13 hours ago
EMPOWER ADMIN posted a discussion
UK chief constables have said they stand alongside all those "appalled and horrified" by the way African-American George Floyd died in US police custody.
In a joint statement, they said the right to lawful protest was a "key part of any democracy" b…
13 hours ago
EMPOWER ADMIN posted a discussion
Shaun Webster once faced abuse, but now has an MBE for helping others with a learning disability, he reveals in a new book
Iam standing on my dad’s doorstep. It’s 20 years since he called me a retard. I haven’t seen much of him since then. He told m…
14 hours ago
EMPOWER ADMIN posted a discussion
Charities say government support is failing to protect low-income families
Poverty campaigners have called for an emergency cash support scheme to help struggling low-income households after UK food bank charities reported that the first full month…
14 hours ago
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A FERRY service has increased its service to meet demand as lockdown restrictions are eased.

Wightlink has introduced three extra morning round-trips on their Portsmouth to Fishbourne route.


These are at 6am, 8am and 10am from Portsmouth Gunwharf…
16 hours ago
Chris Bain is now a member of People's Forum
17 hours ago
EMPOWER ADMIN posted a discussion
TRADERS were welcomed back to Gosport High Street after weeks of absence from their regular stalls due to coronavirus.

A small selection of stalls turned out in the warm weather on Tuesday, following the return of Fareham’s market on Monday, with b…
17 hours ago
EMPOWER ADMIN posted a discussion
The Co-operative College will join partners in the UK and on the continent to teach young entrepreneurs at secondary and university level
A Europe-wide project has been launched to boost awareness of the co-operative model among the next generation…
17 hours ago
EMPOWER ADMIN posted a discussion
Co-operatives UK is one of the organisations backing the project
 
A new online platform launched this week aims to unleash community activism across the UK.
 


Launched by 12 community sector infrastructure organisations, including Co-operatives U…
18 hours ago
EMPOWER ADMIN posted a discussion
Telling the most vulnerable they can now go out fits the ‘good news’ narrative. But where is the evidence behind this U-turn?
The announcement came out of the blue. On Sunday, the government said 2.2 million high-risk “shielders” in England and Wale…
Monday
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Scotland's coronavirus guidelines could be enforced by new laws if "even a minority" continue to flout them, Nicola Sturgeon has said.
The first minister relaxed restrictions north of the border on Friday, allowing more people to meet up while outdo…
Monday
EMPOWER ADMIN posted a discussion
Outdoor markets and car showrooms have been able to open again in England from Monday as the government eases its restrictions on some retail sites classed as "non-essential".
So, what can customers expect and what is the timetable for the reopening…
Monday
EMPOWER ADMIN posted a discussion
A group of 200 travel companies has written to Home Secretary Priti Patel asking for current quarantine plans for people entering the UK to be scrapped.
It follows calls last week from MPs and travel bosses to reconsider the rules.
From 8 June, peop…
Monday
EMPOWER ADMIN posted a discussion
If the Care Quality Commission had continued inspections, it could have campaigned over PPE shortages and Covid-19 tests
Care homes are the focus of the Covid-19 outbreak in England and Wales. At least 40% of all coronavirus deaths have occurred in…
Monday
EMPOWER ADMIN posted a discussion
As Britain faced an unprecedented lockdown, the situation for the 80,000 people in prison was even more stringent. David Adams was recently released from jail and describes how prisoners were confined to their tiny cells for more than 23 hours a day…
Monday
EMPOWER ADMIN posted a discussion
A PRE-BOOKING system at waste recycling centres is being established to manage demand and reduce queues.

Hampshire County Council will launch the system in mid-June for residents to use Household Waste Recycling Centres.


Councillor Rob Humby, dep…
Monday
EMPOWER ADMIN posted a discussion
A FLOOD defence scheme to protect more than 450 homes and businesses across Portsmouth and Fareham has stalled due to a £5.3m shortfall in the project.

Work on the scheme was due to begin this year, creating a 15-year protection from freak weather…
Monday
EMPOWER ADMIN posted a discussion
More than 200 top UK firms and investors are calling on the government to deliver a Covid-19 recovery plan that prioritises the environment.
They say efforts to repair the economy should support the government's commitment to tackle the climate chan…
Monday
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Travelodge proposes new deal to end landlord row

Budget hotel business Travelodge is to propose a new restructuring plan that it hopes will end a row with landlords and protect thousands of jobs. The company wants landlords to agree £144m of temporary rent cuts on its 564 sites in return for fresh investment. Travelodge, whose backers include Goldman Sachs, has refused to pay rent in the three months to end-March. ... BBC News  

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George Floyd: UK police chiefs 'stand alongside' those appalled by death

UK chief constables have said they stand alongside all those "appalled and horrified" by the way African-American George Floyd died in US police custody. In a joint statement, they said the right to lawful protest was a "key part of any democracy" but stressed coronavirus remains a "deadly disease". The police leaders said restrictions remained, including not gathering outside in groups of more than six. ... BBC News  

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Fellow Members...

We would like to inform you about a brand new offer made by Social Enterprise Link.

 

Social Enterprise Link are offering a 12 Months Free Membership for qualifying Soial Enterprises in the Wessesex Region.

New Members can benefit from a variety benefits that are included in the Membership such as...

  • Potential to share in SEL contracts
  • Invitations to consultations and…
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