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Sally Weale Guardian Education correspondent Home schooling is widening attainment gap between rich and poor, finds report Online learning has increased, with almost a quarter of primary pupils in England now doing more than five hours a day, but children in lower income households are still lagging behind with insufficient laptops, according to a report. […]

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Clarity needed on local elections

by danielbarker on 20 January, 2021

Author: Daniel Gibson Job Title: Editorial Lead Company: Public Sector Executive England’s biggest councils are calling for clarity on whether local elections will go ahead as planned this year. Last year, local elections were postponed until 2021, with the hope that the pandemic would have been helped to the extent that they could go ahead, but with the […]

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127,000 children living in temporary accommodation

by danielbarker on 19 January, 2021

Author: Daniel Gibson Job Title: Editorial Lead Company: Public Sector Executive The Local Government has revealed that 127,000 children are currently living in temporary accommodation including in 1,440 households living in bed and breakfasts. The LGA is using this data to push for more affordable housing for vulnerable people, who are spending this latest lockdown in temporary accommodation. […]

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LOCKDOWN BUSINESS SUPPORT NOW AVAILABLE

by danielbarker on 18 January, 2021

Information and Advice for our Local Community The latest Grant relief to assist businesses during the Tier 4 lockdown is now available . You may recall that these Grants were announced by the Government last week. Unfortunately, as seems to be the way of things with Government announcements, it takes time for the details of […]

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David Parsley at MSN Fears over food shortages on supermarket shelves are growing as figures show French and German delivery companies are avoiding post-Brexit red tape at UK ports in record numbers. © Provided by The i Empty food shelves in Sainsbury’s store in Northern Ireland (Photo: Michael McHugh/PA Wire) Data from logistics software company […]

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Published on Local Government Chronicle BY SARAH CALKIN Councils are still facing a Covid-driven funding gap of nearly £2.3bn in 2020-21, the Local Government Association has warned, despite recent additional funding for being made available to places facing the highest tiers of restrictions. During a session at the LGA’s annual finance conference this morning, deputy chief […]

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Brexit chaos threatens NI trade and Scottish seafood

by danielbarker on 15 January, 2021

https://www.foodmanufacture.co.uk/Article/2021/01/08/Brexit-chaos-threatens-NI-trade-and-Scottish-seafood?utm_source=copyright&utm_medium=OnSite&utm_campaign=copyright Content published and promoted by Willenhall Liberal Democrats all at 23 Lynwood Close, New Invention WV12 5BW

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Published on Liberal Democrat Voice by Caron Lindsay  Our NHS is under more pressure than it has ever been. As I write, brave nurses, doctors, cleaners, porters, health care assistants are putting in superhuman effort to keep people alive, to comfort them and their families when they can’t and to treat more critically ill people than […]

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WINTER SERVICE UPDATE – ACTION

by danielbarker on 13 January, 2021

A message from the Council Road surface temperatures are expected to fall close to zero with the possibility of icy conditions on the Walsall network. In response, our Winter Service Team started treating gritting routes from 1900 (7.00 pm) last night. FURTHER INFORMATION You can view the Councils gritting routes by selecting “Winter Maintenance” under […]

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Published on Local Government Chronicle BY JESSICA HILL The communities secretary has confirmed the government’s widely anticipated reviews of the business rates system and the fair funding of councils will be further delayed until at least next year, while its proposals for devolution are now not expected to surface until the second half of this year. […]

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