What should you do if your kids can't go to school? It's hard to plan for situations that are out of your control, so try and contact work as early as possible to let them know you have the children for the day. … [Read more...] about School closures today – which schools are closed on Wednesday, February 12?
Bradbury was a prolific writer - as an academic critic, as a novelist and humorist, and for television, a medium that increasingly fascinated him. Bradbury, however, made no secret of the fact that fiction, and in particular the novel, was his true love. "Like most comic novelists, I take the novel extremely seriously," he said. "It is the best of all forms - open and personal, intelligent and inquiring. I value it for its scepticism, its irony and its play." … [Read more...] about Malcolm Bradbury
"I'm looking for work every day and just this week I've applied for 58 jobs in three days so I really am trying. I am having to spend my benefit money on bus fares for every trip to the library to go and apply for work and don't get a penny of it back. … [Read more...] about Fed up jobseeker told to ‘give up on dream and become a cleaner’ by DWP firm
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