4 A type of art glass, originally and chiefly manufactured in the United States in the late 19th and early 20th centuries … [Read more...] about Tricky language quiz tests your knowledge of obscure new additions to the Oxford English Dictionary – so, how many do YOU know?
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From deliberate underfunding of public services, to bypassing existing public structures in favour of the expensive and failing privately run test-and-trace schemes, together with the general culture of cronyism in government, there is plenty for Starmer to get his teeth into. Many of us are waiting anxiously for the first bite.Dr Anthony IsaacsLondon … [Read more...] about Keir Starmer already has a radical agenda, it just needs fleshing out
Newborns, toddlers and preschoolers The pandemic hasn’t led to a baby boom, but babies are still being born. Covid-19 will probably mean you’ll want to limit your visitors, and some new parents may well be working from home after parental leave. “It all adds up to a lot more time together, just the three of you (or more if you’ve got older kids),” says NHS midwife Alexandra Walker, who co-runs an antenatal education service called The Naked Midwives. “So there’s not the pressure to have the house tidy for guests, or to have to look good yourself. If you like it that way, do what a pair of new parents we know did last week and put a polite notice on your door to say you’re not available just at the moment. You can capitalise on that time together getting to know the new baby, and not having to listen to lots of well-meaning but often conflicting advice.” … [Read more...] about ‘We need to show children we can survive’: how to parent through a pandemic
Every year, governments spend hundreds of billions on defence and economic stimuli. Over the next few years we must see greater investment in public services to protect citizens and economies from future outbreaks. To work, this will have to be a global effort, requiring trusted and effective partnerships. We’ll need to find better ways of detecting new diseases and emerging outbreaks. Infrastructure and funding need to be ready so that scientists can rapidly deepen our understanding and develop effective tools. And we’ll need ways to manufacture and deliver these at scale and at speed, to everyone who needs them – regardless of ability to pay. … [Read more...] about Jeremy Farrar: ‘Viruses know no borders. Until every country is protected, we are all at risk’
"The ability to bring people together was one of his many strengths and I know the Garden team, along with all of us at Radio Wales will miss him. But our thoughts today are with Chris's husband Gabe, his family and his friends at this incredibly sad time." … [Read more...] about BBC Radio Wales broadcaster Chris Needs dies aged 66