Katy Balls 24 September 2018 1:40 PM 24 September 2018 1:40 PM Share Twitter Facebook LinkedIn Email Whatsapp There were hopes among pro-Remain MPs that this year’s Labour conference would mark a sea change in the party’s Brexit policy. Instead, what’s been served up is a Brexit fudge that ultimately fails to soften the party position. At last year’s conference, the Labour leader managed to keep Brexit off the conference floor. This year around it wasn’t possible with pro-EU members and unions – keen for a second referendum – voting for Brexit in the priority ballot. After a six-hour meeting to compose the motion last night, a fudge was agreed. The statement that is to be voted on says that if Theresa May’s deal doesn’t pass and there is no early election, all options will be left on the table. It’s hardly the clear manifesto pledge of a second referendum that many members and MPs had been pushing … [Read more...] about John McDonnell lends Theresa May a helping hand on Brexit
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It has been a bit of a scorcher lately hasn’t it Summer is always a busy time of year for the RSPCA and especially so when there is a heatwave.The RSPCA sends out a lot of messages about keeping pets safe in hot weather and a lot of people thankfully take this on board.But it’s not just pets who struggle in the heat – wildlife can too, particularly hedgehogs.The hot weather can result in a possible reduction in prey and available water, meaning that the iconic much-loved spiky creatures may struggle to find food and water naturally.Because of this, the RSPCA is urging people to give them a helping hand by leaving out food and water for hedgehogs at night.Hedgehogs love tinned dog or cat food and crushed dog or cat biscuits (not fish-based).Hedgehog food is also highly recommended and often available from suppliers of wild bird food.Never feed hedgehogs bread, which is low in nutrients, or milk as this can cause diarrhea.Instead of milk, leave a shallow dish of clean … [Read more...] about Hedgehogs need a helping hand to get through dry summer months
RESIDENTS struggling with arthritis or osteoarthritis can learn to live a less painful life as a new rehabilitation programme starts this month. The Borough Council’s sports development team have been working with The Health Innovation Network and have secured Sport England funding to set up a new pain management course at the Windmill Centre in partnership with ESCAPE-pain. ESCAPE-pain is a rehabilitation programme for people with chronic joint pain that integrates educational self-management and coping strategies with an exercise programme. It helps people understand their condition, teaches them simple things they can do themselves and takes them through a progressive exercise routine so they can learn how to cope better. Sessions will run weekly on a Monday and Thursday at 10.30am at the centre on Rye Grass Lane, B97 5YE and cost £3.30 per one hour session. Participants are required to attend two sessions a week for six weeks to get the benefit of the course. The group … [Read more...] about A helping hand for arthritis sufferers in Redditch anxious to escape daily pain
CHARLOTTE Crosby got a helping hand from her boyfriend Joshua Ritchie as the pair left the Britain's Got Talent semi-finals last night. The pair were returning to their hotel in London after watching the show at the Hammersmith Apollo. Charlotte, 28, appeared to be struggling as she walked hand in hand with Joshua. She wore a tight, khaki green minidress teamed with towering studded heels. Joshua, 24, was dressed casually in a red t-shirt, ripped blue jeans and trainers. He acted like the perfect gentleman as he carried Charlotte's designer Louis Vuitton handbag for her. Charlotte then climbed into a waiting taxi clutching a bottle of water. After getting into the taxi, she appeared to check inside her bag. The loved up couple were joined by a host of other celebs at the BGT semi-finals. Head BGT judge Simon Cowell was spotted in a taxi with his partner, Lauren Silverman. Simon Cowell almost proposes to girlfriend Lauren Silverman live on Britain's Got Talent most read in tv & … [Read more...] about Charlotte Crosby gets a helping hand from boyfriend Josh Ritchie as she leaves BGT in tiny minidress and towering heels
0 Have your say Check out the latest volunteering opportunities with HELPING HANDS It’s officially Spring, the time of year we traditionally sweep out the old and start afresh.When better to take a look at how we’re spending our time and whether we’re putting it and our skills to the best possible use?Making a conscious choice to spend a percentage of our time doing something we really want to do is good for our own wellbeing and that of those around us – a happier you will be good for family and friends too.If you have skills that are lying dormant, a desire to ‘give back’ and do good in the community or just want to try something new, make some new friends or learn, the wide-range of volunteering opportunities currently available in South Holland could well provide the answer.Healthwatch Lincolnshire strives to give people a greater say in shaping the design and delivery of their health and social care services.It seeks volunteers in a … [Read more...] about WEEKEND WEB: So many people need a helping hand…why not offer yours?