A GORING charity has raised more than £200,000 for disadvantaged children in rural Africa over the past decade. Changing Futures was founded by Steve Smith and his late wife Caroline in 2008 after they visited a school in Eswatini, which was then called Swaziland. They were shocked at the levels of poverty and deprivation and decided to raise money to fund improvements and sponsor individual youngsters. Mr Smith considered stepping down after losing his wife, a teacher at Goring Primary School, nearly five years ago but took a few months off and then returned to run the charity. He has set up a separate fund in his wife’s name for gifted Swazi girls, who are pressured to leave school and help raise their families despite their potential. Mr Smith, 57, of Manor Road, said: “It’s hard looking back on 10 years’ work because we’ve done so much in that time and raised an impressive amount. “You can do so much more with money over there as just … [Read more...] about Charity marks decade supporting disadvantaged children in Africa
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The UK Independence Party (UKIP ) is a Eurosceptic and right-wing populist political party in the United Kingdom. It currently has three representatives in the House of Lords and sixteen Members of the European Parliament (MEPs), making it the third-largest UK party in the European Parliament. It has four Assembly Members (AMs) in the National Assembly for Wales and two members in the London Assembly. UKIP originated as the Anti-Federalist League, a single-issue Eurosceptic party established in London by the historian Alan Sked in 1991. It was renamed UKIP in 1993 but its growth remained slow. It was largely eclipsed by the Eurosceptic Referendum Party until the latter's 1997 dissolution. In 1997, Sked was ousted by a faction led by Nigel Farage, who became the party's preeminent figure. In 2006, Farage officially became leader and under his direction the party adopted a wider policy platform and capitalised on concerns about rising immigration, in particular among the White British … [Read more...] about UK Independence Party
PUBLISHED: 18:02 13 November 2018 | UPDATED: 18:02 13 November 2018 Megan Aldous Suffolk's most inspirational women Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN Archant This is a list that Suffolk should be proud of - 100 women who are positive role models for future generations, women who have achieved success in a diverse range of fields from business, the arts, sport and education to the third sector. Goldie Sayers , Team GB Javelin Thrower and one of Suffolk's 100 Inspiring Women speaking at the event Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWNThe list was put together by a panel of judges this summer after we asked readers for their nominations. Here we celebrate the women who have make us proud to be from Suffolk.Jenna Ackerley, Events Under Canvas: A Felixstowe girl originally, 38-year-old Jenna now lives in East Bergholt with her husband and two young children, operating her business, Events Under Canvas, from Capel St Mary. While travelling in her 20s, Jenna began a recruitment … [Read more...] about Meet 100 of Suffolk’s most inspirational women
Eddi Regolado still cries when he hears the national anthem: not that of his native Nicaragua, from which he fled with his family during the long civil war when he was seven, but of his new and adoptive home, the United States of America. He and his family settled in Texas in the state capital, Austin, but the citizenship process was arduous. It took Regolado nearly 20 years to naturalise but he doesn’t mind. “Every single member of my family loves the US,” he says. “We’re proud to be here.” He works two and a half blocks north of the state capitol building in Austin – practically in the shadow of its hulking red dome – as the general manager at El Mercado, an airy and pleasant Mexican eatery. Over chalupas (a sort of stuffed taco shell salad) and margaritas, he tells me he still feels nostalgic about Nicaragua. “Going back is like going to my mother’s house. America is like, our wife. But it’s good to see Mother from … [Read more...] about ConsumerBusinessSpotlightConsumerBusinessSpotlightConsumerBusinessSpotlightConsumerBusinessSpotlightConsumerBusinessSpotlightThe elephant and the lone star: could the Republicans lose Texas?
0 Have your say Some of Scotland’s leading experts provide their answers. Attend The Scotsman’s life sciences conference >>Catherine Calderwood Chief Medical Officer, Scotland Brexit. In common with other sectors, life sciences face the challenge of operating in a highly competitive global market, with cost and currency volatility. The sector also has the huge uncertainty of a largely unknown commercial, regulatory and labour market should the UK leave the European Union and the single market. This will likely exacerbate those challenges. The NHS in Scotland has a strong track record in supporting the sector, both in terms of hosting research studies and clinical trials and, increasingly, in working in collaboration with industry on innovative medicines, therapies and products. The NHS alone cannot, of course, address all the challenges facing industry, but it can contribute to the sector’s ambitions for growth and provide some local … [Read more...] about What is the biggest challenge to growing Scotland’s life sciences sector and how can it be overcome?