Tongue in cheek this week if you don’t believe in driverless technology. Jessica and I have often ruminated – often after her putting up with my driving on how driverless cars could revolutionise life for the isolated elderly! This article tells us:
Eight new projects have been awarded £20 million in funding to research [...]
During the election there was a cross party consensus on the urgent need to build more housing. Completions last year, at 125,000, were half the numbers needed to keep pace with what the country needs. The housing and planning bill, which receives its second reading in the House of Lords on Tuesday, was the [...]
The cost of a care home placement in England is more than three times that of sending a child to Eton, the Commons Education Committee has heard.
Government adviser Sir Martin Narey, who is reviewing children’s homes for the government, defended the high cost.
The 8,000 children in residential care were the most challenging [...]
Utility companies and councils could face fines of up to £5,000 a day for leaving roadworks unmanned at weekends in an effort to reduce traffic jams.
The proposals, from the Department of Transport, are designed to reduce congestion on A-roads and quell frustrations felt by motorists held up for long periods by ‘ghost’ roadworks, [...]
Innovative landowners are being asked to take part in a project which wants to create more natural burial sites.
Natural burial, or green burial, is a process where the deceased is buried in woodland or meadows and care is taken to minimise the environmental impact through the use of natural materials.
This type of [...]
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