This article is a rural version of the Banksy approach to making us think again about our built environment. It tells us:
A farmer is taking part in a unique art project in Dumfries and Galloway. Huge murals have appeared on houses, barns and even a disused electricity sub-station as part of the [...]
On a non-political basis this story makes me think: well done – there is real interest in growing, gardening and living as inter-related concepts. Lets hope his proposed green revolution takes off. This article tells us
Families living in new garden cities would be encouraged to grow their own food in allotments under [...]
This article which is equally applicable to some parts of rural England, albeit the “first steps” scheme doesn’t exist there demonstrates how the property term “affordable” should be translated into common parlance as “unaffordable”. It tells us
Key workers are finding themselves locked out of “affordable” home ownership schemes designed to help them [...]
How well do we understand CAP? I think whilst many local authorities have a major stake (including owning farms) in this whole agenda the vast majority of them know little or nothing about the £15 billion to be spent on this agenda up to 2020. I suggest its worth reading the article identified [...]
This is grave and serious stuff – we have nowhere near enough community engagement in these issues from my perspective. This article tells us:
The NHS faces a “financial crisis” next year as a budget freeze imposed by the Coalition risks pushing most hospital trusts into deficit, a leading think-tank has warned.
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