Posts for B and B
Family sizes are dropping as women now average 1.89 children
Women born in 1973 (the most recent cohort to complete their childbearing in 2018) had on average 1.89 children, unchanged from the previous cohort (women born in 1972). More than […]
50% of drivers say their local road conditions have deteriorated
interesting info from the RAC – potholes, ditches and obscured signs are definitely the bane of my life here in the SW! What are your thoughts? The equivalent of nearly […]
Should drivers who leave their engines running be fined?
Seven-in-10 drivers (72%) want to see councils tackle motorists who leave their engines running when parked with 44% of those saying officials should tell them to switch off and then […]
New SW ambulance Service mobile app is saving lives
More lives are being saved thanks to a new mobile app being used by South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (SWASFT). The GoodSAM app alerts trained responders to cardiac […]
Why don’t local people have a greater say in their neighbourhoods?
People power in Totnes. Sophie Wilder/Flickr., CC BY-NC Gavin Parker, University of Reading It’s been 50 years since the UK made its first serious attempt to give local people greater […]
Drink driving remains a scourge – what can be done?
Following the publication of new data that shows there has been no discernible fall in the numbers of fatal collisions caused by drink drivers since 2010, RAC head of policy Nicholas […]
Highest temperature in UK reached as climate change happens here, too!
From the Met Office: A recording of 38.7°C at Cambridge Botanic Garden on Thursday 25 July has become the highest temperature officially recorded in the UK. The provisional value was […]
Brexit: Boris Johnson would prorogue parliament at his peril – just ask Charles I
Charles I in Three Positions by Anthonis van Dyck. Wikimedia Commons Imogen Peck, University of Warwick Charles I is relevant again today – 370 years after his execution. Responding to […]