(3BL Media/Justmeans) - Former UK foreign secretary Robin Cook’s famous 2001 speech cited chicken tikka masala as the national dish of Britain, as an example of the way that the country had changed, but now, the country is in a curry crisis.
(3BL Media/Justmeans) – New figures published in the UK by the Local Government Association (LGA) reveals that councils are currently providing temporary housing for 120,540 children with their families; a 37% increase since 2014. This is an increase of more than a third in over the last three years.
(3BL Media/Justmeans) – During a service at Westminster Abbey this October, held to remember 18th Century anti-slavery campaigner William Wilberforce whose work led to the abolition of slavery across most of the British empire, Prime Minister May demanded that the UK lead the global fight against human trafficking with a “radical approach” to “target every aspect of this despicable trade and put the slave-drivers out of business for good.”
(3BL Media/Justmeans) – The UK postal service, the Royal Mail, is celebrating its 500th birthday of connecting millions of customers, businesses, organisations and communities, including those in the remote rural areas.
(3BL Media/Justmeans) – What would you say, if you knew that only one in five U.K. small businesses are majority-woman owned and yet contribute over £75 billion to the country’s economy? Or that if women set up businesses at the same rate as men, there would be a significant boost to the U.K.’s economic growth.
(3BL Media/Justmeans) – 'Brexit' is a word on everyone's breath, since UK Prime Minister David Cameron announced a referendum on whether Britain should remain in the 28-nation EU to take place on 23 June this year. A referendum is a vote where everyone of voting age gives a "Yes" or "No" answer to a question; whichever side gets more than half of all votes cast will have won.
(3BL Media/Justmeans) – The U.K. Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne, has announced a new sugar tax on the soft drinks industry in his budget, to be introduced in April 2018. This move has been hailed by campaigners as a significant step in the fight against child obesity.