World Book Day at Birmingham Branch

For World Book Day some of Birmingham Branch’s Officers and Senior Stewards dressed up to raise money for Cancer Research, so the fun costumes were all for a good cause. We had a Cat in the Hat, Dorothy from Wizard of Oz, Little Red Riding Hood and Pocahontas as well as a visit from Dr […]

Low Cost Christmas Ideas

Christmas is an expensive time of year for all, and this often leads to lots of pressure to buy items outside of our budgets, there are lots of different ways to get good deals on items as well as going low cost for some items and sharing some of the responsibility too – for example, […]

Mental Health at Christmas

Christmas time is often a great bringer of joy to many, but it can also be a really lonely time for some. During this period there can be worries about money, spending time with people who don’t always make you feel at your best and sometimes Christmas may be a time we feel loss most. […]

The Amazon Is Burning

You may have seen in the news that the Amazon has been burning at a rapid rate. This is heart breaking for the planet and will no doubt have an effect on our ecosystem. The Amazon is a wet jungle, which means that it should not burn but over the last decade, vast areas of […]

Was there a secret Bin deal?

Interesting to read that Councillor Majid Mahmood, Bin supremo , is already making a pre-emptive bid to explain the new Bin strike as happening because of Council secrecy on GMB payments. The issue is that payments were made to the non striking GMB members in the last bin strike and this has made Unite bosses and […]

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