Category Archives: Charity

The NHS is in crisis and yet Britain loses £300m in foreign aid to fraud without noticing…………….

Hundreds of millions of pounds in overseas aid is lost to fraud every year undetected by the Department for International Development, an auditors’ report suggests. Only 0.03 per cent of the £10 billion a year spent on aid is recorded … Continue reading

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Glasgow taxi drivers and a caring society…………………

  For the best part of last week I was in Glasgow staying with friends and making the most of my time in the city. I had stopped off at Lake Ulleswater in Cumbria on my way up to Scotland … Continue reading

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British taxpayers money goes to corrupt foreign regimes…….

  The ten most corrupt countries in the world have received £2.7 billion of British aid since David Cameron became Prime Minister, official figures show. During his premiership, the amount spent by the Department for International Development (DFID) in the … Continue reading

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British International Aid (Part 2)……read and weep!

  Britain’s foreign aid budget keeps rising. Currently at £12 billion a year, it is due to soar during David Cameron’s two terms as Prime Minister, to £16 billion by 2020. As the Daily Mail revealed yesterday, Britain pays £1 in … Continue reading

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Hebden Bridge is up north Mr Cameron………………. (you know, somewhere outside the M25!)

  Yesterday was a glorious day here in West Yorkshire so I decided to take a trip to the very pretty town of Hebden Bridge about 15 miles from where I live. The town suffered dreadfully in the recent floods … Continue reading

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Scotland Street Public School, Charles Rennie Mackintosh and a filthy wet day in Glasgow!

  Travelled up to Glasgow last Friday to visit friends with the idea of a “photography weekend” and a chance to get out into the wonderful Scottish countryside around Loch Lomond. Well, as they say “the best laid plans of … Continue reading

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Burnley, Macmillan Nurses and “Two Shades of Grey”………………..

So it was off to deepest, darkest Lancashire this morning heading for the illustrious (?) town of Burnley (or West Islamabad as it is known to the locals) for a performance by my friend and colleague who forms one half … Continue reading

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