Wage Change?

It’s common knowledge that our world and economy are increasing at a somewhat alarming rate. Thankfully, the government is considering making drastic changes to employment law. There may be an introduction of a “dependent contractor” category which caters for firms like Deliveroo and Uber which should receive more benefits such as sick pay, holiday leave and will be covered by minimum wage requirements. The head of the Royal Society of Arts and former Tony Blair adviser Matthew Taylor has made a push for firms to outline their wage structure more clearly.

Follow the link for more information->http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-40550864

Is the Lake District about to be part of Unesco?

The Grand Canyon, the Taj Mahal and Machu Picchu are all Unesco world heritage sites, but could the Lake district be too? The result of the national park’s application will be decided later in Krakow by the Unesco committee, which has had reports recommending the park to be put on the list. If the application is successful, the Lake District would be placed 31st in the list in UK and overseas territories.

Follow the link for more information->http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-cumbria-40547691

Pride parade reinforcing love and unity

A Pride parade that has been held though central London attracted 10,000s of supporters. Sadiq Khan, the Mayor of London describes the celebration of Pride as a wonderful and love-filled event to bring happiness to the community amongst the tradegy of recent weeks.

Click here to watch the video->http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/uk-england-london-40545010/thousands-attend-pride-parade-in-central-london

Panda Pals!

Chinese President Xi Jinping has lent 2 giant panda bears to Berlin Zoo as a symbol of the unity between the two countries. He and German Chancellor Angela Merkel have opened a garden which will serve as the animals’ new home.

Click here to watch the video->http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/world-europe-40514053/panda-diplomacy-merkel-welcomes-loan-from-china

Is the NHS about to have a revolution in diagnosis?

Our human bodies have about 20,000 genes (groups of DNA instructions that control our bodies.) Sometimes, there are little errors in the code, either inherited from parents or minor mutations in cells, which can lead to illnesses such as cancer. A process called whole genome screening (WGS) is a way doctors can identify specific errors which, in about two-thirds of cases, can improve diagnosis and care. Over 31,000 NHS patients have already had their entire genetic code sequenced but Dame Sally wants WGS to become as standard as blood tests and biopsies, that is, if the country can afford it.

Follow the link for more information-> http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-40479533

Is Northern Ireland’s female population about to gain access to free abortion?

The government has announced that the women of Northern Ireland will be able to get free abortions whilst in England instead of having to pay. It’s a labour based policy –co-ordinated by Stella Creasy- that’s been supported by over 50 MPs from multiple major parties. At the moment, abortions are only allowed in Northern Ireland if there is a serious risk to the women’s health, mentally or physically, or to her life; factors regarding the health of the foetus or cases of incest or rape are not currently eligible circumstances for legal abortion there.

Follow the link for more information->http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-40438390


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How to combat your sugar cravings in exams:

During exams, we all know how we crave unhealthy snacks when revising. Here are some great alternatives that you could try! But, don’t forget to treat yourself once in a while!

  1. Smoothies – they contain a lot of natural sugar but do not have processed ingredients within them. They also contain vitamins and minerals which will help aid your immune system. Recipe: frozen raspberries, mango, coconut milk, water, yoghurt, chia seeds and strawberries!
  2. Bread sticks- try with hummus or guacamole
  3. Fruit- as it is easily snackable and good for you
  4. Frozen grapes- Put some grapes in the freezer overnight and in the morning snack on. They taste like ice-lollies but are a healthy option.
  5. Homemade flapjacks with honey. Look on BBC good food for a great recipe.

Good luck in all your exams! 🙂