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Fairtrade and the invisible women of the cocoa industry via Co-operative News
'The average female cocoa farmer earns 23p a day. How is there not as much outrage about this, as there is for the fast fashion…
14 hours ago
Building a new economy: Covid and the finances of key co-op sectors via Co-operative News
Snapshots from the agriculture, community energy and tech…
15 hours ago
Thomas Andrew posted a discussion
CEO Lisa Moore describes it: "The Memphis Wrecking Company (MWC) had rs 07 gold purchased over 30 acres, but in order to do what they wanted the landfill it had to be rezoned. We fought the rezoning, so they could not expand their landfill operation…
15 hours ago
The Fair Tax Mark and rebuilding post Covid-19 via Co-operative News
The team at Fair Tax Mark are working on a new set of international…
16 hours ago
Co-op movement pays tribute to John Hume via Co-operative News
The Northern Irish peacemaker had a background in co-operative values from his work with credit…
yesterday
EMPOWER ADMIN posted a discussion
First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has said she "won't hesitate" to reintroduce lockdown restrictions if Covid-19 starts to get "out of control".
She said efforts to deal with the virus created a "delicate balance" which could easily be thrown off kilte…
yesterday
EMPOWER ADMIN posted a discussion
Restaurant owner Lubeck Sredojevic is exactly the kind of person who should be benefiting from Chancellor Rishi Sunak's "Eat out to help out" scheme.
The Serbian-born businessman has been the owner of the Boulevard restaurant in south Croydon since…
yesterday
EMPOWER ADMIN posted a discussion
HSBC plans to speed up job cuts after interim profits plunged and the bank said bad loans linked to the coronavirus could reach $13bn (£9.8bn).
HSBC boss Noel Quinn said it will "accelerate" an earlier restructuring plan which included axing 35,000…
yesterday
EMPOWER ADMIN posted a discussion
DW Sports, a gym and sports retailer, has said it will enter administration, putting 1,700 jobs at risk.
The company, founded by former Wigan Athletic owner Dave Whelan, operated 73 gyms and 75 stores across the UK.
All of its stores are to close, b…
yesterday
EMPOWER ADMIN posted a discussion
Relaxing planning regulations will take the fate of towns and cities away from residents – and drain them of meaning
The future of the high street, we are told, is to build more homes on it. You can see the argument. Even before coronavirus, many bi…
yesterday
EMPOWER ADMIN posted a discussion
Voluntary sector leaders angered that applications are being privately vetted by PwC
Barely a quarter of a £200m emergency coronavirus fund for small charities in England has been allocated, and still less paid out, even though Rishi Sunak promised…
yesterday
EMPOWER ADMIN posted a discussion
Diners across the UK will be able to enjoy half-price meals throughout August from Monday, as part of a government scheme aimed at boosting restaurants and pubs post-lockdown.
"Eat out to help out" applies to eat-in food and drink on Monday to Wedne…
yesterday
EMPOWER ADMIN posted a discussion
Experts however have doubts about unproven swab tests for the diagnosis of flu and Covid-19
Two new tests for Covid-19 that are said to deliver results within 90 minutes are to be introduced across NHS hospitals and care homes, to speed up diagnosis…
yesterday
Co-op Group opens three new food stores via Co-operative News
The retailer adds to its estate with two stores in London and one near…
yesterday
EMPOWER ADMIN posted a discussion
CITY leaders face a desperate race against time and have just days to hand out an £800,000 lifeline fund to struggling businesses before they have to hand back the cash to Whitehall.

Portsmouth City Council has issued an urgent plea to businesses l…
yesterday
EMPOWER ADMIN posted a discussion
A BOROUGH council could potentially be stepping in to save a popular library from closure.
Lee-on-the-Solent library is one of eight libraries that are set to be closed by Hampshire County Council, following a consultation earlier this year.
Elson,…
yesterday
Sunxuemei is now a member of People's Forum
yesterday
How retail co-ops have supported charities during the Covid-19 crisis via Co-operative News
Society funds have been put to work to help communities deal with…
yesterday
Finding our identity: Co-op governance and the tensions in the movement via Co-operative News
Andrew Bibby on the 19th century, Sonja Novkovic on the 21st: UKSCS lectures for a co-op…
yesterday
John Lewis: a chronology of his co-op chapter via Co-operative News
'John always wanted co-ops to build a better, fairer, and more diverse and equitable…
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CEO Lisa Moore describes it: "The Memphis Wrecking Company (MWC) had rs 07 gold purchased over 30 acres, but in order to do what they wanted the landfill it had to be rezoned. We fought the rezoning, so they could not expand their landfill operations on a property adjacent to an elementary school and across the street from the Girls, Inc. Youth Farm.". Have a tie dying day to create fun shirts and accessories that kids can use again and again. Try dying shirts, jeans, hoodies, canvas shoes, or…

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Coronavirus in Scotland: Sturgeon 'would consider' closing pubs again

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has said she "won't hesitate" to reintroduce lockdown restrictions if Covid-19 starts to get "out of control". She said efforts to deal with the virus created a "delicate balance" which could easily be thrown off kilter. If that happened, Ms Sturgeon said the government would have to "consider" restrictions "up to and including" shutting pubs and restaurants. ... BBC News  

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'Eat out to help out will definitely affect the weekend'

Restaurant owner Lubeck Sredojevic is exactly the kind of person who should be benefiting from Chancellor Rishi Sunak's "Eat out to help out" scheme. The Serbian-born businessman has been the owner of the Boulevard restaurant in south Croydon since 1999. He initially welcomed lockdown as a chance to take a break and refurbish his restaurant's interior, "because in 21 years I didn't have a proper holiday", but now he is ready to serve his customers again. ... BBC News  

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Coronavirus: HSBC to speed up 35,000 job cuts as profits slump

HSBC plans to speed up job cuts after interim profits plunged and the bank said bad loans linked to the coronavirus could reach $13bn (£9.8bn). HSBC boss Noel Quinn said it will "accelerate" an earlier restructuring plan which included axing 35,000 jobs. "Our operating environment has changed significantly since the start of the year," he said. ... BBC News

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