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Game of Cuts - Winter Is Coming For Councils

Winter is coming for the Northern and Midland Cities!  Lord Ned Starp’s pleas for fairer funding for the people of the Northern Cities are met with mockery by the King. At the same time the Southern Cities prosper... 

And, when you've seen the video, please read on:

THE REAL STORY BEHIND GAME OF CUTS

Since 2010 local government in England has lost more than 40% of its core funding. Urban authorities, largely in the North and Midlands, have lost the most money as a result of these cuts.

By March 2016…

* Manchester will have lost £197 million
* Liverpool will have lost £202 million
* Sheffield will have lost £159 million
* Newcastle upon Tyne will have lost £91 million
* Leicester will have lost £86 million
* Sandwell will have lost £89 million

Some of our poorest communities are facing the greatest cuts, putting more people in poverty. Local government funding must be fairer so councils can continue to provide vital services to those that need them.

Special Interest Group of Municipal Authorities (outside London) within the LGA (SIGOMA) is a grouping of 45 urban authorities in the Northern, Midland and South-Coast regions of England. SIGOMA’s membership compromises of 33 metropolitan districts and 12 major unitary councils with similar characteristics. We are the collective voice across these regions and embody the opportunities and potential of the communities who live there. The combined population of SIGOMA councils amounts to over a quarter of the population of England and its member account for over 25% of English local government expenditure.

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All text not in italics is from SIGOMA's original youtube post
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Sometimes, something is just so – is 'encapturing' a word? No. Captivating. That's it:

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Not Banksy. It's by Codex Inferno.
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Just had to share this lovely drawing by +Patsy Priebe. It really catches a moment and I want to know what they're talking about:
 
After many pleasant hours with these ladies I am almost sorry that the drawing is finished.  Thanks to +Darran Hughes for posting what may be one of my favorite old photos ever.
8" x 10" / pencil / Oh, I know! (as per Sybil Fawlty)
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OMG, the lady in the fur hat lives across the street from us.  Her origins were in Snowdonia, Wales :-)
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Nollaig Chridheil agus bliadhna mhath úr ~ Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all my friends here on the Plus. 
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Same to you, Jadey.
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Congratulations to +Kezia Dugdale MSP on her election as Deputy Leader of the +ScottishLabourParty  and to +Jim Murphy for Scottish Labour Leader on his election as Leader of the +ScottishLabourParty 

Good speech, Jim.
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Petition: For dialysis to remain a prescribed service on the NHS in 2015

Kidney disease charities were "stunned" to have been told this week (20 Nov '14) dialysis will no longer be a prescribed service on the English NHS from next year.

Care for dialysis patients should not be the responsibility of CCGs (clinical commissioning groups). Dialysis is a specialist service that should be managed by renal experts.

We want dialysis to remain a prescribed service on the NHS.

Please consider signing this e-petition to HM Governments Department of Health. (This is a petition through the UK Government's own e-petition service. 100,000 signatures could trigger a debate in Parliament. You might need to be resident in the UK in order to sign it.)
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nd thanks to you two, too, +O'Neil Godfrey and +John Said 
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Thanks to +Neil Howard, I have a new favourite singer and band: Daiqing Tana's Haya. Sublime.
 
Just because! If you need something calm & beautiful on this Friday the 13th watch and listen.
This is the AMAZING voice of Daiqing Tana and (in English) the "Haya Band". There is mournful sound of the Mongolian 2 stringed "Morin Khuur" (apparently incredibly difficult to master) in there too. These people are from Mongolia, and make some of the best music I have heard fro a long time, a lot of it is "traditional". have a dig around YooToob for haya band or her name to find more, but as most of it is in Chinese, it is not as easy as you may think!
Enjoy!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UDNvu3RYmU8
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I've heard a lot of throat-/overtone-singing and there was a short while when my sister and I could just about hold a four-tone chord between the pair of us – lost the knack, though, through lack of dedication and flitting on to the next thing. I love the way looking for one thing leads one on to something fresh and adds to the list of 'loves.'
Cheers, m'dear.
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Saddened by the loss of the great Sir Terry Pratchett. All honour to his name.
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Glad people appreciate the sentiment – and +Alison Hooper's design :) Thanks to +Aaron Wallace for resharing.
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Wishing everyone a really wonderful 2015 filled with joy, contentment and love ~ and with just enough adventure to suit you. 
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Sometimes adventure is in stuck for me to manage to be out.
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Peaceful Solstice to all ~ and here's a thing I'd never thought about before, thanks to +LD Williams
 
Why do mornings get darker after 21 December? http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-30549149
Today is the shortest day of the year, but it doesn't follow that mornings will start getting brighter from now on.
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UK Government refuse to act on key recommendation of W&P Select Committee Report

Sheila Gilmore MP today said it was hugely disappointing that the Government have refused to pay sick and disabled people benefits while they appeal against incorrect ‘Fit for Work’ decisions. This was a key recommendation from a report by the Work and Pensions Select Committee, of which she is a member.

Please read the linked Press Release from Sheila Gilmore MP. Below are my own comments, not quotes from the release.

That the Government refuses to pay the recommended reduced-rate of ESA(Employment & Support Allowance) while people take the first step in the appeals process (the Mandatory Reconsideration period – which has no time limit on it) shows, to my mind, a callous disregard for the well-being of people who, being considered not sick or disabled enough to receive ESA but too sick or disabled to claim JSA (Job-Seekers' Allowance.) These people are a part of the very group of people that the Conservative leaders of the Coalition Government claimed they were most intent on protecting, whilst seeking election in 2010 – the sick, the disabled, the vulnerable.

Once people (who feel they have been wrongly denied ESA) get through the Mandatory Reconsideration and/or Appeal, 41% of them win and are placed in one of the two ESA groups – this rises to over 70% if they have representation from an experienced advisor. Representation is now harder to get as the Advice Agencies are under the twin pressures of an increased workload and reduced funding. In addition, whereas people could, in the past, ask for the support of a qualified Solicitor or Barrister, this option is no longer available to most, due to changes and reductions in Legal Aid.

The reduced rate of ESA proposed would have been the same as in the initial assessment phase of the whole process, ie., for a single person aged under 25: up to £57.35 per week,
a single person aged 25 and over: up to £72.40 per week. This is exactly the same amount that is paid to successful claimants of JSA. Since the closure to new claimants of the old Income Support, there is no fall-back available other than Hardship Payments – a discretionary scheme, each one payable only for a set period of days, and have to be paid back.

People are falling between the cracks, here. The Government is saving money of the backs of those people. And even if Appeals are won, ESA is not automatically back-dated. Dreadful situation for people to be in. Disgraceful actions by Govt.
Sheila Gilmore MP today said it was hugely disappointing that the Government have refused to pay sick and disabled people benefits while they appeal against incorrect 'Fit for Work' decisions. This was a key recommendation from a report by the Work and Pensions Select Committee, of which she is ...
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I've been watching and reading everything I can about the Rosetta craft and the Philae lander. So, I'll be watching today's Hangout on Air from the +European Space Agency, ESA  
 
Update on the Rosetta mission, including status of the Philae lander.

Guests TBC.

Starts 13:00 GMT (14:00 CET)

More about the Rosetta mission:
http://www.esa.int/rosetta
This Hangout On Air is hosted by European Space Agency, ESA. The live video broadcast will begin soon.
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Rosetta mission: Results from comet landing: 14 Nov, 13:00 GMT
Fri, November 14, 2014, 8:00 AM
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+Jadey A-S Wilson Nice link - thank you.  Amazing isn't it? A simple quick sound until you remind yourself where it's from.
Science rocks!
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