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Can civil society save our communities?

I’ve always thought that civil society is a good thing. Those associations, trade unions and non-governmental organisations raise money for charity, fight for workers rights and plug the gaps in the social care system. In recent years, we have seen charities become more like businesses and more community interest companies trying to tackle community problems but also trying to make a profit. I suspect some of these new organisations are more driven by a desire to create jobs or maintain jobs for the people who run them than provide a worthwhile service.

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Clean pleasant land?

a clean and pleasant land

Today’s photo is my fun attempt to do a seaside style postcard for the town I live in, in the heart of England; the Black Country. Those two swans live on Hydes Pool, an oasis of nature south of the town. A voluntary group called ‘Friends of Hydes Pool’, try to keep it nice and pick up litter. (more…)


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