A Yorkshire-born collective for the “huge hidden workforce of women working from their kitchen tables”, aimed at helping them feel less lonely and more connected, has now grown to more than 2,000 members nationwide in 40 groups - and is expanding into Europe.
A “VITAL” resource that helps hundreds of isolated older people keep in touch with their communities could face closure after it was forced to dip into its reserves to fill a funding black hole running into thousands of pounds.
A CENTURY after the signing of the Armistice brought the First World War to an end, it was both striking – and symbolic – that the Royal British Legion launched this year’s Poppy Appeal with a series of imaginative art installations.
EVEN though Theresa May must feel that hers is the loneliest job in Britain as she tries to square the Brexit circle, she should derive comfort from the way in which she has helped to advance the loneliness policy agenda.
EVEN though Britain has been long regarded as a ‘nation of shopkeepers’, and been proud of a description said to have been coined by Napoleon in the 1700s, it will soon be a country of online shoppers unless urgent action is taken to support high streets and small businesses.