Tettenhall Wood United Reformed Church

BBC News: NHS waits for cancer care, A&E and ops worsen across UK
Wednesday 18th October 2017
Tettenhall Wood URC Mount Road Tettenhall Wood Wolverhampton WV6 8HT Tel: 01902 754383 Minister: Rev Tim Mullings Reaching out and loving in the name of Christ our Saviour
Prayer Breakfast
Once a week at 7.30am - the venue for this alternates between Christ Church (in Church Rd.) & TWURC.

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AskTen - Ten amazing things you may not have known last week http://askten.co.uk

1.      Island life suits children. Orkney and Shetland have been identified as the best places in Britain to raise a family. This year’s children’s quality of life survey from Halifax ranked Orkney first for the third year in a row based on factors including school spending per public, class size and academic results. Shetland ranked second, Craven in North Yorkshire was third and the Western Isles came fourth. The Times

2.      Could a single deep-sea wind farm power the world? A major new study, published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, has claimed that all of Earth’s energy needs could be met by a single massive deep-sea wind farm stretching across the Atlantic. The authors have calculated that a wind farm covering about three million square km (1.2 million square miles) of ocean - roughly the size of India - could theoretically be used to generate “civilisation scale power”, or 18 terawatts, humanity’s entire current energy needs. The Economist

3.      Britain enjoying record number of tourists. The UK is attracting a record number of tourists, with nearly 40m people expected to have visited the country during 2017. VisitBritain, a tourist agency, predicts that overseas trips to the UK will increase 6% to 39.7m with spending up 14% to £25.7bn this year. With Brits holidaying at home in record numbers, in the form of ‘staycations’, tourism is worth £127bn annually to the economy. Daily Mail

4.      IMF says taxing rich does not hit growth. The International Monetary Fund has published analysis suggesting that Western countries would not damage growth if they increased taxes for the top 1% of earners. Labour, which has proposed a new 45% tax band for those earning more than £80,000, said the statement shows that fairer taxes are needed in the UK. The Independent

5.      Mockingbird novel removed from Mississippi schools. To Kill a Mockingbird has been removed from a Mississippi school's reading list because it was making "people uncomfortable". School administrators in Biloxi made the decision to withdraw Harper Lee's American classic about racism from the 8th grade curriculum after receiving complaints about the language in the book. The 1960s novel has sold 30 million copies worldwide. Daily Mail

6.      Speeding drivers could soon receive life sentences. Drivers who cause death by speeding, street racing or using a mobile phone may be handed life sentences under new legislation. Ministers are also exploring the possibility of a new charge of causing death by dangerous cycling after a series of incidents involving bikes. Justice Minister Dominic Raab said the government had "taken a long hard look at driving sentences" after receiving 9,000 replies to a public consultation. The Guardian

7.      End to raw sewage on train tracks. Train toilets will no longer empty directly onto the tracks by the end of 2019, Network Rail says. There are still around 500 carriages in the UK that do exactly that. “You quickly learn to turn your back and close your mouth when you’re trackside and a train is passing. As I know first hand,” said Network Rail boss Mark Carne. Metro

8.      Online dating crimes rise dramatically. Reported crime related to online dating increased by 382% between 2011 and 2016. Last year, 676 incidents were reported to police. Of these, 106 were sexual crimes and 240 were violent attacks. Sky News

9.  The bottom line. The price of a handshake and a backstage photo with singer Ed Sheeran reportedly costs £3,400. A “VIP package” with Britney Spears costs £1,900; Rihanna’s fans need only fork out £757. Sunday Express

Tettenhall Wood Luncheon Club for Elderly
Meets at the United Reformed Church Hall, Mount Road on Tuesdays and Fridays 10am - 2pm

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