It can be very useful to have someone from outside government take an independent look at big issues. Henry Dimbleby's 'National Food Strategy', published a year ago was very widely welcomed as providing a comprehensive answer to many food related problems we face. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-57838103
The Wirral Globe has reported that consultation is underway on Unilever's plan to axe research and development jobs at its site in Port Sunlight.
Approximately 80 positions are understood to be under threat as part of the company's "changes to its global structure".
A Unilever spokesperson told the Globe this afternoon: "In January this year Unilever announced some organisational changes to its global structure, to make it a simpler, more category-focused business, designed to further improve performance.
"As a result of this, there are some proposed changes for management roles globally and in the UK, and we are currently consulting with impacted employees about these proposals.
"As well as making some reductions across our global and UK based workforce, we will also be investing in a number of new roles to support growth opportunities for the business.
"Our factory teams are not impacted by these changes.
"We appreciate that this is an unsettling time for those colleagues who are impacted by these proposed changes, and we will do everything we can to support them as things progress, including helping to find alternative roles internally where possible, or providing support packages including financial support, outplacement support and re-skilling where applicable."
Heswall residents will finally be able to use their library again next week. It played a vital role as a Covid testing centre for two years, but there was some frustration that it has taken so long to re-open as a library two and a half months after the testing centre ceased operating.
Councillor Allan Brame asked a question about it at Thursday's meeting of the Tourism, Communities, Culture & Tourism Committee and received this reply:
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