SIWO Global News 3rd August 2018 #108

Knowledge is Wealth

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Brexit matters to all because it is affecting and will affect all areas of our lives.  Theresa May, PM, and her Ministers are roving  some EU and other countries to get their leaders on board the UK Brexit plans.  In the meantime, Businesses, Banks and the Bank of England are voicing the dissatisfaction and opinions they have.  Businesses want the publication of what to do to prepare for a possible No-Deal.  The prospect of stockpiling, in case of future shortages will not work for those who trade in fresh produce as they cannot keep to the sell by dates of Food Safety Regulations.

Banks are being pressurised to declare when they will pass on the benefits of the rise in Interest Rates to savers, especially as they are certain to increase interest rates for borrowers of loans, mortgages etc.

After putting up the interest rate from 0.5% to 0.75% Mark Carney, Governor of the Bank of England says risk of no-deal Brexit is “uncomfortably high.”  He reassures the population, that the UK economy is good and on line for Brexit and there is no need to worry about our money in the bank or if we will be able to obtain loans in the future.

Missing Midwife- Sister appeals for safe return

Midwife Samantha Eastwood, 28, finished her shift on night duty at 7.45 a.m. on Friday the 27th of July 2018 and has since been missing.  Her colleagues at the Royal Stoke University Hospital at Stoke-on-Trent reported it to the Police when she didn’t turn up for work.  Having recently called off her wedding the Police are following various leads.  Her sister Gemma, made an emotional appeal on TV for her safe return and or information as to her whereabouts. No doubt there are many prayers being said for Samantha.

Help Foodbanks this Summer

Trussell Trust are asking for help with donations for their Foodbanks this summer as many parents and their children are going to be hungry without their help.  Having UK’s biggest number of Foodbanks, that is over 420 , in Swindon they found a 66% rise in the number of children being fed in the school holidays.  240,000 meals were given last summer of which 74,000 were to children.  Parents have said they go hungry so their children can eat.  A spokeswoman for the Trust listed some of the  items needed to be “tinned fruit, tinned potatoes, coffee, sugar, milk, tinned tomatoes, just staples to make a meal.”  The government says it gives funding for those who need it but research shows too many children are going hungry.

Inspirational Story


“Overcoming poverty

is not a gesture of charity,

it is an act of



Nelson Mandela


Content- BBC News

SIWO Reporter: Susanna Dziworshie

Be Careful  Be Joyful  Be Peaceful



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A retired midwife who enjoyed a satisfying career after years of rejecting it as a career choice. After becoming a Mum for the second time, somehow I just could not resist the call to midwifery any longer. Being part a family's important event gave more insight into how women, me included, both manage and sometimes muddle through pregnancy, childbirth and motherhood. Wisdom shared and gleaned from stories as well as healthy lifestyle tips and healthy recipes will hopefully answer your need. Someone once said to me that we have one body, one life, one voice so why not make it count. So here's to looking after all three and making a difference. Enjoy and I welcome any comments.

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