Friday, February 26, 2021

Charlotte Buchanan

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Charlotte Buchanan is a freelance copywriter and a school governor. She lives in Woking with her husband and three children.

What is shorting, and why is it in the news?

Shorting, or short selling is a finance practice that investors use when the price of a company share is falling. Shorting is when an...

Are the arts important in the new normal?

The arts have been hit harder than most industries during the pandemic. However, just because live performances are on hiatus and art galleries are...

Free school meals in lockdown: response from Surrey CC

The closure of schools is a complex problem. Not only is there a direct impact on children’s learning, but there is also the matter...

School food parcel scandal: what’s the reality?

Feeding children is always an emotive topic. Picky eating, food refusal, junk food, home cooking and compulsory school dinners all arouse fierce emotion in...

What does Brexit mean for farming and the environment?

The Second in our Post-Brexit series, Charlotte Buchanan asks: What does Brexit mean for farming and the environment? The final Brexit talks were, rightly, focused...

Surrey’s online tool to report businesses breaking covid rules

There has been a lot of talk of late about businesses breaking covid rules. As the country’s biggest supermarkets ban those without face coverings...

What does Brexit mean for employment rights?

As of 1st January of this year, Britain has ceased to be part of the European Union, so what does Brexit mean for employment...

What does Brexit mean for people travelling to the EU?

The Brexit transition period came to an end on 1st January and Britain finally completed the process of leaving the European Union. While issues...

Why are Surrey primary schools open today?

Today was supposed to be the first day of the spring term for most children and young people across the UK. However, covid infection...

Green energy for Woking’s new homes

If you walk along the avenue of horse chestnut trees in Woking Park, you may notice a statue standing with its back to you,...

What to expect from a Test and Trace phone call

As Surrey goes into Tier 4, it’s more important than ever that we get coronavirus under control. An effective test and trace system lies...

Why are libraries important?

Public libraries were established 170 years ago by the Victorians in the spirit of making information and learning accessible to all, an ethos which...

How can we bring down the cost of electric cars?

One of the biggest barriers to normalising the use of electric vehicles is cost, as Simon Southgate observed last month. As long as they...

Beauty and the Beast, Godalming: Surrey’s only live panto in 2020

One of the industries hardest hit by coronavirus is the arts. Since March, shows, plays and concerts up and down the country have had...

Why didn’t the media challenge covid messages?

When coronavirus arrived in the UK at the start of this year, it was business as usual for me and I was writing marketing...

Ready Reads – Surrey libraries’ lockdown service

Libraries are a fantastic resource in any local area, providing not only books but also music, films, newspapers, computer access and some business services....

Petrol and diesel cars banned by 2030: is Surrey playing its part? 

Today in Westminster, the Prime Minister has announced that new petrol and diesel vehicles will be banned by 2030, allocating £4bn to the project,...

The impact of school closure on working women 

As Paul Bridgland speaks out against schools remaining open during the pandemic, I feel it is important to remember the impact this year’s prolonged...

Zero waste shops – part of the solution…or part of the problem?

During the UK’s second lockdown, many zero waste shops remain open across Surrey, offering ethically sourced and reusable items you might usually buy in...

Shopping and Politics – Control your internet so it can’t control you

The internet is an incredible tool that has transformed the way we live and work. It’s a good servant but a bad master. I...

Want to stop development in Woking? Solve the North/South divide first.

I don’t know if you’ve noticed, but Woking is having some building work done. Just a little bit. Just some very modest new build...

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