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Organisations and institutions fail to keep personal recordsOrganisations and institutions fail to keep personal records
One of my biggest gripes (and definitely for many others in a similar boat) is the availability of personal records kept by government departments or - [12 February 2016 - 0 comments]

Mobile phones should be banned in schoolsMobile phones should be banned in schools
When I was at school, you went there to learn. These days however, it's a place where you can go to parade the latest mobile phone and take part in a - [15 June 2014 - 12 comments]

Gossiping hospital receptionist and patient confidentialityGossiping hospital receptionist and patient confidentiality
I made a hospital visit to see a consultant and when I arrived the medical receptionist seemed nice but it just goes to show you can't take people a - [9 February 2014 - 5 comments]

Teachers returning to work after absence due to illnessTeachers returning to work after absence due to illness
I have a general gripe about recruitment agencies and the lack of support from the Department of Education and TDA for teachers who have been out of - [7 November 2013 - 10 comments]

Experienced school teachers are not appreciatedExperienced school teachers are not appreciated
Ten years ago, as a primary school teacher, I really enjoyed my job but things have changed so much since then. Experienced teachers are simply not - [20 September 2012 - 30 comments]

I can't afford to be off work when I'm illI can't afford to be off work when I'm ill
I have realised recently that many people in my position cannot afford to be sick, it is that plain and simple! I work in a low wage job with no - [16 June 2012 - 27 comments]

Nurses versus carers, inequal pay and prestigeNurses versus carers, inequal pay and prestige
Why are nurses always put on a pedestal, and why do we as a society venerate nurses when others who work with the vulnerable such as carers or those - [2 September 2011 - 16 comments]

Trading cards should be banned in schoolsTrading cards should be banned in schools
Below is a letter I felt compelled to send to the headmaster of the local school that my daughter attends. I really think that trading cards should be - [11 July 2011 - 27 comments]

Use of a calculator does not impede numeracy skillsUse of a calculator does not impede numeracy skills
By calculator or the old fashioned way? Very few memorize the innumerable scientific and mathematical formulae any more for its own sake; but they - [2 February 2011 - 15 comments]

The Foundation Phase - learning through playThe Foundation Phase - learning through play
The Welsh Assembly has introduced The Foundation Phase for Welsh kids in infant classes. It was first introduced about three years ago and the - [18 January 2011 - 13 comments]

Air fresheners should be banned in public placesAir fresheners should be banned in public places
I think that these air fresheners in the spray cans and indeed some of the plug-in fresheners should be banned in public places, or even better banned - [1 November 2010 - 28 comments]

Private dentist prices for root canal treatmentPrivate dentist prices for root canal treatment
Why is root canal treatment not available in a decent time frame on the NHS and why are the private dentists who can do the work sooner so expensive? - [15 July 2010 - 71 comments]

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