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The mission of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Blockchain (APPG Blockchain) is to ensure that industry and society benefit from the full potential of blockchain and other distributed ledger technologies (DLT) making the UK a leader in Blockchain/DLT’s innovation and implementation.
Blockchain  government  uk 
yesterday by Z303
US multinational buys into UK rehab centres as demand grows | Society | The Guardian
The UK private rehab market is set to grow exponentially, one of the largest addiction firms in the country has said after receiving US investment.

Addiction treatment centres have reported increases in the number of people seeking help, and concerns have been raised that cuts to drug and alcohol services mean some addicts are being cut adrift.
NHS  Privatisation  addiction  Austerity  self-medication  UK 
yesterday by asterisk2a
Prisons minister: I'll quit if assaults do not fall in problem jails | Society | The Guardian
The prisons minister, Rory Stewart, has said he will resign if the number of assaults does not fall in 10 jails that are to be subjected to a fresh crackdown on drugs and violence.

Stewart, who has been prisons minister since January, announced a £10m package of measures designed to lift standards at the 10 jails, which have “acute” problems.
UK  Austerity  Police  Justice  NHS  Council  Prison 
yesterday by asterisk2a
Peterloo director calls for 1819 massacre to be taught in UK schools | Film | The Guardian
"Leigh, whose new film, Peterloo, tells the story of the slaughter, said he did not learn about it in school, and nor did most other people. “When we were making the film, a lot of us, in quite wide-ranging ages – I’m in my mid-70s and others were in their 20s – were all from the north-west, all saying: ‘I’d never heard of it.’”

He added: “From where I grew up in Great Cheetham Street you could walk to where it happened in less than half an hour. No one took us out from school and marched us about to say ‘this happened here’, which is remarkable.”

He said children should be taught about Peterloo. “They will know about 1066 and Magna Carta and Henry VIII and his six wives and they may be told about the French revolution and the battle of Waterloo … [The massacre] was a major, major event which resonated down the 19th century into the 20th century in the context of democracy and suffrage.”"
history  manchester  uk  education 
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