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If the ‘leaks’ to the media over recent days are to be believed, Chancellor Philip Hammond’s Budget today could see more cash being delivered for housing to help address the nation’s housing crisis, particularly for young people. It has been widely reported that the Chancellor will announce plans to build 300,000 houses a year. If this turns out to be the case, I think it…


There were plenty of talking points this weekend, with super saving, individual masterclasses, and sensational goals! Tottenham have difficulty imposing themselves against the top teams away from home in the Premier League. Saturday afternoon was evidence of that, as they suffered defeat at the hands of Arsenal. It was a comfortable victory for the hosts with both Harry Kane and Deli Ali unable to threaten…


The Premier League is back after international break, and what better way to return than with a north London derby kicking things off on Saturday afternoon. Spurs manager Mauricio Pochettino has a fantastic record against Arsenal – having not yet lost a derby. Harry Kane will be the obvious threat to Arsenal’s back four, and will become the first player to score six consecutive league…


In October 2017, the Scottish Friendly Children’s Book Tour took the award-winning author and illustrator Ed Vere to meet P1-3 pupils from 13 schools across West Dunbartonshire, East Dunbartonshire and North Ayrshire! It was an exciting week of storytelling and illustration. Ed Vere’s books include the renowned Max series, featuring the fearless kitten Max, Banana and Bedtime for Monsters. Ed’s first book in the Max…


Move over Black Friday, there’s a new shopping frenzy in town and it goes by the name of Singles’ Day. What is Singles’ Day? Believe it or not, Singles’ Day has been around since the 1990’s where it began in China. The day acts as a celebration for single people – think Valentine’s day for the unattached – and it’s now become the world’s largest…


There was plenty of talking points in the Premier League this weekend, with trouble for Tony Pulis and his West Brom side, a worrying loss of form for Manchester United striker Romelu Lukaku and a dominant display by Liverpool. However, there were six clean sheets at the weekend, so from a goalkeeping perspective it was certainly a good day in the office for a number…


It’s the weekend we have all been waiting for; we are in for a spectacular Super Sunday, with two tantalising fixtures that see Man City take on Arsenal, and Chelsea play host to Man United! Strap yourselves in, it’s going to be a good ‘un! The weekend’s games kick off on Saturday at the bet365 Stadium, with Leicester being the visitors. Stoke have been rather…


If you’re young, today may be the first time you’ve ever witnessed a rise in interest rates. It’s been over ten years since the last increase. At the time of the last increase, July 2007, Gordon Brown was Prime Minister, the first iPhone had just come out and one of the biggest films of the year had just been released – the fifth Harry Potter…


Autumn is truly upon us and there is a definite chill in the air. This October the Scottish Book Trust School Events Team took bestselling author and illustrator Ed Vere to West Dunbartonshire, East Dunbartonshire and North Ayrshire for an exciting week of schools events! His interactive storytelling and draw-along sessions delighted and entertained the P1-3’s we met! Competition Time To celebrate Ed’s tour, we…


Hey, folks! What did you think of the weekend’s Premier League action? There were certainly plenty of talking points and an abundance of Super Saves! Things kicked off at Old Trafford as the Manchester side took on Mauricio Pochettino’s Tottenham Hotspur. Spurs looked nervy in the opening half, and it was a very tight game. However, it was the most direct goal possible that broke…