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Constituencies, wards and local councils

Constituencies (a.k.a. parliamentary constituencies): each electing one Member of Parliament (MP) every 5 years to the House of Commons (Parliament). There are 650 constituencies in the UK. Wards (a.k.a. electoral divisions or electoral wards) is the primary unit of English electoral geography for borough and district councils, county councils or city councils. Each ward elects either one or two councillors to be members of the local council. There were 9,456 electoral wards/divisions in the UK and each ward has an average electorate of about 5,500 people, but ward population can vary substantially. Local council is made up of a number of Councillors (Cllr) who meet regularly to make decisions about the direction of the council and the work it does for the community. As elected bodies local councils are responsible to their local community. Attending a council meeting is the best way to find out what they do and how they make decisions. Members of public can attend public council m

Farm labourers

This land is now owned by a farmer called Lovely Earth, Wrong compost has been put on the land by the previous farmer , Now he has to clear up the white rubbish, cost millions worth. The environmental inspector will be here, so come on labourers! Four men and a girl in a rolls, with safety boots and gloves, and black bag. Two British, one Polish, one Chinese, and the black man from Congo. They bend down and pick up plastic bags, toothbrushes, and bottle caps. Walking down to the hedge and back like plantation slavery Negro. It's a nice day with bright sunshine and gentle breeze blowing on the face, The tranquil dale far from bustling city, a pleasant green land with tall trees,  Bird twittering, cows mooing, and lambs grazing on the far hill with grace, The labourers take the break eating their sandwiches and drinking teas. "Oh, my leg's killing me!" the Polish girls complains, Picking rubbish on a farm is boring and my legs and bum's sore, But I

It's a Level 30 bear!

I usually tell Brenda a bed time story when we are in bed and just before falling sleep. I was tired the other day. When Brenda asked for a story, I said 'I've told so many stories to you, now it's your turn. Tell me something.' 'Okay, then', she thought for a while and told me a bear hunt story. It originated from the nursery rhyme: Going on a bear hunt. Going to catch a big one. I'm not afraid. Look, what's up ahead? Mud! Can't go over it. Can't go under it. Can't go around it. Gotta go through it. ... Going on a Bear Hunt Going to catch a big one. I'm not afraid Look, what's up ahead? Ohh it's a dark cave I can't see anything I can feel something I can hear something Oh it's a bear RUN! (Reverse all motions quickly to get home.) She made some interesting changes to the story. She was hunting bears with all her friends at the nursery. She fi

Spider population seems decline this year

Large spider webs were everywhere in my garden last summer, but I haven't seen any so far this year. Some tiny web or several strings hanging on the washing line. I remembered that my daughter wanted some pets, such as cute dog, or cuddly cat or even a pony. I suggest that she can have spider as pet, because she doesn't know how to clean up dog poo, or gives cat a bath; she can't take dog out for a walk alone, because it is very dangerous to cross the road to the park, and too expensive to keep a pony.  But I found many big spiders inside my house this year, one huge spider even crawled over my mouse and then moved to the table corner and  down along table leg, then went to hide somewhere. I wonder why spider population declines. Will it boom next year?