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Localism is all the rage – and it might just work

Tweet The news that Labour is to champion Lambeth as its new vision of how local government can work, as an alternative to the Conservatives’ “easyCouncil”, illustrates the increasing national interest in localism. We need new ideas about how public services at all levels can better serve the public, and especially how we can save money while improving standards. The trend now is towards engaging the public as a source of soluti ... Jump to full article >>

Stress, W.Va. culture big factors in high rate of pregnant smokers

Tweet CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Rosa Lara remembers a doctor advising her not to quit smoking during her pregnancy because her baby was used to it. Lara had been living in California at the time. Most of her sisters had smoked and did not seem to have issues with it, and no one had told her about the health risks associated with smoking while pregnant. “My doctor never really explained to me what can be the consequences for my daughter,R ... Jump to full article >>