The last ever Ealing Times plopped on to my mat this morning. I think that this is a great shame. The Ealing Times has been making hay over the last few weeks with parking stories but I still think it is a matter of regret that we have lost one of our two local papers. I feel that both local papers often get stories factually wrong and they almost always add a dash of hyperbole to jazz them up. They do though play an important role locally in holding local bodies to account.
The front page of today’s Ealing Times highlights how the NHS in Ealing is going to lose Â£26 million. To be precise the body that spends money on our behalf, the Primary Care Trust, will have Â£26 million less to build health centres, provide new services, etc. I predicted in January last year that we wouldn’t get any money back that we lent to the Minister of Health and now we find we are being asked to lend more.
Sorry about the lack of blogging this week. The baby has been ill so I have been a fulltime father rather the usual part-time role.