It seems that everyone believes that parenting classes are wonderful idea - except for the parents.
One of the biggest future challenges for Totnes and similar towns is the rising cost of social care as the population ages and public services continue to shrink. Community-based approaches could reduce costs for local people and create jobs and opportunities at the same time.
Today, when nurses are being urged, in effect, to go back to school and retrain, the implication is that the more recent scandals were all the fault of nurses. Why? Presumably because they are easier to pick on: mostly female, further down the pecking order and therefore less powerful.
Like Citizens Advice the Money Advice Trust that runs the Debtline has called for the OFT to intervene where these companies are not sticking to 'responsible lending' practices.
The problem now for Rupert Murdoch, Paul Dacre and the Barclay brothers, who between them control most of the British press, is that the British public have got their number. Most people now know what's been going on and they don't like it. Until recently, Murdoch controlled the government and, disgracefully, sections of the police. At the same time, he and his UK employees repeatedly told us that phone hacking had involved only one rogue reporter. Newscorp, he said, had "zero tolerance" of wrongdoing. We now know that was untrue.
It could hardly be worse. The system of press regulation cobbled together by the Coalition and opposition in the wee small hours on Monday is, to borrow the Leveson jargon, neither voluntary, nor independent, nor self-regulation... to the eternal shame of parliament, we have ended up with a political concoction based on a single judge's recommendations, which may lead to the courts telling editors what to put in their publications. That noise you hear is the applause of dictators around the world.
Despite being a society made up of waves of immigration from the Romans onwards we still have a problem with immigrants. As 'island people' we have a strong, but precarious, identity. We feel under threat from a tiny Muslim population.
Accessible Work For All (AWFA) finds and vets thousands of jobs every single day in an effort to alert the disabled community of roles that are right for them. These roles could be in a local company or working from home as a freelancer.
The Al Qaeda movement doubtless remains lethal, virulent and wholly requiring of the coordinated international response that just prevented Mali from collapse and subjugation. But it is also being incrementally pushed into an age more like the 1990s...
Disappointingly the government has already indicated that it will appeal; citing a desire not to compromise the protection of children and vulnerable groups. But today's judgment doesn't require any compromise of this kind. It isn't about violent criminals or sex offenders.
I was incredibly proud to see how much victims valued the hard work of my staff - and many did not even know that we were a charity. It was very humbling.
Capitalism needs to be reconstructed or rather reconsidered in light of the successes it has had in the past, in order to ensure its future as the answer to the problems of the global economy today.
In Europe and Britain, if we are to accept the line from London that the UK is a political union of equals then the UK has to accept that it can only move so far and so fast as is agreed by all of its members. Isn't that the very essence of subsidiarity? The arguments for staying part of the EU - certainly with steps to make it more efficient and more responsive to the diverse needs of European regions - are more clear-cut here in Wales than as seen in England. On balance we in Wales would probably prefer to stay put.
There is a strong possibility that David Cameron, in one single, ill-considered, badly-timed and unnecessary speech, may have sown the seeds of his own downfall this week. And here's why.
Last week, lawyers for the police were partly successful in pushing a case concerning what has been described as the "sexual and psychological abuse of campaigners for social justice ... by undercover police officers" into a secret tribunal, from which little if any evidence of just how this was allowed to happen will emerge.
This is not a question of being pro-European or even Eurosceptic. This is simply about democracy. The people of this great nation have not had a say on Europe since 1975. Indeed, in 1975 we were given a retrospective referendum on our membership to the EEC.