Locally we certainly know that infrastructure is about rail, but it is also about roads, airport capacity, broadband, mobile networks, power, drainage and water supplies, together with sea and river defences against flooding.
Living in a county which has no coastline, the idea of a career at sea may not immediately occur to young people – but there are many job opportunities, which include apprenticeships, so it could be well worth thinking about this.
The reporting of a number of ‘acid attacks’ prompted the NHS to add a special page to its website this August – www.nhs.uk/acidburns. This contains good advice for anyone who is not sure what to do to help in these circumstances.
There are strong economic, trade, security and defence ties between the United Kingdom and Japan. Visiting Japan just a short time after a North Korean missile test took place, the issue of defence was naturally one of the first matters about which our Prime Minister spoke to her hosts.