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Call for more help for Edinburgh’s low-income parents over school clothing this winter

Parents have been advised to ensure children wear extra layers since windows will be open for ventilation
Parents have been advised to ensure children wear extra layers since windows will be open for ventilation

In a letter to parents last week, the city’s chief education officer Andy Gray said: “Classrooms will require to maintain adequate ventilation and, while school heating systems will be fully utilised, it would be wise to consider extra layers of clothing.”

John Dickie, director of Child Poverty Action Group Scotland, said the policy was understandable but highlighted the need for extra support.

“It reinforces the case for additional financial support to be made available to struggling low-income families. They are the ones who have been hardest hit by the economic impact of the pandemic.

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“We are calling on the UK Government to increase Child Benefit and the child element of Universal Credit by £10 per week. Here in Scotland, we

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Second Chance Ministry: Wake County bus driver Odessa Harris runs clothing pantry that is in need of donations this fall and winter

WAKE COUNTY, N.C. (WTVD) — A Wake County clothing pantry is in need of donations.

Odessa Harris has been a bus driver in Wake Country for nearly a decade and a half.

Harris sees the needs of all of her students as they get on and off the school bus every day.

“I see a lot of them and they don’t have coats,” Harris said. “One of the students last winter, she got on the bus and I was like ‘Where is your coat at?’ and she said ‘I don’t have one.'”

For that student, Odessa says she went into her own closet to give her a coat.

“If I don’t have it, I go to the store and purchase one,” said Harris.

That’s not the first time or student Odessa has helped.

In 2015, Odessa felt a calling from the Lord– a clothing ministry which she named Second Chance

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PVO Clothing Co. holding Winter Wear Drive for those in need | News

Stephen Richardson knows what it is like to struggle.

Before opening PVO Clothing Co. at 1509 Mentor Ave. in Painesville, he was homeless.

While Richardson was “going through a lot in life,” he decided to begin a brand that sells “positivity on a shirt.” PVO stands for Positive Vibes Only.

“It was a reminder every day to stay happy,” Richardson said. “It started out as a 30-day positivity challenge to try to refocus my thoughts. It’s so easy to get down on yourself and be negative.”

Now, Richardson looks to give back to the community, particularly those who struggle. He has teamed up with Paula Price, founder of 100 Youth That Care, to hold a Winter Wear Drive. This will be the second year doing the drive.

“It just seems like what I’m supposed to be doing,” Richardson said. “I’m trying to give back and do something.”

Price said the

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Toddies And Throws To Add Style To A COVID-19 Winter

With winter approaching and an ever-present threat of a second wave of COVID-19, the U.K. hospitality industry is turning to ways of helping customers through a cold snap. 

For example, Caorunn is a gin distillery based in Speyside in the Scottish Highlands. Like its neighbouring whisky distilleries, it’s aware of a growing demand for toddies as heated drinks often referred to and has developed Apple Winter Toddy 

Says Samantha Peters, its Global Communication Manager, “Socialising with friends outdoors this winter may come with a few sacrifices, but a hot toddy is the quintessential winter warmer.” 

Restaurants and bars providing blankets is a Scandinavian import; a practical manifestation of

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Sneaker Trends 2021: Winter Styles Perfect For Your Street Style Looks

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Year after year, sneakers have been slowly—but surely—taking over footwear. What was once a shoe only worn by athletes and sports enthusiasts has turned into a full-blown fashion zeitgeist. And while heels, sandals, mules and boots are all wardrobe must-haves for the upcoming year, there’s just something about the 2021 sneaker trends that makes them stand out from the rest. Perhaps it’s the fact that each trend is cute and comfortable at the same time, or maybe it’s knowing that they add up to endless street style possibilities. Either way, these trends are ridiculously good, so go ahead and clear out your shelves.

Because sneakers have seamlessly made their way into the fashion world, there are so many ways to shop them. We’re seeing collaborations between sneaker brands and designers all over the place—from New Balance’s collabs with STAUD and Bodega to Nike and Dior

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