WITH banks failing, food and fuel prices surging and financial experts declaring the economy is in freefall it seems there are still some winners in the global credit crunch.
The-pile-it-high-sell-it-cheap stores have never had it so good if the scenes outside the new Lidl in Southall are anything to go by.
Food prices in the major supermarkets have jumped 5.9 per cent in the past year, something that hits everybody's pockets.
But surely risking life and limb in a mad scrum for bargains seems something of an overreaction.
Communities key to solving crime
THIS week sees the announcement of a watershed in education policy for Ealing - a policeman in every borough school over the next five years.
Supporters of the scheme say it is a 'trailblazing' move which will improve relations with the police and reduce anti-social behaviour.
But there also concerns about the possibility of school children being criminalised.
All in all this is a welcome move,but the onus should still be on communities to come together in order to beat crime and make areas safer to live.