Thankfully, the Met Police officer who murdered Sarah Everard after kidnapping her under the guise of an arrest has been sentenced to a whole-life prison term. Wayne Couzens abducted the 33-year-old as she walked home from a friend's house in south London on 3 March. During the sentencing of Couzens, the judge said the case was "devastating, tragic and wholly brutal". Ms Everard's family said they were relieved by the fact that Couzens would die in jail. So he must. A lot of correspondence to get on with today. I learnt that the CEO of Poole & Bournemouth Hospitals, Debbie Fleming, will retire at the end of March next year. She's worked in the NHS for 38 years and I'd like to thank her for her enormous contribution. I also wrote to Nigel Evans, the Principal at Weymouth College, who is also retiring at the end of December. A talented pianist, Nigel has worked in FE all his life and, like Debbie, his contribution has been massive. Both will be sorely missed. The furlough scheme that has helped pay the wages of nearly 12 million workers during the pandemic closes today. Nearly one million workers were expected to be on the scheme at the end of this month, according to research by the Resolution Foundation. Of those on furlough in late July, about half on the scheme were able to work some of the time, the HMRC said. Some forecasters, including the Bank of England, expected a small rise in unemployment as it ended. Finally, there's been no improvement in petrol supplies at independent petrol stations since Wednesday, according to industry body the Petrol Retailers' Association (PRA). The PRA, which represents independent fuel retailers, said that more than a quarter of its members' were still out of fuel today. However, the AA said it saw signs that the pressure was starting to ease. I do hope so.