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Committee to hear real-life experiences of problem drug use

Parliament News - Fri, 05/17/2019 - 14:27
Scottish Affairs Committee hold a series of outreach events and evidence sessions in Edinburgh and London focusing on problem drug use in Scotland.
Categories: Parliamentary News

Champions League final: Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino avoids touchline ban

BBC London News Feed - Fri, 05/17/2019 - 14:17
Mauricio Pochettino avoids a touchline ban for Tottenham's Champions League final against Liverpool.

Emergency services skills highlighted in taster course

Cornwall Council News feed - Fri, 05/17/2019 - 14:14

A pioneering course has been giving participants insights into working for the fire and other emergency services.

Who Dares Serves is a week-long, multi-agency course giving people an introduction into working with Cornwall Fire & Rescue Service and a host of public services from across the South West.

The participants of the latest course have attended a passing out parade today (17 May, 2019) at Helston Community Fire Station.

Focussing on a taster into each public service, the course gives an idea of the breadth of skills it takes for each to operate and how individuals can be involved within these services.

Who Dares Serves is a one of a range of innovative work-related options within the ‘Who Dares Works’ project, funded by the European Social Fund and The National Lottery Community Fund and led by award-winning Community Interest Company, Active Plus.

The official passing out parade marks the culmination of the group’s learning over the five days. During the ceremony, held in front of family and friends, the group will showcase techniques demonstrated throughout the week, including hose running and first aid.

Who Dares Serves is led by Cornwall Fire and Rescue Service who have been running the Phoenix Project since 2002 to enhance self-confidence, communication skills and community spirit.

Assistant Chief Fire Officer Mark Hewitt said: “Cornwall Fire Rescue and Community Safety Service commits itself to developing skills for members of the local community. Our course staff are supportive, inspiring and passionate about what we do, therefore we create an inclusive learning environment for course attendees to realise their potential and ambitions. The participants on this course have worked extremely hard throughout this week to succeed and we are very proud to be able to work in partnership with Cornwall College.”

Carolyn Webster, Project Manager for Who Dares Works, said: “It is great to see public services coming together to deliver this course. We know from the feedback from previous courses how positive the impact is with comments such as ‘this has been such a massive boost for my personal confidence.

“The project as a whole has already supported over 700 people in west Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly, helping motivate and inspire people into taking the next steps towards training and work.”

Councillor Sue James, Cornwall Council Portfolio Holder for the Environment and Public Protection, said: “We are very proud to support the Who Dares Serves project which not only connects our services to the local community but also helps to build community resilience and improve the skills and confidence of the participants.”

The Who Dares Works project is a partnership of 17 organisations working together to support over 850 people across West Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly to get into work, education and training, and is led by Active Plus. The £3.3 million project is funded by the Big Lottery Building Better Opportunities Programme, funded by the European Social Fund and The National Lottery Community Fund as part of the 2014-2020 European Structural and Investment Funds Growth Programme in England.

Phoenix Services has more opportunities to support young people who fit the funding criteria for Skills for Young People through the ESF programme. If you work with a group of young people aged between 15-25 and would like to find out more call 01326 318177.

To join Who Dares Works call: 01872 300236.

Categories: Cornwall

John 'Goldfinger' Palmer: Trial could 'change loyalties'

Somerset BBC News Feed - Fri, 05/17/2019 - 14:09
Notorious fraudster John "Goldfinger" Palmer was shot six times outside his Essex home in 2015.
Categories: Somerset

John 'Goldfinger' Palmer: Trial could 'change loyalties'

Bristol BBC NewsFeed - Fri, 05/17/2019 - 14:09
Notorious fraudster John "Goldfinger" Palmer was shot six times outside his Essex home in 2015.
Categories: Bristol

Hadlow College could be put into educational administration

BBC Kent - Fri, 05/17/2019 - 14:08
Hadlow College is requesting to be put into educational administration following financial trouble.
Categories: Kent

NHS 'should not prescribe acne drug'

Dorset BBC News Feed - Fri, 05/17/2019 - 14:06
Patients unable to have sex are calling for the NHS to stop prescribing acne drug Roaccutane.
Categories: Dorset

Abbie McManus: England defender leaves Manchester City Women

BBC Manchester - Fri, 05/17/2019 - 14:02
World Cup-bound England defender Abbie McManus leaves Manchester City Women after 12 years with the club.
Categories: Manchester

Bridport steps closer to agreeing neighbourhood plan

Dorset Council News Feed - Fri, 05/17/2019 - 14:02

Bridport has taken a significant step closer to having greater influence over planning decisions in their area.

Bridport steps closer to agreeing neighbourhood plan (Photo courtesy of Teresa Rabbetts)

A final version of the Bridport Area Neighbourhood Plan representing the communities of Allington, Bothenhampton & Walditch, Bradpole, Bridport & West Bay, and Symondsbury has been submitted to Dorset Council for examination.

The plan has been drawn up by local people, and approved by all participating town and parish councils, who feel confident that the plan reflects the hopes and views of the local community.

Neighbourhood plans were introduced in the Localism Act 2011 and aim to give residents more say in the future use of land and buildings in their area. For example the plan can say where new homes, shops or offices might be built or where important green spaces might be protected.

If the neighbourhood plan is approved following examination, and supported by a local referendum, it will be used to make decisions on planning applications.

Dorset Council is required to consult on the plan proposals before the examination can take place.

View the plan

A hard copy of the plan will be made available at the council offices in South Walks House, Dorchester.

Bridport Town Council also has also made reference copies available at its Town Council Offices, Bridport Library, Bridport Tourist Information Centre and from all partner parish clerks.

The plan can be viewed online at dorsetcouncil.gov.uk/bridport-area-neighbourhood-plan  and on the Bridport Area Neighbourhood Plan website: bridport-tc.gov.uk/projects/neighbourhood-plan/

Comment on the plan

People who live, work, or run a business in the Bridport Area neighbourhood area have until 28 June 2019, to raise any concerns they may have about the plan. These concerns will then be passed on to an independent examiner to consider.

Cllr David Walsh, Dorset Council’s Portfolio Holder for Planning, said:

“It takes a tremendous amount of work in order to pull together a Neighbourhood Plan. I congratulate all involved in getting to this stage.

“I would encourage anyone with an interest in the future development of Bridport, to view the plans and submit any feedback they may have.”

Comments on the plan can be emailed to planningpolicyteamb@dorsetcouncil.gov.uk.

Alternatively, they can be posted to Planning and Community Services, South Walks House, South Walks Road, Dorchester DT1 1UZ.

Anyone commenting on the plan should let the council know if they wish to be kept informed of the progress of the Bridport Area Neighbourhood Plan.

The post Bridport steps closer to agreeing neighbourhood plan appeared first on Dorset Council news.

Categories: Dorset

Pep Guardiola: Man City 'innocent until proven guilty' on Financial Fair Play rules

BBC Manchester - Fri, 05/17/2019 - 14:01
Manchester City are "innocent until proven guilty" over claims they breached Financial Fair Play rules, says manager Pep Guardiola.
Categories: Manchester

Woman jailed for harbouring escaped prisoner

Wiltshire BBC News Feed - Fri, 05/17/2019 - 13:46
Debra Kerr will serve six months in prison for hiding a convicted armed robber at her Wiltshire home.
Categories: Wiltshire

This week in the Commons: 17 May 2019

Parliament News - Fri, 05/17/2019 - 13:45
This week MPs debated prisons, domestic violence, x and more
Categories: Parliamentary News

‘Booth babes’ cause controversy at business show

BBC London News Feed - Fri, 05/17/2019 - 13:38
Visitors express surprise and dismay that an exhibitor used "booth babes" to attract attention to its stand.

Walsall: New Saddlers boss releases 11 players following relegation to League Two

BBC Birmingham News Feeds - Fri, 05/17/2019 - 13:36
New Walsall manager Darrell Clarke releases 11 players following the club's return to League Two.
Categories: Birmingham

Manchester attack: Payout 'insult' for Saffie Roussos parents

BBC Lancashire - Fri, 05/17/2019 - 13:22
The parents of Saffie Roussos, eight, hit out at the government's "insulting" compensation offer.
Categories: Lancashire

Manchester attack: Payout 'insult' for Saffie Roussos parents

BBC Manchester - Fri, 05/17/2019 - 13:22
The parents of Saffie Roussos, eight, hit out at the government's "insulting" compensation offer.
Categories: Manchester

Manchester City v Watford

BBC Manchester - Fri, 05/17/2019 - 13:14
Preview followed by live coverage of Saturday's FA Cup final between Manchester City and Watford.
Categories: Manchester

Manchester City v Watford

BBC Beds Bucks Herts - Fri, 05/17/2019 - 13:14
Preview followed by live coverage of Saturday's FA Cup final between Manchester City and Watford.

EasyJet chief defends Champions League final flight costs

Merseyside BBC News Feed - Fri, 05/17/2019 - 13:12
The airline's boss says "enormous" demand has pushed prices up: "That is how the system works."
Categories: Merseyside

EasyJet chief defends Champions League final flight costs

BBC London News Feed - Fri, 05/17/2019 - 13:12
The airline's boss says "enormous" demand has pushed prices up: "That is how the system works."