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Thursday, April 2, 2020

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Remote work has become quite popular in recent years. A lot of companies, especially small to medium sized businesses have resorted to allow employees to work remotely. The motive being to cut down on organisational costs, improve employee morale as well as increase employee productivity. Here are some companies taking...
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A jobcentre manager from Newcastle has criticised Ken Loach’s popular recent film I, Daniel Blake. Steve McCall, employer relationship manager at Jobcentre Plus in Tyne and Wear and Northumberland, said, “I hope people don’t think the film is a documentary because it’s a story that doesn’t represent the reality...
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Would you prefer your child’s teacher to say ‘bus’ or ‘baars’? How about ‘laugh’ or ‘laargh’? Research by Dr Alex Baratta at the University of Manchester suggests that trainee teachers are often asked to tone down their northern or midlands accents in the classroom. Dr Baratta found that many trainees had...
True Student Accommodation is hosting puppy parties during exam season to help students unwind. To combat exam stress, residents at true Student accommodation around the UK are being treated to a puppy party. During these events, puppies are brought into the accommodation for students to play with to help lower...
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Nick Forbes, the leader of Newcastle City Council, could soon be enjoying a significant pay rise. Newcastle’s Independent Remuneration Panel has proposed an increase that would take Cllr Forbes’s allowance to £36,000 per year. While there are many in the public and private sectors that earn a lot more than...
Alright folks, business and technology were the original rock and roll, and the two day, BIM Show Live 2020 awards & seminars event is going to be a tech data smart business world salad BIM extravaganza with networking sauce schmoozed all over it. You've been smart, got good at BIM...
Safer Culture North East, a partnership between Voluntary Organisations’ Network North East (VONNE), Connected Voice, Northumberland CVA, Catalyst Stockton on Tees and Durham Community Action, will help charities across the region to embed best practice with regard to safeguarding vulnerable people. The group has been awarded £115K by the National Lottery Community Fund (The Fund) and the...

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