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Saturday, July 11, 2020

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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...
In response to the Corona situation, the College sent hundreds of PPE items, including aprons, gloves, clinical wipes, and face masks, from her training facilities for health, social care, and engineering. They have been donated to local providers, Allied Healthcare in Cowgate, and the Gosforth-based Daft As A Brush Cancer...
Kinder Castle nursery is still open as usual for those workers playing a critical role in the fight against the coronavirus Operating as normal, the nursery’s approach to the pandemic crisis has been focused on ensuring its children and families stay calm, positive and settled during these difficult times. A key...
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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An electric vehicle parts manufacturer based in Gateshead has announced expansion plans that will create 200 new jobs. Engineering firm Sevcon will be tripling its workforce and moving to new premises in the Team Valley as it profits from rising demand for low-carbon vehicles worldwide. The new, larger premises will...
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...
Brexit hasn’t officially commenced, yet the UK is already feeling its impact — and not in a good way. The automobile industry in the northeast has felt the crunch. The Chronicle Live reports that an industry body believes that Brexit will be “ death by a thousand cuts”. This slump,...
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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...
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...
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The Tyne and Wear Metro is recruiting its next generation of train drivers, who – after completing their training – will earn almost £35,500 a year. You might think that’s a pretty good wage just for driving a train, but drivers will need to cope with unsocial hours, be comfortable...

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