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  • We hope you all had a lovely Christmas and 2018 has got off to a great start! A cabinet shuffle is often the chance to reassert a prime minister’s authority and refresh a party’s image. But Theresa May’s reshuffle didn’t go exactly to plan when several cabinet ministers refused to move, according to sources. EducationRead More

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Great idea!

  • The Co-op has become the first big retailer to sell food after its “best before” date in an attempt to cut down on £500 million worth of waste every year in Britain. 125 shops in East Anglia will sell the dried and tinned food at a flat rate of 10 pence. Driving test examiners haveRead More

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  • An insult about Donald Trump’s age was enough to prompt another Twitter outburst from the US president. In response to being called “old” by Kim Jong-un, Trump wrote on Twitter: “Why would Kim Jong-un insult me by calling me “old,” when I would NEVER call him “short and fat?”. Northern Ireland’s World Cup dreams areRead More

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We’re winning!

  • England’s under-17 football team won the World Cup after coming back from two goals down to win 5-2 in the final. Steve Cooper’s side completed the sensational victory to join England’s World Cup-winning under 20’s side, who won the competition in June. The mental health response following the Grenfell Tower fire is the biggest operationRead More

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  • Prince Harry is set to team up with the Ministry of Defence to promote a new mental health strategy for those in the military, including veterans. The joint initiative is the latest in a series of Royal efforts to highlight mental health issues in the armed forces. Dove has apologised after their brand was accusedRead More

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  • FIFA will allow football players to wear poppies and remove it from its forbidden list. Once the new rules are agreed, players will be allowed to wear poppies on the pitch, but only on the conditions that the opposing team agree. Donald Trump has been heavily criticised after calling NFL fans to boycott games ifRead More

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  • People are left worried after reports of (own brand) pork products being sold at a leading UK supermarket may have infected thousands of people with a potentially deadly virus. According to the Public Health England, studies have found ham and sausages from a ‘specific’ supermarket was a recurring feature in the investigated 60 people whoRead More

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She’s back!

  • After her three week holiday, Theresa May makes her return to Downing Street this week as ministers prepare to amplify their negotiating position on Brexit. In the final evening of the World Championships, Great Britain picked up a silver and bronze medal in the women and men’s 4x400m relays. Their medals take team GB’s totalRead More

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Microchipping humans??

  • Would YOU let your company implant a microchip in your hand if it meant you could log into your computer, open doors, buy snacks and more with just the wave of your hand? A company (the first to action this in the states) is offering the procedure to employees – and some are taking themRead More

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  • Our first blog of July 2017! Can you believe we are in JULY already (and we are halfway through it)?! Here’s a few random findings of this month so far: The London black cab is turning green, with an all-new electric taxi set to launch. The cab maker ditches diesel to produce a petrol andRead More

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Testing Times?

  • What drama we saw last week with the election! One person who is certainly not pleased with the result is housing minister Gavin Barwell, who lost his seat in Croydon Central to Labour candidate Sarah Jones. The result left construction uncertain about future policies as Theresa May’s promise of “strong and stable” government turned weakRead More

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  • With just two more sleeps until the election, all the politicians and media are going crazy. With Jeremy Corbyn calling for Theresa May to resign as Prime Minister over cuts to police numbers, last night the media was going mad over the car crash interview with Diane Abbott, this morning it’s the car crash interviewRead More

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  • The head of Europol has warned that the threat from the cyber attack that crippled international services “will continue to grow” as people return to work on Monday. Since Friday’s breach more than 200,000 victims – including the NHS – across 150 countries have been infected by the Wanna Decryptor ransomware, also known as WannaCry.Read More

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  • Performers from 42 countries strode down a long red carpet near Ukraine’s parliament this week, as a curtain-raiser to this year’s Eurovision Song Contest. But one nation, Russia, was missing. For the first time in Eurovision history, the host nation barred another country’s singer! In 2015, in violation of Ukrainian border rules, Russia’s Julia SamoilovaRead More

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  • The Queen celebrated her 91st birthday on 21st April. Her majesty is the oldest monarch to have reigned in Britain. Jeremy Corbyn will tell trade unionists today (Mon 24th April) that if Labour wins the general election, they’ll overturn what he calls the ‘vicious Tory Trade Union Act’. The laws brought in by David CameronRead More

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It’s Been a While!

  • So, it’s been a couple of weeks since we last wrote a blog and an awful lot has been happening! Everyone has heard about the terrible United Airline drama, with the Doctor being violently dragged down the aisle. The Dr Dao has now spoken out about the incident for the first time and his familyRead More

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  • The government has confirmed the new 12-sided £1 coin will enter circulation TOMORROW (28 March). The round £1 will be legal tender alongside the new, more-secure coin until 15 October. The public are being urged to use their current £1 coins or bank them before they lose their legal tender status. The government estimates aroundRead More

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  • A group of 72 MPs have written to the BBC accusing it of being pessimistic and skewed in its Brexit coverage – in the months since the vote on the EU. In a letter to the director general, they said the BBC is “unfairly representing” Leave voters by focusing on those who regret their decision.Read More

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Here We Go Again…

  • Nicola Sturgeon has announced that the process to instigate a second referendum on the independence of Scotland will commence next week. The first referendum took place on September 18, 2014, with the question: ‘Should Scotland be an independent country?’ The ‘No’ side won, with 2,001,926 (55.3%) voting against independence, and 1,617,989 (44.7%) voting in favour.Read More

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Record Breaking Stuff

  • In 2016 PASMA issued a record-breaking 73,000 training cards. Comments chairman of PASMA’s training committee, John McNeilly: “These remarkable numbers only serve to reinforce PASMA’s position as the principal provider of what is now firmly established as the definitive industry standard for mobile access tower training, both in the UK and increasingly overseas. For anRead More

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  • The CITB Grants Scheme provides funding for CITB-registered employers to train, upskill and qualify their staff. This ensures that the right skills are available to help the construction industry grow and that standards are maintained on site. You can claim a grant once the training has been completed.   Who can claim a grant? AllRead More

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It’s Awards Season!

  • The UK government has rejected a petition calling for Donald Trump’s state visit invitation to be withdrawn. It said it recognised the “strong views” expressed but looked forward to welcoming the US president once details have been arranged. More than 1.8 million people signed the petition, which said a state visit would cause the QueenRead More

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Fake News?

  • Local voting figures shed new light on EU referendum The BBC has obtained a more localised breakdown of votes from nearly half of the local authorities which counted EU referendum ballots last June. This information provides much greater depth and detail in explaining the pattern of how the UK voted. Click here to view theRead More

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  • It just won’t stop!

    Unless you have been hiding under a massive rock for the last week or so, you will be well aware Donald Trump has been elected President of America. Every. Single. Day. He seems to be hitting the headlines for one reason or another. This weekend has seen Trump calling for a boycott of the soldRead More

  • Remember, Remember…

    November 5 is Guy Fawkes Night (also known as Bonfire Night and Fireworks Night), a British tradition to mark the failed attempt by the Catholic Guy Fawkes and his cronies to blow up the Houses of Parliament – and the Protestant King James I – back in 1605. Nowadays we mark the night with bonfiresRead More

  • Prepare yourselves for March 2017!

    Happy Halloween! Every year we wear scary outfits, bob for apples and carve pumpkins – but why? The Americanised (Americanized?) Halloween that we experience now actually originated in the Celtic fringes of Britain, and was adapted by Christian traditions, immigrants’ conventions and an insatiable desire for sweets. The word comes from ‘Hallowed evening’, and is the dayRead More

  • One Million sign petition to stop Trumps UK visit

    A petition to stop US President Donald Trump’s UK state visit has gathered more than a million signatures. Numbers of signatories have been rising rapidly since a US clampdown on immigration came into effect over the weekend, causing anger worldwide. PM Theresa May announced the visit during her recent US trip. Downing Street has rejectedRead More

  • First Aid Kit Guide

    Employers have been required to “adequately” stock the first aid kit since the Health and Safety (First Aid) regulations 1981 came in to play, yet until recently there was no definition of what “adequate” meant. The BS-8599 have now set out standards for adequate first aid kits for UK employers, to help you, we haveRead More

  • London’s at a Stand Still

    Today, members of the RMT and Transport Salaried Staffs’ Association (TSSA) unions are taking industrial action in protest at plans to close ticket offices on the London Underground. The 24-hour strike will continue until 18:00 GMT on Monday. Tube bosses have warned commuters that the majority of underground stations in Central London will be closed,Read More

  • Happy New Year!!

    We hope all our readers have had a lovely relaxing Christmas and wish you all a prosperous New Year! With the New Year ahead, will YOU be giving ‘Dry Jan’ a try? Dry January is Alcohol Concern’s flagship campaign which has been changing the conversation about alcohol over the past 5 years. Taking part inRead More

  • Merry Christmas!

    This will be our last blog before the Christmas holidays! In light of this, we thought we would share some upcoming Christmassy events, just incase you still have some free time: Christmas Markets Belfast (November 19 –December 22) Birmingham (November 17 – December 29) Edinburgh (November 18 – January 8) London (November 18 – JanuaryRead More

  • And The Countdown Begins…

    Just 18 more days until Christmas! Or just “2” more Sundays to go before the big day!! Which also means, just over two weeks left to get your training done and out the way, ready for the New Year!! Or if you are stuck for a Secret Santa Gift… This year we are staying openRead More

  • It’s Cyber Monday!

    Black Friday is a popular label attached to the Friday following Thanksgiving Day in the US. This day marks the beginning of the busy shopping season during which most consumers typically start their Christmas/holiday shopping. You can read the full history of how Black Friday redeemed from a Police officer’s nightmare into retailers heaven byRead More

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Keep Your Cool Guys!

  • The big news this week was last nights first 2016 US presidential debate. For those who had an early night, you may have missed Trump losing his cool. Goaded by Clinton and pressed hard by moderator Lester Holt, the Republican nominee angrily defended his record against charges of racism, sexism and tax avoidance for muchRead More

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See you in four years!

  • There was joy and sadness on Sunday evening as the closing cermony of the Paralympics ended. If you have been under a rock for the last couple of weeks, you may not be aware team GB won 12% of the total number of gold medals available – the best since way back in 1968! FinishingRead More

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We are Winning!

  • Great Britain’s tally soars to 23 gold medals following our most successful day at the Rio Paralympics so far. (There were also some silvers picked up too)! For a full list of last nights events/wins, please click here. Over in America, Trump ‘Feels Great’ as he wishes Clinton gets well soon after pneumonia diagnosis. UKRead More

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