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11% Fall in Job Vacancies in South West

The May 2015 South West Recruitment Index recorded an 11% month-on-month decline in job availability with 1,150 vacancies advertised, compared to 1,625 in March 2015.
Sundeep Bakshi, Associate Director of Venn Group, commented:

“The slight dip we have seen this month in overall employment is ind…

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Improving Horse Welfare - New Laws on 'Fly-Grazing'

New laws to clamp down on people illegally abandoning horses came into force this week, improving horse welfare standards across the country, which is good news because one sees abandoned hors…

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Cassie Patten at Open Water Swimming Show

Given the number of local people who regularly use Bude Sea Pool, I’m assuming a strong interest in open water swimming.  This year, H2Open Magazine’s annual Open Water Swimming Show will this year ta…

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#Railway - Sunday Rover Tickets

Okehampton Town Council is acting as lead Council, representing a number of Parish and other town councils, to promote the reinstatement of the Northern Route of the railway via Okehampton and Tavisto…

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11% Fall in Job Vacancies in South West

Posted by on May 30, 2015 in Cornwall, Devon, Features | 0 comments

The May 2015 South West Recruitment Index recorded an 11% month-on-month decline in job availability with 1,150 vacancies advertised, compared to 1,625 in March 2015. Sundeep Bakshi, Associate Director of Venn Group, commented: “The slight dip we have seen this month in overall employment is indicative of firms being reluctant to hire in the weeks preceding the election. However, despite this, the region is boasting the highest employment rates in the country at the moment. This can be seen in many sectors, particularly construction and...

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Improving Horse Welfare – New Laws on ‘Fly-Grazing’

Posted by on May 30, 2015 in Animals and Birds, Features | 0 comments

Improving Horse Welfare – New Laws on ‘Fly-Grazing’

New laws to clamp down on people illegally abandoning horses came into force this week, improving horse welfare standards across the country, which is good news because one sees abandoned horses everywhere. The Control of Horses Act 2015 makes changes to the law to deter people from illegally grazing or simply abandoning horses on public and private land, which is known as ‘fly-grazing’. As many as 3,000 horses are thought to be illegally fly-grazing across the country. The changes mean horse owners who fly-graze their animals without...

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Cassie Patten at Open Water Swimming Show

Posted by on May 30, 2015 in Bude, Features, Sport | 0 comments

Cassie Patten at Open Water Swimming Show

Given the number of local people who regularly use Bude Sea Pool, I’m assuming a strong interest in open water swimming.  This year, H2Open Magazine’s annual Open Water Swimming Show will this year take place on 12 July alongside the Henley Mile, a straight-line down river swim on the Henley Regatta rowing course. Up to 1,000 swimmers are expected to take part in the swim and visit the show. Guest speakers this year include Olympic bronze medallist Cassandra Patten and Swim Britain adventurer, Sean Conway. Cassie Patten has become a...

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#Railway – Sunday Rover Tickets

Posted by on May 29, 2015 in Devon, Features, Politics, Tourism, Travel | 0 comments

#Railway – Sunday Rover Tickets

Okehampton Town Council is acting as lead Council, representing a number of Parish and other town councils, to promote the reinstatement of the Northern Route of the railway via Okehampton and Tavistock. “We believe that supporting this railway option from Okehampton will help to demonstrate support for the reinstatement bid which is currently being discussed and investigated on a Regional and National level. Although titled Destination Okehampton, the group is keen to promote the benefits to the wider communities of North Cornwall and...

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Guard Against #Ticks This Summer

Posted by on May 27, 2015 in Animals and Birds, Features, Health | 1 comment

  Beware of what lies in wait in long grasses this summer. PHE is raising awareness of ticks and how to prevent infections from the diseases associated with them. PHE Head of Medical Entomology, Dr Jolyon Medlock, said: The start of half term is a good time to think about ticks and what actions to take to avoid the diseases they carry. The number one thing that people can do to stay safe from ticks is to carry out a tick check after spending time outdoors and remove ticks as soon as possible. If a tick is removed within 12 to 24 hours it...

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Trev the #Jackaroo

Posted by on May 26, 2015 in Animals and Birds, Features, Local People, Trev the Traveller | 1 comment

Trev the #Jackaroo

This slideshow requires JavaScript. Well, what a week I’ve just had, so you’d better sit down! I flew here to Tamworth on a 100seater plane which was a great experience, as it was a lot bumpier than a larger plane. I had a window seat in both directions so have some great pics as we only flew at 16,000ft. By the way I’ve only taken 1300pics so far! Please warn Mum that a didge is on way to her address as too heavy to carry around (backpack is heavy enough at my age) even though I have more muscles now than last week and have...

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