Graduate-style scheme coming to Preston

December 31, 2013 by  

A new project in Preston could see the city’s youngsters given the opportunity to ‘graduate’ while still in primary school.

The scheme, titled Children’s University, currently operates across the West Lancashire region and will now be brought [Read more]

New ski route available from Southampton Airport

December 30, 2013 by  

Low-cost regional airline Flybe has started offering flights from Southampton to Grenoble as part of its new weekly ski route.

Grenoble, a city in the south of France that is popular [Read more]

Hertfordshire community centre seeks new building

December 30, 2013 by  

Users of a centre for disabled people in Colindale have asked the council to find a new site for its services before 2019, when it will be pulled down.

The Flightways Physical Disability Day Care Centre – which is home to the Barnet Independent Living Service (BILS) and a [Read more]

Charity carol concert held near Watford

December 29, 2013 by  

Several Colney Heath residents who live with dementia recently participated in a Christmas carol service which had been put together by [Read more]

Birmingham library receives best building of 2013 award

December 29, 2013 by  

The Library of Birmingham has been named building of the year by a popular architecture website.

The Centenary Square library, which cost £188 million to construct, has been overwhelmingly chosen by the readers of [Read more]

North Wales firefighters make films with local youngsters

December 28, 2013 by  

Firefighters from Wrexham have been engaging with the young people who live at Caia Park.

The brigade staff have been working to promote safe behaviour. They have orchestrated a special course and have [Read more]

Stoke-on-Trent residents to volunteer at archaeological sites

December 27, 2013 by  

Volunteers in Stoke-on-Trent could soon be helping out at community dig sites, where archaeologists are working to gain an insight into the area’s heritage.

A number of historic sites have been chosen for the project, which may also see schools and colleges in the city getting [Read more]

New café and play area opens in Poole

December 27, 2013 by  

A new £1.6m family centre has opened in Poole with the help of a scarf-wearing penguin.

The Ark, a café and children’s play area, celebrated its launch recently by hosting a party that included Christmas [Read more]

An apple-a-day really does keep the doctor away, says Oxford research

December 27, 2013 by  

If all over-50s ate just one apple every day, around 8,500 heart attack deaths and strokes in the UK could be avoided each year, according to research from the University of Oxford.

In a study published recently in the British Medical Journal, the Oxford researchers found that the eating of apples gives [Read more]

Nottingham students ranked in world top 50 for employability

December 26, 2013 by  

A recent report has placed the University of Nottingham in a list of the 50 best establishments in the world for graduate employability.

The organisation was voted 45th in the latest Global Employability University Survey, which looks at 150 facilities worldwide. Additionally, of [Read more]

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