Clearing can be a stressful time, especially when you don’t know what universities are looking for in a prospective student. Cardiff Metropolitan University lecturers Nick Young, Catherine Tryfona and Rob Meyers share some of their top clearing tips for students and their families: What would be your number one tip for students going through clearing? Nick Young, BA (Hons) Primary Education lecturer: I read a good quote the other day - ‘life is 10% what happens to us and 90% how we react to it’ - so my number one tip would be to stay positive and don’t panic. You may not have achieved the grades for your first choice, but clearing can offer you the opportunity to grab a spot on a similar course that could be ideal for you. What do you look for in a clearing applicant for your course? Rob Meyers, BSc (Hons) Sport Conditioning, Rehabilitation and Massage lecturer: The key thing I look for is a student’s passion and an understanding of what they are getting … [Read more...] about Clearing questions answered: What can parents do? What do lecturers look for?
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PUBLISHED: 06:13 10 August 2018 | UPDATED: 06:13 10 August 2018 Emma Bartholomew Vicky Knight in hospital Archant Two children were killed in a pub fire 15 years ago which left two others with horrendous burns. One of the survivors Vicky Knight tells Emma Bartholomew about its impact and how starring in a film helped overcome at least some of the trauma Vicky Knight on the film set.Vicky Knight usually makes a trip to the site of the former Prince of Wales pub in Allen Road, Stoke Newington on July 27 every year. But, ironically, this year a hospital appointment dealing with the scars of a fire there 15 years ago coincided with the anniversary – a cruel reminder of the horrific event that changed her life. Vicky was just eight years old when one third of her body was burnt. Her uncle Kevin Knight and his wife Kate were running the pub at the time, and their son Charlie, five, died soon after he was rescued by firemen, along with Mrs … [Read more...] about Stoke Newington pub blaze: 15 years on and Prince of Wales survivor is still searching for answers
0 Post a comment Friday, 6 July 2018 - Crime by Sam Acourt - Kingsbridge & Salcombe Gazette @@AcourtSamantha [email protected] A woman has spoken out about nearly being taken in by scam callers, in the hope of preventing it happening to anyone else. Jeanne Hudson, West Alvington, received a call from a man calling himself ‘Kevin Williams’ saying he was from BT Openreach and there was a problem with security on her mobile phone. During a one-and-a-half-hour phone call with him, he gained access to her computer and documents, a scan of her driving licence and was very close to getting her bank details. “I’m not stupid” Jeanne said, “I kept asking him to prove who he was, he gave me phone numbers, a BT employee number, an email address, he was very professional and very persuasive.”Jeanne said two men from Cormac Solutions Ltd were cutting the grass outside her house, and she wanted to talk to them about … [Read more...] about Phone scammers on the prowl in the South Hams
Labour has raised concern over a "disastrous and misguided programme of cuts" at HM Revenue and Customs after it emerged that millions of taxpayers have been unable to speak to staff. Official figures show more than four million calls to the HMRC helpline went unanswered in the last year, accounting for more than one in ten of calls to the taxman during that time. Around 14 per cent of callers had to wait more than 10 minutes for an answer from HMRC as staffing levels and resources have been cut by 17 per cent since 2010, according to analysis of monthly performance reports. Read more Brexiteers' favoured customs model 'could cost firms £20bn a year' The percentage of phone calls HMRC staff have answered has fallen by 4.5 per cent from 94 per cent last February to 89.5 per cent in February 2018. It comes amid growing concern of HMRC's ability to cope with influx of demand after Brexit, with MPs warning the number of … [Read more...] about Labour condemns ‘disastrous’ HMRC cuts after millions of taxpayer calls go unanswered
Phones and laptops belonging to the former boss of controversial Liverpool IT partnership Liverpool Direct (LDL) were wiped days after he was interviewed by the police in a “corruption” probe, court documents have revealed. Police raided the homes of four men – including former LDL boss David McElhinney and Liverpool council chief executive Ged Fitzgerald – in May 2017. Officers were investigating whether they, then Lancashire Council leader Geoffrey Driver, and Lancashire council chief executive Philip Hassall had conspired to pervert the course of justice over an ongoing investigation into LDL’s sister business. Electronic devices were also seized during the raids on the four men’s homes. Mr Fitzgerald sought a judicial review to challenge the legality of the raids and his arrest on suspicion of conspiracy to pervert the course of public justice and witness intimidation. But following a High Court hearing in December involving lawyers for Mr … [Read more...] about Phones and computers ‘wiped’ days after city IT boss had police interview