Merthyr Tydfil has been ranked fourth best town in the UK for its plastic recycling rate. Research by The Body Shop shows that Merthyr Tydfil, which has a population of nearly 60,000, recycled 1,165 tonnes of plastic between 2017 and 2018 with only Wigan, Bridgend and Swansea having a better rate of plastic relative to their populations. The data comes from The Body Shop which wanted to find out how much plastic the UK is recycling as it introduces two new initiatives called Return.Recycle.Repeat and Community Trade recycled plastic. The information was compiled by analysing the amount of plastic sent for recycling from every town and city in the UK between 2017 and 2018 and cross referencing this with the population to create a plastic recycling In total, Wales (which had six of the top 20 towns) sent 43,877 tonnes of plastic for recycling between 2017-2018 which weighs 3.5 times more than the Severn Bridge. Councillor Declan Sammon congratulated the waste services team for the … [Read more...] about Merthyr named fourth best town in the UK for plastic recycling
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Could Priory Park be the best park in the UK? We may find an answer to the question after the park was nominated in a national competition The Fields in Trust UK’s Best Park, 2019 is now open for a public vote to select the nation’s favourite local park.A total of 364 public nominations for parks and green spaces across the UK have been made – and 33 of these are in the South East region - each one a much-loved part of its local community.Now it is time to choose the winners via an online public vote at www.fieldsintrust.org/best-park/south-east until noon on Monday 19th August.Fields in Trust chief executive Helen Griffiths said: “Our parks and green spaces are a vital part of UK community infrastructure."We know that they provide benefits to the physical health, mental wellbeing and community connections for people that use them, so we are delighted to see a record number of nominations for the UK’s Best Park award and it is encouraging to see so many … [Read more...] about Is Priory Park the best park in the UK?
Cambridge and Oxford are the best cities to find a job, with up to 25 times more vacancies than jobseekers, research suggests. The IT sector is leading the jobs boom in the cities, with hundreds of vacancies in tech companies, including video game developers, according to recruitment site Adzuna. Advertised salaries in Cambridge average at £38,387, around £2,000 more than in Oxford, it said. The number of vacancies in Cambridge topped 9,500 in February, and almost 5,000 in Oxford. Oxford (above) and Cambridge are the two best cities in the UK to find work, with plenty of job opportunities and sizeable salaries RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next There are more women in work than when records began 50... Boom in full time jobs and people becoming self-employed... Share this article Share In contrast, Hull was said to be the hardest place to find work, with almost three jobseekers for every vacancy. Sunderland, Middlesbrough, Bradford and Salford also had an … [Read more...] about Oxford and Cambridge are best cities in the UK to find a job
Two Nottinghamshire college bosses were amongst the best paid in the UK last year, figures have revealed. Data from the the Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) showed the number of principals earning £200,000 or more dropped to 12, from a high of 17 in 2016-17. Nottingham College's CEO John van de Laarschot received a salary of £207,000 for 2017-18. New College Nottingham and Central College Nottingham merged in June 2017. A Nottingham College spokesperson said: “Nottingham College is one of the biggest colleges in the country. "It has an income of £81 million, employs 1,300 staff and educates 30,000 students on 10 campuses. The role of CEO is a challenging job, especially when set in the context of an average funding cut for FE Colleges of 30 percent over the last ten years. "In addition, over the last ten years, costs, including pensions, have also increased dramatically. To meet these challenges, College Boards of Governors have to set salaries that … [Read more...] about Two Nottinghamshire college bosses were among the best-paid in the UK
FISH and chips, donkey rides, theme parks and amusement arcades – it’s no wonder we do love to be beside the seaside. The UK’s beach resorts are gearing up for a bumper season and they are all open from this month if you fancy taking the family on an Easter break. Whitby HISTORICAL town described as the jewel in the crown of the Yorkshire coast. It is flanked by the highest cliffs in England and is on the edge of the North York Moors. It is famous for jet jewellery and handmade glass. There are beaches for building sandcastles, rock pooling, fossil-hunting and watersports. Top attractions: Whitby Abbey, which has just reopened with an interactive guide and revamped museum telling how it inspired Bram Stoker, author of Dracula. Visit the Captain Cook Memorial Museum in the 17th-century house where the explorer lodged. See the town from an open-top bus or enjoy the stunning countryside on the North Yorkshire Moors Railway. Top eats: Award-winning fish and chips at … [Read more...] about Check out the top ten Easter breaks at the best resorts in the UK