A controversial army recruitment campaign aimed at "snowflakes", "selfie addicts" and "me me me millennials" has almost doubled the number of applicants within the first month, reports the Daily Telegraph. However, despite the sharp increase in applications some people - including one of the soldiers featured in the campaign - have found the adverts insulting, reports Perspecs. The Claim The ad campaign was a variation on the famous Lord Kitchener "Your Country Needs You" recruitment posters, using an alternative view of insults and slurs directed at the younger generation as qualities the army could use. The purpose of recruitment campaigns is to get more people signing up to the army, and in that respect the controversial adverts have been a success. iNews reports that army applications have almost doubled in the first month since the adverts came out. Command Corporal Major, Warrant Officer Class One Steve Parker said the purpose of the campaign was to find "an army that's not … [Read more...] about Has the army’s ‘snowflake’ recruitment campaign worked?
Eleanor Doughty 8 January 2019 5:27 AM 8 January 2019 5:27 AM Share Twitter Facebook LinkedIn Email Whatsapp They say there’s no recruiting sergeant like a war, but in the absence of any fresh conflict, last week the Army launched its new recruitment campaign. A batch of posters dressed up in the style of the Lord Kitchener first world war ads popped up with modern-day phrases such as ‘Snowflakes’, ‘Me me me millennials’, and ‘phone zombies’, in an attempt to lure young people. In a moment of extreme irony, one Scots Guardsman, whose face appeared on one of the posters with the slogan ‘Snowflakes – the Army needs you and your compassion’, has told friends that he would submit his resignation at the earliest possible opportunity, after being mocked about it. Snowflakes, indeed. Reactions elsewhere have been divisive. One Twitter user suggested that the Army ought to get its facts right, having … [Read more...] about The millennial poster campaign worked – but the army still has serious problems with recruitment
Claims that the two Leave campaigns worked with the data harvesting firm Cambridge Analytica have been dismissed as baseless in an official investigation by the information watchdog. The Information Commissioner’s Office has knocked down a series of high-profile allegations levelled against the official and unofficial Brexit groups, confirming it has found “no evidence” to support allegations they used the company’s services. It comes months after Cambridge Analytica, a UK-based company, became embroiled in a global scandal when it was found to have harvested the personal data of 87 million Facebook users, many of whom had not consented. Amid a widespread backlash against the firm, which has... To continue reading this article Start your free trial of Premium Access all Premium articles Subscriber-only events Cancel any time Free for 30 days then only £2 per week Try Premium Access one Premium article per week Register … [Read more...] about No evidence that the two Leave campaigns worked with Cambridge Analytica, data protection watchdog finds
Campaigners in a race against time to save the decaying Georgian mansion, Hanworth Park House before it collapses, are cautiously optimistic that a deal can be reached with Hounslow Council before the year is out. The Grade II listed mansion which was rebuilt in 1802 and lies on the site of Henry VIII's hunting lodge, is in danger of falling down and being lost forever, along with a fascinating history dating back to the Domesday book which makes it one of London's most unique pieces of heritage. The house has been derelict since the early 1990s when a former nursing home there was closed down, and there have been a number of failed planning attempts to restore the house and grounds. Friends of the Hanworth Park House (FOHPH) - a campaign group which has grown from 70 to more than 3,000 members, has been working with the current owner Gary Cottle to rescue the derelict house and parkland. Read More Top ideas for days out around west London A stunning community attraction Working … [Read more...] about Campaigners work to save Hanworth Park House before it collapses
PUBLISHED: 17:31 06 July 2018 James Carr The record office at Lowestoft library. Picture: Nick Butcher. Archant © 2018 Campaigners working to save Lowestoft’s record office are urging members of the public to make sure their voices are heard at an upcoming public consultation. Members of the SORO committee. Picture: Bob Collis/SORO. The call to arms was issued during the Save Our Record Office Campaign’s (SORO) public meeting at Stella Maris Hall, in Gordan Road, last night. The group was formed after proposals from Suffolk County Council (SCC) emerged to shut the record office and move the existing archives to a new centre in Ipswich called The Hold. Following a campaign by SORO, SCC subsequently agreed to stage a public consultation on the future of the community asset. During the meeting SORO chairman Bob Collis said: “Tonight is all about where we are now and where we are going. “We are still here fighting for what we need – the record … [Read more...] about Record office campaigners call for public support during consultation