PUBLISHED: 19:01 30 July 2019 Katy Sandalls Ken Ashby, the on-call firefighters recruitment officer for Suffolk Fire and Rescue Picture; SUFFOLK COUNTY COUNCIL Archant A number Suffolk's fire stations currently recruiting for on-call firefighters, so what does the job entail? What is an on-call firefighter?On-call firefighters are part-tme officers who live close to their respective fire stations so they can be called to incidents during the day and at night. They are paid a retaining fee along with an allowance for drills and attending incidents. The remains of the plaza at Centre Parcs after the blaze in 2002 Picture: Andy AbbottWhat is the recruitment process like?Becoming an on-call firefighter is a rigorous process. Each prospective applicant has to go through a series of physical and written tests to be considered for the role, as well as an interview, and medical tests. If successful, recruits then do a number of weeks of training to get to grips … [Read more...] about What does it take to be an on-call firefighter?
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Doctors surgeries are finding it increasingly more difficult to attract young doctors, a Suffolk GP has warned Picture: GETTY IMAGES/iSTOCKPHOTO The doctor shortage crisis is "deepening" according to a GP as partnerships are finding it increasingly more difficult to recruit young doctors. Dr John Havard says the doctor shortage crisis is 'deepening' Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWNDr John Havard, GP at Saxmundham Health, said GP Partnerships were the 'lifeblood of the NHS' but are facing mounting pressure as their workload increases.In January we revealed that Ipswich and East Suffolk CCG was ranked 11th in the UK for patient-GP ratios, with an estimated 2,168 patients per GP while north East Essex CCG ranked 16th, with 2,089 patients per GP - both above the national average of 1,734.Dr Havard said that every person in the UK sees their GP more than twice as often as they used to a decade ago which, alongside an aging population and the transfer of more hospital work to GP practices, has … [Read more...] about How long does it take for your to see your GP?
Newsbeat 26 July 2019 Share this with Facebook Share this with Messenger Share this with Twitter Share this with Email Share this with Facebook Share this with WhatsApp Share this with Messenger Share this with Twitter Share Share this with These are external links and will open in a new window Email Share this with Email Facebook Share this with Facebook Messenger Share this with Messenger Messenger Share this with Messenger Twitter Share this with Twitter Pinterest Share this with Pinterest WhatsApp Share this with WhatsApp LinkedIn Share this with LinkedIn Copy this link https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/newsbeat-49126905 Read more about sharing. These are external links and will open in a new window Close share panel Related TopicsNew UK prime minister There are going to be 20,000 new police officers in England and Wales, according to the new Prime … [Read more...] about What does it take to be a police officer?
EVERY year scores of Highland Games take place in Scotland and around the world. Here’s what you need to know about these colourful and one-of-a-kind spectacles of sport, fun and culture. What are the Highland Games? Highland Games take their name from the area where they originated, the Scottish Highlands, though these days they take place in other parts of the country. There are also Highland Games in countries with strong links to Scotland, particularly Canada and New Zealand, and even places such as Japan, Indonesia and Brazil. The first historical reference to Highland Games-type events in Scotland was made during the reign of King Malcolm III, who ruled from 1057-1093. He summoned men to race up Craig Choinnich near Braemar in order to find a royal messenger and so the games developed as a means of finding the ablest men to serve the local highland chief Musicians and dancers were added to give the games prestige. Nowadays Highland dancers give dazzling displays of … [Read more...] about What are the Highland Games and when do they take place?
CATCH 22 is the brand new show coming to Channel 4. And here's all you need to know concerning the upcoming series, when it's out and who's in the cast... When does Catch 22 start on Channel 4? An exact date has not yet been confirmed but Catch 22 is set to start on Channel 4 in Spring 2019. The season premiered on Hulu in the US on May 17, 2019, but an official date for the UK hasn't been revealed at this time. The TV adaptation is based on the 1961 novel by Joseph Heller, from which the phrase Catch-22 first emerged. The book was previously brought to the screen in the 1970 movie Catch-22. The cast included Art Garfunkel and Orson Welles. How can I watch the show? Catch 22 will air on Channel 4 in the UK. Currently, it's only known that the show will be released sometime in spring 2019. It's already airing on Hulu in the US where it premiered on May 17. What have the reviews been for Catch 22? The Guardian describes the show as being as "too smart for its own good," detailing how … [Read more...] about Catch 22 – when does George Clooney’s drama start on Channel 4?