0 Post a comment Saturday, 2 March 2019 - Politics The Isle of Man prides itself on being ’a special place to live and work’. We believe this is a uniquely attractive location with outstanding employment opportunities and an unrivalled quality of life.The Locate Isle of Man website advertises the island as the safest place in the British Isles, where people live in harmony with the environment, enjoy a fantastic work-life balance and receive average salaries 19 per cent higher than the UK.It sounds irresistible. Why, then, do our private and public sectors find it so difficult to import skilled staff?According to the Locate Isle of Man Strategy report approved at the February Tynwald, inability to fill existing vacancies is ’the single biggest subject discussed within industry’.The Department for Enterprise report estimates around 1,000 empty positions across the economy. Skills shortages are acute in ICT, financial services, accountancy, engineering, … [Read more...] about Alistair Ramsay: Why is it so hard to entice people to work in the island?
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The most comprehensive guide to what’s on and when across the Portsmouth area in the week ahead. TODAYCLASSESEASTNEY: Community Centre, Bransbury Park. 9.30-10.30am. Pilates. Fully-qualified and registered instructor. 07716 730 230.DANCINGEASTNEY: Eastney Community Centre, Bransbury Park, Bransbury Rd. 11.30am-12.30pm. FiftyFifty Creative Dance. For people aged 50+. 07708 720 711 /AbstractDPA.com.EVENTSBEAULIEU: National Motor Museum, New Forest. 4.45-10pm. The Magical Illuminated Trail. A mile-long illuminated path winds its way through the grounds in a magical evening experience. £18.50, children £12. 0844 995 1364.FAREHAM: Wallington Village Hall, Broadcut. 7.30pm. Solent Bonsai Society. Annual meeting and free raffle. 023) 9264 0985.FAREHAM: Fareham Academy, St Anne’s Grove. 4-7pm. Christmas Fair. Face-painting, photography, professional cakes, arts and crafts and more.GOSPORT: Gosport Discovery Centre, High St. 2-4pm. Scrabble Club. Fun, free and … [Read more...] about Portsmouth’s going-out guide, November 30-December 6
'My mum moved to Northern Ireland after she lost six of her family in a Nazi concentration camp ... and having grown up here I see mental health as being a major issue for our young people' BelfastTelegraph.co.uk Awarded the MBE in 2011 for her contribution to community relations in Northern Ireland, Dr Katy Radford has spent a lifetime working to build relationships across the divide and to champion the marginalised. https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/life/health/my-mum-moved-to-northern-ireland-after-she-lost-six-of-her-family-in-a-nazi-concentration-camp-and-having-grown-up-here-i-see-mental-health-as-being-a-major-issue-for-our-young-people-37540552.html https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/incoming/article37540948.ece/22092/AUTOCROP/h342/Feile_Launch_2_2017.jpg Email Awarded the MBE in 2011 for her contribution to community relations in Northern Ireland, Dr Katy Radford has spent a lifetime working to build relationships across the divide and to champion the marginalised. … [Read more...] about ‘My mum moved to Northern Ireland after she lost six of her family in a Nazi concentration camp … and having grown up here I see mental health as being a major issue for our young people’
The Prince of Wales is turning 70, and over the last seven decades Charles has done a lot more than just waiting around to become King. From his proposal of marriage before Diana, to his 32 godchildren and the very particular way he dresses in the morning - there's more to the prince than you may think. To commemorate the birthday milestone, we’ve put together 70 facts that you may not know about His Royal Highness. 70 facts marking 70 years Prince Charles is descended from Romania’s Vlad Tepes, the 15th century nobleman also known as Vlad the Impaler, the inspiration for Bram Stoker’s Dracula. He was born in Buckingham Palace at 9.14pm on November 14, 1948. His full title is: His Royal Highness Prince Charles Philip Arthur George, Prince of Wales, KG, KT, GCB, OM, AK, QSO, PC, ADC, Earl of Chester, Duke of Cornwall, Duke of Rothesay, Earl of Carrick, Baron of Renfrew, Lord of the Isles and Prince and Great Steward of Scotland. Charles was the first heir to see him … [Read more...] about Seventy facts you never knew about Prince Charles for his 70th birthday
The Spectator 10 November 2018 9:00 AM 10 November 2018 9:00 AM Share Twitter Facebook LinkedIn Email Whatsapp Andrew Motion Short stories seem to fare better in the US than the UK, and among this year’s rich crop, Deborah Eisenberg’s Your Duck is My Duck (Ecco, £20.70) is outstanding. Roger Lewis One of my favourite authors is Laura Thompson. Her biographies of sundry Mitfords, of Agatha Christie and Lord Lucan (recently revised in the light of the unpleasant Countess’s demise) are brilliant and forensic. This year she published a memoir of her grandmother, The Last Landlady (Unbound, £16.99), which is a typically eclectic mix of social history and elegy, ironic comedy and indelible Englishness. It is about the pub as theatre, and like everything else worth cherishing, pubs are closing down — replaced with gender-neutral lavatories, compulsory veganism and virtue-signalling teetotalism. A Hero for High Times (Cape, … [Read more...] about Books of the year – part one