With the government’s own Health and Social Care Committee claiming thousands of children are missing out on vital mental health support, a Burnley-based behavioural management company is on a mission to improve kids' well-being and life chances. Aspire Behaviour Management, based at Chapel Place, has been working intensively with primary and secondary school children, their schools, and their families to formulate techniques which improve children’s mental health and emotional resilience ahead of their 'Developing Emotional Resilience and Improving Mental Health in the classroom' event in Bolton later this month. Explaining that it can be easy for parents to get caught up in the latest scare story - for example, the recent Momo craze, which spewed a host of harried advice on how to spot dangers on social media platforms - Aspire insist that the most important thing is that parents be provided with the practical tools to know how to help their child, … [Read more...] about Burnley behavioural management firm say kids need more support after helping seven-year-old Colne boy with autism
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A teenager who stole more than £28,000 from his employers has been ordered to pay back all the money. Nathan Ferguson's bosses gave the dad-to-be advances on his wages, helped him budget his finances and encouraged his talent. The 19-year-old abused their trust to take tens of thousands of pounds from the family-run business to keep up his lifestyle and pay debts, Teesside Crown Court heard. He was employed by Eaglescliffe -based MSG Bike Gear, which supplies motorbike helmets and accessories, as a social media and ecommerce manager since last year. He had access to the firm's PayPal account in his job maintaining its website, advertising through social media and designing and paying for fliers. Prosecutor Nicholas Lane said Ferguson made 135 transactions worth £28,084 to 14 PayPal accounts linked to him between June and September last year. He was sacked last October and told police he paid the money to friends and family to settle debts. He said he meant to pay it back … [Read more...] about Teenage social media manager stole £28,000 from bosses
It was a small, inner-city school with just a few hundreds pupils, and that's what makes its legacy even more impressive. Situated in the centre of Swansea, it produced an extraordinary number of pupils who went on to excel in their chosen fields. They include MPs, entertainers, lawyers, sportsmen, and even a man whose work is credited with helping to bring World War 2 to a premature end. It also provided a schooling to someone who became a religious leader to more than 80 million people across the world, and his classmate who became a familiar and much-loved figure living on the streets of the city. The Higher Grade School was founded in 1883 in Trinity Place before moving ten years later to the site from where it would take its ultimate name. First though, it was the Swansea Municipal School, before adopting the name by which it is most well known - Dynevor; later Secondary Grammar, finally Comprehensive. Even today, approaching twenty years after it closed for good, its former … [Read more...] about The vanished Swansea school with a quite remarkable list of former pupils
More details have emerged about plans to transform an industrial zone overlooking the Feeder Canal. Plans for the land around Silverthorne Lane, east of Temple Island, include hundreds of homes, offices, shops, student accommodation and a secondary school. The proposals feed into Bristol City Council’s wider proposals for a ‘Temple Quarter Enterprise Zone’, which Bristol Mayor Marvin Rees hopes will become a “sustainable and flourishing new urban quarter for Bristol”. Land on the half-kilometre stretch of road is currently home to warehouses and businesses with a variety of functions - from media to used van sales. There are also some ruined historic buildings on the site which would be retained and restored as part of the redevelopment. Developer Feeder Estates - a partnership managed by Square Bay - has set out proposals for radical changes to the canalside location. The current businesses on the site are due to leave by this summer, with developers … [Read more...] about New details about plans for school and hundreds of homes
In a special report on Saturday, the M.E.N highlighted the jarring contrasts in Salford - a city in the midst of a property boom while remaining in the poorest ten per cent of the country's local authority areas. On March 1st the 43-storey Anaconda Cut tower block in Greengate is scheduled to open. The £90m building is for rent only, with a one bedroom apartment costing £900 a month. In a frank interview, City Mayor Paul Dennett admitted that the developments being built on Salford's border with Manchester were beyond the reach of ordinary local people. He also admitted that not enough local people are getting good jobs at MediaCity - and that local educational standards are still not good enough. Now he's vowed to get tough on developers in a property market which is 'too geared towards high end expensive apartments'. Mr Dennett says that under new proposals all developments will be required to provide 20 per affordable housing as a minimum and up to 50 per cent where … [Read more...] about This is what Salford’s Mayor said when asked about his city’s new skyscrapers..