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Charity’s research highlights Wandsworth’s approach to evaluating early years provision

Wandsworth Council News Feed - Fri, 03/22/2019 - 15:31
A leading research charity has highlighted Wandsworth’s efforts to make sure its early years support for families and children is effective and comprehensive and that the services it provides have a positive and measurable impact on those it’s trying to help.
Categories: Wandsworth

This week in the Commons: 22 March 2019

Parliament News - Fri, 03/22/2019 - 15:30
A round up of this week’s business in the Chamber and Westminster Hall
Categories: Parliament News

Broughton improvement work moves to next stage

Lancashire Council News Feed - Fri, 03/22/2019 - 15:21
Improvement work is expected to start next week at the south side of the Broughton Crossroads on Garstang Road.
Categories: Lancashire

Birmingham pub bombings: 'Men responsible' named by IRA bomber

Birmingham BBC News Feed - Fri, 03/22/2019 - 15:21
A convicted IRA bomber has named four men during inquests into the deaths of 21 victims in 1974.
Categories: Birmingham, West Midlands

Hucknall man charged over cashpoint robbery

Nottinghamshire Police News - Fri, 03/22/2019 - 15:20
A 35-year-old man has been charged with robbery and theft following a cashpoint robbery.
Categories: Nottinghamshire

Transparency data: DfE monthly workforce management information: 2018 to 2019

Department For Education News Feed - Fri, 03/22/2019 - 15:12
Staff numbers and costs for the Department for Education (DfE) group for the financial year 2018 to 2019.

Men 'riding freight train' found dead on Hackney Wick line

BBC Wales News Feed - Fri, 03/22/2019 - 15:11
Two men found dead on the train tracks in east London suffered serious electrical burns, police say.
Categories: Wales

Aldershot park baby murder: Crimestoppers offer £10,000 reward

Hampshire BBC News Feed - Fri, 03/22/2019 - 15:10
The body of the newborn girl who suffered head injuries was found in Aldershot in May 2017.
Categories: Hampshire, Isle of Wight

Libby Squire: Tributes to Hull student after body found

BBC Beds Bucks Berks News Feed - Fri, 03/22/2019 - 15:09
Mourners pay tribute to the 21-year-old whose remains were found in the Humber Estuary on Wednesday.

Council appeals for new panel members

Hartlepool Council - Fri, 03/22/2019 - 14:54
Hartlepool Borough Council is appealing for people to come forward to represent two independent panels.
Categories: Hartlepool

Eboney Cheshire, 13, died from MDMA toxicity

Merseyside BBC News Feed - Fri, 03/22/2019 - 14:52
The death of Eboney Cheshire was previously treated as "unexplained" after she fell ill at home.
Categories: Merseyside

Tory MP Chris Davies guilty of false expenses claim

BBC Wales News Feed - Fri, 03/22/2019 - 14:50
A court hears Chris Davies MP is the "author of his own misfortune" as he admits two charges.
Categories: Wales

Public appeal to trace man who needs medical attention

Leicestershire Police News Feed - Fri, 03/22/2019 - 14:43

Officers are appealing for public help to trace to a man who needs medical attention.

Yesterday morning (Thursday 21 March) a man who gave his name as Andrew Collins attended the Leicester Royal Infirmary hospital stating he felt unwell.

He was transferred to the Glenfield hospital for further assessment but left the hospital around 9.30am before being seen by a doctor. He was last seen around this time heading along the A563 road towards Beaumont Leys.

From an assessment carried out at the Infirmary, it is believed he is at risk of becoming seriously unwell and officers are urgently trying to locate him.

Andrew is described as white, between 45 and 60 years old, of a medium build and with dark brown hair. He was last seen wearing a grey jumper, jeans, black shoes and was carrying a cream/beige jacket. He spoke with a what is believed to be an American accent.

PC Jo Blackshaw from Missing from Home team said: “We are extremely concerned for Andrew’s welfare and have been carrying out a number of enquiries to find him.

“We would urge anyone who may know who he is, has heard from him recently or knows of his current whereabouts, to please get in touch with police.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101 quoting incident 144 of 21 March.

Categories: Leicestershire

Abusive wife jailed for life for husband's murder

BBC Beds Bucks Berks News Feed - Fri, 03/22/2019 - 14:40
Hannegret Donnelly's husband had 78 external injuries and spine and neck fractures when he died.

Friday Takeaway - 22 March 2019

Norfolk Council News Feed - Fri, 03/22/2019 - 14:33

An award winning week at NCC...   22 March 2019

Highlights from an outstanding evening

Last night’s Outstanding Staff Contribution Awards (OSCAs) was a wonderful evening celebrating some of our outstanding staff and their amazing ‘above and beyond’ efforts. Norwich Castle, as ever, provided the perfect atmospheric setting for showcasing the hard work and commitment of all the nominees and winners as well as stilt walking fairies, a silk tumbling angel and hoop aerial acrobatics! Find out who the lucky winners are…

Looking for somewhere to quickly recharge between meetings? 

Café style short term touchdown points have been installed at the back of the reception area at County Hall. Find out more

Calling all explorers!

Brand new Google Trekker images open-up Norfolk Trails to virtual voyagers.

The entire 84 miles of the stunning Norfolk Coast Path, long sections of the Peddars Way and all the 26 miles of the Marriott’s Way was filmed with Google’s innovative backpack Trekker camera over the summer of 2018. Find out more and take a look!

Adult Learning in Norfolk

We’re keen to hear your views on adult learning in Norfolk, whether you’ve attended courses or not. If you can spare a couple of minutes, please click here and help.

Extra Outlook training available

An extra session of the Learning & Development course on managing high email volumes in MS Outlook has been added. This will take place on Thursday 25 April 2019 from 1:30 pm to 4:30 pm in the Kett ICT room at County Hall.

Please visit the course page on Learning Hub to book yourself a place.

And finally...Your year-end edition of The Norfolk Manager is out

Containing lots of reminders to help you round off the year and get set for the new one. Read it here

Missed last week's edition? Don't worry - you can find all editions at The Friday Takeaway

Employee of the year

Ann McCormack is our Employee of the year 2019! Ann is a Complex Case Contracts Manager in Adult Social Services.

Every day Ann excels in her role to negotiate bespoke packages of support for our most vulnerable service users across Norfolk. Single-handedly, she uses service user assessment information to undertake complex and highly skilled negotiations with care homes, supported living providers and Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) colleagues. Her conversations are transforming the market to ensure we can purchase the type and level of care required to meet the outcomes and aspirations of service users in a cost-effective way. She commands the respect of colleagues at all levels as well as partner organisations/providers. She’s known to be tough but fair and people respect that. Find out more about Ann and all our winners and nominees.

Who are you sending personal data to?

Since 1 April 2018 NCC has logged 339 data breaches. That’s up by over 50% on the same period the previous year. 38% of the breaches were categorised as ‘Information sent to the wrong email/ postal address’. We need to be more careful! Find out how.

Wanted – any unused IT equipment

Please return any IT equipment that is not currently being used, to the IMT Reception in County Hall, Floor -1.

This week’s blog

James Bullion, Executive Director of Adult Social Services. Read James' blog here and look out for Sara Tough's blog on Monday.

Read about our senior leadership team here.

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Categories: Norfolk

Migrants found in English Channel boats

Kent BBC News Feed - Fri, 03/22/2019 - 14:22
Two boats were intercepted off the Kent coast and eight people were detained.
Categories: Kent

Your Story, Our History: UK Parliament launches films on disability discrimination

Parliament News - Fri, 03/22/2019 - 14:16
The UK Parliament has released a series of moving films revealing how three acts have helped disabled people to stand up to discrimination.
Categories: Parliament News

Detailed guide: Risk protection arrangement for academies: join and get support

Department For Education News Feed - Fri, 03/22/2019 - 14:08
How academies can join the risk protection arrangement (RPA) instead of commercial insurance, what it covers and where they can get free professional advice.

Transparency data: Permanent Secretary's meetings with external organisations: 2018

Department For Education News Feed - Fri, 03/22/2019 - 14:00
Details of the Department for Education Permanent Secretary's meetings.

Transparency data: Senior DfE officials' travel and hospitality: 2018 to 2019

Department For Education News Feed - Fri, 03/22/2019 - 14:00
Travel and hospitality data for senior civil servants at the Department for Education (DfE) for the financial year 2018 to 2019.