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Bournemouth & Poole College to deliver expert apprenticeship advice at upcoming event

College to deliver expert apprenticeship advice at upcoming event

Bournemouth & Poole College is preparing to host its virtual 'Apprenticeship Unlocked' event on Wednesday, February 10 at 5.30pm.

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Go global in Julia's House lockdown fitness challenge

It's been a tough start to 2021 with lockdown three in full effect, but don't let staying in get you down. Reinvigorate your new year fitness goals by signing up for a brand new virtual fundraising challenge with Julia's House, the Dorset and Wiltshire children's hospice charity. Run, walk, cycle (or take part in any other exercise or activity) as you travel virtually to the Seven Wonders of the World. You'll visit some of the most awe-inspiring sites across the globe, while helping local children and families who need your support, now more than ever.

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Pandemic-hit students push demand for fast track course up 135% as hunger for quick career entry soars

Demand for short vocational courses is soaring thanks to the pandemic according to the Fashion Retail Academy which has witnessed a 135% rise in students signing up for a fast track career entry. The number of students enrolling for a February start on its Fast Track Buying & Merchandising course has leapt 135.3% since the last time the college was able to take a spring intake in 2019.

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Increased bureaucracy at customs is creating mounting problems for parcels and freight heading for the EU, warns ParcelHero.

Brexit red tape is creating a sticky mess at borders, says ParcelHero

Brexit bureaucracy is now creating delays and pushing up costs, says international delivery expert ParcelHero. It says up to 20% of parcels and trucks are being stopped at some borders.

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Essential workers face major Covid risk because of outdated safety rules

The TUC is calling on the government to urgently update workplace safety rules to protect essential workers, and those who can't work from home, from Covid-19. Since the rules were published in March 2020, the scientific understanding of how the virus spreads has changed. And the UK is now battling a strain that is far more easily transmitted. Yet the rules have not been fully updated - and the union body says that this is putting workers at risk.

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Marcelle Speller

Entrepreneur and philanthropist to appear at webinar

Entrepreneur turned philanthropist Marcelle Speller OBE will be talking about her career at a webinar being hosted by financial and professional services firm Smith & Williamson.

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Event trends & predictions for 2021

Following a year of unfathomable unpredictability, hear from Custard Communications' clients and experts in their fields as we look ahead to predict the landscape for events in the coming months.

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Ian Girling - Dorset Chamber chief executive

Dorset Chamber lockdown reaction comment

Dorset Chamber chief executive Ian Girling said: "It's been clear that each time restrictions are relaxed, we see a resurgence of infection rates. "The rapid escalation of infections over the last few weeks is extremely concerning and we support the new lockdown announced by the Prime Minister; it's clear a more drastic course of action is necessary. "We fully recognise the impact of this on businesses and individuals and we will continue to lobby for support for businesses in these very difficult times.

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Fewer than one in five small firms fearing end of transition have prepared, new study finds

A new FSB study of more than 1,500 firms shows that just 18% of those that believe they will be negatively impacted by the end of the transition period have finished preparing for changes that will take effect on 1 January.

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Ian Girling - Dorset Chamber chief executive

Dorset Chamber response to new Covid restrictions

Dorset Chamber chief executive Ian Girling said: "This is a bombshell announcement by the Prime Minister. "The new restrictions will be a bitter blow for many businesses and families in Dorset just days after he pledged to keep Christmas bubbles intact. "Even though the tier rating in Dorset remains unchanged the additional restrictions will undoubtedly have an impact locally and be a great disappointment for many people.

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