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MP Tom visits The John Fisher school to talk to students

Carshalton and Wallington MP Tom Brake, visited The John Fisher School recently. A group of Year 9 and Year 10 students were selected to meet Mr Brake. Mr Brake gave a talk about the jobs that he has done in his Parliamentary career (including Chief Whip). Mr Brake also talked about his party the Liberal Democrats and how they have done in recent years, including the disappointing General Election. After Mr Brake’s talk he was questioned on his views of the EU...

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Sutton Mencap putting on exciting programme for Learning Week

Learning Disability Week takes place from 20th to 26th June and Sutton Mencap has a an exciting programme of events lined up. “The theme of Learning Disability Week 2016 is friendships,” said a stement on the organisation’s website. ” Our programme of activities for people with a learning disability, parents and carers includes: Wednesday 15th June: Parents coffee morning, Sutton Mencap Sunday 19th June: Kingston Mencap Railway outing, Thames Ditton Monday 20th June: Savvy Theatre and Action Replay present The Superhero Show, Sutton Theatre Tuesday 21st June: A walk in the park, Beddington Park Wednesday 22nd June: Danceathon with Zest, Westcroft Leisure Centre Sunday 26th June: Summer barbecue, Sutton Mencap Tuesday 28th June: Sutton Healthwatch event: Let’s Make Support Work for Everyone, Holy Trinity Church Details For more information, see the...

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Sutton College offering free taster courses as part of Festival

To celebrate the Festival of Learning (previously Adult Learners’ Week) Sutton College is offering a range of free taster courses. These courses are offered as part of the national celebration of lifelong learning and the ‘Have a Go’ learning events taking place during May and June around the UK. The courses are available at the College’s main Sutton centre (next to Sutton library) from Saturday 11th June through til Friday 17th June. Courses available include classes in art, learning German or Spanish basics as well as computing and supporting teaching & learning too. For more details go to COURSES There is also a jewellery class too in the College’s specialist studio on site and some take place as part of the College Open Event in Sutton High street on Saturday 11th June from 12pm – 4pm. A range of Exercise classes that week are available as drop in sessions and these include something for all levels of fitness –ranging from high intensity Piloxing to Exercise for Arthritis sufferers. FREE Tasters: Saturday 11th June 2–3pm Computing Courses Taster (ref S6101V06NV) 2–3pm Supporting Teaching & Learning Courses Taster (ref S6100V13NV) Monday 13th June 4–5.30pm Have fun with Watercolour (ref S1225V09AV) Tuesday 14th June 11–12noon German Language Taster (ref S20B6V12NV) 2.30–3.30pm Chinese Taster (ref S2124V12NV) 4–5.30pm Have fun with Mixed Media (Art) (ref S2343V09AV) 7–8pm Spanish Language Taster (ref S2342V12NV) Wednesday 15th...

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Survey shows smaller businesses are taking on more staff

New research commissioned by the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) and carried out by the Longitudinal Small Business Survey has found that smaller businesses are taking on more staff according to Sutton business advisers and accountants Harmer Slater.  In a report published earlier this month, the survey of more than 15,000 owners and managers found that almost a quarter of small and medium-sized employers had more people working for them in 2015 than in 2014. Only 1 in 10 of those surveyed reported a reduction in staff, down from 21% in 2010. Small Business Minister Anna Soubry said: ‘This survey shines a light on the small businesses that drive our economy and employ millions of people across the country – and it’s good news that small firms continue to employ more people.’ The survey also found that: 95% of employers use the internet for work, 76% have their own website and 55% have a social media profile; 81% of SMEs that applied for finance secured some or all of what they asked for with bank overdrafts being the most common type of finance; Peer-to-peer lending and crowdfunding made up 5% of finance raised; Late payment problems continue with some 30% of employers reporting issues with late payments. Tackling this problem is an important component of the new Enterprise Act. A separate survey for businesses with no employees...

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