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  • East Midlands Council Feeds: 60 Year CIEH Membership Award
    On Thursday 15th June, EMC held the 50th session of the Low Cost CPD for Environmental Health Officers 5+1 on Food Safety.  Barrie Sheard, a retired Environmental Health Officer from Amber Valley Borough Council, also attended and was presented with his 60 year membership of the CIEH.    
  • East Midlands Council Feeds: Leicester City Mayor to Chair New Regional Transport Body
    NEWS Release from Transport for the East Midlands (TfEM) Leicester City Mayor Sir Peter Soulsby has been confirmed the first chair of ‘Transport for the East Midlands’ (TfEM). Cllr Richard Davies from Lincolnshire County Council is the Vice Chair. TfEM brings together senior leaders from the region’s local...
  • East Midlands Council Feeds: General Election Results in the East Midlands
    East Midlands Councils has produced a summary of the General Election Results in the East Midlands, available here.   The changes in the region are included below; Derby North - Labour Gain from Conservative Derbyshire North East - Conservative Gain from Labour High Peak - Labour Gain from Conservative Lincoln - Labour Gain...
  • East Midlands Council Feeds: EMC HR Bulletin - May 2017 Edition
    EMC HR Bulletin May 2017 The May EMC HR Bulletin is now available from the above link below. Rest is the theme of Darren Newman’s article this month, in which he sets out latest developments on sleeping in shifts and how they relate to the National Minimum Wage. The HR Bulletin also provides news of an […]
  • East Midlands Council Feeds: Secondment Opportunities, Transport for the East Midlands - East Midlands Councils
    East Midlands Councils (EMC) supports strategic infrastructure and economic growth across the region through its input to initiatives and programmes such as Midlands Connect, HS2 and its emerging growth strategy, rail franchising and the upgrade and electrification of the Midland Mainline. Transport for the East Midlands (TFEM) brings the nine...
  • East Midlands Council Feeds: Midlands Connect - Multiple Appointments
    Midlands Connect – Multiple appointments – Fixed term until 31 March 2020 Secondment opportunities welcome Midlands Connect is a pan-Midlands partnership of 23 Local Authorities, nine Local Enterprise Partnerships, the Chambers of Commerce, Highways England, HS2 Ltd, Network Rail and our Sponsor the Department for Transport....
  • East Midlands Council Feeds: HR Bulletin - April 2017
    Please find attached this month’s HR Bulletin, which contains all the key recent developments on HR.  This includes:- an overview of the TUC’s Dying to Work Campaign an update on IR35 and an opportunity for you to feed in your issues/concerns and improvements you’d like to guidance and the on-line tool reference...
  • East Midlands Council Feeds: EMC HR Bulletin - March Edition
    The March EMC HR Bulletin is now available from the link above. Employment Law expert Darren Newman provides an article on the implications for employers of Employment Tribunal decisions being available on the internet, along with updates on; Review of the National Pay Spine, Intermediaries – Review of IR35 and...
  • East Midlands Council Feeds: Midlands Connect Strategy launched
    Midlands Connect Strategy: Powering the Midlands Engine outlines the region’s vision to become an engine for growth through investment in transport infrastructure for this generation and the next.  Eighteen months ago Midlands Connect was formed with the task of researching and developing a strategy for improving transport...
  • East Midlands Council Feeds: Midlands Engine Strategy
    Midlands Engine Strategy launched by Chancellor of the Exchequer The Midlands Engine Strategy has been launched today (Thursday 9 March 2017), the Strategy includes new funding allocations for Local Enterprise Partnerships in the East Midlands. Local Enterprise Partnership   New Funding Allocation Derby...

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  • La Tomatina Festa Buñol
    Having really enjoyed the last few fiestas, we decided we would go to Buñol for the tomato fiesta La Tomatina. No-one knows for sure how this fiesta started and there are many stories, from two men starting a food fight in a restaurant that spilled out onto the streets, to a local housewife attacking the […]
  • The Jumilla Wine Fiesta -La Vendimia de Vino
    The small inland town of Jumilla is an important focal point for the major wine producing industry in the area and this annual event where hundreds of litres of free wine is given away is a thank you from all the bodegas and commercial vineyards. Last nights fiesta has to be one of the craziest […]
  • How to make Chicken and Rabbit Paella
    The original paella valenciana probably dates to the early 1800s and the earliest kinds of paella were products of purely available local ingredients. Today paella is made in every region of Spain, using just about any kind of ingredient that goes well with rice. In our area of inland Costa Blanca, the most widely accepted […]
  • The Farmer and The Donkey- A Moral Story
    One day a farmer’s donkey fell down a well. The animal cried piteously for hours as the farmer tried to work out how to get it out. Finally, he decided the animal was old and as the well needed to be covered up, it just wasn’t worth trying to retrieve the donkey. He asked all […]
  • Spontaneous Spanish Smileys
    You may or may not have heard of Spontaneous Smiley, a project created by photographer Ruth Kaiser in which anyone can share photos of smiley faces they see in everyday objects. On a day out around Alicante we found a few of these smileys hidden in various buildings along the way. Maybe now you’ll spot some too!
  • The Use of Olive Oil in your Beauty Treatments
    The olive tree has been cultivated for more than 3000 years and much of the crop is used to  make oil for cooking Now you can learn the secrets of olive oil that have made it such a favorite with Mediterranean beauties who have relied on it to help maintain good heath, a fresh dewy […]

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The East Midlands Regional Assembly has met for the last time before being abolished.

The assembly, which had its final meeting on Friday, includes MEPs, business representatives, and local politicians nominated from councils.

It was launched in Leicester in 1998, but is now being scrapped along with seven other assemblies in England. BBC

  • 60 Year CIEH Membership Award
    On Thursday 15th June, EMC held the 50th session of the Low Cost CPD for Environmental Health Officers 5+1 on Food Safety.  Barrie Sheard, a retired Environmental Health Officer from Amber Valley Borough Council, also attended and was presented with his 60 year membership of the CIEH.    
  • Leicester City Mayor to Chair New Regional Transport Body
    NEWS Release from Transport for the East Midlands (TfEM) Leicester City Mayor Sir Peter Soulsby has been confirmed the first chair of ‘Transport for the East Midlands’ (TfEM). Cllr Richard Davies from Lincolnshire County Council is the Vice Chair. TfEM brings together senior leaders from the region’s local...
  • General Election Results in the East Midlands
    East Midlands Councils has produced a summary of the General Election Results in the East Midlands, available here.   The changes in the region are included below; Derby North - Labour Gain from Conservative Derbyshire North East - Conservative Gain from Labour High Peak - Labour Gain from Conservative Lincoln - Labour Gain...
  • EMC HR Bulletin - May 2017 Edition
    EMC HR Bulletin May 2017 The May EMC HR Bulletin is now available from the above link below. Rest is the theme of Darren Newman’s article this month, in which he sets out latest developments on sleeping in shifts and how they relate to the National Minimum Wage. The HR Bulletin also provides news of an […]
  • Secondment Opportunities, Transport for the East Midlands - East Midlands Councils
    East Midlands Councils (EMC) supports strategic infrastructure and economic growth across the region through its input to initiatives and programmes such as Midlands Connect, HS2 and its emerging growth strategy, rail franchising and the upgrade and electrification of the Midland Mainline. Transport for the East Midlands (TFEM) brings the nine...
  • Midlands Connect - Multiple Appointments
    Midlands Connect – Multiple appointments – Fixed term until 31 March 2020 Secondment opportunities welcome Midlands Connect is a pan-Midlands partnership of 23 Local Authorities, nine Local Enterprise Partnerships, the Chambers of Commerce, Highways England, HS2 Ltd, Network Rail and our Sponsor the Department for Transport....
  • HR Bulletin - April 2017
    Please find attached this month’s HR Bulletin, which contains all the key recent developments on HR.  This includes:- an overview of the TUC’s Dying to Work Campaign an update on IR35 and an opportunity for you to feed in your issues/concerns and improvements you’d like to guidance and the on-line tool reference...
  • EMC HR Bulletin - March Edition
    The March EMC HR Bulletin is now available from the link above. Employment Law expert Darren Newman provides an article on the implications for employers of Employment Tribunal decisions being available on the internet, along with updates on; Review of the National Pay Spine, Intermediaries – Review of IR35 and...
  • Midlands Connect Strategy launched
    Midlands Connect Strategy: Powering the Midlands Engine outlines the region’s vision to become an engine for growth through investment in transport infrastructure for this generation and the next.  Eighteen months ago Midlands Connect was formed with the task of researching and developing a strategy for improving transport...
  • Midlands Engine Strategy
    Midlands Engine Strategy launched by Chancellor of the Exchequer The Midlands Engine Strategy has been launched today (Thursday 9 March 2017), the Strategy includes new funding allocations for Local Enterprise Partnerships in the East Midlands. Local Enterprise Partnership   New Funding Allocation Derby...