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  • 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...
  • East Midlands Council Feeds: HR Bulletin - February 2017
    Please find attached this month’s HR Bulletin, which contains all the key developments on HR and learning and development, plus; Analysis of HR Team sizes across the East Midlands Update on Increases to Statutory Redundancy Pay and Unfair Dismissal Compensation Update on New Trade Union Balloting Rules from 1 March 2017 EMC HR...
  • East Midlands Council Feeds: HS2: FROM DRAWING BOARD TO REALITY
    Council leaders from the East Midlands welcomed today’s announcement that the legislation to build phase one of HS2 between London and Birmingham has been given Royal Assent – but stressed the importance of pressing ahead with phase 2, which will link Birmingham with the East Midlands, South Yorkshire and Leeds, as soon as possible...
  • East Midlands Council Feeds: EMC HR Bulletin - January 2017
    Please find attached this month’s HR Bulletin, which contains all the key developments on HR and learning and development. The Bulletin includes an update on the exit pay cap regulation and provides details of the commercialization programme. This months article from Employment Law expert Darren Newman is on Keeping Whistleblowers...
  • East Midlands Council Feeds: EMC Meeting
    The next full East Midlands Councils meeting will take place at 10.00am on Wednesday 15th February 2017 and will be held at Nottinghamshire County Council.
  • East Midlands Council Feeds: EMC HR Bulletin - December Edition
    Please find attached this month’s HR Bulletin, which will provide you with a single-information point on current issues and developments in HR.  As well as providing a summary of the main regional and national developments, the bulletin includes a link to the updated Green Book.  Our employment law article from Darren...
  • East Midlands Council Feeds: Merry Christmas from EMC
    EMC offices will be closed from 17:00 on Thursday 22 December and will reopen on Tuesday 3 January 2017.
  • East Midlands Council Feeds: Building Homes, Reducing Homelessness - 9th Feb 2017
    East Midlands Councils and the Local Government Association have organised an event which will provide delegates the opportunity to hear from and discuss leading innovations and actions and action to 1) build homes, and 2) prevent and reduce homelessness.  For more information and to book a place please follow this link...

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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

  • 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...
  • HR Bulletin - February 2017
    Please find attached this month’s HR Bulletin, which contains all the key developments on HR and learning and development, plus; Analysis of HR Team sizes across the East Midlands Update on Increases to Statutory Redundancy Pay and Unfair Dismissal Compensation Update on New Trade Union Balloting Rules from 1 March 2017 EMC HR...
  • HS2: FROM DRAWING BOARD TO REALITY
    Council leaders from the East Midlands welcomed today’s announcement that the legislation to build phase one of HS2 between London and Birmingham has been given Royal Assent – but stressed the importance of pressing ahead with phase 2, which will link Birmingham with the East Midlands, South Yorkshire and Leeds, as soon as possible...
  • EMC HR Bulletin - January 2017
    Please find attached this month’s HR Bulletin, which contains all the key developments on HR and learning and development. The Bulletin includes an update on the exit pay cap regulation and provides details of the commercialization programme. This months article from Employment Law expert Darren Newman is on Keeping Whistleblowers...
  • EMC Meeting
    The next full East Midlands Councils meeting will take place at 10.00am on Wednesday 15th February 2017 and will be held at Nottinghamshire County Council.
  • EMC HR Bulletin - December Edition
    Please find attached this month’s HR Bulletin, which will provide you with a single-information point on current issues and developments in HR.  As well as providing a summary of the main regional and national developments, the bulletin includes a link to the updated Green Book.  Our employment law article from Darren...
  • Building Homes, Reducing Homelessness - 9th Feb 2017
    East Midlands Councils and the Local Government Association have organised an event which will provide delegates the opportunity to hear from and discuss leading innovations and actions and action to 1) build homes, and 2) prevent and reduce homelessness.  For more information and to book a place please follow this link...
  • EMC HR Bulletin, November 2016 Edition
    Please find attached this month’s edition of our HR Bulletin, giving you a round-up of all the latest HR developments within the region and nationally.  This edition provides information from the free event we hosted on apprenticeships earlier this month, and an update on national developments with the National Living Wage, the...
  • East Midlands Local Authority Challenge 2016 - The Results
    Thursday 24 November East Midlands Councils held the first East Midlands Local Authority Challenge at Donington Race Track. 20 teams from across the East Midlands took part in the challenge and competed for the coveted prize of the Local Authority Challenge East Midlands Winner. We are pleased to announce the results below, but...