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  • East Midlands Council Feeds: Consultation on East Midlands Rail Franchise
    Train services are important to the East Midlands connecting people to jobs and training, for leisure and retail trips too.  East Midland Councils is keen to see the region better served by rail than it is now, better connections to and between our main cities as well as to other regions like London, Birmingham, Manchester […]
  • East Midlands Council Feeds: Public Health England East Midlands Prospectus 2017-18
    Public Health England have produced a revised version of their Prospectus for PHE East Midlands. They have changed the formatting and presentation of the life expectancy maps to improve the way they speak to the data.  The Prospectus can be found here
  • East Midlands Council Feeds: Unaccompanied Asylum Seeking Children - Cost Analysis
    All county and unitary authorities within the East Midlands have care responsibilities for Unaccompanied Asylum Seeking Children (UASC). Local authorities have long expressed their concern that the financial support received from Government does not meet the actual costs incurred. To support the case for a fairer UASC funding model, EMC has...
  • East Midlands Council Feeds: East Midlands Councils Housing CPD Programme
    EMC is launching a low cost CPD programme for Housing, the first event in the programme will be held on 27 September 2017. A number of authorities have already signed up to this programme. Homelessness Reduction Act 2017 Event, 27 September 2017 The inaugural event in the EMC low cost CPD programme for Housing will […]
  • East Midlands Council Feeds: Midland Main Line Electrification: Cancelled
    Leaders in the East Midlands have reacted with dismay to the news that the electrification of the Midland Main Line has been cancelled – and have asked for an urgent meeting with Transport Secretary Chris Grayling and the Chair of Midlands Connect Sir John Peace. The cancellation comes less than two years after the previous […]
  • East Midlands Council Feeds: East Midlands Councils Annual Report 2016-17
    Today (Friday 14 July) East Midlands Councils (EMC) presented our Annual Report for 2016/17 to the Annual General Meeting.  EMC Annual Report 2016-17   This Annual Report is part of how EMC accounts to its membership. 12 months ago, Members agreed a set of priorities for EMC to make progress on.  12...
  • 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 […]
  • 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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East Midlands Councils

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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

  • Consultation on East Midlands Rail Franchise
    Train services are important to the East Midlands connecting people to jobs and training, for leisure and retail trips too.  East Midland Councils is keen to see the region better served by rail than it is now, better connections to and between our main cities as well as to other regions like London, Birmingham, Manchester […]
  • Public Health England East Midlands Prospectus 2017-18
    Public Health England have produced a revised version of their Prospectus for PHE East Midlands. They have changed the formatting and presentation of the life expectancy maps to improve the way they speak to the data.  The Prospectus can be found here
  • Unaccompanied Asylum Seeking Children - Cost Analysis
    All county and unitary authorities within the East Midlands have care responsibilities for Unaccompanied Asylum Seeking Children (UASC). Local authorities have long expressed their concern that the financial support received from Government does not meet the actual costs incurred. To support the case for a fairer UASC funding model, EMC has...
  • East Midlands Councils Housing CPD Programme
    EMC is launching a low cost CPD programme for Housing, the first event in the programme will be held on 27 September 2017. A number of authorities have already signed up to this programme. Homelessness Reduction Act 2017 Event, 27 September 2017 The inaugural event in the EMC low cost CPD programme for Housing will […]
  • Midland Main Line Electrification: Cancelled
    Leaders in the East Midlands have reacted with dismay to the news that the electrification of the Midland Main Line has been cancelled – and have asked for an urgent meeting with Transport Secretary Chris Grayling and the Chair of Midlands Connect Sir John Peace. The cancellation comes less than two years after the previous […]
  • HS2: Now let's get on with it!
    Council leaders today welcomed the Government’s announcement of the final route of HS2 between Birmingham and Leeds via East Midlands Hub at Toton and Chesterfield. The Government has also announced the contractors that will build the phase one route between London and Birmingham.   The news comes following last year’s...
  • East Midlands Councils Annual Report 2016-17
    Today (Friday 14 July) East Midlands Councils (EMC) presented our Annual Report for 2016/17 to the Annual General Meeting.  EMC Annual Report 2016-17   This Annual Report is part of how EMC accounts to its membership. 12 months ago, Members agreed a set of priorities for EMC to make progress on.  12...
  • EMC HR Bulletin
    EMC HR Bulletin June 2017 This month’s HR Bulletin includes an update from our recent meeting with regional trade unions, sickness absence benchmarking results and an item on our work to keep representing councils’ interests at EU level within the context of Brexit.  Darren Newman’s article looks at the issue of...
  • 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...