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Two Sodexo security experts have been elected to the council of the International Professional Security Association (IPSA).

National security manager Mark Death

National security manager Mark Death and Centre of Excellence development manager Jane Farrell were both appointed to the 18-strong council.

Formed over 50 years ago, IPSA is a membership body for individuals and companies working in security and associated roles.

Centre of Excellence development manager Jane Farrell

The […]

The Revising of Educational Relationships

We live in a world that bastions the individual and celebrates specialism. Since the C18th we have been steadily outsourcing not only industry, health and education, but now, according to Hochschild’s ‘Commodity Frontier’ even our personal relationships. Whilst compartmentalising our lives may increase efficiency, it’s detrimental to our education system and our children. An effect we’re seeing as the UK slides down the OECD ranks in Math, English and Science, faces increasing swathes of ‘Neets’ and witnesses over 20,000, 14 year olds migrating away from formal education. […]

EXCLUSIVE – UNOFFICIAL PRESS CARDS POSE A SECURITY RISK

GPSJ has raised concerns around a possible security risk arising from the sale of unauthorised press cards on EBay that look very similar to the official UK Press passes used to identify professional journalists in various work situations. […]

The new City of Westminster Courts is nearing completion.

The building’s striking stone facades were revealed earlier this month and completion scheduled for the end of July. The building was designed by the Hurd Rolland Partnership and delivered by Laing O Rourke Plc for Her Majesty’s Courts and Tribunal Service. […]

Why We Need a Greater Diversity of Experts for Effective Public Dialogue

One of the key outcomes from the ‘Use of Experts’ workstream report was for the role of experts to be more carefully considered in the planning and delivery of public dialogues. This article looks at one aspect of that report – to advocate bringing in a greater number and diversity of experts in public dialogue and why that is becoming even more pertinent.In the public dialogues Sciencewise-ERC has funded and advised on, a sample of members of the public is asked to deliberate on an issue, exploring their hopes, fears and aspirations so that policy can be better informed by those views. […]

Budget 2010: Major public sector cutbacks are underway, however savings can still be delivered without hitting frontline services

The emergency budget has given us the first real indication of how and where the coalition’s major spending cuts are going to occur. Chancellor George Osborne has spelt out the agenda in recent weeks, explaining that, “decisive action to deal with Britain’s record budget deficit” , estimated to be running at £149 billion annually with a structural deficit of £113.5 billion- is the top priority or else the country is on the “road to ruin”. […]

COAST & COUNTRY'S RECORD NUMBERS FOR LEARNING

A record number of Coast & Country Housing employees have been working towards qualifications in the last 12 months. […]

UNEMPLOYMENT FIGURES – UNISON REACTION

Commenting on the latest unemployment figures released today (16 June), Dave Prentis, UNISON’s General Secretary, said: -With unemployment on the up again it makes no sense to throw thousands more people on to the dole queues. […]

Man dies and 8 yr old boy injured at Saddleworth Band Contest

A man has died and and eight year old boy has been injured after a collision involving a coach at this years Saddleworth Band Contest. The accident happened at around 10pm, a coach collided with the 57-year-old man and the boy. […]

Firearms of historical interest found

Firearms belonging to World War II hero Geoffrey Hallowes have been found in Surrey and donated to The Gordon Highlanders Museum. In March 2008 a local Surrey resident reported to police that she had found six firearms while clearing out a property in Surrey. It is not uncommon for people to come across firearms about which they had no knowledge when clearing out a property. […]

LG Launches New Wireless Network Multi-Monitor Solution

Slough, United Kingdom 1st February, 2010: Bringing advanced networking and monitor technology to the hospitality, meeting and conference, public sector and educational sectors; LG is revealing the latest addition to its successful N+ range at ISE 2010 – a wireless multi-monitor solution that will be available from mid 2010 onwards. […]

Dortek targets infection control with new hermetically sealed, glass sliding door

Dortek, the market leading UK manufacturer and supplier of specialist hygienic hospital doors, has introduced a new door which is designed to help hospitals and clinics fight the spread of infection. Originally designed for use on operating theatres, the new fully glazed MF5 hermetically sealed sliding door is particularly suitable for isolation wards, Intensive Care Units (ICUs) and Critical Care Units (CCUs). […]

Kent Fire Service 'Stand by Your Pan' Video

Kent Fire and Rescue Service (KFRS) has launched the musically-flavoured ‘Stand by Your Pan’ as a response to figures which highlight a particular risk to those who get peckish after a few drinks. […]