Press Releases

Jun 16, 2014 12:56 BST Wales Co-operative Centre Disability Wales is celebrating receiving a much sought after Big Lottery Innovation Grant to support a new project to be delivered in partnership with the Wales Co-operative Centre, which will enable disabled people in Wales to have greater control over their lives.

Scandic expands in Berlin

Jun 16, 2014 11:00 BST Scandic Hotels Scandic is increasing its presence in Germany by taking over the Alsterhof Hotel in Berlin. The hotel has 217 rooms, which have just undergone an extensive refurbishment costing EUR 8 million, and is strategically located close to all the shopping and entertainment of western Berlin. When Scandic takes over the hotel on 1 September, it will change its name to Scandic Berlin Kurfürstendamm.

Rochdale’s care homes open their doors for national event

Jun 16, 2014 10:23 BST Rochdale Borough Council A selection of Rochdale’s care homes will be throwing their doors open to the public this Friday (20 June) as part of National Care Homes Open day.

Max Zachs and the minister for Equality and Social Inclusion opens EuroPride 2014

Jun 13, 2014 09:38 BST Oslo Pride Max Zachs, one of Britiains most well known Trans people, known from the British TV series "My Transsexual Summer" headlines the official opening of EuroPride 2014 in Oslo, Norway. At the official opening Zachs will be accompanied by Norway’s minister for Equality and Social Inclusion, Solveig Horne (in the picture), from the populist Progress party (Frp).

Purchasing power of EU workers rising, despite limited collectively agreed pay increases

Jun 12, 2014 13:39 BST Eurofound Nominal collectively agreed pay increases remained limited in the majority of EU Member States in 2013. However, because of lower inflation rates, employees in a number of European countries saw the purchasing power of their wages increase, reflecting a change from the post-crisis trend that had been observed since 2011. Eurofound’s annual update on pay is out.

Young drama students lift the curtain on safeguarding at unique event

Jun 12, 2014 11:37 BST Rochdale Borough Council A talented group of students from Whitworth High school turned thespian to help professionals understand better how to protect families across Rochdale borough. The

And there’s more – Jimmy Cricket throws his weight behind Carers' Campaign

Jun 12, 2014 11:24 BST Rochdale Borough Council Famous Irish comedian Jimmy Cricket has pledged his support for Rochdale’s thousands of carers at a special event to mark National Carers Week.

Inspiration and education on offer at prestigious Social Enterprise Wales Awards and Conference        .      Cynnig ysbrydoliaeth ac addysg yn ystod gwobrau a chynhadledd Fawreddog Mentrau Cymdeithasol Cymru 2014

Jun 11, 2014 13:45 BST Wales Co-operative Centre There will be both inspiration and education on offer at the Social Enterprise Wales 2014 Awards and Conference, which are being held at Glasdir in Llanwrst near Llandudno. The Social Enterprise Awards will take place on the evening of Tuesday 30 September and the Conference will start at 10am the following day, Wednesday 1 October 2014.

First Licensee’s Forum heralded as a success

Jun 11, 2014 10:02 BST East Staffordshire Borough Council The recent Licensee’s Forum held at the Town Hall, Burton upon Trent, was heralded as a great success. More than 80 delegates attended the event and listened to presentations from all of the responsible authorities, local Pub Watch Schemes, the Security Industry Authority and members of the BAC O’Connor Centre. The afternoon allowed for workshops and feedback for future meetings.

Walkers Enjoy Fun in the Sun as Breast Cancer Walk Raises Funds for Local Charity.

Jun 11, 2014 09:10 BST East Staffordshire Borough Council