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DWP to close 36 Jobcentres – is your local branch affected? Full list

Metro UK 27 Jun 2023
A number of Jobcentres are set to shut in the coming months (Picture ... Thousands of Britons on benefits are set to be affected by a number of Jobcentres closing in upcoming months. The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) is set to axe a further 36 Jobcentres as it looks to ‘shrink its presence on the high street,’ The Sun reports.

Training and employment programme geared up to create more than 200 jobs

The Business Desk 05 Feb 2021
A training and employment programme is set to give more than 200 people in and around Birmingham the opportunity to retrain and secure full time work. The jobs initiative is part of a partnership between Birmingham-based call centre outsourcing specialist Sigma Financial Group, BMet, Birmingham City Council and JobCentre Plus.

Jailed gangster addresses rivals in rap filmed live from inside prison

Metro UK 29 Oct 2020
Blake, 29, from Birmingham, has made a number of appearances on widely-viewed urban music channels since his incarceration ... Blake was arrested as he tried to sign on at a city Jobcentre and was jailed for 11 years at Birmingham Crown Court in April 2014.

Duchess of Sussex to launch clothing range for charity

Belfast Telegraph 04 Sep 2019
Smart Works has helped more than 11,000 women and aims to dress 3,500 this year across their two London offices, and additional bases in Edinburgh, Manchester, Reading, Birmingham and Newcastle. Women are referred to Smart Works from organisations such as jobcentres, work ...

Submission to the UN Special Rapporteur on Extreme Poverty & Human Rights Regarding His Thematic ...

Human Rights 21 May 2019
According to welfare researchers from the University of Birmingham and the University of Leeds, former staff of Jobcentre Plus, an agency which administers UC’s benefits for jobseekers, “described being permanently on the ‘back foot’, in that digital services were rolled out ...

Body outlines from murder crime scenes appear outside Jobcentres in Birmingham

Metro UK 06 Jun 2018
Body outlines indicating murder crime scenes are being sprayed outside Birmingham Jobcentres along with the slogan ‘fit for work’ ... A Birmingham Jobcentre attendee told ... Very interesting at Job Centre this Morning 😂😂😂😂😂😂#murderbypaint #birmingham #jobcentre #SellyOak

Transgender woman ‘told to use male changing rooms’ to try on dress in Debenhams

Metro UK 06 Jun 2018
The 25-year-old from Carluke, Lanarkshire, added that she walked to the male section ‘crying in shock’ after the exchange. (Picture. Facebook/ Jay Francis Campbell Hair) ... Jay Campbell visited the Debenhams store in Glasgow in a bid to find a dress for her friend’s wedding ... Body outlines from murder crime scenes appear outside JobCentres in Birmingham ... .

Three arrested after boy, 7, suffers horrific burns from scalding water

Metro UK 06 Jun 2018
Owen is still recovering in the burns unit at Sheffield Children’s Hospital (Picture. Paul Atkin/SWNS). Police have arrested three people after a seven-year-old schoolboy was horrifically scalded on his face and head by boiling water ... Paul Atkin/SWNS) ... Paul Atkin/SWNS) ... More ... Body outlines from murder crime scenes appear outside JobCentres in Birmingham.

Man who ‘stabbed baby son’ faced being deported for domestic abuse

Metro UK 06 Jun 2018
Rehan Khan is being hunted by police on suspicion of attempted murder (Picture. PA). The man being hunted by police for stabbing his 11-month old son and wife had his visa rejected days ago after his wife reported him for domestic abuse, it has been claimed ... Body outlines from murder crime scenes appear outside JobCentres in Birmingham ... Advertisement ... .

Airport parking customers come home from holiday to find cars covered in mud

Metro UK 06 Jun 2018
Trading Standards officers inspect customers’ cars (Picture. Eddie Mitchell). People who believed they had paid for airport parking came home from holiday to find their cars had been stashed in a field and were covered in mud ... Advertisement. Advertisement ... Eddie Mitchell) ... UK ... Body outlines from murder crime scenes appear outside JobCentres in Birmingham.

Food banks warn of struggle to cope this Christmas due to universal credit

The Guardian 07 Nov 2017
Universal credit ... Trussell Trust graphic ... About 118 jobcentres in areas including Birmingham, Manchester, Wolverhampton, Lambeth, Swansea, Brighton, Dundee, Newport, Gateshead, Waltham Forest, Reading and Oxfordshire are scheduled to move on to the full universal credit system over the next few weeks ... It added ... A spokesperson said ... .

Budget 2014: A booming economy? Not in Britain’s capital of joblessness

The Independent 19 Mar 2014
One of the busiest buildings in Handsworth, west Birmingham, today, was the enormous Jobcentre Plus ... Nationally, unemployment is now at a low of 7.2 per cent, but in this north-western corner of Birmingham 27.4 per cent of the working age population are registered as unemployed.

Glad to play gay: Russell Tovey interview

London Evening Standard 08 Jan 2014
“My friend took me to see Arsenal v Cardiff. Wonderful,” he enthuses ... He’s never played gay before ... Loveable lad ... Done ... Next he’s filming the second series of the terrific ITV sitcom The Job Lot, opposite Miranda’s Sarah Hadland, playing a Londoner who relocates to Birmingham with dreams of becoming an artist but finds himself working in a Jobcentre ... .

Interview: Russell Tovey's work experience

The Independent 27 Apr 2013
It’s a tale that would appeal to Tovey’s latest character – Karl, a fine art graduate in ITV’s upcoming sitcom The Job Lot, set in a Birmingham Jobcentre. “Karl had ambitions to become the next Andy Warhol,” says Tovey, “but it didn’t quite happen, so he got a job in a Jobcentre and he’s been there ever since.” ... But now they’re over the moon.”.

Ministers 'blocking youth unemployment initiatives'

The Guardian 31 Jan 2013
As Ed Miliband prepares to chair a major summit on youth unemployment in Birmingham, Byrne claims that ministers are acting as a "handbrake on progress" by interfering with the work of local JobCentre teams ...Glasgow and Birmingham have reinvented Labour's Future Jobs Fund by giving paid opportunities to young people out of work.

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