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Over 2000 jobs and apprenticeships available at the first Barton BME Jobs Fair on Friday 17th June

Over 2000 jobs and apprenticeships available at the first Barton BME Jobs Fair on Friday 17th June

Gloucester MP Richard Graham has teamed up with Black South West Network and Linking Communities to help the city's unemployed ethnic minorities find jobs.

The Barton BME Jobs Fair is from 2.30 – 6.00pm on Friday 17th June at the Barton Community Centre in Barton Street, opposite Stratton Road.

Trading Places

 Economic experts at Gloucester City Council want to help local firms reach millions of potential new customers – across the world. By ‘dipping their toes’ into the export market – or expanding existing services – local businesses can increase their financial viability. Now two offers are being made to companies in Gloucester interested in finding out more about exporting their products and services. The first is to take part in a survey to help develop a programme of events designed to meet the export information and advice needs of local entrepreneurs.

Lofty symbols of success

Three large cranes towering over the skyline of Gloucester are symbols of the city’s ongoing regeneration. That is the view of Paul James, leader of Gloucester City Council. He said: “ There aren’t many cities or towns anywhere in the country that are likely to see much construction work taking place in the current economic climate.

Gloucester MP Pays Tribute to Falkland’s War Dead

Gloucester MP Richard Graham yesterday laid a wreath at the main war memorial in Stanley in the Falkland Islands in tribute to all those who died during the Falklands conflict in 1982. Richard Graham is currently spending a week in the Falkland Islands, along with 12 other MPs as part of the Armed Forces Parliamentary Scheme, a scheme which exists to give MPs insight and experience of life in the armed forces.  Mr Graham also laid a second wreath at Bluff Cove Memorial for the Welsh Guards, Royal Engineers and all others who died during the landings from RFA Sir Galahad, which was fatally attacked by Argentinean bombs in the waters off the Falkland Islands on 8 June 1982.

Conservatives Gain Gloucester

The last time Conservatives had a majority on Gloucester City Council was 23 years ago.  We lost control in the Westgate by-election in the late 1980s – the first election campaign I had been involved with as a young party member.  Our candidate in that election was one Pam Tracey.  Pam didn’t win that time, but was elected in 1992.

City Conservatives hail their achievements – and promise more

With only two days left to go until the City Council elections, Conservatives in Gloucester have published a list of their main achievements since they took over running the authority in 2004. On the party’s local website, www.gloucesterconservatives.com, the Tories have listed what they see as their most important steps in transforming the city.  These include progress on regeneration, improving recycling rates, keeping the council tax down and securing £1 million to refurbish the city’s museums.

Millions of reasons to recycle your rubbish

As the cost of landfill tax increases again, Gloucestershire County Council is encouraging people to do all they can to reduce, reuse and recycle their rubbish.
From this month (April), landfill tax – that’s the tax we’re charged for burying waste in the ground - rises to £56 per tonne.

Push for Enterprise Zone status for the Railway Triangle

Gloucester MP Richard Graham and City Council Leader Paul James joined forces today with business associations to push for a new Enterprise Zone in Gloucester's Railway Triangle as part of a bid by Gloucestershire's Local Enterprise Partmership.