Specialist bakery to train former military personnel

first_imgA specialist training bakery, designed to give vulnerable ex-servicemen new employment skills to make a fresh start in life, was opened last week by celebrity chef Rosemary Shrager.The bakery, based at a new housing and training centre called The Beacon, situated next to Catterick Garrison in North Yorkshire, will help veterans develop employable skills within the baking and catering industries. Set up as a social enterprise by the Clervaux Trust, which operates a similar bakery in Darlington, and housing association Riverside ECHG, the bakery will provide accredited qualifications to equip former military personnel suffering from post-traumatic stress or who are vulnerable to homelessness with new career skills and insight into running a business.Riverside’s area manager Trevor Morris, an ex-serviceman himself, said: “When people leave the Armed Forces they often find that while they have lots of very useful team and project management skills, they need to develop trades that will find them jobs in civilian life. “We have helped support over 9,000 veterans in the past 10 years and we consulted with a lot of our ex-servicemen and women about what trades would interest them, and active trades such as baking and landscaping came out very high.”last_img read more

Investigation launched into alleged illegal dumpsite outside Letterkenny

first_imgAn operation is underway on the outskirts of Letterkenny into suspected illegal dumping.Gardai and members of Donegal County Council were at the scene of the operation which is located off the dual carriageway.Eye witnesses have told Donegal Daily that geo-physical analysts are on site and are carrying out a number of readings at the location. Trial trenches are to be dug in a bid to ascertain if there is illegal waste on site.The investigation is being carried out under the Waste Management Act.We understand that the operation will examine a number of properties in the area.Gardai were at the scene today in a observational capacity. A spokesman for Donegal County Council said they are not in a position to comment at this time.Investigation launched into alleged illegal dumpsite outside Letterkenny was last modified: November 16th, 2016 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more