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Monday, 15 October 2018

Royal Mail - Christmas Casual Temp Worker - Chester Mail Centre, Jupiter Drive

Christmas Casuals
A Christmas jumper, festive online shopping, a letter headed to the North Pole. There are all kinds of exciting parcels and letters to look forward to this Christmas. Joining as a Christmas temporary worker at one of our mail centres, you’ll be helping to sort these items for 29 million addresses across the UK.
A mix of full and part time indoor sorting positions on early, late and night shifts will be available from early November through until 23rd December at a number of sites across the UK. To spread festive cheer this season, and make a little extra for yourself too, please search and apply online now.
Details HERE

2018 Chester Santa Dash - Sunday 2nd December 2018

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Tickets for this are available here:
 https://www.tickettailor.com/events/hospiceofthegoodshepherd/194764


Symptons of Sepsis

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Bonfire night - list of bonfires in Cheshire

Organised bonfire
It's much safer to attend an organised community bonfire - so please attend an organised event this Bonfire Night.
Most injuries throughout the bonfire period occur as a result of people building their own bonfires, and setting off their own fireworks.
Here's a list of some of the organised community bonfires and firework displays in Cheshire:

PK Sports Coaching - October Half-term Multi Sports Camp - 29th Oct - 1st Nov - Ellesmere Port

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Halloween Craft Event - 26th October @ 10am - Storyhouse, Chester

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Halloween Craft workshop suitable for parents and pre-school aged children
Further details can be found HERE

Muay Thai Kick Boxing - Saltney

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Starting Well - Play-Day Specials - Hughes Centre, Dale Barracks - Thursday 25th October 2018


Macmillan Cancer Support Afternoon Tea - Upton Pavilion - 19 Oct - 12.30-2.30pm

Macmillan cancer support afternoon tea. All welcome. Drop in have a cuppa and a chat whilst raising money for this worthy cause.  Further details HERE

Craft Fair - Theatre Clwyd, Mold - Sunday 21st October 2018 10am-4pm

Join us for our 2018 Craft Fairs, showcasing local crafts, food & drink!

Taste of Cheshire Farmers Market - Chester - October 20th @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm

Chester Town Hall Square comes alive every third Saturday of every month with the Taste of Cheshire Farmers Market.
The outdoor market brings together about 30 Cheshire-based suppliers, giving visitors access to quality local produce.
From sausages and pies to preserves and cheeses, there is plenty to choose from at the family-friendly market. With the Gothic tower of the Town Hall rising above stalls and market goers, the Farmers Market is a great way to support local food and drink producers.

Dementia Friendly Coffee Morning - Chester Zoo - Second & Fourth Mondays (Next Session 22nd October 2018)

In partnership with and delivered by Alzheimer’s Society & supported by Upton Dene Residential and Nursing Home

    Join us on the second and fourth Mondays of every month for a chance to enjoy a cuppa and a chat with someone from Alzheimer’s Society with a view of our rhinos, warthogs and Asian elephants.
    Bembe Coffee Shop is in the Diamond Jubilee Quarter, which is FREE to access. It's right by the main entrance which has plenty of FREE parking too.
    Join us on the second and fourth Mondays of every month for a chance to enjoy a cuppa with a view of our rhinos, warthogs and Asian elephants.
    Further details can be found HERE

    Friday, 12 October 2018

    Tickets for Troops - BHR - Countryside Day - Aintree Racecourse, Liverpool - Sun 28th Oct

     Tickets for Troops provides free tickets to members of the Armed Forces for a variety of sporting, musical and cultural events. The service offers serving personnel and those medically discharged from the forces since 2001, the well-deserved opportunity to enjoy an event of their choice with their friends and families.
    To login/register please click HERE

    Tickets for Troops - English National Ballet - Manchester Opera House 17-18 Oct

    Tickets for Troops provides free tickets to members of the Armed Forces for a variety of sporting, musical and cultural events. The service offers serving personnel and those medically discharged from the forces since 2001, the well-deserved opportunity to enjoy an event of their choice with their friends and families.
    To register/login please click HERE

    Forces Help To Buy Announcement


    As announced by the former Secretary of State for Defence in October 2016,  the Forces Help To Buy scheme is due to close at the end of December 2018.  Applications can be submitted up to this date. Those contemplating applying under the current FHTB scheme should ensure that they adhere to these timelines.


    Get Ready for Christmas 2018 - Latest Recommended Posting Dates Christmas 2018

    BFPO Latest Recommended Posting Dates for Christmas 2018

    BFPO is pleased to confirm the latest recommended posting dates for BFPO mail and eligibility for the Christmas Families Free Mail Service (CFFMS).

    CLICK HERE for the latest recommended posting dates for mail to BFPO addresses overseas, and the latest recommended dates by which mail should reach the UK from BFPO overseas locations for delivery by Christmas. 

    Some limited service locations may not have a BFPO to UK service.

    Children's Grief Awareness Week - 15th to 21st November 2018

    Children's Grief Awareness Week 2018 will run from 15-21 November with the theme #RememberWhen

    The Week is a chance for us to come together to show our support for bereaved children across the UK. Organisations across the UK will be raising awareness of the grieving children in their community, and those supporting them.

    The theme for the Week is #RememberWhen – encouraging families to share memories together of the person who has died. Whether it’s a place, a joke, a food or a story, we’re giving children and young people a chance to talk about their loved one, and to find out more about them from friends and family. Organisations supporting bereaved children can use the Week to showcase some of the memory work they do with families.

    The Childrens' Bereavement Network is delighted to be teaming up with Grief Encounter to coordinate a whole week of activities. We will be active on social media, helping people raise awareness in their area. Local services can use the Week to show solidarity with children, young people and their families; raise awareness of their needs and how to help; and fundraise for their service.

    AFCU - Contact Magazine - Autumn 2018 Edition


    Contact Magazine has been running for many years and is issued three times a year.  It is intended to not only benefit members of AFCU but primarily the wider Defence community and their families, including personnel deployed on operations.  Contact Magazine aims to point to the grace and love of God and the message of the Good News of the Gospel, seen through the lived experiences of serving Christians.  Contact Magazine is designed to be read and passed on and to be accessible to friends and colleagues.  It is also hoped that Contact will be an encouragement to serving AFCU members, “as iron sharpens iron so one man sharpens another” (Proverbs 27:17).

    To read the latest edition, please click HERE
    or pop into the HIVE

    Defence Discount Services - Latest Offers


    MotorfinityLenovoVision ExpressMuscle FoodFrontlineuswitchInsureMoreCornerstoneEEActive WillsSuperdry
    All offers are subject to terms and conditions, please see the Defence Discount Service or retailers website for full terms and conditions.

    Amey - Local Customer Service Centre Opening Times - Dale Bks

    Thursday, 11 October 2018

    Woodland Classroom - Outdoor Events for Kids this October Half Term

    Survival School - Mon 29th Oct
    Bushcraft skills in the woods. Light fires, build shelters, cook food, survive!
    @ Erddig, Wrexham - GET TICKETS

    NEW! Creepy Crafts @ Erddig, Wrexham
    Halloween themed arts & crafts, woodland games and challenges.
    GET TICKETS

    Wildcraft Adventures
    It's back! Minecraft inspired adventures in the outdoors.
    @Penllergare Valley Woods, Swansea
    Thurs 1st Nov - GET TICKETS
    Fri 2nd Nov - GET TICKETS

    Wildcraft Adventures
    Our Minecraft inspired activity days. Get kids off-screen & outdoors!
    @Erddig, Wrexham
    Thurs 1st Nov - GET TICKETS
    Fri 2nd Nov - GET TICKETS

    MOD Schools across Europe celebrate exam success

    Congratulations to the students and staff of the MOD’s secondary schools across Europe on another year of excellent examination results. The three schools in Cyprus and Germany, who follow the English National Curriculum, and Queen Victoria School, Dunblane, who follow the Scottish Curriculum have all achieved high levels of excellence.

    Queen Victoria School, Scotland achieved the following:

    * 88 % success rate with A-C pass grades in Advanced Higher
    * 69% students leaving school with 5+ Highers with pass grades A-C
    * 83 % students leaving school with 3+ Highers with pass grades A-C
    * 87% pass rate for all National 5 examinations in S4
    * 100% pass rate for all National 4 examinations in S4

    “I am delighted with the QVS examination performance again this year. They are a testament to the hard working staff at QVS; both the teachers and the pastoral team. As always, we strive for further improvements and look forward to more success in the future”, said Head teacher Donald Shaw.

    King’s School, Germany achieved the following:

    * Student progress measures concurrent with the top 10% of performing schools in England*
    * 76 % of students with combined GCSE pass (Grade 4 or better) in both English and Mathematics
    * 65% of students with a good GCSE pass (Grade 5 or better) in Mathematics and English Language
    * 73 % of all A Level qualifications (and vocational equivalent) with grades A*-C
    * 72% of all A Level (and vocational equivalent) students secured or exceeded their target

    Headteacher Emma Byson said: “These results are a testament to the dedication, talent and positive attitudes of our students, supported by their teachers and parents. The standards have been continuously raised, ensuring that our students are prepared not only for their exams, but the next phase of their lives.”

    St John’s School, Cyprus achieved the following:

    * Student progress measures concurrent with the top 20% of performing schools in England*
    * 79% of students with combined GCSE pass (Grade 4 or better) in both English and Mathematics
    * 76% of students with a good pass (Grade 5 or better) in GCSE English Language
    * 25% of all GCSE grades at grade A or better (Grades 7-9)
    * 79% of all A Level qualifications (and vocational equivalent) with grades A*-C

    Acting Principal Alex Kerr said, “This is all due to the hard work of the students, their teachers and the support of their families here in our unique context. We have again ensured that the students who we teach are able to go to their exciting next steps in life.”

    King Richard School, Cyprus achieved the following;

    * Student progress measures concurrent with the top 10% of performing schools in England*
    * 85% of students with combined GCSE pass (Grade 4 or better) in both English and Mathematics
    * 77% of students with a strong pass (Grade 5 or better) in GCSE Mathematics
    * 30% of all GCSE grades at grade A or better (Grades 7-9)
    * 75% of all A Level qualifications (and vocational equivalent) with grades A*-C

    Acting Principal Richard Sproson said: “We are very confident that these results will continue to show how students at KRS make progress significantly beyond expectations. Every national measure seems to have been exceeded once again this year. This is due to the hard work of both students and staff”.

    Carole Yates, Directorate Children and Young People (DCYP) Senior Principal MOD Schools says: “I remain delighted that our young people continue to flourish and achieve their potential in our MOD Schools.”

    Halloween Fun Day - Saturday 27th October 10am-3pm - The Port Arcade, Ellesmere Port

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    Halloween Foam Party on Ice - Deeside Ice Rink - Friday 2nd November 2018

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    Just for Her Magazine - Issue 19


    The UK Forces ‘Just for Her’ is a quarterly, A4, full colour glossy directory.  It is designed for the wives, girlfriends and female serving personnel of the RAF, Army and Navy.
     
    It contains something for everyone with articles on craft tips, hair styles, health and beauty, recipes, competitions and exhibitions. 
     
    Copies available at the HIVE/Community Centtre

    Wednesday, 10 October 2018

    FAM Update

    https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/future-accommodation-model-what-you-need-to-know/what-you-need-to-know-about-fam


    FREE Cycle Marking Event - Saturday 20th October - Blacon Adventure Playground

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    Glyndwr University Wrexham - Careers Fair - 18 October 10am-2pm - FREE to attend

    If you are just starting to think about your future, or actively job-hunting, the Careers Fair at Wrexham Glyndwr University is for you.
    Leading local and national companies including Art and Business Cymru, Bank of America, Nidec, North Wales Police and Wockhardt, will be among the many businesses attending.
    • Meet with over 40 leading local and national recruiters
    • Get access to the latest work experience, volunteering, internships and graduate scheme opportunities
    • Market yourself to prospective employers from a wide range of industries
    • FREE help with your CV
    Free to attend, all welcome and drop ins are welcome on the day. 
    Further details can be found HERE

    Tuesday, 9 October 2018

    JSHAO Housing Brief - Aldershot - Wed 28 Nov 18


    Recruit for Spouses - Latest Vacancies

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    Recruit For Spouses have vacancies all over the UK and even working from home.

    To view the latest jobs, CLICK HERE

    Donations Required - Unit Welfare Office - Cut off date 30th November 2018

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    Monday, 8 October 2018

    amey: Tempo Weekly Update



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    Aramark - Possible Jobs at Dale Barracks


    AFF Media

    New to Army life? We want to hear from you! 

    Army&You’s spring edition will focus on the challenges that young partners and spouses face.


    What were your first impressions? What’s good/bad about the Forces community? Where do you go for support and information? 


    To take part, email deped@aff.org.uk or PM us on our social media channels @ArmyandYou