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Stay Safe with Thomas – LIVE Read with Inspector Becky Warren from the British Transport Police

Stay Safe with Thomas – LIVE Read with Inspector Becky Warren from the British Transport Police

This broadcast featured Inspector Becky Warren from the British Transport Police, who held a live read of the new Thomas the Tank Engine book, Stay Safe with Thomas.

Network Rail has teamed up with the world’s most famous blue engine and pre-school favourite to help young children learn how to be safe when using the railway.

In the Stay Safe with Thomas story book, the mischievous Thomas has fun on the railway over being safe, putting himself and his friends in harm’s way.

He learns valuable lessons on the dangers of not stopping at a level crossing when the red light shows, leaving gates open to allow animals on to the tracks and standing too close to the edge of a platform.

Network Rail and British Transport Police (BTP) hope the story book will encourage parents to discuss rail safety with their young children in the same manner they teach them about other dangers they may encounter when out and about.

It is the first time Network Rail has partnered with children’s entertainment company Mattel and the first time Mattel has published a Thomas the Tank Engine TM book with a rail safety theme.

This broadcast is suitable for Key Stage 1.

Please visit the below website to download your Stay Safe with Thomas e-book;

Stay Safe with Thomas

The chat facility is always open, please use this to ask any questions you have by using the chat facility next to the video player.

Alba the 100 year old fish – LIVE Read with Ayo Sokale from Environment Agency – Wednesday 6th November @ 11:00am

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Alba the 100 year old fish – LIVE Read with Ayo Sokale from Environment Agency – Wednesday 6th November @ 11:00am

This broadcast will feature Ayo Sokale, a graduate engineer from Environment Agency, who will hold a live read of the book Alba the 100 year old fish.

Alba the fish has spent her entire life collecting precious objects that drift down to the ocean floor. From delicate shells to brightly coloured coral, each year on her birthday she gathers one more precious item. But over the years, Alba notices her collection is losing its sparkle and that the world is changing. What are these bits of plastic and metal? As the coral reef fades, Alba decides to leave her home behind. Can an old fish teach the world how to bring colour back to the ocean?

This broadcast is suitable for Key Stage 1 & 2

The chat facility is always open, please use this to ask any questions you have by using the chat facility next to the video player.

Stay Safe with Thomas – LIVE Read with Inge-Sarah Andersen from Network Rail

Stay Safe with Thomas – LIVE Read with Inge-Sarah Andersen from Network Rail

This broadcast featured Inge-Sarah Anderson from Network Rail, who held a live read of the new Thomas the Tank Engine book, Stay Safe with Thomas.

Network Rail has teamed up with the world’s most famous blue engine and pre-school favourite to help young children learn how to be safe when using the railway.

In the Stay Safe with Thomas story book, the mischievous Thomas has fun on the railway over being safe, putting himself and his friends in harm’s way.

He learns valuable lessons on the dangers of not stopping at a level crossing when the red light shows, leaving gates open to allow animals on to the tracks and standing too close to the edge of a platform.

Network Rail and British Transport Police (BTP) hope the story book will encourage parents to discuss rail safety with their young children in the same manner they teach them about other dangers they may encounter when out and about.

It is the first time Network Rail has partnered with children’s entertainment company Mattel and the first time Mattel has published a Thomas the Tank Engine TM book with a rail safety theme.

This broadcast is suitable for Key Stage 1.

Please visit the below website to download your Stay Safe with Thomas e-book;

Stay Safe with Thomas

The chat facility is always open, please use this to ask any questions you have by using the chat facility next to the video player.

Help for Brexit, People, future skills needs, immigrant workforce

Help for Brexit, People, future skills needs, immigrant workforce

North & Western Lancashire enjoys a high proportion of immigrant workers across all major sectors focusing on: Tourism, Agriculture, Manufacturing, Warehousing, Distribution, Retail, Leisure, Construction, Hospitality and the Service Sector with many employing immigrant workers who are yet to register for EU settlement status.

Businesses also tell us of their concerns about business continuity, a future skilled workforce, cross-border issues, qualification recognition, travel implications (temporary travel for the servicing of contracts and other business related purposes) and the retention of a skilled workforce.

This webinar is an interactive, practical, information session aimed at businesses operating in Lancaster, Wyre, Fylde, Blackpool, Preston, Chorley, South Ribble & West Lancashire on matters relating to employers’ responsibilities in employing an existing and future migrant workforce.

Our expert speaker outlined the issues, opportunities and the measures which business will need to introduce in relation to: employee EU registration, employee compliance, planning, future proofing and HR workforce support.

The chat facility is always open, please use this to ask any questions you have by using the chat facility next to the video player.

Help for Brexit, Taxation and insurance

Help for Brexit, Taxation and insurance

When assessing the tax implications of no-deal Brexit you have to look at the rules which are directly derived from the EU legal framework and those which are indirectly impacted.

VAT, Customs Duties, State Aid and to some extent withholding tax (WHT) are the primary ones affected, but the changes to the transfer pricing (TP) rules coming out of the Base Erosion and Profit Shifting project (BEPS) may indirectly play an important role after Brexit, and to some extent Insurance Premium Tax (IPT).

The webinar provided an interactive, practical, information session to businesses operating in Lancaster, Wyre, Fylde, Blackpool, Preston, Chorley, South Ribble & West Lancashire on matters relating to Taxation.

An expert speaker was on hand to articulate and outline the issues and opportunities and the measures which business will need to introduce in relation to: Indirect/direct taxation, double taxation, import VAT, stockpiling and VAT registration in EU.

The chat facility is always open, please use this to ask any questions you have by using the chat facility next to the video player.

Help for Brexit, Cross border trade with EU

Help for Brexit, Cross border trade with EU – Monday 7th October @ 10:00am

Over the last nine months we have seen a steady decrease in exporting activity, in particular to Europe and the Middle Eastern markets. Businesses tell us some of the decline is a direct consequence of the uncertainty surrounding Brexit.

In the event of a hard Brexit businesses operating in this area must have in place all the relevant preparations, processes and knowledge to ensure uninterrupted trade between the UK and EU Countries.

Many businesses and their export/ import departments are yet to prepare for the significant changes that they will need to be aware of in particular in areas of: Documentation, Customs and Transit Declarations, Duties and Taxes, Incoterms, Border Controls, Origin, WTO Trade Rules, travel implications (for the servicing of contracts and other purposes).

The webinar will provide an interactive, practical, information session to businesses operating in Lancaster, Wyre, Fylde, Blackpool, Preston, Chorley, South Ribble & West Lancashire on matters relating to Cross Border Trade with the EU.

An expert speaker will be on hand to articulate and outline the issues and opportunities and the measures which business will need to introduce. This webinar is a must for those businesses involved in international trade.

The chat facility is always open, please use this to ask any questions you have by using the chat facility next to the video player.

Childhood Flu Immunisation

Childhood Flu Immunisation

Flu is a disease that spreads very rapidly, potentially causing widespread illness, especially in those who are already vulnerable because of their age or medical condition. So if children are vaccinated against flu they will not only benefit directly by being protected themselves, they will also reduce the spread of flu and help protect the whole population. In particular, they will help to protect those children and adults who cannot or do not have the vaccine. This includes children under the age of two and children with illnesses like severe asthma who can become very unwell but who cannot have the vaccine because it is not suitable.

Please visit the below website for further resources;

http://www.blackburnwithdarwenccg.nhs.uk/health/child-health/childhood-flu-vaccination/

Please leave any questions you have about Childhood Flu Immunisation by using the chat facility next to the video player.

This broadcast is 12 minutes long.

Learn Live Men’s Mental Health Awareness

Learn Live Men’s Mental Health Awareness

This broadcast focused on the important topic of men’s/boy’s mental health, highlighting relevant statistics, discussing reasons why men may struggle to talk about their mental health and emphasising the importance of them seeking help when they are struggling.

·         1 in 6 men are found to suffer from a diagnosable mental health problem

·         Suicide is the largest cause of death for men under the age of 45

·         Men make up approximately 75% of all suicides

·         Men are less likely to access psychological therapies for their mental health problems.

·         Men are three times more likely to become alcohol dependent and use illegal drugs

 

Please visit Charlotte’s website for further resources;

https://www.charlottelowepsychologicalservices.co.uk/resources.php

The live interview will be interactive so please leave a question now or on the day of the broadcast, on any questions you have about Men’s Mental Heath or Mental Health in general, for Charlotte by using the chat facility next to the video player.

Graduates Live with Ben Drane, Business Management Graduate at Balfour Beatty

Graduates Live with Ben Drane, Business Management Graduate at Balfour Beatty

On this broadcast Ben discusses what he did prior to joining Balfour Beatty, what part of Balfour Beatty he works for and what is his current role. He talks about the placements he has done so far during his time with Balfour Beatty. We are joined by West Derby School with the students listening to Ben and how he got into the construction industry.