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Lincolnshire Co-op opens new £730,000 store in Newark
Date: 02/28/2013

A new Lincolnshire Co-operative food store and petrol station has opened.

The £730,000 site, in Newark, began trading on Friday, February 22.

The new outlet replaces two of Lincolnshire Co-op's nearby services – Victoria Street Foodstore and Albert Street Filling Station, with staff relocated to the new site.

Lincolnshire Co-op's chief executive Ursula Lidbetter said: "We hope that our members and shoppers enjoy the new store and the added convenience of being able to do some top-up shopping while filling up with petrol."

The empty Victoria Street site will now be marketed to let to another tenant by agents Banks Long & Co.

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What Do Employers Look For When Hiring?
Date: 01/08/2013

What Do Employers Look For When Hiring?           

When you are looking for work it is important to try to understand how a potential employer will be looking at your application to work out how you can maximise your chances of being successful. There are some very basic things that are common to all employers and of course those are based around certain values which are needed for all kinds of employment.

Good time keeping, punctuality, personal hygiene and presentation and a good positive attitude are things that anyone looking for a job needs to be able to show a prospective employer. After all, nobody will want to hire someone who is surly or ill mannered or who turns up for an interview late or unprepared. These things are very basic matters of common sense but a surprising amount of people fall down on any number of these points.

By simply looking after the basics you are already giving yourself an advantage over a number of people but there are many more things you can do to make yourself the perfect candidate.

Previous experience

If you have previous experience in the role you are going for this can be a big plus but you must be able to prove it. Ensure your CV highlights this experience and that you show your knowledge of the work involved at interview.

Basic communication skills

There are other skills, such as literacy and numeracy that are common to many jobs and which you can demonstrate by having qualifications in the various disciplines. If you feel that there are areas in which you could improve then you can always look into the various City & Guilds qualifications that are designed to get you up to speed. Most employers take this type of qualification very seriously and they are a great benefit to have on a CV.

Of the basic functional skills literacy is probably the most important. Today the vast majority of jobs include some kind of interface with computers or other data collection devices which entail decent reading and writing skills. If English is not your first language it is essential to be fluent and confident enough to communicate and converse in day to day routines.

There are many different ways to improve basic literacy and numeracy skills, from traditional forms of night class education to home based distance learning systems which have the advantage of letting you work at your own speed and in your own time. Whatever you choose, dedicate yourself to your studies and gain the necessary qualification to demonstrate your proficiency in this area.

Computing capability

Basic computing skills are another essential part of daily life and there are often local courses run by councils and educational bodies that give access to equipment and qualified personnel who can make learning the basics an easy and straightforward process. You should be able to demonstrate a basic working knowledge of common computer systems including the Microsoft Office suite and internet browsers but should also consider familiarising yourself with any other key programs which are relevant to the job you’re applying for.

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New Feature - Featured Job
Date: 02/17/2012

We have pleasure in letting you know about a small but important enhancement on our sites.

With effect frm today we now offer a "Featured Job" listing.

Featured Jobs appear on the homepage is rotation and will give you added exposure for your job listing.

We will be offering this service to existing and new companies with effect from today 17th February 2012.

In addition to this, set up an account with us during the month of February 2012 and we will GIVE YOU 5 FREE Featured Job listings to say "Welcome"

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News From The BBC

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BBC News - UK

Camden flats: Hundreds of homes evacuated over fire risk fears
Fri, 23 Jun 2017 21:43:24 GMT

Nine days after the Grenfell Tower fire, 800 flats in Camden, north London, are being evacuated due to concerns over cladding, gas pipe insulation, and fire doors.

Brexit: EU leaders says UK offer could 'worsen situation'
Fri, 23 Jun 2017 16:24:59 GMT

Donald Tusk says offer to EU nationals could "worsen the situation" as Theresa May defends her plan.

Sex game gas mask death: Kevin Adams guilty of manslaughter
Fri, 23 Jun 2017 17:26:24 GMT

Dohoon Kim was found dead on a bedroom floor in Swindon after "meeting for sex".

Jeremiah Regis-Ngaujah murder: Life sentence for stepfather
Fri, 23 Jun 2017 16:28:10 GMT

Chevaze McGregor left his two-year-old stepson with more than 100 injuries.

Dan Evans: Great Britain Davis Cup player tests positive for cocaine
Fri, 23 Jun 2017 19:25:36 GMT

British number three Dan Evans announces he tested positive for cocaine in a drugs test taken in April, saying: "I made a mistake."

Radiohead mesmerise fans at Glastonbury with a wayward, but compelling, set
Fri, 23 Jun 2017 23:14:51 GMT

The band were absorbing, challenging and just a little bit political on the Pyramid Stage.

Champions League: Celtic won't take tickets for potential Linfield trip
Fri, 23 Jun 2017 16:21:51 GMT

Celtic say they will not take supporters to the potential Champions League qualifier against Linfield in Belfast amid security concerns.

Building society's account deadline axed
Fri, 23 Jun 2017 21:01:20 GMT

Current accounts at the Norwich and Peterborough had been earmarked to close by the end of August.

Exeter academy skirt boys win right to wear shorts
Fri, 23 Jun 2017 13:40:28 GMT

The school says it decided to change the uniform policy "as summers are getting hotter".

Isle of Wight term-time holiday dad Jon Platt guilty
Fri, 23 Jun 2017 18:13:20 GMT

Jon Platt's defence lawyers had argued that pursuing legal action against him was an "abuse of process".

Tesco is raising store staff pay by 10.5% over two years
Fri, 23 Jun 2017 20:29:36 GMT

Hourly pay rates will rise to 8.42 an hour by November 2018 but Sunday pay will be reduced.

Router hack risk 'not limited to Virgin Media'
Fri, 23 Jun 2017 16:52:13 GMT

A weakness in some Virgin Media routers also affects routers by other providers, experts warn.

Camden flats: Residents react to evacuation
Fri, 23 Jun 2017 22:07:31 GMT

Camden residents react to the evacuation of several tower blocks because of fire risk fears.

Camden Council chief: 'Grenfell changes everything'
Fri, 23 Jun 2017 20:00:07 GMT

Camden Council head Georgia Gould says several large tower blocks in the borough are being evacuated because of fears over fire safety.

'Goran's ball girl' returns to Queen's Club 20 years on
Fri, 23 Jun 2017 19:24:09 GMT

Amy Denton Clark recalls taking the racket during the 1997 final at the Queen's Club.

Brexit: Andrea Leadsom says broadcasters need to be patriotic
Fri, 23 Jun 2017 20:55:31 GMT

Tory MP Andrea Leadsom says broadcasters need to be more patriotic while reporting the UK's Brexit negotiations.

Grenfell Tower: Pupils share 'happy memories' of lost friends
Fri, 23 Jun 2017 18:50:52 GMT

Avondale Park Primary School pupils share happy memories of friends lost in the Grenfell Tower fire.

Sheryl Sandberg: Tools like Facebook 'used for evil and good'
Fri, 23 Jun 2017 21:09:16 GMT

How Facebook's new initiative plans to tackle extremist and hate speech online.

Grenfell Tower: Police say fire started in fridge-freezer
Fri, 23 Jun 2017 11:06:19 GMT

The Metropolitan Police added that insulation and cladding on the building had failed safety tests.

BBC News Channel
Fri, 17 Feb 2017 09:41:12 GMT

BBC coverage of latest developments

'I'm not risking it'
Fri, 23 Jun 2017 16:44:26 GMT

Residents of three Plymouth tower blocks react after learning the cladding on the structures has been given the lowest safety rating.

'Would I still vote Leave?'
Fri, 23 Jun 2017 17:08:33 GMT

A year on from the EU Referendum one Leave supporter reflects on the historic vote

Questions, not answers
Fri, 23 Jun 2017 17:57:02 GMT

Readers' questions while the EU and UK negotiate over the status of millions of people

'My miracle daughter died'
Fri, 23 Jun 2017 16:01:31 GMT

The mother of a 10-year-old asthma victim calls for the condition to be taken more seriously.

'Leave your ego at the gate'
Fri, 23 Jun 2017 00:06:44 GMT

Ed Sheeran, Foo Fighters and Radiohead talk to the BBC ahead of their headline sets at Worthy Farm.

Small-town drag queen
Fri, 23 Jun 2017 00:10:06 GMT

25-year-old Grant is boldly bringing drag to his small seaside town in Northern Ireland.

What is UK offering?
Fri, 23 Jun 2017 17:10:35 GMT

Theresa May has unveiled her offer to EU citizens resident in the UK after Brexit - what does it say?

One year on
Thu, 22 Jun 2017 23:05:31 GMT

What do economists and businesses think of the aftermath of the Brexit vote, and what do they think the future holds?

7 days quiz
Thu, 22 Jun 2017 23:55:06 GMT

7 days quiz: What one-liner was caused a titter before the Queen's Speech?

Anna's story
Thu, 22 Jun 2017 23:43:15 GMT

How the suicide of a young Chinese woman working in prostitution inspired a film on hidden lives of London.

After Grenfell
Fri, 23 Jun 2017 00:14:44 GMT

After the Grenfell tower block fire, there have been calls for both, so how do they differ?

The silence of stillbirth
Thu, 22 Jun 2017 10:59:19 GMT

The struggle to talk about losing a child after 38 weeks of pregnancy