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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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Secretive 'Five Eyes' club to speak openly about cyber threats
Wed, 24 Apr 2019 00:32:56 GMT

Experts from the so-called Five Eyes intelligence agencies are to make a joint appearance for the first time.

Labour pledges to end 'slum' office housing
Tue, 23 Apr 2019 23:37:52 GMT

It says current planning rules allow developers in England to convert offices into "rabbit hutch" homes.

Council spending on single homelessness 'down by 5bn since 2009'
Wed, 24 Apr 2019 00:03:58 GMT

Analysis suggests councils have lost billions from their budgets for lone homeless people since 2009.

Donald Trump's state visit to the UK set for 3 June
Tue, 23 Apr 2019 19:58:15 GMT

The US president and Melania Trump will be guests of the Queen and attend a D-Day event in Portsmouth.

MP Johnny Mercer's salary funded by failed bond scheme marketing agent
Tue, 23 Apr 2019 23:01:36 GMT

Johnny Mercer's salary was funded by Surge Financial, which marketed the collapsed LCF bond scheme.

Brighton meningitis amputee 'can even drive car'
Tue, 23 Apr 2019 23:01:51 GMT

Mike Davies, 60, from Brighton "looked forward" to getting his dead limbs amputated.

Scotland's wild salmon levels 'at lowest ever level'
Tue, 23 Apr 2019 23:11:26 GMT

Fishery boards say stocks of wild salmon are at their lowest level since records began in 1952.

Nicola Sturgeon to update MSPs on indyref2 plans
Tue, 23 Apr 2019 23:11:01 GMT

The Scottish first minister is to make a statement at Holyrood on "Brexit and Scotland's future".

Teenage neo-Nazi admits terror offences
Tue, 23 Apr 2019 16:07:31 GMT

The 19-year-old said Prince Harry was a "race traitor" who should be shot for marrying Meghan Markle.

Join the Remain alliance, urges Change UK at Euro election launch
Tue, 23 Apr 2019 18:26:06 GMT

Journalist Rachel Johnson - sister of Boris - and ex-BBC correspondent Gavin Esler are among the candidates.

Sri Lanka attacks: British brother and sister among victims
Tue, 23 Apr 2019 20:01:51 GMT

Students Daniel and Amelie Linsey were among eight Britons killed in Sunday's bombings.

Major wildfire in Moray 'will take days' to put out
Tue, 23 Apr 2019 19:40:49 GMT

About 70 firefighters have spent a second day tackling the wildfire near a wind farm in Moray.

Teenagers who translate for their parents
Tue, 23 Apr 2019 08:30:12 GMT

Critics say cuts to funding for English classes are stopping migrants from integrating into UK life.

Grays scrapyard fire creates huge plume of smoke
Tue, 23 Apr 2019 16:59:11 GMT

Fifty firefighters fought the blaze in an Essex town.

Disposable nappy recycling: How soiled nappies can be reused
Tue, 23 Apr 2019 04:12:55 GMT

Each year billions end up in landfill, but engineers have come up with a way to recover the plastic and other materials inside them.

About 1,500 people attend illegal rave in Dorset
Tue, 23 Apr 2019 12:54:24 GMT

Police were called to the site near Corfe Castle in Dorset where people had gathered for the illegal rave.

Blaenau Ffestiniog mountain fire: Homes evacuated by blaze
Tue, 23 Apr 2019 08:06:03 GMT

Families in about 20 homes are evacuated from their homes as fire crews tackle a mountain blaze.

'Dark kitchens': Are they the future of takeaways?
Mon, 22 Apr 2019 14:09:09 GMT

We take a look inside a hidden-away kitchen making takeaways customers can only access via an app.

Self-injecting fillers 'a slippery slope'
Tue, 23 Apr 2019 10:28:08 GMT

A campaign to highlight the dangers of cosmetic procedures is to be launched shortly by the government in England.

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Mon, 11 Mar 2019 22:33:15 GMT

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Oh my cod: 'Seagull mugging' caught on camera
Tue, 23 Apr 2019 11:22:50 GMT

A woman captures the "oh my cod" moment as a gull swoops on her seaside fish supper.

Dad's shock after children find boa constrictor in garden
Tue, 23 Apr 2019 14:48:40 GMT

Bruce Baker thought his kids were playing a prank when they told him to come and see the seven-foot snake.

Newspaper headlines: 'Inspired' by Greta and 'no room' for Trump
Tue, 23 Apr 2019 22:59:06 GMT

The newspapers focus on a teenage activist's climate change speech and Donald Trump's upcoming UK state visit.

The Lego bricks designed for children with sight loss
Tue, 23 Apr 2019 23:26:04 GMT

Children at one UK school have been testing them out. Some say other approaches should also be taught.

How virtual reality may help Grenfell survivors 'let go of emotions'
Wed, 24 Apr 2019 00:44:52 GMT

England footballer Les Ferdinand is using VR to try to help young men deal with the trauma of the Grenfell Tower fire.

How did the qwerty keyboard become so popular?
Tue, 23 Apr 2019 23:41:58 GMT

It's not the best layout, so why do most of us still use it?

'I changed my gender after my wife got dementia'
Wed, 24 Apr 2019 00:48:07 GMT

Steve had gender reassignment surgery after his wife, Jill, moved into a care home.

Fighter: Why we're seeing more female boxers on stage and screen
Wed, 24 Apr 2019 00:49:44 GMT

The play Fighter is the latest in a growing number of entertainment productions about female boxing.

How mother's love helps Cahill fulfil Crucible dream
Tue, 23 Apr 2019 14:13:32 GMT

Having become the first amateur to qualify for the World Championship, James Cahill says he "owes" his career to his family.

Snow Patrol's 25 years on the road
Tue, 23 Apr 2019 17:18:49 GMT

The band speak to BBC News NI about a new access-all-areas documentary to mark the milestone.

'I feel refreshed': Brits embrace multiple careers
Mon, 22 Apr 2019 22:59:40 GMT

More than 320,500 self-employed people in Britain are working two or more jobs, new analysis suggests.

Extinction Rebellion: How might ministers win over the protesters?
Mon, 22 Apr 2019 23:45:25 GMT

A closer look at Extinction Rebellion's demands and how the government might try to achieve them.

'We're judged for being black'
Mon, 22 Apr 2019 23:02:29 GMT

Four young black men share their experiences of being stereotyped and judged for the colour of their skin.

Lennon leads Billy McNeill tributes
Tue, 23 Apr 2019 18:01:55 GMT

"Legend is not a big enough word" to describe feted Celtic captain and manager Billy McNeill, says the club's former goalkeeper Pat Bonner.

Hallaton Bottle Kicking: Villages compete in bruising tradition
Tue, 23 Apr 2019 09:17:52 GMT

The ancient game to get small barrels across Leicestershire streams took place over the hot weekend.