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Reporting Back - Annette Brooke MP - March 2014
"March 3rd- 7th has been National Apprenticeship week and it is heartening to note that over the last 4 years apprenticeships in England have seen a huge renaissance with many businesses using this route to recruit young talent. It is a really good option for many young people and I am pleased that last year over 650,000 people started an apprenticeship in a wide variety of job roles ranging from all types of manufacturing / engineering to administration, book-keeping and beauty. In Dorset alone over 8000 apprentices were signed up. Employers that I have visited in the last few months, say that their apprentices bring new innovation, enthusiasm and drive into their businesses, especially their digital media and IT skills. There is Government funding available to support apprentices in the workplace and if you would like more information please do contact me. ..." read more
Gardening Tips - March 2014
"Still the rain comes down! However our gardens are springing in to life with daffodils, crocus etc bursting into flower. Spring shrubs are starting to bud and show the odd flower already, so we have to hope we don’t have snow now!
Once the daffodils go over pinch off the dead flowers, but leave stems and leaves to die back naturally and build up the bulbs for next year. Perennials are producing young juicy leaves, liked by slugs and snails and a bit of sunshine will tempt them out for a nibble..." read more
Love your pet ... Love your vet : Pet's Advice Column - March 2014
Spring has sprung!
Hooray, we are seeing signs of improvement in the weather and it’s time to get back out and about enjoying our lovely countryside – however, spring does bring with it a multitude of lurking spring-time dangers which we’ve tried to cover here…It’s great to want to get out there and exercise off the winter blues and the excess weight that has come with it (for us and our pets), but remember this needs to be done gradually. Avoid over-exertion as excessive exercise can result in injuries! Always make sure you rest up any lame legs and have them checked out by your vet promptly..." read more
Historical and Current Photos of Broadstone - See Broadstone as it used to be many years ago in these early black and white photos and also how it looks today.