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Newport City Living - Family Information Newport City Council has an obligation to offer every 3 year old child in Newport a free part-time place in an education establishment in the term following their third birthday*. These places are offered in Local Authority schools, and registered education providers (also called Non maintained settings – NMS) Apply for your child’s education place at least 2 terms before your child turns 3 Be prepared Apply for your child’s education place at least 2 terms before your child turns 3. These places are offered in local education authority schools and admission is usually on a half-time basis for 5 days a week. Read more about applying for a place for your 3 year old… Registered Education Providers NMS are play groups and private day nurseries who are registered with the Newport City Council and they are expected to meet certain criteria in order to be registered. This funding may not cover the usual charge of the setting and you may still incur a charge. What about full-time childcare?

Milk: NFU urges more supermarkets to help dairy farmers The cost of milk has fallen by 20% since the Spring because of a world wide global dairy glut Rob Newbery, the chief diary adviser to the National Farmers Union has called for more supermarkets to support dairy farmers by covering the cost of production. Teresa Wickham, former adviser to Safeway and retail and agricultural analyst said that farmers outside of supermarket groups were "having... problems now". The BBC's Steph McGovern spoke to to them both at a dairy farm in Bromsgrove.

Changing Worlds | Gap Year and Career Break Travel Experts Finding Your Trip Changing Worlds has been running meaningful travel opportunities since 1999 and has sent thousands of people away to have an experience overseas that will be remembered for a lifetime. Throughout the site you will find a range of opportunities to suit all travelling needs, and also spur some creative thoughts about how you can travel and explore, whilst gaining some unique experience and returning home with a new perspective and understanding of different countries and cultures. To find an overseas experience that is right for you, you can use the Search Box on the top right, where you can filter your options into your preferred interests. Alternatively, click on the Trip Type boxes above (Volunteering, Courses & Qualifications, Paid Work, Tours, Work Experience & Internships and our brand new Flexi Travel programmes) or the 'Search our World' tab at the top of the page to find out exactly where your travel interests can take you. Constructive Travel

The Civil Service - Information and news about the UK Civil Service Partnership led by Catch22 delivering new service for young people in Camden - Catch22 23 March 2015 Camden Council and the Camden Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) have announced a new service that aims to fill the gaps in support that is currently available for young people aged 16 to 24 as part of the innovative, jointly-commissioned Minding the Gap project. The delivery contract has been awarded to a partnership of local specialist organisations, who are experts in providing services to young people. The partnership is led by Catch22 and includes The Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust, Camden and Islington NHS Foundation Trust, The Brandon Centre, The Anna Freud Centre, The Winch and The Integrate Movement. The longstanding, local experience of these partners is not just crucial to understanding the needs of local young people but also to understanding how to tap into existing networks of support in the area. A group of 16 to 24-year-olds from Camden are taking a lead role in designing and implementing the new service.

Newport Jobcentre Change or make an appointment Telephone: 0845 604 3719 Textphone: 0845 608 8551 Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm Make a new claim You can claim JSA online. To make a new claim via the telephone, please call: 0800 055 6688 Monday to Friday 8am to 6pm Existing claims To ask a question about an existing claim or tell us about a change in circumstances: Jobseeker's Allowance - 0845 608 8621Income Support - 0845 608 8621Employment and Support Allowance - 0845 608 8621Incapacity Benefit - 0845 608 8621 You will be asked to confirm your National Insurance number and your date of birth. You then need to give or set up a: 4 digit Personal Identification Number (PIN) of your choicememorable date - the date must not be your date of birth You can use your PIN and memorable date to get through faster, saving you time and call costs. Please keep your PIN and memorable date securely and do not share it with anyone.

Ebola outbreak: Britain sending 750 soldiers and medics to Western Africa - Health News - Health & Families - The Independent Military personnel including medics and soldiers will be sent to Sierra Leone, one of the three countries that have borne the brunt of the outbreak. The announcement came amid a growing appreciation that the West had so far failed to grasp the scale of the crisis. The US Secretary of State, John Kerry, made an impassioned appeal for wealthy nations to do more to combat the outbreak. “We need people to step up now,” he said. “Now is the time for action, not words. He was speaking after health officials announced that the first person to be diagnosed with Ebola in the US – a 42-year-old Liberian citizen – had died in hospital in Texas. In Spain, there was criticism of the authorities over the circumstances in which a Madrid nurse became the first person to contract the virus outside West Africa – despite stringent anti-infection controls. Spanish have media reported that she only found out she had the virus from reading about it in a news article on her phone. Loading gallery 1 of 36

Home – Government Legal Service SupportLine - Confidential Emotional Support for Children, Young Adults and Adults : Telephone helpline, email and post Bus Services | Newport City Council Cookies Cookies are small files stored in your browser and are used by most websites to personalise your visit. Follow the link to find out how Newport City Council uses cookies . Click the continue button for us to remember your decision. Continue <p>Browser does not support script.</p> You are here : Home | Transport and Streets | Public Transport | Bus Services Bus Services Traveline Cymru is the public transport information service for Wales covering bus and train travel. Newport Transport (opens new website) is the main bus service provider in the city. Newport's Demand Responsive Transport (DRT) operates between Bishton, Redwick, Llanwern Village and Newport city centre and Spytty retail park. Telephone (01633) 211202 between 9am and 5pm to book your seat with your name, address, telephone number, pick up point, required pick up time, destination and number of people travelling. Download the Demand Responsive Transport leaflet (pdf) for full details.

Economy tracker: Unemployment 19 March 2014Last updated at 06:42 ET Continue reading the main story Latest news: The number of people out of work fell by 63,000 to 2.33 million in the three months to January, according to the Office for National Statistics. The unemployment rate of the economically active population is 7.2%, and the number of people in work is 30.19 million. The claimant count - the number of people claiming Jobseeker's Allowance - fell by 34,000 to 1.17 million in February. Understanding unemployment: A person is classed as unemployed if not only out of work, but also actively looking for work and available to start work within a fortnight Unemployment figures are based on a survey carried out by the Office for National Statistics. Unemployment is referred to as a lagging indicator, because businesses will often delay laying people off as long as they can in difficult times. A few months after the start of the recession in 2008, unemployment started to rise sharply.

Home - KNOW this isn't love Know this isn’t love Know this isn’t love is our award-winning 2014 campaign to raise awareness of and help lower instances of abuse in relationships amongst young people in the borough. Recent research revealed that many 14 to 25 year olds think controlling behaviour in relationships is normal and do not always know what to do when they experience controlling and abusive relationships or how to support friends or family. We want to change this. If it’s happening to you, it’s important to remember that it’s not your fault. Domestic abuse doesn’t have to be physical. You can help other young people to recognise the signs of domestic abuse (also known as relationship abuse) by sharing our video. Young people, relationships and the law: Click here to see a further video produced by young people as part of Camden’s Summer University and the YMCA Young Health Champions exploring sexting, age difference relationships and sexual consent. Know it’s not too late

British and Irish citizens - claiming benefits If you're a UK or an Irish citizen coming to live in the UK from abroad you may want to claim certain means-tested benefits. Depending on how long you've been out of the country, you may have to satisfy the conditions of a test, known as the habitual residence test (HRT) before you're allowed to make a claim. To meet the conditions of the test you must show: you've a legal right to live in the UK and claim these benefits. This page explains whether you may need to satisfy the conditions of the HRT when you return to the UK. Getting advice Showing your right to reside and intention to settle in the UK can be difficult. If you need more help UK citizens If you're a British citizen you have an automatic right to reside in the UK, as well as in Ireland, Isle of Man and Channel Islands. The HRT looks at what ties you already have in the UK and what you are doing to make the UK the centre of your life. Irish citizens Next steps If you need more help Other useful information Citizens Advice

UK house price growth rate slowing, Halifax says | Money The annual house price growth rate has peaked at 10% and will now continue to grow at a considerably slower pace, Halifax said after reporting a modest 0.6% rise in prices for September. The price of the average property rose to £187,188 last month, up just over £1,000 from August, said the country’s biggest mortgage lender. House prices in the three months to September were 2.7% higher than in the preceding three months, but this was the second successive decline in the quarterly rate. The latest findings from the country’s biggest mortgage lender show that annual house price inflation “may have peaked at 10%”, said its chief economist Martin Ellis. “A moderation in growth looks likely during the remainder of 2014 and into next year as supply and demand become increasingly better balanced.” Halifax’s September figure demonstrates, not for the first time, the volatility of monthly house price assessments.

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