September 2019 / 12 posts found

Magistrates: What’s it like being a justice of the peace?

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BBC News menu Magistrates: What’s it like being a justice of the peace? By Jenny Rees BBC Wales home affairs correspondent 30 August 2019 Wales Phillips was a corporate lawyer who started her career in nursing Most of us will hope never to set foot in one, but thousands end up appearing in court each year. What is it like in Wales’ 14 magistrates courts – and how are they working? In the final piece in our series, we look at the magistrates themselves. “We need to dispel this myth that it’s only for retired people.” Agnes Xavier-Phillips has just […]

Articles

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Avon Fire and Rescue Service accused of ‘deception’ over BME stats   https://www.bristolpost.co.uk/news/bristol-news/avon-fire-rescue-service-accused-2646981   Prisoners being let down by health services, Bristol councillor says https://www.bristolpost.co.uk/news/bristol-news/prisoners-being-down-health-services-2885086   The BME Powerlist: Bristol’s 100 most inspiring Black and Minority Ethnic people   https://www.bristolpost.co.uk/news/bristol-news/bristol-bme-power-list-100-2061960   The 100 most influential women in the West https://www.bristolpost.co.uk/news/bristol-news/who-wests-most-influential-woman-1309449     Campaigners for St Andrew’s Park pool think council should dip into emergency reserves…

Bristol celebrates ‘wonderful diversity’ at St Paul’s carnival

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Thousands filled the streets on 6th July 2019 for the city’s 51st procession highlighting many making a great and colourful contribution

Kate Green MP

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Kate Green MP Speaking to my 2018/9 COTL mentees yesterday in Manchester very inspiring. I am truly honoured to be organising/facilitating/ mentoring on this national programme alongside Sara Hyde and Mike Buckley. Awesome group!

Mentoring Programme

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House of Parliament Christians on the Left Mentoring Programme Launch I am delighted to be co facilitating this year long Christian mentoring programme of 20 incredible individuals who have political aspirations launched on 15th October 2018. Attended by Stephen Timms MP, Jonathan Reynolds MP, Rosie Duffield, Alex Cunningham, Marsha De Cordova MP, Eleanor Smith MP and many more who are supporting including last year’s intake. It was an honour to hear the personal journeys achieved in such a short period of time. I am especially looking forward to observing the development of this year’s intake as they also commence their […]

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Eleanor Patricia Smith MP Member of Parliament (MP) for Wolverhampton South West since the 2017 general election. The first MP from an African Caribbean background to represent a constituency in the West Midlands. Prior to being an MP, Eleanor was a theatre nurse and President of the trade union Unison in 2011. Eleanor has also served as Chair of the Midlands Regional Trades Union Congress. From nursing to politics!!! Encouraged by the union to train to become and MP. Elected in 2017 and now doing a great job for all of her constituents.

First Black MP of African Caribbean Descent for Wolverhampton South West Eleanor Smith.

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A former theatre nurse, who historically took over Enoch Powell’s old seat!!! Eleanor says ” I am the first but I hope I will not be the last!” ” I am MP for everyone.” Admirable words from a woman who now stands in the same seat where Enoch Powell gave his now famous Rivers of blood speech 50 years ago… RT Hon Eleanor Smith MP well done and thank you. I too hope that you will not be the last of your calibre or background.

Eleanor Smith MP

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Unison union elected First Black Woman President (2011). Eleanor Smith worked at Birmingham Women’s Hospital as a theatre nurse A theatre nurse from Birmingham when she was elected as the new president of the public sector trade union Unison. Eleanor Smith was the first black woman to hold the position – the highest a member of the union can hold. Mrs Smith, who was born and raised in Birmingham, trained at Nuneaton’s George Eliot Hospital and now works at Birmingham Women’s Hospital. The married mother of two said she was proud to take on the role as the union faced […]

Charmaine Lawrence

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How this woman is changing the face of business in St Pauls “You have to cut the cord somewhere because otherwise you’re always kind of dithering Born and bred in St Pauls has shared how she turned her entrepreneurial vision into a reality and made herself the successful award winner she is today. Charmaine Lawrence’s business journey began when she decided to develop her own skin care brand. After she was introduced to shea butter by a family member, she started creating her own pots of cream and handed those out to friends and family, as well as selling it […]

I AM Woman – I Am UNIQUE

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I am unique And so are you! We all have the right to be exactly who we are….truly are! Dont even try to be someone else …you will ultimately…fail Relax…be who you were born to be….A superb Original.