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Network West Midlands

Network West Midlands

As part of the Network Rail Investment Programme 1 , improvement works are taking place between Stafford and Crewe / Stoke-on-Trent, with various lines closed. CrossCountry An amended hourly service will operate with trains diverted between Stafford and Stoke-on-Trent, extending journey times by up to 30 minutes. London Midland An amended service will operate between London Euston / Northampton and Crewe.

Buses will operate between Stafford and Crewe, as trains are unable to call at Stafford or Stone. Saturday An amended service will operate between Birmingham New Street and Crewe. Before 12:00, buses will replace trains between Stafford and Crewe.

After 12:00, buses will replace trains between Stafford and Liverpool South Parkway. An amended service will operate between Birmingham New Street and Walsall / Rugeley Trent Valley. Some trains will be amended and re-timed to run earlier or later than the normal timetable.

Sunday An amended service will operate between Birmingham New Street and Walsall / Rugeley Trent Valley. Monday Until 11:50, buses will replace trains between Stafford and Liverpool South Parkway. After 11:50, buses will be extended to call at Liverpool Lime Street.

Passengers are advised to use alternative services between Liverpool South and Liverpool Lime Street. Virgin Trains Saturday to Monday Trains between London Euston and Crewe will be amended and re-timed, with trains diverted between Stafford and Crewe. A reduced service will operate between London Euston and Manchester Piccadilly.

From 12:00 Saturday until 11:50 Monday, trains between London Euston and Liverpool Lime Street will be re-timed and diverted via Manchester Piccadilly, extending journey times by up to 20 minutes.

Caledonian Sleeper It is not yet known how Caledonian Sleeper services will be affected.

Planning your Journey For full details of these changes and the impact on your journey, please use the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner 2 References ^ Investment Programme (www.networkrail.co.uk) ^ Journey Planner (ojp.nationalrail.co.uk)

New Assault Course for Students at Lynnsport

New Assault Course for Students at Lynnsport

Uniformed Services students at the King s Lynn Campus are to be put through their paces on the brand new outdoor personal fitness area installed at Lynnsport, thanks to collaboration between the Borough Council of King s Lynn & West Norfolk and CWA. The course is made up of 25 different elements and has been designed in association with Alive Management. It incorporates climbing walls, balance beams, hurdles, dip stations, pull-up stations, climbing nets and monkey bars.

The area is not only the new home of the Uniformed Service training challenges, but also has a mutual benefit to users of Lynnsport. There are two sets of each piece of equipment, so that teams can compete against each other or people can race the course against a friend, maximising the benefits of this type of activity and supporting communications and team work. Andrew Gedge, Head of Faculty for Care and Public Services, said: I have been delighted that we have been able to further strengthen the links between the college and the borough council, since we moved our sports provision to Lynnsport.

During this period of increased pressures on public finances, we have managed to provide an investment that benefits hugely the communities of the college and the borough, in being able to access a high-quality facility that will support the physical health and development of its users. The Uniformed Services programme at CWA is nationally recognised as one of the best preparatory programmes for participants to enter into either the armed or unarmed public services and this facility only enhances our ability to deliver this important employability agenda. CWA has been acknowledged for their partnership work with the Royal Air Force by being awarded their Platinum Partner Award.

This was given to CWA in praise of their uniformed services courses and the high number of students who successfully progress to join the RAF.

Posted on 25/09/15.

Digital Design Agency: UX, Design & Development

Digital Design Agency: UX, Design & Development

Denis McCauley Director, Global Technology Research, The Economist Intelligence Unit Our experience in working with Soak on this project has been uniformly positive.

Their solutions to the challenges we posed them were creative, and the result is a website that is attractive, functional, informative and, moreover, fun to use.

Read More 1 References ^ Read More (www.soak.co.uk)

CWA's Motorsport Team Off to a Flying Start!

CWA's Motorsport Team Off to a Flying Start!

The College of West Anglia s (CWA) motorsport team left the competition at the start line at the weekend, as they finished first in their class in the MSV Trackday Trophy at Donnington Park. The Trackday Trophy is designed to help enthusiastic track day drivers and novice racers to get a foot in the door and enter the world of competitive motorsport. The unmissable black and orange BMW Mini Cooper, Gen 1, was guided round the track by drivers Chris Middleton, who is a lecturer at CWA Wisbech, and Andrew Tsang, a CWA Volunteer in Motorsport.

They were supported by 12 students from the IMI Motorsport Level 2 course at CWA Wisbech. Students are only two weeks into their course and so are getting real hands-on experience, from learning on the job at race days such as this. Team Principal John Paul Latham said: We would like to thank our sponsors Engineering Factory Supplied Ltd and Wisbech Round Table.

We can t praise our IMI motorsport level 2 and IMI motorcycle level 3 student team members enough for their efforts and professionalism this weekend another trophy to add to the collection!

Also, thanks and well done to our two drivers Chris Middleton and Andrew Tsang.

Posted on 22/09/15.

Engineer to Clean up in Lowestoft.

Engineer to Clean up in Lowestoft.

A former engineer has swapped his toolbox for the opportunity to run his own company after starting out in business as a professional oven valeter. Bob Knight, who previously worked as a telephone engineer for well-known organisations including BT and the Metropolitan Police Service, in a career spanning more than 35 years, is now the owner of Ovenu Lowestoft and Great Yarmouth. Bob, 56, who lives in Lowestoft, is also a Technical Member of the Institute of Engineering and Technology (IET) and was keen to become his own boss, when embarking on a change of direction.

Mr Knight said: I have enjoyed a rewarding career in engineering, but I felt that it was time for a change. The opportunity with Ovenu is a perfect fit for me, as I actually enjoy cleaning, which might surprise a few people! I am also fulfilling a lifelong ambition to work for myself, so the decision was a no-brainer.

It will be challenging but I am aiming to hit the ground running and will hopefully create a thriving, small business. I am now looking forward to building a long lasting relationship with my clientele and can t wait to get started. Ovenu Lowestoft and Great Yarmouth serves homes and businesses throughout Lowestoft and Great Yarmouth, including all surrounding towns and villages.

For more information about Ovenu click here to check out their website. 1 .. .

References ^ their website. (www.ovenu.co.uk)