News in Atherstone

Unite Union has one of its offices at 90 Short Street, Coventry (Image by Pexels)

Unite Union, with a base in Coventry, has recently made headlines for being outspoken about Amazon's treatment of workers.

Now, with six weeks to go until the end of the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS), the country's leading union yesterday (Wednesday 11 August) called on the government to think again to avert immediate job losses and growing poverty for hundreds of thousands of working people.

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Hartshill School celebrate GCSE news (Photo by Midlands Academies Trust)

Students from Midland Academies Trust schools in Nuneaton are celebrating as GCSE grades are revealed today. Around 440 students at Hartshill School, The Nuneaton Academy and The George Eliot School received grades for over 21 different qualifications including maths and English. Grades were decided by teachers this year following the cancellation of GCSE exams for the second consecutive year.

Simon Lomax, Executive Principal for the Midland Academies Trust said, "Both 2020 and 2021 have been challenging years for our students and I am proud of the way that they have continued with their studies thanks to the ongoing and professional support of their teachers.

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Richard Mortimer, from Dordon in Warwickshire (Image by Advent Communications)

An emergency services hero, turned professional games master, is capturing the imagination of players from Atherstone to Arkansas, after adapting to the need for online meet-ups.

While many children dream of growing up to fight fires and save lives, Into Adventure Ltd has been helping fans of one of the world's biggest board games on both sides of the Atlantic fulfil fantasies of their own.

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NWSLC results day (Image by Susan Bexson)

As students across the UK celebrate their A Level and BTEC results today North Warwickshire and South Leicestershire College (NWSLC) is gearing up to support students wishing to continue their studies on higher education courses as an alternative to going to university.

Enquiries about the college's higher education options can be made via an online platform that will provide guidance to everyone who is due to receive their Level 3 results, with staff standing by to provide one-to-one support remotely.

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