Author: Gladys Page

New figures released by Birmingham Council show the city has the highest youth unemployment in the whole of the UK. The unemployment rate for 18-24 year olds currently stands at 12.4% which compares to 7.3% for the rest of the UK. Manchester’s youth unemployment is 8.7% and Bristol is 4.8% whereas London rate stands at 6.5%. The statistics from March this year showed that youth unemployment has been on the rise since last year in Birmingham. Despite the Mayors’ offer of new job opportunities. https://twitter.com/andy4wm/status/1521418144044175366?s=21&t=B5kwISPdNosmle84ZT4ojw Latest job opportunity tweet by Andy Street, Birmingham Mayor Barrie Hodge, Head of Fundraising and…

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The grandchildren of a Birmingham paramedic injured following a patient attack have pleaded for kindness.  Deborah Darley, 57, a West Midlands paramedic for almost 19 years, was assaulted by a patient leaving her with a cast on her arm for more than six weeks in 2016.  More than a third of doctors have faced abuse from patients, according to a survey from the British Medical Association.  One in five GPs reported being threatened and two-thirds said they experienced more violence in the last year.    Picture of Deborah Darley by West Midlands Ambulance service.   The paramedic said: “I have been subject…

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