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Dorset police recruit special constables

Dorset police are beginning their recruitment campaign for police officers in remote communities.

The police is looking to build a team of rural specials who will work exclusively in more rural areas including Blandford, Gillingham, Dorchester, Sherborne and East Dorset.

The special constables are volunteer police officers who have the same powers as regular police officers, wear the same uniform and are issued with the same equipment.

They will be involved in a range of policing activities, including community events, targeted operations and specialist training.

Chief Constable Debbie Simpson said: “Our last campaign to increase the numbers of special constables in Dorset was very successful. We want to build on that success and boost our Special Constabulary even further."

£33m investment to improve railway

135 jobs have been created as part of the investment project to improve the railway in the Thames Valley.

£33m will be put into the project to create job opportunities and help boost the local economies.

The programme will improve the railway on services including Thames Valley Credit: PA Wire

Rail investments have already generated more than £280m of work to businesses in the south west of England over the last year.

More than 17 per cent of the money went to small and medium-sized businesses in these regions.

Patrick Hallgate, Route Managing Director at Network Rail, said: "Network Rail Western will have a pivotal role to play in driving growth as we plan to transform the Great Western main line into the most advanced intercity railway in Britain by the end of the decade.

"By continuing to invest in the industry, we are also investing in the future of Britain."

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Brighton careers website shortlisted

A careers advice website by young people in Brighton has been shortlisted for a prestigious award.

BEACH, the Brighton Employability Advice and Careers Hut, is designed to bring together Brighton and Hove Council, schools and local employers.

The website has been nominated for a Eurocities award in the 'smart jobs' category.

The online page exists within the BrightonandHoveJobs.com Jobs Board page.

Gary Peter, founder of BrightonandHoveJobs.com, said: "We are delighted that this fantastic service has been recognised by people in and outside of the city. We have partnered with experts from within the public and private sector to make this work and the results are outstanding."

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Union: Young bearing the brunt of UK 'jobs crisis'

Today's figures confirm our fears that economic stagnation has finally caught up with the jobs market.

Young people are bearing the brunt of our jobs crisis, with the number of unemployed youngsters up 48,000 and approaching a million again.

The news for those in work is not much better, with the gap between wages and the rising cost of living getting even wider.

We won't see a proper recovery in the jobs market until we get growth back into the economy. That's why the Chancellor must change course and prioritise jobs, growth and living standards in his Budget today.

– Frances O'Grady, TUC general secretary
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