Empowering Young People in Consett: A Mission to Create a Brighter Future
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by Consett Magazine
3d ago
In 1981, the closure of Consett’s steel works and coal mines caused widespread unemployment and negatively impacted the futures of young people in the area. Despite the arrival of new employers over the years, the situation has remained largely unchanged, with few job opportunities and limited access to youth provisions in rural villages. To address this ongoing problem, a group of local residents, church leaders, and councillors came together to establish a project with a mission to help young people in Consett, regardless of race, political opinion, or gender, become confident and mature in ..read more
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County Durham Foster Carers Say Thank You to John Lewis
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by Consett Magazine
1w ago
Foster carers in County Durham have written to a national retailer to say thank you for shining a spotlight on what they do. The group of six, who have taken in young people with the support of Durham County Council, have penned a joint letter to high street giant John Lewis, following the recent release of its 2022 Christmas TV advert. The company’s festive adverts have become something of an eagerly-awaited annual tradition in recent years, and the 2022 version shines a light on foster carers. In it, a man is seen struggling to teach himself to skateboard, encouraged by his partner. The adv ..read more
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Epiphany’s Epitome – By Lorraine Weightman
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by Consett Magazine
2w ago
January 6th is the feast of The Epiphany, also known as the Twelfth Day of Christmas, and I find myself writing about it in a different way each time it comes around. I’m left wondering why I’m so drawn to this story and why I feel it’s under celebrated in our western world. My first tale in Consett Magazine was a memory of my London family being wound up by three locals in a pub close by. (1) Next was the recall of my children’s – especially my younger daughter’s – interpretation of the carol, ‘We Three Kings’. (2) And my third attempt reflected on how different cultures and countries celebr ..read more
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Print Advertising – The Secret Ingredient to Successful Advertising
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by Marco Elsy
2w ago
In today’s digital world, many business owners are quick to jump on the latest digital marketing trends, but they may be missing out on a powerful, cost-effective form of advertising that still has an impact in their local community: print advertising in local magazines. The power of print advertising in local magazines is still strong. Studies have shown that print advertising in local magazines can lead to higher brand visibility, greater consumer engagement, and higher sales. Plus, print advertising in local magazines can be more affordable than other forms of advertising, such as radio or ..read more
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‘Consett in Focus’ – Documentary Photography Group – January 2023
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by Consett Magazine
2w ago
Consett Lights Switch on ​It was a great night in Middle Street on Thursday when the Derwent Valley Partnership – AAP put on an evening to get everyone prepared for Christmas. The Consett Salvation Army Band played traditional Christmas music whilst the girls of Khalysis put on some rather more modern entertainment. The evening was compared by Alex Winters from CBeebies who also presided over some reather daft activities and the strangest version of the Twelve Days of Christmas you’ve ever heard. Even Elsa and Anna from Frozen were there and were extremely popular with the kids. Many families ..read more
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Unlocking the Potential of AI for Small and Medium Businesses
Consett Magazine
by Consett Magazine
2w ago
By Marco Elsy & Barrington Kirkham In today’s world, artificial intelligence (AI) is becoming more and more important for helping businesses of all sizes reach their goals. AI can be used to improve customer service, automate processes, and even help with marketing. Small businesses in particular can benefit from the use of AI, but many are not sure how to get started. Fortunately, there is a local creative agency called Firefly that is helping businesses of all sizes make the most of AI technology. At Firefly, we understand that small businesses often have limited resources and limited k ..read more
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First Mortgage Derwentside – FREE Mortgage Advice
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by Consett Magazine
3w ago
At First Mortgage Derwentside we would like to start by wishing everyone a Happy New Year and we hope that 2023 brings you health, wealth and prosperity. Moving into a new year often gives people the chance to reflect on their hopes and aspirations as well as considering parts of their life that they would like to improve on. This could include; Buying your first home Moving house Improving your current home Reducing costs Buying an investment property Protecting yourself and your family These are all areas that our experienced advisors will be able to assist you with and this will hopefull ..read more
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Minsteracres – Welcome to our new Rector
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by Consett Magazine
1M ago
Fr Antony Connelly CP was born and raised in Glasgow having an interest in science, he went on to study biomedical sciences. It was while doing research in the pharmaceutical sciences at Strathclyde University that he felt a strong call from God to serve the poor with the Missionaries of Charity, which took him to Italy, Mexico, Kenya, and Albania. Upon returning to Glasgow, he began to discern a call to the Congregation of the Passion (Passionists), and to continue to serve Jesus Crucified, in many different ways, as a religious and priest and spent 5 years in St Mungo’s Parish, Glasgow, as ..read more
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Too Young to be Disabled, and Not Disabled Enough to Recieve Care – By Mel Field
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by Consett Magazine
1M ago
I’m a young adult living with disabilities and yet I’m not receiving the care that I need from my local social services. According to them, I’m too young and not “disabled enough” to qualify for basic care services. When I first applied for care, I was meant to receive four hours of care per day for both medical and care needs. But now, I’m only receiving one hour of care per day for medical needs. It’s been months since I’ve been able to have a proper shower, and I’m sleeping on the sofa because I can’t change the soiled sheets on my bed. I have a catheter to my bladder so I have to use bags ..read more
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‘Consett in Focus’ Documentary Photography Group – Teachers & Art Part 2
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by Consett Magazine
1M ago
Denise Angel – Teacher & Artist Denise was born and bred in County Durham, where her love of painting began as a teenager, she now resides in Consett. University followed with a BA (Hons) in Fashion and Textile Design and a career designing for the likes of Berghaus and M&S. Following a PGCE in education Denise became a secondary school teacher, teaching Art to A level. With over 35 years of professional experience as an Artist she has now recently became self-employed. Denise works in mixed media using, Acrylics, Oils and Coloured pencils and as can be seen in the photos, loves ..read more
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