20/09/2014 Midlands Today


20/09/2014

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Around 150 people have attended two recruitment days at the pottery firm

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The company has already takdn on 100 new staff this year,

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but says demand for its products is so high, it needs to increase

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Portmeirion is one of the stccess stories of the potteries.

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In March, the firm announced it'd had a record

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And now it's looking for 30 new employees to help meet the

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Stoke is the heart of potteries If we are going to find skilled people

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we will find them here, but they don't it is there any have to have

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skills as long as they are willing to learn. `` they don't necdssarily

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have to have skills. At the factory in Stoke tod`y,

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a steady stream 90 people came to the doors on

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Thursday, today looks like being even busier, but with dirty jobs on

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offer it is a great chance for local people. `` 30 jobs.

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The best of these applicants will be offered

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It seems to have a lot of btsiness coming in. I have done pottdry and

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stuff like that and I am gohng into fashion design so it would be fun to

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do some of the arty stuff. The jobs on offer here are temporary

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posts for now, but if the Portmeirion Group continues

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to grow, many of them could secure A Wolverhampton man

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and his girlfriend have been reported missing in Mexico

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after a hurricane struck. Paul Whitehouse and Simone Wood

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who's from London, are thought to have been on board a

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yacht which capsized when Htrricane A Gloucestershire couple who

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neglected five of their children have had

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their jail sentences doubled. They were sentenced to almost five

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years between them by Gloucdster Crown Court in June, after the court

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was shown pictures of the fhlthy The pair, who cannot be namdd

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for legal reasons, have since had their sentences increased to six

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years each by the Court of @ppeal. West Midlands Police are asking

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for help in tracing a woman who attacked a shopper following

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a row about parking in Birmhngham. The assault took place about 1pm

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on Wednesday the 30th of July outside the Shalil Food store

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in Handsworth Wood. The attacker was a passenger

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in a grey VW Touran which h`d been The Royal Welsh Regiment has been

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given the Freedom of Ludlow today. It led a parade through the town,

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celebrating more than 300 ydars Hundreds turned out to see

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the ceremonial event take place which was then followed

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by a civic reception. Onto sport now, and in cricket,

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the Warwickshire Bears have been thwarted in their bid to win

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their second trophy of the season. The Bears were put in to bat

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by opponents Durham in the final But they were all`out for 165 after

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47 of their 50 allocated ovdrs. Durham reached their target

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of 166 with three wickets to spare. To football now, and in the

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Premier League, Aston Villa were All three goals went in within three

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minutes and 12 seconds And in the lunchtime kick`off,

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Stoke drew 2`2 away at In the Championship, it finhshed

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Birmingham City 2, Norwich 2. In League One, Walsall playdd out

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a 0`0 draw against Gillingh`m. Port Vale managed a 2`1 win

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against Barnsley, and Coventry City In League Two, Burton Albion

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were beaten 3`1 by Berry. It finished Cheltenham 1, D`genham

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and Redbridge 1, while Shrewsbury In the Conference,

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there was a 1`0 defeat for Nuneaton AFC Telford were thrashed 5`0

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by Halifax, and Kidderminstdr also Onto rugby now,

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and in the Championship, Let's find out what

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the weather has in store. We are starting to see the weather

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changing overnight. We have had a lot of cloud today which offered a

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little brightness but as thd skies clear in the early hours, slall

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amounts of mist and fog and a minimum of nine Celsius. Tolorrow

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morning, clearer skies inithally, so a bright start. Cloud will hncrease

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in the afternoon but courtesy of an area of high pressure it will be dry

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with light winds from the North the way daytime temperature of 08

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Celsius. A fresher feel, we have lost the mist and work but their

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chance of a little rain. `` there is chance of a little rain.

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Good evening. I think tomorrow should be a good day for getting out

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and about wherever you are. Sunny spells becoming more widespread for

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Sunday. You will notice a different feel to things, particularly across

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England and Wales where it has been on the multisite hence the

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thunderstorms. -- where it has been on the muggy side. There is a cold

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front coming in so it is introducing cooler air which will be fresher.

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But only just about reaching the south coast by the end of the night.

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As you go further north, certainly rural areas will have a chilly end

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to the night. Tomorrow, looking fair for

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