Monthly Archives: February 2015

East Sussex backs campaign to protect children from second-hand smoke

Cynthia Lyons, East Sussex acting director of public healthPUBLIC health chiefs are backing a campaign aimed at protecting children from passive smoking – after a new law to tackle the problem was approved by Parliament.

Smoking in cars in which children are present will be illegal in England from October 1, with offenders facing the prospect of a £50 fine, following a House of Commons vote. Continue reading

Boardroom boost for apprentices this summer

Nick BennettTHERE will be no money making tasks or boardroom visits, but 500 hard working young people could be hearing the phrase “You’re Hired” this summer.

East Sussex County Council and its partners have set themselves a challenge to find 500 businesses able to offer apprenticeships to young people and strengthen the county’s workforce in the process. Continue reading