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editor's note.. We have an exciting month ahead bursting with events, which are taking place across the city! The Plymouth Big Food Event is scheduled over four days in the heart of Plymouth, and is a celebration of good food featuring a Local Produce Market, Cookery demonstrations and a series of debates with food producers about the future of healthy and sustainable food (page 24). Plymouth’s Sutton Harbour will see some of the world’s top sailors when the 45th edition of the La Solitaire du Figaro sailing event arrives in the city for the first time! Thousands are expected to line our waterfront to witness the Solitaire fleet leaving on Saturday 14th June. Don’t miss The Barbican International Jazz and Blues Festival and Lord Mayors Day, which will also be taking place at the same time; so it is set to be an exciting time

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with a great range of entertainment to enjoy! See page 36 for our bumper what’s on guide, highlighting the best event’s happening in Plymouth. Millions across the globe are waiting in anticipation for the FIFA World Cup 2014, which is taking place in Brazil from 12th June until 13th July! Turn to page 13 for a list of England’s Group Matches and some interesting facts which you may not have known! I hope you enjoy all the great features in this issue of the Plymouth Oracle. I’ll catch up with you next month!


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your spirits with the sun’s rays 11 Raise Reasons why we all feel happier when the sun’s

shining and how it’s doing us the power of good


musicians fly in to 18 American play at Jazz & Blues Festival

American musicians will be playing at the Barbican International Jazz & Blues Festival 2014

Big Food Event 24 Plymouth A celebration of good food taking place across the city from 10th - 14th June


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trance state of some description therefore when this state is appropriately placed in a therapeutic setting, it can be helpful to the client and help make a positive, lasting change. When entering hypnosis on the therapists couch, you are in a relaxed, pleasant but concentrated state where you have much heightened awareness. It is said that our brain is more active and alert at night when, for example, we are dreaming. Therefore, when replicating this ‘dream like’ state on the therapists couch, the subconscious mind is more susceptible to positive suggestion and therapeutic change. Solution Focused Hypnotherapy is the combination of trance and modern, scientifically researched talking therapies, all of which help to aid in positive change. By giving the client the understanding of why they feel the way they do and importantly, what we can do

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Ivybridge Dental Team unveil sparkling new Practice The dental team from Highland 7 Day Dental Care in Ivybridge have unveiled a sparkling new practice in a quest to expand their existing services.


he practice, previously based on Highland Street, has relocated to the other side of the town to Cornwood Road, just off the A38. The new practice not only offers comfortable and spacious new patient facilities, but also includes five new, state-of-the-art surgeries. Principal dentist at the practice, John Gittins, said: “We’re very excited about the modern facilities that we can now offer at the new practice, and we can’t wait to

share these with our patients. We’re also hoping to welcome some new patients to the practice, and are happy to give them a tour and speak to them about the way we work before they make a decision about joining us. “Relocating the business has been a great investment for our patients and we look forward to the benefits it will bring them,” he added. “The extra surgeries will cut waiting times and provide a wider choice of appointment slots. We can also offer our patients disabled access and convenient parking to make their visit as easy as possible. We are also now open 7 days a week and offer early morning and late evening appointments for your convenience”. Highland 7 Day Dental Care will also be offering new patients a free consultation worth £49 until 30th June to celebrate their move.

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Call for NHS staff to say sorry when things go wrong The Health Secretary has called for doctors and nurses to be more open, honest and ‘say sorry’ to patients when there are failures in patient care. eremy Hunt has confirmed new recommendations will be sent to every hospital in England and Wales to help win back trust in the NHS. To address the concerns the NHS Litigation Authority, the body which oversees claims made against the health service, has produced a leaflet for staff entitled “saying sorry”. It recommends that staff should make face-to-face apologies to patients ‘as soon as they are aware an incident has occurred’. It also advises that patients should then be given a written apology, adding that it is not like a car insurer, which can ‘withhold a claim because an apology or explanation has been given’. ‘Saying sorry is not an admission of legal liability’, the leaflet says. ‘It is the right thing to do.’ Indeed, in our experience it is often the only way to satisfy justifiable concern. The new guidance follows on from a


“staff should make face-to-face apologies to patients ‘as soon as they are aware an incident has occurred” series of highly published NHS scandals during 2013 which resulted in a Public Inquiry into the Mid-Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust where over 1,000 patients died. A further 11 Trusts were also put into special measures following concerns over their high mortality rates. In response to the Francis Inquiry into care failings at Stafford hospital, a ‘statutory duty of candour’ was introduced, meaning families must be informed if errors in treatment cause death or serious injury. The chief executive of the NHS Litigation Authority has stated that “saying sorry” is the human and moral thing to do and confirmed to the Trusts’ that they will not say ‘we’re not going to cover you because you’ve said sorry’. This combined with new guidelines about

whistleblowing, should now lead to more openness and willingness for doctors and nurses to come clean and report mistakes at a much earlier stage. In cases where people perhaps bring a claim out of frustration, because they do not feel that they have been given an explanation or that their complaints have been heard, an apology may make them less likely to pursue an action. Unfortunately, things do go wrong and the outcome of a medical investigation

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Raise your spirits with the sun’s rays One of the reasons we all feel happier when the sun’s shining is because it’s quite literally doing us the power of good.


unlight is our biggest source of vitamin D, which is essential for healthy bones. A daily dose enhances your immune system, encourages healthy circulation and increases the brain’s production of the feel-good hormones, endorphins and serotonin. Getting enough sunlight during the day can also help us sleep better at night as it results in increased melatonin, enhancing restful sleep and slowing down the ageing process. Sunlight even helps to balance out hormones and can work towards relieving the symptoms of PMS! Of course, how long we spend sunning ourselves varies from person to person and the amount of time needed to spend in the sun for your skin to make enough vitamin D depends on a number of factors. These include your skin type, for

example how dark your skin is or how easily you get sunburnt, the time of year and the time of day. The NHS advises to only have short daily periods of sun exposure without sunscreen on summer days, especially between 11am and 3pm. But be warned - a short period in the sun means a matter of minutes: about 10 to 15 minutes for most people (less than the time it takes you to start going red or burn). This is more than enough for most people to make enough vitamin D. The larger the area of your skin that is exposed to sunlight, the more chance there is of making enough vitamin D before you start to change colour.

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The world prepares for DID YOU KNOW? the FIFA World Cup 2014 12 England haven't won since 1966!

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Thousands of ladies will unite at St Luke’s Midnight Walk! Plymouth is once again set to become a sea of pink t-shirts and flashing tiaras as thousands of ladies unite at the annual Midnight Walk for St Luke’s Hospice Plymouth on Saturday 19th July 2014.


s the women of Devon and Cornwall sign up in their hundreds week by week, for many the realisation of the training and preparation required to tackle the 3, 7 or 15 mile challenges that lie ahead become a reality. Wendy Jones and Margaret McArthur are two friends who are Midnight Walk pros having participated in all 7 consecutive walks, and they have the collection of t-shirts to prove it! Both are keen walkers, however, for one of the ladies to ensure she is in tip top condition, a very unique training technique is put into place, “My training consists of walking twice a day the 26 flights of stairs to the 13th floor of the Civic Centre to reach my desk, it certainly keeps me fit and helps on the Plymouth hills” says Wendy from Woolwell. Walking in memory of her late mum Daisy Winfield, Wendy adds “My mum always supported St Luke’s and the Midnight Walk is a great way for me to honour her life. I think St Luke’s is such a great cause, everybody knows somebody who is touched by the charity. There is such a great atmosphere on the night, I have walked it both with a large group of friends

and by myself, making new friends along the way. Everybody has their own personal reason for taking part and as you chat to fellow walkers you feel really privileged to hear their special stories relating to why they are walking”. Midnight Walk returns on Saturday 19th July 2014 from a brand new location, The University of St Mark & St John Plymouth. Revamped and refreshed, St Luke’s promise this year will the best yet, introducing brand new routes across a choice of a 3 mile, 7 mile, or 15 mile walk. Leading the ladies this year will be special guest, British Olympic Bronze medallist, Cassie Patten “I am so privileged to be asked to lead the ladies on what is such an amazing event. St Luke’s plays such a big role in our area. I look forward to meeting all the walkers on the night and would encourage anyone who hasn’t signed up to get behind Team St Luke’s”. The event will start and finish at The University College of St Mark & St John Sport Centre, a move from Central Park last year. “The University of St Mark and St John are extremely pleased to be supporting St Luke’s Hospice this year, a well-known local charity who has touched the lives of many” said Simon White, Sports Centre Manager. “We should all incorporate some exercise into our daily lives, and whether you want to take part to achieve a personal fitness

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goal or to raise money for a good cause, we believe this event will cater for all” adds Simon. Over the past seven years 12,963 ladies have walked over 151,000 miles raising an amazing £1.2 million for St Luke’s. St Luke’s aim to attract over 2,500 women this year and hope to raise over £200,000 for patient care. So why should you sign up and how will your fundraising money be spent? Event’s Fundraiser, Emma Winter explains “At St Luke’s we care for patients in the last months, weeks and days of life; at our In Patient Unit at Turnchapel, leading on all end of life care at Derriford Hospital and caring for patients at home. In fact, it is the work of our Community Nurses, Social Workers and Occupational Therapists providing this care at home where your Midnight Walk fundraising money will reach the largest number of people. We care for over 350 patients at any one time at home, not just in Plymouth but spanning out to Tavistock, Dartmoor, South Brent and into the South Hams. Our vision is a community where no person has to die alone, in pain or in distress and we can only do this by the generous support of our local community. Please show your support to St Luke’s and your local community by signing up today. We can only do it with your help”. If you have been inspired by this story, you can register online now! Visit, pick up a registration form from your local St Luke’s Charity Shop, or call 01752 492626.

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“We want to highlight Plymouth’s strengths, but question its weaknesses too” Radio Plymouth continue to work hard providing relevant local news which makes you want to listen.


o say that you have to be prepared for anything while working for Radio Plymouth news is a bit of an understatement. In February, I had around an hour’s notice to go and interview David Cameron at Laira Rail Depot. It is slightly surreal when you find yourself crammed into a small room with other media and are then given a ‘two minute warning’ by the Prime Minister’s staff. Just last month, I went along to Devonport Naval base to interview the Chancellor, George Osborne. More than twelve hours notice this time, but the surprises kept on coming. On arrival we were taken to the Royal Marines’ Tamar complex for a trip on a raiding craft, a small boat used to take Marines quickly from ship to shore. To get on board though, we needed a full body suit to keep dry. Needless to say, getting in and out of said suit and on and off the boat did not present a very elegant picture. It was a great experience though

Pictured: News Editor Jane Atwill with Tom Daley in 2012 just before Olympics when he won Olympic Bronze.

and we were very well looked after. Since Radio Plymouth launched in early 2010, we have interviewed Tom Daley after winning his Olympic medal, stayed up all night for local and general election counts and had a bumpy land rover ride to see a new tungsten mine open at Hemerdon. We have covered the ups and downs at Plymouth Argyle and also speak weekly to the coaches at Plymouth Albion and Raiders to bring you the latest sport.

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Pictured: Chancellor George Osborne visiting HMS Ocean last month

We are now the only radio station focusing on Plymouth in this way. Our team of two (myself and Broadcast Journalist Marcus Liddell) read bulletins, gather and research the news stories and write and edit them between us. We broadcast from studios near the Hoe and you’ll often see us in Plymouth city centre asking you for your views on issues like the future of Drake’s Island, the budget or an upcoming strike. We believe that providing strong local news content, in an age where news is being cut back at many stations, is vitally important. We know from social media and the response to our stories that Plymothians really care about their city and its future. Just last month, the station recorded its highest ever listening figures of more than 41,000 a week (RAJAR/ Ipsos Mori/ RSMB Quarter 1, 2014). We believe this shows that we are providing the kind of content which makes you want to listen. There is a perception that working in the media is glamorous. Shadowing a local radio journalist on a 5am start would probably disillusion most people of that. Seeing me in that body suit (thankfully there are no pictures) would probably do the same. However, that is not a complaint, because we get to meet and work with some fascinating people and there is certainly

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never time to get bored. We put a lot of effort into our output to provide a news service which really examines local issues and gives you both sides of the story. We want to highlight Plymouth’s strengths, but question its weaknesses too. Plymouth has been going through a great period of change recently, with new homes and schools springing up in areas like Millbay and North Prospect. The city seems to be hosting more of the big events like La Solitaire du Figaro, MTV Crashes and the 350th anniversary of the Royal Marines. I grew up in Plymouth and am very proud to live and work here. We know that our listeners are too.

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American musicians fly in to play at Jazz & Blues Festival A

merican musicians will be playing close to the Mayflower Steps at the Barbican International Jazz & Blues Festival 2014. Mississippi blues guitar-man Robin Henkel will headline the event, which takes place from June 13th-15th on The Barbican, close to where the Pilgrims left for the New World in 1620. The Festival’s music programme is due to run between midday and 9pm on Friday and Saturday, midday to 7pm on the Sunday on an outdoor stage entertaining onlookers with excellent and free music! Robin Henkel will be joined by Ric Lee, award-winning drummer and descendant of Robert E. Lee, the head of the Confederate Army in the American Civil War. The pair will appear on Friday night at the Festival, performing vintage blues in front of the crowds at this free outdoor event. They will be joined by South West-based soul-blues singer Mama Tokus. “It’s great that we have got some Americans flying into play our event,” said Dan Thompson, Festival Director. “We’re showcasing two great American artforms: blues and jazz. It’s perfect that we’re welcoming musicians from across The Pond”. Robin Henkel performs slide guitar and country blues drawing from the music and styles of pioneers like Robert Johnson, Fred McDowell and Elmore James. He has performed with Jimmy Witherspoon, Lowell Fulson, Buddy Miles and Big Jay McNeely and he’s opened shows for BB King, Dizzie Gillespie, Bonnie Raitt, Dr John and John Mayall. Ric Lee has performed at the Festival before. In 2012 his band The Bayou Brothers stole the show when they whipped

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up the crowds with their infectious zydecoblues – a Louisiana version of the blues, performed with accordion and rub-board. The Bayou Brothers won San Diego’s Best Blues Band award last year. After meeting Ric at the Festival in 2012, Mama Tokus was invited to perform in California in May 2013 with Ric and Robin. Now the musical exchange continues as the guys fly this way across the Atlantic.

Excellent local musicians showcased... The Festival is also showcasing top local musicians in its programming. Opening the Festival is Singapore-born, Torpoint-resident guitar man Jimmy Appudurai-Chai - a blues guitar artist whose claim to fame was knocking the Beatles off the Number 1 spot in his home country in 1969. You’ll see The Diehards - led by Plymouth slide blues supremo Thomas Ford, and infectious jump-jive boogie-woogie outfit The Roosters. The Co-operative Big Band opens proceedings on Saturday lunchtime, playing a set of funk and fusion, then you’ll hear The Blow-Up, perfoming versions of soundtracks and cinematic jazz. On Saturday night there will be a premiere of brand-new rhythm’n’blues outfit The Primitive Noise Band, fronted by superb songstress Becky Brine. On Sunday, listen out for trad-jazz trombonist Roger Marks and his Armada Jazz Band and swing big-band The Solar System, fronted by Rat Pack-inspired Michael Campari. The Festival is brought to a close by Company B, performing swing, jump-jive and wartime-inspired rhythm’n’blues.

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Indian Restaurants Baba Indian Restaurant Cafe Indiya Gurkha Palace Lackys Balti House Mombay Brasserie Nibana Saltash Tandoori Sanjida Shapla Balti Cusine Spice Empire The Eastern Eye The Taste of India

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Italian Restaurants Bella Italia Frankie & Benny’s Morgans Pasta & Pizza Bar Pizza Express Positano Prezzo Trattoria Pescatore

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30-33 Derrys Cross, Plym Barbican Leisure Park, Plym 19 Princess St, Plym 9 Market Avenue, Plym 16 Barbican Approach, Plym 36 Mayflower Street, Plym Royal William Yard, Plym 36, Admiralty St, Stonehouse

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PLYMOUTH BIG FOOD EVENT A CELEBRATION OF GOOD FOOD! The Plymouth Big Food Event (BFE) is an exciting new Plymouth food event taking place across the city from 10th - 14th June.


rganised by Food Plymouth – the city-wide food partnership working to help Plymouth become a Sustainable Food City – and Food is Fun, joint organisers of Plymouth’s Flavour Fest. Taking place over four days in the heart of Plymouth, the event is a celebration of good food and features: Big Food Debate: Regional Sustainable Food & Fish City Conference, National Marine Aquarium, 10th June: • Speaker Carolyn Steele, a leading thinker on sustainable cities, author of The Hungry City, How Food Shapes our Lives. • Trade expo for food producers, suppliers, chefs and buyers to meet and do business.

• Series of debates with local food producers and stakeholders about the future of healthy and sustainable food in Plymouth. • Presentation of Plymouth Food Awards, voted for by the people of Plymouth. • A school cookery competition to showcase local produce and skills. Big Food Festival: Local Produce Market and Cookery Demos on 14th June in New George Street. A grand finale to taste and enjoy good food in the heart of the city, so head down and help celebrate Lord Mayors Day. There will also be food stands and cookery demos at Sutton Harbour. “This event is a great way to help bring life back into the west end and to re-launch a regular local produce market back into the heart of the city,” said Matt Jones, City Markets Manager. Traci Lewis, Food Plymouth Coordinator, commented: “The event will be a city-wide celebration of good food with many schools also getting involved. Plymouth is home to many of the region’s leading buyers, chefs and suppliers of quality local food and drink, whilst Devon and Cornwall have a wealth of fantastic produce. It’s a great

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opportunity to taste and enjoy some of the wonderful food here on our doorstep.” “The event will ensure there that good food is an integral part of celebrations for Lord Mayors Day in the City on Saturday 14th June, along with the Solitaire du Figaro Yacht race and Barbican International Jazz and Blues Festival from 13th - 15th. A great weekend to be in Plymouth, so do come and join us!”

“This event is a great way to help bring life back into the west end and to re-launch a regular local produce market back into the heart of the city” School and restaurant promotions and activities will also be taking place across the city throughout the week. To find out more and book your ticket for the 10th June visit

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QUESTIONS: ACROSS 1. What is the name of the St Luke’s event being held on Saturday 19th July? (2 words, 12 letters)

7. In which Business Park would you find Snows Toyota Plymouth? (1 word, 7 letters)

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8. Complete the sentence for Plymouth Pavilions. ‘Peppa Pig returns live on stage with super cute _ _ _ _ _ _ _ and brilliant songs in this brand new show that will brighten your day.’ (1 word, 7 letters)

3. Where is the FIFA World Cup 2014 taking place? (1 word, 6 letters)

9. Complete the sentence. The Plymouth Big Food Event is a _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ of good food! (1 word, 11 letters)

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Join Lee Evans in Plymouth this August for a special show trying out brand new material for his MONSTERS Arena Tour! “the must see comedy event of the autumn” Daily Telegraph “stand-up doesn’t get much bigger” Evening Standard “a master of large-scale comedy” The Guardian “if comedy is the new rock ‘n’ roll, then behold the new Elvis Presley” The Sun Provided by Plymouth Pavilions Texts cost £1.50 + your standard network rate Competition rules:


By entering the competition, entrants agree to be bound by these terms and conditions. The competition is open to anyone resident in the UK and ROI except for employees of the promoter and those professionally connected with the competition. To enter the competition, you must complete the crossword (left) to discover the highlighted keyword and then text the word ‘Oracle’ followed by the crossword Keyword to 81400. Entry by text costs £1.50 plus your standard network rate. Entrants must have the permission of the bill payer before entering. The winner will receive 4 tickets to see Lee Evans live at Plymouth Pavilions. The winner will be selected from the correct entries received. Winners will be selected by 23rd June 2014. Entrants are welcome to text as many times as desired. Winners will be selected at random and the judge’s decision is final with no correspondence being entered into. By entering the ‘Text 2 Win’ competition, the winner consents to any publicity generated as a result of the competition. No responsibility can be accepted for entries incorrectly sent or delayed or lost through technical fault. There are no alternatives to the competition prizes and they are non-negotiable and non-transferable.The promoter reserves the right to substitute the competition prize for another prize if it is necessary to do so. The promoter is Oracle Publications and its address is: Suite 8, Bowker House, Lee Mill, Nr. Ivybridge, Devon, PL21 9EF.

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with Plymouth University Do you have Summer positions available? Why not take the opportunity to open your vacancies to one of the largest talent banks in the South West!? Our Student Jobs team here at Plymouth University are dedicated to helping local businesses recruit talented and motivated individuals, whilst aiding our students to get the employment experience that they greatly desire. ur Student Jobs team, based on Plymouth University campus, assist our students in finding both local part-time vacancies and part-time positions available on campus. Our service involves advertising vacancies for external clients on a website named Gradsouthwest, circulating new opportunities to students through our Twitter feed, and offering a daily ‘Drop In’ service for our students; within these sessions we help guide students in finding a part-time vacancy most suited to them, alongside offering advice on CV’s and covering letters. Our bright and talented students are eager to both gain the experience needed to improve upon their future employability, and to earn income to support their studies. Our team plays a key role in helping them achieve these goals whilst at university, through connecting students to local employers; whilst aiming to help both students and


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Finding your dream job Sell yourself!

Whether you are currently looking for work, or looking for a change in career, you may have found searching for jobs can be hard work. The job market has never been so competitive, so knowing where to look and how to stand out is vital. Here are some top tips to help make the process easier and help you on your way to finding your dream job. By Ashley Meads.

Writing your C.V. The first place to start when looking for a new job is to make sure you write a great CV. Your CV is often the first impression potential employers get of you. Here are a few tips to help you get started in creating a successful C.V. Be honest – anything you write on your CV will be asked about at interview, so make sure it’s true! Use the KISS principle - Keep It Short and Simple. You don’t want to overwhelm the person reading your CV, so make sure it is clear and concise. Avoid writing a story - Use formatting and bullet points to order your experience and skills, rather than writing it as a story.

Things to Include Personal statement - This is your chance to write about yourself and what you have to offer. Work history - Add the most detail to

your last 3 posts, including responsibilities, key achievements and skills gained. Include dates of employment for all posts and try to explain gaps where you can.

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Education - Start with your most recent education and training, with dates and qualifications gained. Transferable skills - These are the core

skills which you could bring to your new role.

Relevant interests - Only include things which will benefit your employer, such as keeping fit, keeping up with industry news, and taking part in related groups/activities. Avoid things like “socialising with friends”, “watching TV” and “Music” as these add no value to your employer.

Make sure you tailor your CV to the type of role you are applying for. For example, if you are going for a retail job, expand more on your retail experience and use key words and skills that relate to working with people. For a good example of a good and a bad CV, go to goodbadCV.

Send a Cover Letter When applying either in person, in writing or via email, it’s always worth sending a cover letter with your CV. When writing a cover letter, use the specification supplied and give examples of when you have proved that you meet these. Try to sell yourself here, but

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don’t go over the top and try make sure you remain humble. Limit your cover letter to one page of A4.

Where to look Knowing where to look for jobs can be a challenge. We have listed some of the best websites below but, here are some tips when online job searching: Narrow your search terms - If you don’t narrow your focus, you’ll have to trawl through hundreds of unsuitable jobs. Be aware of adverts that sound too good to be true - Phrases like “No experience needed”, “Immediate start”, “Business development program” indicate commission only sales roles that are usually multi-level marketing, door to door sales jobs. Don’t overload yourself - It may be tempting to fire off a lot of applications all at once, and this is easy to do online, but its best to keep a limit on how many active applications you have so if you are contacted, you know the role. Update your CV - Don’t use a standard CV for all applications, send the one tailored to the posts you’re applying for. Be realistic – Don’t apply for jobs many miles away if you aren’t willing to relocate and don’t apply for roles that you are not qualified/experienced for.

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We can get you focussed, get you noticed and get you hired! Mego Employment Centre is a fresh new concept, which is a cutting-edge resource now available for Plymouth Residents who can benefit from a one-stop shop to find work, change their job or get help finding the career that best suits them.


ego is bright, modern and upbeat, and looks more like a funky coffee shop than a place to discuss work! The Centre is easy to find with its red and white signs and large glass frontage on Bretonside. After being greeted on arrival, you are free to discover the resources and support available. You can have a freshly ground coffee and explore online to check job vacancies, or create a free Mego Personal Profile, which is an online CV that is posted on Mego’s Facebook style website, where many of Plymouth’s best

companies search for candidates. The Mego team are some of the friendliest and most knowledgeable people around when it comes to navigating through the job market, and have a lot of training and experience dealing with work-related challenges. At Mego there is a great combination of people from all ages and walks of life who have one thing in common; they want to help themselves and gain confidence in their ability to reach their work-life goals. One of our many success stories! “Scott had been unemployed after being made redundant and because of a health condition was unable to return to the type of work he had done before. After months of job searching his confidence plummeted until he was put in touch with Mego. Through one-to-one-coaching he was able to identify what kind of work he wanted to target, design a new CV and practice his interview skills. With

individually tailored support from Mego he achieved his career goal within weeks.” To maximise your chances of gaining employment you need to know how to present yourself and show off your potential, which is where Mego comes in; they know what employers want and how they hire. Mego can help get you focussed, get you noticed and get you hired! Visitors are offered a free 30-minute consultation to discuss their employment goals with one of Mego’s specially trained advisors. Visit Mego for a coffee and friendly Career advice to help you get recognised. Please call us and quote Oracle for your FREE advice and consultation Tel: 01752 421122 Mego Employment Centre is located at 55-57 Bretonside, The Barbican, Plymouth, PL4 0BD Web: www.

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as Pinky Tuscadero, Ben Freeman (Emmerdale) as The Fonz and Cheryl Baker (Buck’s Fizz) as Mrs Cunningham, Happy Days - A New Musical is a hilarious feelgood musical that’s guaranteed to have you rockin’ and rollin’ all week long!

charities. There will be hundreds of motorcycles, trade stands, fast food and a live band.

PESTS Pests is a story about two sisters from the same nest. Both trapped in a tiny rotting world. Both cuffed to a past that refuses to release them. One wants out. The other needs her in. Trouble is that when you complete each other, you’re nothing on your own.

Get ready to sing from your seat as Gareth Malone and Gareth Malone’s Voices invite you, the audience, to be part of their tour. Following a nationwide search earlier this year for accomplished young singers, Gareth Malone, the UK’s Favourite Choirmaster, has assembled the country’s finest young talent and together they will embark on their first UK Live Tour. Join in the fun and be inspired!




Happy Days - The New Hit Musical features 21 original songs including the much-loved Happy Days theme song from the TV show.



Plymouth Bike Nights are held on Plymouth Hoe Promenade from 6pm in support of Help for Heroes and Jemeriah’s Journey

Pygmalion is one of theatre’s most entertaining explorations of gender and class and is perhaps best known as the

1ST JUNE, PLYMOUTH PAVILIONS The last few years saw English Trio London Grammar refine their sound, with atmospheric electronics and subtle percussion. Nominated for the Best British Breakthrough Act at the Brit Awards 2014, London Grammar have gone from strength to strength throughout 2013, culminating in their 2014 UK Tour. Due to huge demand, they have added the Plymouth Pavilions date to their sold out UK Tour.


Starring popstar Heidi Range (Sugababes)

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LEISURE inspiration for the musical My Fair Lady. The aristocratic and pompous Professor Henry Higgins makes a bet with his friend Colonel Pickering that he can transform the manners and speech of Cockney flower girl Eliza Doolittle. Packed with a host of larger than life characters, Pygmalion remains one of Shaw’s most popular plays and a classic British drama; full of his trademark wit, style and humour.

PLYMOUTH BIG FOOD EVENT 10TH - 14TH JUNE, VARIOUS LOCATIONS An exciting new food event taking place across the city! Organised by Food Plymouth - the city-wide food partnership working to help Plymouth become a Sustainable Food City - and Food is Fun, joint organisers of Plymouth’s Flavour Fest. The event includes a Big Food Debate to explore ideas for a healthy and sustainable city, a Big Food Expo for food producers, suppliers, caterers and other buyers to meet and a Big Food Festival to taste and enjoy good food in the heart of the city and help celebrate Lord Mayors Day.

HAPPY DAYS - THE NEW HIT MUSICAL - THEATRE ROYAL LA SOLITAIRE DU FIGARO 11TH - 14TH JUNE, SUTTON HARBOUR Plymouth’s Sutton Harbour will host some of the world’s top sailors when the 45th edition of La Solitaire du Figaro arrives in the city this month. It’s the first time the month-long, fourleg race has ever been to the city and thousands of people are expected to line Plymouth’s waterfront when the Solitaire fleet leaves on Saturday 14th June. Following the success of the America’s Cup in 2011 it’s hoped the Solitaire du Figaro will reinforce Plymouth’s position as Britain’s Ocean City and one of the leading sailing destinations in Europe, if not the world.


BIG FOOD EVENT PLYMOUTH BUSINESS SHOW 11TH JUNE, PLYMOUTH PAVILIONS Building on from last year’s success, the Plymouth Business Show aims to provide a high-profile forum for businesses to showcase the products and services they have to offer, access information and expert advice, and network with potential customers and suppliers. The event is free to attend and welcomes businesses of all sizes and from all industries.

The Barbican International Jazz & Blues Festival is back on for this summer bringing excellent music, fun and entertainment to the historic quayside quarter of Plymouth. Partnering with yacht race La Solitaire du Figaro, and Plymouth Waterfront Partnership/Plymouth City Council, bringing fabulous free music to Plymouth’s historic quayside quarter. Look out for excellent live music to get you dancing in the streets!

LORD MAYORS DAY 2014 14TH JUNE, AMADA WAY This popular annual event will again be

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taking place, welcoming the new Lord Mayor into their role. This year’s theme will be celebrating the 100th anniversary of the merging of the Three Towns - Devonport, Stonehouse and Plymouth. The day will contain a stage of entertainment on the Piazza, a number of community stalls on New George Street and Armada Way, a children’s Play Area on Guildhall Square and of course a spectacular walking parade, which will leave Plymouth University at 1pm and walk through the streets of the City Centre before arriving on the Plymouth Piazza.

THE KINDNESS OF STRANGERS 17TH - 21ST JUNE, TR2 This performance will take place in a travelling ambulance leaving from TR2. It’s 7:03pm on the front-line of the NHS ambulance service. Sylvia is on her last shift, Lisa is on her first, and together the two women patrol the city streets, witnessing the extremes of human experience first-hand. A once in a lifetime journey into the world of the paramedic where the audience are invited into the back of a moving ambulance to witness all that comes with a night shift.

SINGIN’ IN THE RAIN 17TH - 28TH JUNE, THEATRE ROYAL Direct from the West End, this superbly enjoyable production of Singin’ in the Rain is a smash hit with critics and

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LEISURE where veteran’s badges will be presented to nominated candidates. The RAF recruiting unit and some historic military vehicles will also be located on Guildhall Square.

WIMBLEDON ON THE BIG SCREEN 23D JUNE - 7TH JULY, THE PIAZZA Enjoy the British summer in front of the greatest tennis players in the world. With tennis displays, refreshments and seating available, these matches offer fun for all the family and an opportunity to bring down a picnic and spend quality time with friends and family in the city centre.

ARMED FORCES DAY 2014 28TH JUNE, THE HOE Set against the stunning natural backdrop of the Plymouth Sound, Plymouth will be hosting an Armed Forces Day Event on Plymouth Hoe. This will provide a unique opportunity to see the Armed Forces up-close and will feature displays from current personnel, veterans, cadet forces, support agencies and charities. The city will welcome thousands of visitors from home and abroad to join in honouring and paying tribute to the dedication of the nation’s serving personnel, veterans and their families.


audiences alike. It tells the story of the first Hollywood musical, when the silver screen found its voice and left silent movies (and some of its stars) behind. This spectacular show is packed full of the charm, romance, comedy and tinseltown glamour of one the world’s best loved movies. It features all the songs from the glorious MGM score including Good Morning, Make ‘em Laugh, Moses Supposes and the classic Singin’ in the Rain.


Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life. Let’s face it, Cancer doesn’t care who it affects. It will affect one in three of us. But united we are stronger than cancer. Every single pound you can raise pushes it closer to the floor. Join in Race for Life and run, walk or dance to help raise vital funds needed to help beat it.


29TH JUNE, THEATRE ROYAL The award-winning actor, best-selling novelist and all round very funny lady has written a new show, based on her life and career, called 30 Million Minutes. 30 Million Minutes will consist of various delights and riches, with the odd irksome tribulation thrown in, as Dawn takes audiences through the various lessons life has taught her, and the things she knows for sure.



This summer, Western College Players Theatre Company present an exciting new production of Emily Brontë’s classic, tragic and haunting romance.


Set on the Yorkshire Moors, Wuthering Heights is the story of a seemingly innocent childhood infatuation that becomes a passionate and destructive obsession. Thus leading to a bitter and violent quest for revenge – spanning generations – and threatening to destroy all that stand in its way.


RACE FOR LIFE 2014 22ND JUNE, THE HOE Ladies, it’s time to take the fight to cancer at

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Direct from London’s West End, where it’s in its record breaking fifth year, Thriller Live is a spectacular concert created to celebrate the career of the world’s greatest entertainer.

There will be a Flag raising ceremony in front of the Guildhall at 10am followed by a civic reception hosted by the Lord Mayor,

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Already seen by over two million people in over 26 countries, Thriller Live continues to moonwalk around the world, taking you on a visual, audio and electrifying journey through the magic of Michael’s 40 year musical history. Experience over two hours of non-stop hits from pop to rock, soul to disco in a show that pays homage to Jackson’s legendary live performances.

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JUNE 2014


22 JUMP STREET IN CINEMAS FROM 6TH JUNE After making their way through high school, big changes are in store for officers Schmidt and Jenko when they go deep undercover at a local college. They begin to question their partnership and don’t have to just crack the case - they have to figure out if they can have a mature relationship. If these two overgrown adolescents can grow from freshmen into real men, college might be the best thing that ever happened to them. Stars Channing Tatum, Jonah Hill and Ice Cube.

Stars Kevin Spacey, Maureen Anderman and Stephen Lee.





A scheming couple put a struggling family man and his old friend through a series of increasingly twisted dares over the course of an evening at a local bar.

Common People weaves together six stories and over thirty characters to present a dramatic, humorous and sometimes magical tale of romance, crisis and adventure on one of London’s luscious commons.

Stars Pat Healy, Ethan Embry and Sara Paxton.

The film touches on many of the issues affecting ordinary people today in a heartfelt, poignant and ultimately uplifting celebration of everyday humanity.


GRACE OF MONACO IN CINEMAS FROM 6TH JUNE The story of former Hollywood star Grace Kelly’s crisis of marriage and identity, during a political dispute between Monaco’s Prince Rainier III and France’s Charles De Gaulle, and a looming French invasion of Monaco in the early 1960s.

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Stars Nicole Kidman, Tim Roth and André Penvern.

NOW: In the Wings on a World Stage takes us along with twenty British and American actors on a whirlwind ten month international tour of Richard III, led by Kevin Spacey. The film follows Mendes Bridge Project and as the play takes shape it unfolds in spellbinding excerpts as it travels through nine cities.

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Stars Sam Kelly, Diana Payan and Iarla McGowan.

BELLE IN CINEMAS FROM 13TH JUNE Inspired by the true story of Dido Elizabeth Belle, the illegitimate mixed race daughter of Admiral Sir John Lindsay. Raised by her aristocratic great-uncle Lord Mansfield and

LEISURE his wife, Belle’s lineage affords her certain privileges, yet her status prevents her from the traditions of noble social standing. After meeting an idealistic young vicar’s son bent on changing society, he and Belle help shape Lord Mansfield’s role as Lord Chief Justice to end slavery in England. Stars Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Matthew Goode and Emily Watson.

BELLE DEVIL’S KNOT IN CINEMAS FROM 13TH JUNE The murders of three young children sparks a controversial trial of three teenagers accused of killing them as part of a satanic ritual. Stars Dane DeHaan, Reese Witherspoon and Colin Firth.

OCULUS IN CINEMAS FROM 13TH JUNE A woman tries to exonerate her brother, who was convicted of murder, by proving that the crime was committed by a supernatural phenomenon. Stars Karen Gillan, Brenton Thwaites and Katee Sackhoff.


THE FAULT IN OUR STARS IN CINEMAS FROM 19TH JUNE Hazel and Gus are two teenagers who share an acerbic wit and a disdain for the conventional. Their relationship is all the more miraculous given that Hazel’s other constant companion is an oxygen tank, and they met and fell in love at a cancer support group. Stars Shailene Woodley and Ansel Elgort.


IN CINEMAS FROM 25TH JUNE A chef who loses his job in a restaurant starts up a food truck in an effort to reclaim his creative promise, while piecing back together his estranged family.

IN CINEMAS FROM 27TH JUNE It’s been five years since Hiccup and Toothless successfully united dragons and Vikings on the island of Berk.


Stars Kurt Russell, Jay Baruchel and Katheryn Winnick.



Stars Kevin Costner, Hailee Steinfeld and Connie Nielsen.

Crunch Calhoun, a semi-reformed art thief, agrees to get his old gang back together to pull off one last heist.

Stars Christopher Walken and Francesca Eastwood.

Stars Jon Favreau, Robert Downey Jr. and Scarlett Johansson.

A dying CIA agent trying to reconnect with his estranged daughter is offered an experimental drug that could save his life in exchange for one last assignment.


The story of four young men from the wrong side of the tracks in New Jersey who came together to form the iconic 1960s rock group The Four Seasons.



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While Astrid, Snotlout and the rest of the gang are challenging each other to dragon, the now inseparable pair journey through the skies, charting unmapped territories and exploring new worlds. Stars Jay Baruchel, Kristen Wiig and America Ferrera.

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