Citizen editor: Stroud jobseeker should be given an interview for his gumption for standing on Gloucester streets asking for work
ONE man has taken his search for a job to the streets of Gloucester.
Matthew Sells stood in the centre of the city with a placard asking for work.
You have to admire the gumption of someone who becomes a walking advertisement for themselves.
But at the same time, it is a sad state of affairs that he has been driven to do this.
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In his own words, he is hard-working, adaptable and excellent with customer service, but yet he is out of work.
If nothing else, would-be employers should give the guy an interview simply for having the bravery and initiative to stand there on the street in order to change his current situation.
WHEN Kimberley Bird pounds the pavements of London, she will have extra inspiration to go the extra mile – her two nephews.
She is running the marathon after both boys Liam and Byron contracted the illness within days of each other.
They luckily survived and without any side-effects. Others, sadly, are not so fortunate and that is why Ms Bird chose to run for the charity Meningitis UK.
She won't have trusty springer spaniel Pippa at her side in the race but her love for the boys and her bid to help others will no doubt carry her over the finish line.
WHETHER you wanted it here or not, work has finally begun on the new M5 services in Gloucestershire.
The first spade has gone in the ground on the 70-acre site at Robinswood.
There was a great deal of objection to the plans for the facilities in the first place but certainly the 300 jobs created as a result of the project is not a figure to be sniffed at.