Wednesday, December 14, 2016


"We are DMA Law Link a legal advice walk in centre based in Darlington that offer free, no obligation consultations to anybody who uses our service.  We are at 40 Skinnergate, Darlington and are ran and operated by DMA Law, a successful solicitors practice with 8 offices across the north east.  As such we have a wealth of experience that we can draw upon to assist you with whatever your legal issue is.  You do not need to make an appointment to come and speak to us as all consultations are free of charge at our DMA Law Link, just simply come in and speak to us anytime and we will offer you help, advice, support and guidance. It does not matter if it takes 10 minutes or 1 hour we do not put a time limit on our consultations. We also hold regular law clinics throughout the week where you can speak to any of our specialist lawyers free of charge about your legal queries. Our opening hours are 10am to 4pm Monday to Friday and 10am to 2pm Saturday."

Thursday, December 8, 2016

Tuesday, December 6, 2016


Arb For Training is based on the Danby Hall estate near Leyburn where we conduct competency skills training and offer qualifications from City & Guilds NPTC, Lantra Awards and UK Rural Skills along with our own bespoke training courses. We also run several Land Based Industry taster courses for Help for Heroes and have had several service leavers attend our courses and gain qualifications - we are ex forces ourselves too. Please have a look at our website to see who we are and what we can offer;


Changes to bin collections for household and recycling will be coming into force in January . 
Bins must also be put at the kerbside by 6am – and may not be collected until 6pm under the new scheme.
To view your revised collection day click on the following link and insert your postcode.

Thursday, December 1, 2016


Service Families Benefit from CMI Membership

The Chartered Management Institute has pledged to support Service spouses and partners in gaining the leadership qualifications to help them further their career.

Ensuring that Service spouses and partners are not disadvantaged in finding and staying in employment due to service life is a key part of the Armed Force Covenant, which states that: The Armed Forces Covenant is a promise by the nation ensuring that those who serve or who have served in the armed forces, and their families, are treated fairly. The Chartered Management Institute (CMI) has sought to uphold this promise by signing the Armed Forces Covenant. In their pledges, the CMI support Service spouses and civil partners through their MOD Family Membership Scheme, which provides access to Leadership, Mentoring and Coaching qualifications, helping Service spouses to gain the key skills and professional recognition which can help Service family members to find employment. The Scheme is also available free to children of Service personnel (aged 16-18) and allows them to become a Campus CMI Affiliate with access to all the benefits of online resources, including study support.

CMI’s pledge offers a discount on their qualifications and membership for family members of Service personnel who are CMI members, and a commitment to support Service spouses or Reservists who they employ with flexible working arrangements, where possible. Chief of Defence People, Lieutenant General Richard Nugee is a CMI companion and participated in the signing of the Covenant at an event on 14 November. He said:
“The families of our Service personnel are an important part of the Covenant. We value and are grateful to them – the unsung heroes who support our Armed Forces. Knowing that the nation, and organisations like the Chartered Management Institute recognises this is extremely important and fundamental in making the Armed Forces Covenant work.”

Ann Francke, Chief Executive of the Chartered Management Institute said:
“We’re proud to sign the Armed Forces Covenant, and helping families of the heroic men and women who serve our country get the support they need to develop their careers. Thousands of members of the Armed Forces who’ve gained CMI-accredited qualifications have benefited from improved performance in their roles, as well as from building confidence and gaining qualifications to help them resettle into civilian life at the end of their military career. Now, their families also have the chance to develop their own skills and qualifications.”

Full details on what membership can offer military families can be found on the CMI website at