News archive from 4 December 2018, page 2

Margaret Eaton: Special needs pupils face perfect storm over funding

EDUCATION is absolutely essential to improving social mobility in our society and giving people the opportunity to succeed in life. As a nation, we can provide a good education for our children only if we invest in our schools, colleges, universities...

 

Andrew Vine: Political crimes against the police – why Theresa May is guilty of betraying the thin blue line

A NEIGHBOUR’S garage was broken into a few days ago, and his children’s bikes stolen. Not a major crime, but annoying and upsetting even so. He hasn’t been visited by a police officer, and isn’t likely to be. The police were very sympathetic over the...

 

The Yorkshire Post says: Special attention – stop the ‘blame game’ over schools

FOR DECADES, the major political parties have played the ‘blame game’. When Labour was last in power, any inaction on its part was the fault of the Tories. Today Theresa May, and her Ministers, point to the legacy of the Blair and Brown...

 

The Yorkshire Post says: Rail passengers were given broken promises – now Chris Grayling must act

ACCORDING to the Rail Delivery Group, made up of the different partners responsible for running the nation’s railway network, “the timetable is our promise to passengers”. For the past six months, that promise has been broken time and time again in...

 
My childhood will be lost to the sea

My childhood will be lost to the sea

Darcy Bayless knows that soon, she and her family will be evicted by the North Sea. Her red brick home in the coastal village of Happisburgh has a great view of the water. The problem is, that view keeps getting closer. "Sometimes I can feel the...

BBC, 01:27 in Regional
 
New Note: The orchestra using music as recovery

New Note: The orchestra using music as recovery

The New Note Orchestra, the only orchestra whose members are all in recovery from drug and alcohol addiction, has been nominated for a music award for a work in which the musicians tell the stories of their addiction and redemption. Dan Blomfield is a...

BBC, 01:27 in Regional
 

Popular Berwickshire High depute retires after 33 years

Berwickshire High School depute rector Alastair Christie is set to retire after 33 years at the school. Dubbed ‘Mr C’ by the pupils and described as an “outstanding deputy” by rector Rob Kelly, there is no doubt he will be missed by staff, pupils and...

 
Nasa probe reaches Bennu – asteroid that could one day hit Earth

Nasa probe reaches Bennu – asteroid that could one day hit Earth

After a two-year chase, a Nasa probe has reached the ancient asteroid Bennu. The robotic explorer Osiris-Rex pulled within 12 miles (19km) of the diamond-shaped object on Monday and will go into orbit around it on 31 December. No spacecraft has ever...

 
Crisis in New Zealand health services as depression and anxiety soar

Crisis in New Zealand health services as depression and anxiety soar

A landmark inquiry has found New Zealand’s mental health services are overwhelmed and geared towards crisis care rather than the wider population who are experiencing increasing rates of depression, trauma and substance abuse. It has urged the...

 
Bushfires in the tropics: Queensland faces terrifying new reality

Bushfires in the tropics: Queensland faces terrifying new reality

Late on Sunday night, a tropical cyclone formed off the north Queensland coast. The storm has begun a track towards the coast, where more than 100 bushfires are still burning after week-long heatwaves and “unprecedented” conditions. Tropical cyclone...

 
Political lobbyists who hide attempts to influence pose corruption risk, Icac warns

Political lobbyists who hide attempts to influence pose corruption risk, Icac warns

Political donors and lobbyists are creating or joining not-for-profit groups to hide their attempts to influence government, the New South Wales corruption watchdog says. The NSW Independent Commission Against Corruption (Icac) released an 86-page...

 
Chris Rees moves back to Nelsons law firm in Leicester as partner

Chris Rees moves back to Nelsons law firm in Leicester as partner

Nelsons has strengthened its corporate services and Leicester-based team with the re-appointment of former partner Chris Rees. Chris joined Nelsons as a trainee in 1998 before becoming a partner in 2005. He left the law firm in 2014 to become a...

 
Sarah Walker-Smith named new chief executive of Shakespeare Martineau law firm

Sarah Walker-Smith named new chief executive of Shakespeare Martineau law firm

Regional corporate law firm Shakespeare Martineau has appointed a new chief executive. Sarah Walker-Smith joins the business – which has one of its main offices in Colton Square, Leicester – from Browne Jacobson, where she was chief operating...

 
Birmingham Prison: Inspection reveals 'zombie warzone'

Birmingham Prison: Inspection reveals 'zombie warzone'

Inmates at troubled Birmingham Prison were "walking around like zombies, high on Spice" in an environment likened to a warzone, inspectors have said. More details have been revealed about the "appalling" conditions uncovered at the...

BBC, 03:39 in Regional
 
Police officers investigated over cadet sex claims

Police officers investigated over cadet sex claims

Police officers running cadet programmes in London and Manchester are under investigation, accused of abusing their position for a "sexual purpose". The Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC) has demanded an urgent review of cadet...

BBC, 03:53 in Regional
 


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