Three-day court battle between Sheffield Council and tree campaigners begins

Three Sheffield tree campaigners are due in court today for the start of a three day fight against the city council. The authority hopes to get an injunction against the campaigners, who it says have been protesting unlawfully against felling … Continue reading

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YP Comment: Yorkshire’s success stories can push the case for devolution

Readers of The Yorkshire Post are well-versed in this region’s long struggle to secure a devolution deal similar to the ones enjoyed by Manchester and the Tees Valley. But a pertinent new point has been made by the chairman of … Continue reading

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Employment tribunal fees unlawful, Supreme Court rules

Fees for those bringing employment tribunal claims have been ruled unlawful, and the government will now have to repay up to £32m to claimants. The government introduced fees of up to £1,200 in 2013 to reduce the number of malicious … Continue reading

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Political leaders to fight ‘betrayal of the North’ after Government announced plans to scale back funding

POLITICAL LEADERS in the North of England are pledging to fight for a fair deal on transport funding after the Government scaled back plans to invest in the region while backing billions more for the capital. The decision has been … Continue reading

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South Yorkshire academy trust offers two per cent pay rise to all teaching staff

Teaching staff at an South Yorkshire education trust are to receive a two per cent pay rise – despite the Government capping pay increases to one per cent. Astrea Academy Trust, which runs 18 schools in South Yorkshire, has written … Continue reading

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South Yorkshire school put in special measures gets new sponsor

A new sponsor has been chosen for Wath Comprehensive School following it being put into special measures earlier this year. The school went into special measures following an Inadequate Ofsted rating In June. Under statutory rules from the Department for … Continue reading

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I won’t just empty our Orgreave archive onto the street, says South Yorkshire Police chief

South Yorkshire’s Chief Constable has said his force will control the way its archives on the 1984/5 Miners’ Strike are released to the public because he does not want to “just empty stuff onto the street and let people pick … Continue reading

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