Breaking Yorkshire devolution ‘deadlock’ could help tackle region’s social mobility problem

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The Government’s social mobility tsar has called for a shake-up of the Government’s devolution agenda as he suggested breaking the deadlock in Yorkshire could be key to tackling the region’s mobility “coldspots”. Marking the launch of the Social Mobility Commission’s … Continue reading

Sheffield dentistry student had ‘ISIS and al-Qaeda aligned’ video that teaches viewers how to behead, garrote and stab, court told

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A Sheffield dentistry student accused of terrorism offences was in possession of a ‘training’ video that teaches viewers how to garrote, behead and stab and appears to support Islamic State and al-Qaeda, a court heard. Jurors in the trial of … Continue reading

Newcastle-under-Lyme election errors: Two officers suspended

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Two council officials have been suspended after almost 1,500 people were unable to vote in June’s general election in a constituency that saw the successful MP win by just 30 votes. Newcastle Borough Council chief executive John Sellgren and Elizabeth … Continue reading