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Illegal schools: Ofsted reveals up to 20 across the north

There are up to 20 illegal schools operating across the north-east of England, Yorkshire and Humberside, Ofsted has revealed. The schools are not registered or following a national curriculum and, in some cases, are teaching intolerant views to children. Inspectors … Continue reading

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War memorial trees to be cut down

More than 40 war memorial trees will be cut down after a council said it could not justify the £500,000 price tag to save them. The trees at the centre of the controversy were planted in Western Road, Sheffield, to … Continue reading

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Westminster rape trial: Samuel Armstrong ‘victim gave story to press’

Westminster rape trial: Samuel Armstrong ‘victim gave story to press’ A woman who claims she was raped by an MP’s chief of staff in Westminster gave the story to journalists hours after the alleged attack, a jury has heard. Samuel … Continue reading

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The Yorkshire schools which have failed to record a ‘good’ Ofsted inspection in 12 years

124 schools across England have failed to record a single ‘good’ inspection by Ofsted since 2005, including 30 in Yorkshire. The educational body oversees educational standards across the country. Here is a list of 31 Yorkshire schools that have failed … Continue reading

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York Council chiefs refuse to renew Uber’s licence in York

Council chiefs have refused to renew the taxi-hailing company Uber’s licence to operate in York. Members of York Council’s Gambling, Licensing and Regulatory Committee tonight debated for more than two hours over Uber Britannia Limited’s application. The company’s current 12-month … Continue reading

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Sheffield Uber suspension lifted by city council

The suspension of Uber’s licence in Sheffield has been lifted by the city council. It took the action last month after the company failed to respond to its requests. Uber said the correspondence had been sent to the wrong address. … Continue reading

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Sheffield dentistry student found guilty of terrorism offences

A 24-year-old Sheffield student was found guilty of three terrorism offences at Sheffield Crown Court just a few moments ago. It took jurors just over a day to find Mohammed Abbas Idris Awan, of Dun Street, Sheffield guilty of one … Continue reading

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