Call for live video streams for all Sheffield Council meetings

A call has been made to live stream all meetings at Sheffield Council to ‘clear up ambiguities’ and improve local democracy. Yvonne Ridgeway, of Cross Hill, Ecclesfield said she was left ‘dismayed’ after councillors voted through plans for a micro … Continue reading

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Scores object to power plant proposal for Sheffield suburb

 More than 90 people have objected to a proposal to build a gas power plant in the middle of a Sheffield suburb. Shovel Ready Ltd wants to develop a piece of wasteland off Orgreave Road in Handsworth. According to the … Continue reading

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Enquire Learning Trust spent nearly £1 million without following procurement rules, report finds

Education and Skills Funding Agency also criticises controls over the use of credit cards at the multi-academy trust An academy trust with 27 schools failed to follow a formal procurement process for almost £1 million worth of services it bought from … Continue reading

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Prime minister Theresa May dealt blow as 15 MPs sign ‘no confidence’ letter

At least 15 MPs have agreed to sign a letter of no confidence in the prime minister as part of a plot to oust her before the conference season. The news will come as a blow to Theresa May, who … Continue reading

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Care UK is hit by a multi-million pound loss despite a healthy rise in revenue

Care UK is the largest independent provider of health and social care services Revenues rose from £585m to £594m in the year to September 30, 2016  But it made a multi-million pound loss because of admin and financing expenses Care … Continue reading

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Former victims’ commissioner is new Parliament watchdog

Kathryn Stone has been appointed as the new parliamentary commissioner for standards. Ms Stone will take on the role of overseeing the code of conduct and rules for MPs, including the register of financial interests. She has previously served as … Continue reading

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Inconceivable to suggest cost of HS2 set to spiral, says Chris Grayling

Transport Secretary Chris Grayling has said it is “incredible, inconceivable and simply nonsense” to suggest the cost of HS2 is set to spiral. Transport Secretary Chris Grayling has said it is “incredible, inconceivable and simply nonsense” to suggest the cost … Continue reading

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