WM Police senior officer to council leader: no more using police resources against blogger

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Last month, the SKWAWKBOX reported on the fiasco when a legal case against the West Midlands blogger known as the Sandwell Skidder was postponed on its first day in court because the court had lost a letter from the Crown Prosecution … Continue reading

Teaching ban for two salaries Perry Beeches head

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A head teacher who paid himself two salaries totalling £280,000 has been banned from teaching. Liam Nolan was executive head teacher, CEO and accounting officer at Perry Beeches The Academy Trust in Birmingham until he resigned in May 2016. Nolan, … Continue reading

News from Woodsetts Against Fracking

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Government urged to ditch ‘bonkers’ fracking plan Fracking is controversial, this much we know. But the government has ratcheted-up tensions with plans that could see shale gas projects fast-tracked in future. Those tensions were particularly apparent this week at a … Continue reading

Squealing Eling and West Mids Police!

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Squealing Eling and West Mids Police! Time and time again this blog has criticised the incestuous relationship between bent West Midlands Police and corrupt Labour Sandwell Council so that the former fail to do their job and investigate the latter. … Continue reading

Lewisham Council chief executive steps down as authority ‘takes new direction’

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Lewisham Council has announced chief executive Ian Thomas is stepping down at the end of the year, after only six months in the post. This came after Lewisham Council decided to “take a new direction,” a council spokesperson said. “Ian … Continue reading

‘A time bomb’: how social tensions are rising in a corner of northern England Roma and British Pakistani communities are increasingly divided over problems of crime, litter and antisocial behaviour

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It was an unusually heavy response to a fight in a school canteen: a police helicopter, police dog and 15 police vehicles all rushed to Fir Vale Academy in Page Hall, Sheffield, one Tuesday in late September. The drama, inevitably, … Continue reading

New Advertiser campaign calls for more mental health help in our schools

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New Advertiser campaign calls for more mental health help in our schools THE Advertiser is today launching a “Class Action” against failing mental health in schools – demanding more help for students and teachers. Our campaign comes after a survey … Continue reading