More problems for Sheffield-Rotherham tram-train project

Enabling works have been postponed for the innovative Sheffield-Rotherham tram-train service that is scheduled to reach the borough later this year. New vehicles will eventually run as tram-trains between Sheffield city centre and Parkgate via Meadowhall South and Rotherham town … Continue reading

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Revealed: The number of Leeds City Council staff earning more than £100,000

Newly-released figures have revealed 15 senior officers at Leeds City Council were paid salaries of over £100,000 last year. The earnings – for the financial year of April 2016 to March 2017 – included seven members of staff who raked … Continue reading

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Food for thought from Philip Collins of The Times

Labour’s malcontents should join the Tories Philip Collins If 50 MPs were to cross the floor there’d be no need for a new party and the country’s fortunes could be transformed Politics, said the conservative philosopher Michael Oakeshott, is more … Continue reading

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Hillsborough disaster: Five more suspects probed

Hillsborough investigators are considering whether charges will be brought against two more suspects. The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) said the suspects are from West Midlands Police, which investigated the aftermath of the disaster. The Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC) … Continue reading

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Charity boss resigns from Unicef

Ex-Save the Children chief executive Justin Forsyth has resigned from Unicef as he says he does not want coverage of his past to “damage” the charities. Mr Forsyth faced three complaints of inappropriate behaviour towards female staff before leaving Save … Continue reading

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National Audit Office academies report: The key findings

The system used by the government to convert local authority-maintained schools into academies is under National Audit Office scrutiny. The government spending watchdog has published a report looking at the progress of the academies programme, in the context of recent … Continue reading

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Union’s call to protest against adult day centre closures

UNISON has secured a council debate on the future of two adult day centres after collecting 6,569 names on a petition. It is the first time the 2,000-signature threshold has been reached since RMBC lowered the number last summer from … Continue reading

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