Small schools across rural Yorkshire at risk from funding crisis

A funding crisis gripping schools across rural Yorkshire has led to grave fears that countryside communities will witness a succession of closures as financial deficits spiral and pupil numbers dramatically reduce.

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The future is uncertain for village schools in parts of North Yorkshire.

YP Comment: Time to invest in rural areas. New threat to county’s schools

EVEN THOUGH the controversial changes to the Government’s funding formula for schools was intended to reduce the imbalance between urban and rural areas, it already appears to be too late for some parts of North Yorkshire.

Rally: UCU members rallying on the Parkinson steps as part of yesterdays strike action at the university.

University of Leeds staff walk out over employment rules row

Academics at the University of Leeds walked out yesterday in a row over changes to employment rules as the institution hosted an open day for prospective students and their parents.

Liam Knight, who helped to build the University of Leeds' Laird Law Library and went onto study at the prestigious institution.

Picture Jonathan Gawthorpe.

Liam’s university dream comes true – after a spell behind bars

When construction worker Liam Knights was building the Laidlaw Library at the University of Leeds, he vowed he was going to study at the prestigious institution.

Should university tuition fees be free to boost social mobility?

YP Letters: Students should be better focused on career

From: Ron Firth, Campsall.

Pupils from Crossley Street Primary School visit Victoria Gate

Career tips for Wetherby pupils on Victoria Gate trip

A group of primary school pupils have been given an insight into possible careers in retail and property on a visit to Leeds’ newest shopping centre.


‘Huge payoff’ for poorer children who receive early years education

POOR CHILDREN should be given as much high-quality early education and care as possible, a leading expert has said.

Picture posed by model

Launch of mental health scheme for pupils

A pioneering scheme aimed at tackling the growing number of pupils who suffer from mental health problems has officially launched in a Yorkshire city.

Jeremy Corbyn changed the dynamics of the election campaign.

Matthew Flinders: A new political language needed for world in flux

IT’S not easy being a professor of politics. Everyone expects me to know what’s going on and what’s going to happen. But I’m just as bamboozled as everyone else by the outcome of the UK’s general election.

Two universities in region get gold rating

Two universities in region get gold rating

JUST two universities in Yorkshire have been awarded the top rating in the Government’s official “gold, silver and bronze” league table.

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Universities in Yorkshire miss out on gold rating

Just two universities in Yorkshire have been awarded the top rating in the Government’s official “gold, silver and bronze” league table.

Preparations underway for the performance of Spring Flowers and Autumn Fruit.

Stories shared by young and old Leeds pen pals inspire play

The stories shared between students and older residents as part of a pen pal scheme are to be turned into a play to be performed in Leeds this week.

The University of Leeds

University of Leeds staff to strike over changes to employment rules

Parents accompanying their children to an open day at the University of Leeds will be met by striking staff who are planning to picket over changes to employment rules.
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The project team (L-R) Dr Christine Le Maitre, Prof Chris Sammon and PhD student, Abbey Thorpe

‘First-of-a-kind’ gels could help with back condition

Scientists at Sheffield Hallam University are developing “first-of-a-kind” gels that may remedy a condition which costs the NHS more than £1billion a year.

Library picture: Drugs can mitigate the symptoms of Hepatitis but not yet cure it

Leeds and York scientists make breakthrough in unlocking Hep-B virus

YORKSHIRE scientists have claimed a breakthrough in unlocking the genetic code that causes Hepatitis B, the virus that is the major cause of liver cancer worldwide.

Picture Jonathan Gawthorpe

YP Comment: Student’s inspiring journey

THERE will no prouder graduate of the University of Leeds than Liam Knights on the day when he eventually receives his degree in criminology.

A graduation ceremony at the University of York.

Jayne Dowle: Listen to lost generation in ‘them and us’ Britain

WILL someone please listen to Alan Milburn? The former Labour minister has produced yet another report for his Social Mobility Commission. It finds that young people are deeply pessimistic about their chances of getting on in Britain’s “them and us” society.

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Leeds Contemporary Singers who have become the first group to reach the final of new BBC singing talent show Pitch Battle.

Leeds music students make it to final of BBC's Pitch Battle

A group of Leeds music students have become the first group to reach the final of new BBC singing talent show Pitch Battle.

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Scalby School

School denies it's stopping children from going to the toilet

A Scarborough school has hit back at reports it has banned children from going to the toilet.

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Should Eton College be paying full business rates?

YP Letters: Charity begins at Eton for the wealthy elite

From: Barry Geldard, Mytholm, Hebden Bridge.

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