Traffic delays in Leeds city centre as university staff stage two-day protest in pensions row

DRIVERS face delays in Leeds city centre today and tomorrow when striking University of Leeds staff stage protest action in a row over pensions.
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Revealed: The school trusts who pay their women less than men

The head of Oxford University has insisted that her £430,000 pay packet is less than the vice-chancellor received five years ago, and that she is against regulating wages.

Damn Jarvis is bidding to become the Labour candidate for the Sheffield City Region mayoral contest.

Dan Jarvis: My vision for prosperity that’s made in Sheffield City Region

THE Sheffield City Region is home to 68,000 businesses generating £30bn every year. But, with the average weekly salary here £60 less than the UK’s average, it is clear that too few people in South Yorkshire have a decent income or get their fair share of our nation’s wealth.

Theresa May delivered a speech at Derby College this week to launch a review into post-18 education.

Jayne Dowle: Educate yourself on hopes of the young, Mrs May

I COULD save Theresa May the bother of holding a review into higher education. I’m telling her now that the only people who have benefitted from the tripling of tuition fees are senior management staff such as vice-chancellors who demand – and are paid – astronomical six-figure sums to do their jobs.

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Dominic McHugh

Lost Broadway songs make the stage at last

Lost Broadway songs from one of America’s most loved musicals will get their world premiere this week - after they were discovered by a researcher from the University of Sheffield in an Indiana archive.

Photographer - Dylan Mentzel; Stylists: Jen  @jennifersedona (Head) / Sarah @funkylittletiger / Iman @imanhakkk / Joanna @joannapatalot;  Hair: @tintleeds

Leeds Rag Fashion Show: A Time.less display of creativity and energy

It was a tale as old as time at Leeds Rag 10th Anniversary Fashion Show 2018. Review by Harriet Timmins.

Experts from the universities of Birmingham, Oxford and Aberdeen are recruiting schools to take part in the study. Photo: David Jones/PA Wire

Could later school start times help?

A group of GCSE students are to test whether starting school at 10am could help them perform better at school.

The University of Leeds.

University staff to strike over pensions row

Members of the University and College Union (UCU) at the University of Leeds will walk out on Thursday as a wave of strikes hits 64 universities across the UK in a row over pensions.
Celebration: Hitting target means Year 6 pupils have the new-state-of-the-art classroom

Mill Bank school’s £10,000 mission accomplished

Mission accomplished - it’s thumbs up from pupils at St Mary’s Junior and Infant School at Mill Bank as, with a little help from their friends, they have hit a bumper £10,000 fundraising target.

Michael Hayman, co-founder of Seven Hills

Universities are the seedbed for firms of the future

“To boldly go where no one has gone before.” Not just the tagline of one of TV’s greatest-ever shows but also the mindset of many entrepreneurs. Breaking new ground, determined to find a better way.

Thumbs up: Headteacher Elizabeth Lloyd, with Year 2 children at St Joseph's School, Todmorden

Ofsted: Special measures Todmorden school is on road to recovery

A school which was placed in special measures by education watchdog Ofsted two years ago is on the right road to recovery.

Theresa May will set out details of the education review. (PA).

The Yorkshire Post says: Education review - Tuition fees must offer value

Back in September when Theresa May announced a “freeze” on tuition fees in England it was a U-turn in everything but name.

A view of the new university green proposed as part of Sheffield Hallam University's 15-year campus masterplan. Picture: SHU

Sheffield Hallam University to spend more than £220 million transforming city centre campus with 15-year masterplan

Sheffield Hallam University is to spend more than £220 million transforming its city centre campus with new developments set out in a 15-year masterplan.

Do exams put children under too much stress?

YP Letters: How would today’s children cope with war?

From: Dr Sheila Hopkinson, Gorman Close, Chesterfield.


‘Staggering’ link between literacy and life expectancy is revealed

Children born into communities where people are likely to struggle with reading and writing live much shorter lives than their peers in more privileged areas, new research has found.

Celebration: TLC campaigners learn that councillors have backed the transfer option

Council backs community option for Todmorden College

A cheer rang out at Halifax Town Hall as members of Todmorden Learning Centre and Community Hub saw councillors back their vision for Todmorden College’s future.

Should all school meals be free?

GP Taylor: School dinners should be free – and fully British

I HAVE struggled with my weight ever since I was in the police force. Thankfully I have always managed to stay the right side of the chubby line away from obesity.

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Theresa May.

Tom Richmond: Theresa May’s answer over Brexit should be ‘skills, skills, skills’

PRIME Ministers have tried to govern by soundbite since Tony Blair declared “Ask me my three main priorities for government and I tell you: education, education and education.”

THE DALES.. Feature on the Dales..7th February 2018 ..Picture by Simon Hulme

Looking for ways to secure a future for Yorkshire’s rural schools

Small schools in the Yorkshire Dales are facing a “critical” financial picture, authorities warn, as it emerges parents in some areas may have to finance their survival for the first time in history.

Should pupils sit more exams?

Jayne Dowle: Increasing exam pressure on pupils is not the answer

IT’S half-term this week, which means only one thing in our house; how to persuade my Year 11 son to start revising in earnest for his GCSEs, which loom ever closer on the horizon. It’s not an easy task, for either of us.

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