Jayne Dowle: How education fails even when it ticks all the boxes

WHEN you think about the qualities an ideal teacher should possess, what do you imagine? A patient, passionate and approachable person on a mission to inspire and engage their pupils? Or an exhausted individual bent over their laptop late into the night, entering column after column of figures into a spreadsheet?


Dr Rajeev Gupta: NHS must value its diversity and respect all staff

THE NHS prides itself on treating patients equally. As a doctor working at Barnsley Hospital over the years, I have seen day after the day the tireless work and dedication of staff, who continually strive to treat each patient who comes through the door, regardless of who that patient is. That is how it should be.

Customers shop in Tesco's new Jack's store  - are smaller shops the future, and salvation, of the High Street?

Jayne Dowle: Long live new-look high street as world moves on

THE High street is dead. Long live the high street? If my own town of Barnsley is anything to go by, something is stirring. It’s the spirit of entrepreneurship undeterred by anti-social problems, high business rates and an economic and retail climate which often seems deeply unfavourable to the sole trader.

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