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Scotland, the North and economic development: compatriots or competitors?

I was honoured to be asked to contribute to a workshop facilitated by SPERI, the Sheffield Political Economy Research Institute, yesterday. The subject of the roundtable discussion was “Scotland, the North and economic development: compatriots or competitors?” And, as co-convener of the Scottish Greens, I was asked to speak for a few minutes about my take on on the politics of this issue. 1,072 more words

Radical Scotland

I, Daniel Blake (2016). Read this review to find out how it helped reform my opinion of Ken Loach.

Film review by Jason Day of I, Daniel Blake, about a Newcastle based, former carpenter, and his travails through the UK employment benefit system after he suffers a life-changing injury. 1,485 more words


A breath of fresh air

I’ve been up North for a week staying with family. Everything up here is so different, so relaxed compared to home. I have no worries when I’m here (although I’m sure if I lived here permanently that would be different) but I know as soon as I get off the train tomorrow, and step back into London, everything will hit me smack in the face. 89 more words

Isn’t time we focused on what matters - schools in which staff, students and families feel they belong?

Kathryn Riley.  

I amble across the tranquil shores of Studland Bay, Dorset on an unexpectedly hot day. My Labrador Finnegan is in fine fettle. Not being a sun worshiper, I’m dressed in a baggy pair of cotton trousers, long sleeve tee-shirt and – as I’ve forgotten my hat – a scarf, a headscarf. 967 more words

Teaching, Learning, Curriculum & Assessment

Infrared with Efke IR 820c Aura

I’m not usually one for using obsolete films – in fact I’m trying to standardise on a small range of currently-available colour negative and B&W films. 648 more words


CQC inspectors publish reports on 89 adult social care services in the North of England | Care Industry News

In the past week the Care Quality Commission has published a further 89 reports on the quality of care provided by adult social care services across the North… 18 more words