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
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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
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?
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
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