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Leaving it all behind

At Easter I finished my stint as the Leicester Mercury’s education correspondent to move to Brussels as a freelance journalist. It had been a thoroughly enjoyable four years covering one of the most interesting education patches in the country. But … Continue reading

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Another school could close

I’ve just been told that Leicestershire County Council are to consider the closure of Holmfield Primary School, in Leicester Forest East. The school has just been placed in special measures because Ofsted inspectors rated the quality of teaching to be … Continue reading

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Leicester council leader tells public to “have some manners”

So this was democracy in action then. The decorum of a regular city council cabinet meeting shaken by palpable anger and frustration among normal members of the public. And when they complained that they hadn’t been listened to council leader … Continue reading

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