- Ian Wishart is a business journalist, currently working in Brussels. He worked on regional newspapers in England and Wales until 2010. Shortlisted for UK regional education journalist of the year 2009. He was education correspondent of the Leicester Mercury between 2006 and 2010. He is now business reporter for European Voice, an Economist Group newspaper. This blog is wholly unconnected with that role and the views here are entirely personal. ________________________________
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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
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
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