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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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Breaking news: “School closures are seldom popular”

It must be difficult being a council these days. To do anything major – such as close a school, say – they have to “consult” with the pesky public first. Then they get flak because, whatever the results of the … 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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