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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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Sheer incompetence

I hate making mistakes. It goes to the very heart of what we do as journalists. If people stop believing what they read in the newspaper, they’ll very quickly stop reading it. And, as a reporter, if I make errors … Continue reading

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Why do head teachers hate the Leicester Mercury?

This week sees the start of my fourth school year covering education in Leicestershire. It’s a job that, most of the time, I love. Equally it’s a job that, at times, drives me to utter despair.  I have been told … Continue reading

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