- 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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Tag Archives: Leicester Town Hall
In the end it happened without so much as a whimper. Leicester’s Riverside College, formerly known as Rowley Fields Secondary School, was consigned to history. The final decision, when in came, in the Town Hall this afternoon, passed by in … Continue reading
One news event, two completely opposing views. As I mentioned on Monday, I wrote a piece in the Leicester Mercury describing how the stormy Town Hall meeting about Riverside College was “brought to an abrupt halt”. The leader of the … 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