A new wave of grammar schools could be introduced by the government, which claims they’ll improve social mobility and opportunities. There are currently 163 grammar schools in the country accommodating 164,000 pupils – a mix of independent and state schools. In Leeds there are only state grammar schools. Conservative Councillor, Gerald Wilkinson, said: “I went to a grammar school … More Disagreement as government announces new grammar schools
Concerns for child poverty increase despite a government promise to tackle the issue by 2020 in the UK. Statistics have shown that 3.9 million children were living in poverty last year. 1.3 million of which were living in a household with both parents unemployed and with 1.5 million living in household with one parent in work. 2016 figures for Yorkshire have shown … More 3.9 million UK children still live below the poverty line
Funding concerns are raised on whether a proposed development will be able to support an improvement on Headingly stadium. Two residential developments, one at Weetwood, and the other at Tingley are aimed in accounting a new south and main stand as well as a cricket ground at Headingly Carnegie stadium. The rugby club is set … More Money anxieties to face development on Headingly Carnegie Stadium.
A new premier inn development could increase noise towards residence in Headingly due to the serving of alcohol. There was a concern raised that members of the public who will not be staying at the Premier inn would come in and abuse the serving of alcohol. Martin Cook who is a local resident and the … More Row over new premier inn development in Leeds
A new business plan is set out to improve the night time economy in Leeds. The Business Improvement District (BID) has set out a five years plan with the commercial aim of promoting the profile and value of Leeds city centre on a global platform. Andrew Cooper, the chief executive of Leeds BID, said: “we … More Leeds night time economy.
Financial instability for the proposal of a new angling fishing academy as well as a separate dwelling house could not go ahead. The council was not set to be convinced that in terms of finance, this is a feasible business as it has a very substantial start-up cost. There is a very large sum of … More Proposed plans for an angling fishing academy is in economic fall
New legislation under the Psychoactive Substance Act 2016 was due to arrive on April 6th in Leeds. Shops and website currently carrying these drugs will be shut down in hopes to crack down on the ‘illegal highs’ issue in Leeds. Suppling, production, exportation or the possession with the attempt to supply can each get you … More Legal highs issue soon to be shut down in Leeds