Disagreement as government announces new grammar schools

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

3.9 million UK children still live below the poverty line

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

Money anxieties to face development on Headingly Carnegie Stadium.

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.

Proposed plans for an angling fishing academy is in economic fall

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

Legal highs issue soon to be shut down in Leeds

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