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Manchester protests Trump visit

Thousands of people around the UK joined in a national day of protest against granting Donald Trump a state visit on Monday 20 Feb. The now familiar anti-Trump chants could be heard around the country,…

Read more... Feb 22 2017 |

Mental health thinktank

An organisation in Sheffield is running a competition to help make the city a more mental health-friendly place. Sheffield Flourish, a community that supports those affected by mental health problems, is asking for imaginative, enterprising…

Read more... Feb 16 2017 |

Talk this way

People are being trained to discuss immigration in a more constructive way, in workshops developed in the wake of the EU referendum. The participatory sessions have been created in response to the toxic debate around…

Read more... Feb 13 2017 |

Leeds stage trail launched

A heritage trail exploring Leeds’s theatrical history has been launched in the city after it was developed by an undergraduate student at Leeds University. Dominique Triggs (pictured), who graduated with a history and sociology degree…

Read more... Nov 28 2016 |

Sturgeon: ‘separate settlement’ on single market

Nicola Sturgeon will decide “within a couple of days” whether to join the legal case before the Supreme Court to prevent the UK government triggering Article 50 to leave the EU without Parliament having a vote. The…

Read more... Nov 08 2016 |

The rules of grammar

Acclaimed children’s author and poet Michael Rosen has slammed the government’s plan to allow new grammar schools, claiming it will damage educational prospects for significant numbers of children. The former Children’s Laureate has called for…

Read more... Oct 03 2016 |

Leeds woman’s diary published

Winnie Rhodes was born into a middle class family but that did not prevent her and her sister from being “unpaid skivvies, nannies and governesses” to her 14 younger siblings. Yet when she wanted to…

Read more... Sep 10 2016 |

In for the long term

A radical approach offering long-term homeless people with complex needs unconditional access to housing is being piloted in Manchester. In a departure from existing schemes, which initially offer night shelter and hostel beds to the…

Read more... Aug 30 2016 | Comments (1)

Situation Kritikal

“I take my mental health one day at a time,” said Liam Powers. “It’s probably bad to say but I don’t have a plan in place. I’m up and down all the time and that’s…

Read more... Aug 29 2016 |

Brexit: fall-out begins

As the government grapples with Britain’s vote to leave the European Union, northern leaders are calling for a renewed commitment to the Northern Powerhouse and securing the future of EU funding to the regions. New…

Read more... Aug 22 2016 |

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