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Neo-Nazi Daniel Ward who called for race war jailed

BBC Birmingham News Feeds - Fri, 07/19/2019 - 17:29
Daniel Ward, from Birmingham, admitted being part of banned far-right group National Action.
Categories: Birmingham

Malik Hussain: Man charged with murder over stabbing

BBC Birmingham News Feeds - Fri, 07/19/2019 - 17:25
The 25-year-old is due to appear in court on Saturday in connection with the death of Malik Hussain.
Categories: Birmingham

Do you know this man?

Nottinghamshire Police News - Fri, 07/19/2019 - 17:00

Do you know this man? Officers looking for missing 17-year-old Kaleigha McNaul are appealing for information about a man she was seen with in Strelley. Kaleigha was reported missing from the Aspley area at around 9.30am on Friday 5 July 2019, and is described as a light skinned, mixed race female of slim build and is around 5ft 6ins tall. She's also described as having distinctive long blonde curly hair which she usually wears in a bun. She also often wears large hoop earrings. The pair were spotted at around 4:15pm on Monday 15 July in the Barwell Drive area.

Categories: Nottinghamshire

Northern train timetable changes were 'massive failure'

Merseyside BBC News Feed - Fri, 07/19/2019 - 16:53
New timetables were introduced in May 2018 and led to widespread disruption last summer.
Categories: Merseyside

Northern train timetable changes were 'massive failure'

BBC Lancashire - Fri, 07/19/2019 - 16:53
New timetables were introduced in May 2018 and led to widespread disruption last summer.
Categories: Lancashire

Northern train timetable changes were 'massive failure'

BBC Manchester - Fri, 07/19/2019 - 16:53
New timetables were introduced in May 2018 and led to widespread disruption last summer.
Categories: Manchester

Northern train timetable changes were 'massive failure'

BBC Humberside - Fri, 07/19/2019 - 16:53
New timetables were introduced in May 2018 and led to widespread disruption last summer.
Categories: Humberside

Northern train timetable changes were 'massive failure'

Lincolnshire BBC News Feed - Fri, 07/19/2019 - 16:53
New timetables were introduced in May 2018 and led to widespread disruption last summer.
Categories: Lincolnshire

UK City of Culture 2025: Medway announces bid for honour

BBC Kent - Fri, 07/19/2019 - 16:47
The City of Culture status is awarded by the government every four years with Hull the current holder.
Categories: Kent

Dovercourt Masterplan: Redevelopment of resort approved

BBC Essex - Fri, 07/19/2019 - 16:30
Council officers are to formulate business plans for three projects in Dovercourt's redevelopment.
Categories: Essex

Fallowfield Loop cycling route blocked by 'huge mountain of stinking waste'

BBC Manchester - Fri, 07/19/2019 - 16:30
One local cyclist says the 10ft high "mountain" of fly-tipped waste has caused him to choke.
Categories: Manchester

Tackling plastic waste earns Marhamchurch school an award

Cornwall Council News feed - Fri, 07/19/2019 - 16:23

A North Cornwall School has been recognised with an award by Cornwall Healthy Schools, part of Cornwall Council, for their work in trying to tackle plastic waste.  Marhamchurch School near Bude have achieved a Platinum Learner Participation Certificate for their work in reducing plastic in the environment, not just around their school, but also on the beach at Widemouth Bay.

Teaching Assistant at Marhamchurch School, Rosie Searle, said: “As part of our very active school council we have a plastics working party and they have signed up to plastic free schools, a network of hundreds of schools across the UK.  Our aim is reduce plastic, especially single use plastic, in our school environment and raising the profile with other children.”

Driven by the students, the school council have been organising regular rubbish collections around the playground and school field and on a recent trip to the beach at Widemouth, the group collected 11 bags of plastic waste that had been washed up on the shore.

Rosie Continued: “Particularly as a school you need to think about the bits of plastic you could remove from the environment.  One of those things we are considering is Red Nose day next year; we are thinking about face painting instead of buying the plastic noses. 

“Other things we have done include removing plastic bottles from the school clubs and using reusable cups instead. The children have also started a trash mob, which means they go round and clean up the rubbish around the school and they are going to write to their local MP and try and get him to raise the issue.”

Learner participation is about children and young people having their voice heard when decisions are being made that affect their lives and being actively involved in the decision-making processes. This principle needs to be reflected in the culture and ethos of the whole school community and the systems that govern it.

Students from across Cornwall, including Pennoweth in Redruth, Alverton Primary in Penzance, King Charles in Falmouth and Bishop Cornish Primary in Saltash, were among 20 schools attending Lys Kernow in Truro for a special award ceremony organised by Healthy Schools, which celebrated the work of school councils over the last academic year.

Lead for Healthy Schools Chris Wood, said: “This is one of my favourite days of the year; celebrating the achievements of the young people that volunteer to be a part of their school council. Learner participation starts at bronze and works its way up to platinum, which is what Marhamchurch have received, which is a fantastic achievement. 

“Student voice really underpins everything we do at Healthy Schools and the work being done by these students is a great demonstration of this; which is something to celebrate.”

This year’s awards saw a special presentation of a new award; The Suzy Cox Award, which recognised the teachers that work with, and support the school councils.  Sarah Start at Marhamchurch was presented with the award for primary staff and Kristien Carrington from Sir James Smith Secondary was recognised in the secondary category.

Cabinet Member and Portfolio Holder for Children and Wellbeing, Sally Hawken, concluded: “It’s great to see children raising their voice to tackle issues that are important to them.  Being part of a school council sparks something in young people and empowers them to make a real change, not only in their school, but in their local community.” 

Categories: Cornwall

Anniversary Games: James Ellington stung by bee ahead of competitive return

BBC London News Feed - Fri, 07/19/2019 - 16:21
British sprinter James Ellington's return to the track after a motorbike accident more than two years ago is almost ruined by a bee sting.

Dan Jones: Cambridge United sign former Notts County left-back after trial

BBC Camberidgeshire Feed - Fri, 07/19/2019 - 16:14
Cambridge United sign free-agent left-back Dan Jones on a one-year contract.
Categories: Cambridgeshire

Reading children's services improvements 'slow'

BBC Berkshire - Fri, 07/19/2019 - 16:08
A "high turnover" of social workers continues to "impede" Reading child care improvements.
Categories: Berkshire

River Stour runs dry in drought in Constable Country

BBC Essex - Fri, 07/19/2019 - 16:03
The Environment Agency takes steps to refill a river featured in some of the UK's best-loved paintings.
Categories: Essex

Protester admits calling MP Anna Soubry a Nazi

BBC Manchester - Fri, 07/19/2019 - 16:01
James Goddard, 30, who was arrested outside Parliament, admits public order offences.
Categories: Manchester

Protester admits calling MP Anna Soubry a Nazi

BBC London News Feed - Fri, 07/19/2019 - 16:01
James Goddard, 30, who was arrested outside Parliament, admits public order offences.

Northern Ireland (Executive Formation etc) Bill returns to the Lords

Parliament News - Fri, 07/19/2019 - 16:00
Government reporting on Executive formation under spotlight
Categories: Parliamentary News

Upholland school priest sex abuse accuser 'has fraud conviction'

BBC Lancashire - Fri, 07/19/2019 - 15:58
A man who claims Michael Higginbottom abused him in the 1970s has a fraud conviction, a court hears.
Categories: Lancashire