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17/04/2021 Crowning glory: monarch, politics and Parliament in an age of democracy ,,“The more democratic we get,” Walter Bagehot predicted in 1867, “the more we shall get to like state and show, which have ever pleased the vulgar.” The outpouring of tributes triggered by the death of the Duke of Edinburgh indicates that Bagehot was ... www.politicshome.com Visit...
17/04/2021 “Three Errors and Out”: Life at Springfield Mill, West Yorkshire in the 40s and 50s ,,

John Heywood looks back at life at Springfield Mill, West Yorkshire in the 40s and 50s

Yorkshire Bylines Local News: “Three Errors and Out”: Life at Springfield Mill, West Yorkshire in the 40s and 50s

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17/04/2021 Luxury caterpillar takes on budget caterpillar ,,

Paul Bright, in his first article for Yorkshire Bylines, explains the rivalry between Colin the Caterpillar from M&S and Cuthbert from Aldi. Will M&S have a chance at winning the judicial review, or should there be, as Judge Rinder put it, 'caterpillars everywhere'?

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17/04/2021 ‘We love foie gras’: French outrage at UK plan to ban imports of ‘cruel’ delicacy ,,

UK officials are exploring restrictions on product after minister described it as ‘unbearably barbaric’

The head of France’s foie gras producers’ association has said she is “shocked and outraged” that the British government is considering banning imports of the product.

And she has invited MPs to visit French farms producing foie gras to see the force feeding of ducks and geese and judge for themselves whether it is “cruel and torturous”, as animal rights campaigners claim.

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16/04/2021 Primary schools in England record steep fall in demand ,,

Covid disruption and Brexit could be behind fall in applications for reception class places, say councils

Birmingham and London have recorded steep falls in demand for primary school places next year, with local authorities reporting that disruption caused by the Covid pandemic, as well as the falling birthrate and migration after Brexit, may be behind the decline.

London’s boroughs had a 7% fall in applications for reception class places in September, while Birmingham had 9% fewer applications compared with 2020. Major local authorities in the south-east of England reported declines of 2% or more, including Essex, Kent, and Brighton and Hove.

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16/04/2021 Black, White, Black ,,

Write to us at editor@westenglandbylines.co.uk Martin Griffiths looks at the impact of history on language transference and music. A 1986 BBC TV series and subsequent book, “The Story of English” (McCrum, Cran and MacNeil) says that: “‘Black English’ [or African-American Vernacular English] is the product of one of the most infamous episodes in the history of […]

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16/04/2021 Provoke the ‘woke’ to fire up the culture wars ,,

John Cole draws attention to the impact the new police and crime bill will impact civil liberties; the Sewell report, which concluded that the UK was not insititutionally racist, will have grave consequences and the pushback from the 'woke' may ignite the culture wars which Johnson can use to make harsher rules.

Yorkshire Bylines Local News: Provoke the ‘woke’ to fire up the culture wars

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16/04/2021 Liar, Liar – Pants on Fire! ,,

Write to us at editor@westenglandbylines.co.uk Johnson’s lies have led to the destabilisation of Ireland’s fragile peace. The real culprit for the current unrest in Ireland is the hard-line Brexit dogmatically pursued by Boris Johnson and the Brexiteers. Despite a succession of lies told by Johnson (including that there would be checks and controls between Britain and […]

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16/04/2021 EU and UK hold ‘productive’ talks on Northern Ireland crisis ,,

Brexit minister David Frost says momentum has been established in efforts to ease tensions

Talks between the EU and UK to ease tensions in Northern Ireland have been described as “productive” and “constructive” with momentum now established to achieve a solution to the crisis, the Brexit minister, David Frost, has said.

But the EU used the first face-to-face meeting since lockdown between Lord Frost and the European commission vice-president, Maroš Šefčovič, to warn that the outcome needed to be jointly agreed.

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16/04/2021 Baroness Shirley Williams 1930–2021 ,,

Obituary for Baroness Shirley Williams, who defined democracy for the UK. Her work and wisdom inspired generations to question the way politics worked.

Yorkshire Bylines Local News: Baroness Shirley Williams 1930–2021

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16/04/2021 Exclusive: MP Criticises “Frankly Insulting” University Hardship Funding As English Students Get Less Support Than Devolved Nations ,,Paul Blomfield, chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Students, has told ministers he has “serious concerns” about levels of hardship funding on offer to students in England. www.politicshome.com Visit...
16/04/2021 Mayor Andy Burnham weighs in on the battle over ‘fire and rehire’ ,,

Steve Pottinger highlights the poor treatment of British Gas drivers who have been forced to work overtime with no extra pay. Andy Burnham has criticised the company and shown support to the workers planning a strike.

Yorkshire Bylines Local News: Mayor Andy Burnham weighs in on the battle over ‘fire and rehire’

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16/04/2021 The Government Has Denied It Is Planning To Reduce Rapid Covid Testing Following Concerns Over False Positives ,,The Government has batted away suggestions it could scale back the rapid testing programme despite internal concerns over false positive rates. www.politicshome.com Visit...
16/04/2021 Support Surges For Crowdfunding Campaigners The Good Law Project After Pandemic Transparency Work ,,The activist group have seen a surge in support following their legal challenges against the government during the pandemic. www.politicshome.com Visit...
16/04/2021 Festival of Debate 2021 ,,

The Festival of Debate 2021, is starting in a few weeks. Its purpose? To increase political discourse, encourage local voices to speak up, and come up with solutions to the most pressing issues in society right now. All events are free and welcome to anyone interested.

Yorkshire Bylines Local News: Festival of Debate 2021

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15/04/2021 Let’s drop ‘Chronic Fatigue Syndrome’ ,,

Write to us at editor@westenglandbylines.co.uk Last week I wrote a tweet, as I do probably once a day, sometimes more. The tweet read: “I’d like ‘Chronic Fatigue Syndrome’ (CFS) to be dropped as a term’. The tweet went viral and I felt like Piers Morgan – difference being I wasn’t spouting tedious commentary on Prince Harry […]

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15/04/2021 We need to talk about lying: Johnson’s ‘liefest’ ,,

Porkies and other defects Like it or not, Prime Ministers are role models. Hence Johnson’s moral bankruptcy has set a new standard of contempt for the truth. He may be only a part of a bigger process of erosion but he has massively accelerated it. By filling his cabinet with sycophants even weaker than himself […]

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15/04/2021 Main results of the Eurogroup video conference ,,The Eurogroup held a discussion on insolvency frameworks and looked into ongoing work on the euro as a digital currency. Ministers were also briefed about the outcomes of recent international meetings and reviewed the Eurogroup's transparency policy. www.consilium.europa.eu Visit...
15/04/2021 Northern Ireland: young people are not to blame for Westminster’s indifference ,,

Dr Stella Perrott draws to light the impact the Troubles had on young people in Northern Ireland, and likens it to the impact Brexit is now having on the youth. Westminster underestimates this impact and is not doing enough to maintain peace in the region.

Yorkshire Bylines Local News: Northern Ireland: young people are not to blame for Westminster’s indifference

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15/04/2021 Doncaster Conservative councillor defects to the Green Party ,,

Earlier this year, Councillor Jonathan Wood, who has been a councillor representing the rural Sprotbrough Ward in Doncaster for the last 12 years, defected from the Conservatives and joined the Green Party. On 28 February he finally cut up his membership card explaining that “For some time, it has been clear to me that the interests […]

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