Month: February 2022

Troy Deeney is calling for change

Birmingham City’s Troy Deeney calls for inclusion of BAME topics on national curriculum

By: Danny Gutmann Birmingham City star Troy Deeney has called for England to follow Wales’ lead on mandatory teaching of black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) history. The Welsh government have already pledged to add stories of BAME people to the curriculum from September 2022. In an open letter to education secretary Nadhim Zahawi today, […]

Read More

The UK’s last Covid rules and when they will each be lifted

Source: Wikimedia Commons, Marc Auledas By: Twinkle Dharmani Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced his ‘Living with Covid’ plan on Monday (February 21), making England the first country to scrap all legal restrictions pertaining to Covid-19. The plan has various key aspects which are being implemented in three stages. Legal requirement to self-isolate on testing positive […]

Read More
There are concerns over the impact of the pandemic on children's mental health

Generation COVID: The true impact of lockdowns on our children, their education, and their mental health

By Lauren Barclay On March 23 2020, many schoolchildren returned home with a smile on their face. Two extra weeks off school, an extra holiday.   But as time ticked on, and two weeks became 4, the joy of not being at school quickly wore off and young people were left with learning online and […]

Read More
Military in Mali

Military coups in West Africa: After ‘honeymoon’, consequences set in

Feature image credit: Wikimedia Commons The United States is halting close to $160 million in aid to Burkina Faso, after establishing that President Roch Kabore’s ouster in January 2022 was the result of a military coup. Burkina Faso is one of the several countries in West Africa where military coups have taken place in the […]

Read More
Salford Council Building

Salford Council tax rises 4 per cent as carers guaranteed Real Living Wage

Salford Council has voted today to further increase council tax in order to cover a pay rise for care workers.

Read More

Peaky Blinders and the North West: From Season 6 filming to Stephen Graham’s Brummy bow

Peaky Blinders season 6 is set to begin on Sunday, and as Thomas Shelby enters his final chapter, we look back through the Birmingham-based programme’s links with Merseyside and Manchester. Stephen Graham Merseyside-born actor Stephen Graham is set to make his Peaky Blinders debut on Sunday, and the 48-year-old is eager to add the programme […]

Read More

Review: The Trojan Horse Affair is a gripping story of a forgotten dispute

In late 2013, a letter landed at the offices of Birmingham City Council that would end the careers of several educators across the city and drastically change Britain’s education and counter terrorism policy. The anonymous letter described a plan of infiltration. It said that supporters of the plot would make the life of senior teachers […]

Read More

Opinion: GCSE loan restrictions are not ‘one size fits all’

The Proposals Under new proposals by The Department for Education, students who fail GCSEs in English and maths could be banned from taking student loans. The controversial move comes as the Government aims to restrict the number of people attending university, and thus lower the cost on the taxpayer. If approved the plans mean that […]

Read More
Fourth Covid jabs are being offered to those aged 75+

Fourth Covid jab for UK’s elderly and vulnerable as all restrictions lifted

Vulnerable people in the UK , including those over the age of 75, are set to be offered their fourth Covid vaccination to protect them as immunity wanes. The newly announced plans comes following recommendations from the Joint Committee on Vaccination (JCVI) which will see over 75s and the immunosuppressed the chance to receive their […]

Read More

Calls for UK to teach consent in schools as Australia adds to curriculum from 2023

By: Trishita Bose Calls are being made to teach schoolchildren about consent in the UK after Australia announced the landmark decision to introduce the subject from foundation school. Australian Education ministers across the country voted unanimously to implement a comprehensive consent education programme for all private and public schools for children from the age of […]

Read More