Local News: Consultation Launched by Local Schools

Prince Henry's in Otley and Bramhope Primary are looking to work together to form a Multi-Academy Trust. They have launched a consultation and you can have your say by contacting: consultation@collaborativelearningtrust.com. Full story below. http://www.wharfedaleobserver.co.uk/news/16186221.Two_Wharfedale_schools_in_bid_to_form_Multi_Academy_Trust/

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Tories: Candidate Suspended for Anti-Semitism

A Conservative candidate for the upcoming local elections has been suspended from the Party after a tweet from 2013 emerged that has prompted an investigation into anti-Semitism. Although George Stoakley has now locked his Twitter account a number of screenshots of other abhorrent language had already been taken. https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/politics/tory-candidate-suspended-over-sweating-12430816

Just for Fun: Lib Dems Take on First Bus

Well not really - maybe that should read "Lib Dems Talk to First" as some town councillors from neighbouring Otley took a 'fact finding' mission to one of First Bus's facilities. Did they rebuke them for their failing service? No. Did they take a hard stance on drivers passing stops because they are already late? … Continue reading Just for Fun: Lib Dems Take on First Bus

Trade: Defence Contracts Going Out To International Tender

A lot is going on in British politics at the moment and somewhere in the dim and distant past there's a memory of a Dutch / French firm winning the contract to make our shiny new blue passports and it not going down too well. Well, the GMB are pointing out that a £1bn defence … Continue reading Trade: Defence Contracts Going Out To International Tender

Labour Party: Corbyn Vows to Banish Anti-Semitism

Jeremy Corbyn has written in today's Evening Standard ahead of his meeting with the Board of Deputies of British Jews and the Jewish Leadership Council. In the piece he explains how he intends to deal with the issue of anti-Semitism within the Labour Party. https://www.standard.co.uk/comment/comment/jeremy-corbyn-what-i-m-doing-to-banish-antisemitism-from-the-labour-party-a3821961.html