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University of Greenwich set for two months of strike action over pay

University lecturers and support staff at the University of Greenwich are striking as part of ongoing disruption by the University and College Union (UCU) about pay, conditions and pensions.

Around 20 per cent of staff at the University of Greenwich are represented by the UCU.

The UCU has scheduled 17 more days of strike action over February and March which are set to impact universities in London and across the UK.

Further strikes are set to take place on February 9, 10, 14, 15, 16, 21, 22,

Epsom and Ewell Council to build temporary accommodation to tackle homelessness

It has submitted a planning application to install three new temporary homes on a brownfield site on Fairview Road.

Epsom and Ewell Borough Council has received £75,000 from the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities’ Brownfield Land Relief Fund for this project.

If the planning application is approved, work will start in March 2023.

Cllr Neil Dallen, Chair of the Strategy & Resources Committee, said: “I am delighted that this key project has been approved by Committee, and that

Epsom protesters demand protection of 'beautiful' Green Belt land

The group Save Epsom and Ewell Green Belt opposes the council's Draft Local Plan which sets out the proposal to build 2,175 new homes on greenfield sites by the year 2040.

The council aims to build 5,400 new homes in total.

Protestors chanted “keep the green belt green” and carried placards with slogans such as “green not greed."

In the council chamber, one protester laid a green belt on the speakers table.

The group said: “Epsom and Ewell Council are about to puncture the unique Green Belt

Barnsley choir “thrilled” to be named one of the best in the world

A choir from Barnsley with songs ranging from pop and gospel has been ranked as number one in the UK and fifth-best globally.

Barnsley Youth Choir (BYC) has achieved the stellar rankings in the Pop, Jazz, Gospel, Spiritual & Barbershop Choir category of the Interkultur rankings, beating hundreds of other groups.

Artistic director and founder Mat Wright MBE said: “We’re clearly thrilled to be named as the top ranked choir from Great Britain.

“We would like to pay tribute to all singers that ha

Further train strikes set to hit Sheffield after negotiations “absolutely torpedoed” at the last minute

A rail union has announced that further train strikes are to take place over the Christmas period after the latest round of negotiations collapsed.

Gary Jackson, lead organiser for the RMT in Yorkshire and Lincolnshire, has accused the government of jeopardising negotiations at the “11th hour”.

Workers had been offered up to an 8% pay rise but it was conditional on vast changes to working conditions, including the closure of all ticket offices and the introduction of a one driver only operatio

Residents anguish as pigs trample over graves of loved ones for two weeks

Residents have spoken of their anger at the damage escaped pigs have caused to a graveyard in Rotherham.

The council has put up fences around the graves at St Gerard’s Church in Thrybergh which backs onto a local primary school, amid concerns the graves were being vandalised by “pigs that are fighting for survival”.

The pigs reportedly escaped a nearby field where they were being neglected and were digging up the ground looking for food.

One local resident who wished to remain anonymous spoke

New woodland in Dinnington created in bid to tackle climate crisis and pay tribute to the Queen

Councillor David Sheppard with staff from the Council’s Parks and Woodlands teams at the site of the new community woodland in Dinnington. Credit: Rotherham Borough Metropolitan Council

A new community woodland is set to be created in Dinnington in a tribute to the late Queen Elizabeth II.

Over 7000 trees will be planted on former grazing land off Athorpe Road in a project supported by the South Yorkshire Woodland Partnership.

It is part of the Queens Green Canopy scheme and it will be named

"We'll be shouting about it from the rooftops": Wombwell councillor thrilled over investment into town

Works will start in Wombwell today as part of a multi-million investment programme to transform the High Street into a “cleaner, safer and a more enjoyable place for people to visit”.

Wombwell will receive funding from Barnsley Council as part of the principal towns and local village centres programme.

Barnsley Council has committed to investing £35 million into the programme to carry out improvements in the surrounding towns.

James Higginbottom, Labour Councillor for Wombwell said: “It’s abo

When Sheffield went to Wembley

“There was no chance they were going to beat us at Wembley and we believed that." Carlton Palmer said, reflecting on one of the biggest games of his career.

In April, it will be 30 years since Palmer donned the blue and white stripes of Sheffield Wednesday and stepped on to the turf at the old Wembley stadium to face bitter city rivals Sheffield United in the FA Cup Semi-Final.

For Palmer the game was one of many highlights in a career which saw him pick up 18 England caps and over 200 appeara

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