Fri 28 January 2022

Byline Times provides a guide to the top stories this week on its sister network of regional sites promoting local writers and citizen journalism

No joy in teaching now: the Covid-19 impact on our schools

Covid is still an issue in many schools, with teachers and staff at breaking point, and Ofsted inspections have resumed in a climate of fear Ruth Swailes

Cartoon image of teacher at her desk

The sewage cesspit that engulfed Johnson and No10: a timeline of events

And now one of the biggest polluting water companies wants YOUR help in keeping tabs on pollution…

Ginny Smith & Rick Dillon

Poster calling for the public to report pollution incidents to the water company Southern Water. The headline is Pollution spotters needed

Johnson’s “disciplined and deluded collection of stooges” is turning on him

Yesterday was a terrible day for the prime minister, easily the worst of his premiership and coming at the end of a terrible fortnight.

Anthony Robinson

Kathryn Stone – a victim of the ‘old boys’ network’

Kathryn Stone isn’t the only woman in the role of parliamentary commissioner for standards to have experienced powerful men breaking rules.

Dr Stella Perrott

Kathryn Stone - Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 4.0

Fox in the henhouse: Paul Dacre as chair of Ofcom

Paul Dacre is once again in the running to be the new chair of the TV and telecommunications regulator Ofcom.

Granville Williams

Cartoon by Stan of Paul Dacre


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