Tue 25 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

Is the NHS Overwhelmed? Jake’s Last Friday on Earth

A Nottingham man died after an overwhelmed NHS was unable to help him. He sat untreated in A&E for nine hours before being transferred. 36 hours later he died.

June Roche for Central Bylines

Come Back and Cover COVID Staff Absences? No Thanks

The Government has called for ex-teachers to return to the classroom to cover for COVID absences. Why would they?

Katie Weston for North East Bylines

Green Dilemmas: The Deal Farm Story

Responses to the climate crisis bring conflicts between green projects and local interests. The Deal Farm biodigester is a case study.

Stephen McNair for East Anglia Bylines

Feeling Safe, Being Safe: Strategies to Combat Violence against Women and Girls

Challenging the Government’s strategy on violence against women and advocating for a strategy where the perpetrator is held to account.

Barbara Morrison for West England Bylines

Where Now for Yorkshire Cricket?

The future direction of Yorkshire cricket will play no small part in influencing how the world sees the values of the club and the county.

John Grogan for Yorkshire Bylines

The Northern Ireland Protocol: A Threat to the UK?

The Northern Ireland Protocol has kept the peace in the province since 1998. However, the UK Government’s chosen ‘hard Brexit’ threatens to undo all the hard work that went into its creation.

Dorothy Smith for Sussex Bylines


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