Tag Archives: Yorkshire

National Media Museum – the final scene?

Sadly, Bradford’s National Media Museum is under attack again. Last week a story broke which has got worse and worse. What started as “cultural asset stripping”, even “cultural rape”, is being seen as a winding down of The National Media … Continue reading

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Eduwhinge 7: Northerners doing for Us Selfs

If you’ve been following my Eduwhinge escapes, you know what I want – and can freely skip to the next paragraph – but for those who are wondering… I’m annoyed that kids in Bradford and across the North don’t perform … Continue reading

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Eduwhinge 5: George Galloway calls for a Bradford Challenge

Education in Bradford and across vast swathes of the North is terrible. You name the league table, Bradford’s near the bottom and is invariably surrounded by local education authorities (LEAs) also ‘oop North’. Everyone has their excuses for it: poverty, … Continue reading

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Eduwhinge 4: Councillors Answer the Call

Concerned, disheartened – hell, embarrassed – by Bradford’s and the wider North’s educational underperformance, I’ve taken up whinging and have become a busy body by writing letters, using social media and generally making a nuisance of myself to try and … Continue reading

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Eduwhinge 1: Why are they failing our kids?

Education in Bradford is poor. It’s a fact. Bradford is the worst city in the country to educate your child, joint second worst local education authority (LEA) in the country and is in the worst overall area, Yorkshire & the … Continue reading

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“We Will Neither Forget Nor Forgive” – George Galloway and the Tour de France

George Galloway is angry. Events last week caused him to fume, rage, shake his hoary locks and take, with vehemence, with ire, with a passion normally reserved for the US Senate, to Twitter. @jay_bfd I represent Bradford West. The City. … Continue reading

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Bradford, Yorkshire & the North – We’re Massive so Act Like It!

I do a lot of complaining – I’m a Yorkshireman so it’s part of my cultural identity. I’ll get angry (through my aptly titled Angry of Bradford Twitterfeed) about how Bradford’s either ignored or vilified by the media; how governments … Continue reading

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