Street harassment report and video


Street harassment experiences of secondary school students – preliminary study from Nottingham Centre for Children, Young People and Families, Nottingham Trent University.
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I have referred the report to a senior manager in our Children’s Services.
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Family on TV

Time was when Salop games against Aldershot were a bit tighter.
FA Cup 5th round 1979  – booking a coach for the away game for the sixth form only for the game to be postponed; winning the reply at home with a 30-yard screamer from full back Oswestry-lad Carlton Leonard – who never scored.
The fifth-tier play off in 2004 to get back into the Football League, with penalties, and only because our goalkeeper had studied their penalty taking on video tape over and over.
5-0 seemed straight-forward, but my nephew and sister  are still to  be seen celebrating on the TV news report.

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The Conservative Prime Minister has a nightmare at the conference and still appears to have gained ground.  Even a former Conservative prime minister calls for the suspension of the rollout of Universal Credit.

Celebrities having been called out for sexual harassment,  politicians follow – first Conservative MPs and Ministers – then it turns out a Greater Nottingham Labour activist had been raped and party officials appear to give poor advice.

Seems like a Trump campaign manager has previous for money laundering.  Following a triumphant declaration that he’s releasing all the JFK files, as he was required to do – and then failed to cos he got the process wrong.  Meanwhile, the JFK files bring out all the conspiracists out, who never stop to think how “they” want them to believe in conspiracies.

Catalonia strikes out for independence from Spain without a proper referendum and with plenty of people saying they don’t support the change.
Brexit doesn’t feel any better.

Labour hold three Nottingham city council seats in by-elections, but low turnouts in October remain a challenge, despite many new party members.

Then a boundary commission recommends splitting The Meadows into 2 parts.  The Conservatives requested it, but the commission does kinda recognised that nobody else had even thought of it and so are looking for further comment.

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So where in any of this is there hope or perspective or joy?

Perspective is brought by the documentary series on The Vietnam War  shown on BBC 4 tv.

Hope comes from learning about the Luddites in Nottingham 200 years ago.   How they struck out for values and the vote.
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And keeping on keeping on with regeneration and parks improvements.

The joy – lots of opportunities to tell stories about Nottingham this month, especially at Goose Fair, and at the launch of the city of culture bid, and of hoodwinked; recognising that not only did Herbert Kilpin found AC Milan, but he gave them the red and black stripes of Notts Olympic;  oh, and comedy bikes and Salop going 15 league games unbeaten.

LGBCE proposals for new wards of Nottingham

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The Conservatives have driven down registration through benefits changes and making it harder for the register to stay full.
They then direct organisations that are supposed to show some independence to use register data well out of date in defining new constituencies and wards.
So it is that their proposals for new wards in Nottingham underestimate the needs of neighbourhoods where many students live.
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They propose dividing The Meadows into 2 parts, despite the area being clearly and strongly defined, and served as one by 3 schools, a health centre, a shopping centre, a children’s centre, a library, 2 major community centres, a leisure centre.
Only one organisation has proposed dividing the Meadows – the local Conservatives. They kept their proposals secret and did not seek opinion from local Meadows organisations.
And the LGBCE have embraced the Conservative suggestion.

The run had to end

First fifteen league games without defeat.
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It had to end.
At Peterborough it did, after a brilliant / fluke volley from 50 yards and what Channel 5 tv called “huff and puff” from Salop.
The game was a bit violent, and the time wasting from Posh so far out was a bit unpleasant.
But Salop didn’t create enough chances cos the crossing was not good enough – see photo – something you fix with coaching.
The last 10 minutes was a spectacle, with Salop often having 8 players in the box for a cross.
Still top of the league and still some bewiderment given we looked set for relegation for most of last season.  My sense is that Salop fans do think we can get promoted.