Monthly Archives: February 2012

JCB Academy undermined by Gove

Last week I had the chance to visit the JCB Academy in Rocester, on the Derbyshire/Staffordshire border.  It opened just 18 months ago with the active support of leading local businesses, like Rolls-Royce, Toyota, Bentley, Network Rail and of course … Continue reading

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Give Blood!

I was about 18 when I did it first – give blood that is.  I’d been several times when my mother, or occasionally my father, had donated so it wasn’t entirely new.  But I was working away from home – and … Continue reading

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