Archives for August 31st, 2006

THE CHANGING ROLE OF LOCAL POLITICS IN BRITAIN

Book News, PublicNet: 31 August, 2006

By Stephen LeachThe Local Government Act 2000 has transformed the way in which local politics operates within local authorities. Local councillors have had to adjust to the introduction of elected mayors, cabinet government and scrutiny committees, and cope with a range of other new initiatives. This book is a unique attempt to provide a coherent analysis of the impact of these changes on the world of local politics.

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TEACHERS WANT MORE USE OF IT IN CLASSROOMS

Headlines, PublicNet: 31 August, 2006

TEACHERS WANT MORE USE OF IT IN CLASSROOMS

 

Almost half of Britain’s teachers want to make more use of the Internet in lessons according to a national study published by ntl:Telewest Business. It shows that although 78 per cent of teachers use the internet in class at least once a week, and 42 per cent at least once a day, teachers feel increased Internet access would help pupils even further.

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RANGER PAUL SCOOPS PARKFORCE PRIZE

Headlines, PublicNet: 31 August, 2006

RANGER PAUL SCOOPS PARKFORCE PRIZE

 

An Urban Park Development Ranger from Rotherham is today named as Britain’s Best Park Worker. Paul Spriggs wins the award for his inspiring work with young people. Meanwhile workers at Leicester City Council have been named the country’s best Parkforce.

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