Train company bosses tell rail union: ‘See you in court!’

Govia Thameslink Railway has started a legal action to challenge the strike ballot of train drivers by their union ASLEF. The company, which runs Southern, Thameslink and Gatwick Express services, issued papers at the High Court yesterday (Thursday 19 May). The case targets the...
Posted On 20 May 2016 at 2:24 am

New Brighton school head arriving after half-term holiday

The new head of a Brighton secondary school is to take up her post after the half-term holiday – on Monday 6 June. Kate Williams is joining Longhill from Strood Academy in Medway, Kent, where she is vice principal. She takes over from Richard Bradford, who has been executive head...
Posted On 20 May 2016 at 2:16 am

Jean Calder: A nation once again

As I potter about the house, I sing to myself. It amuses me that the tunes are often an inadvertent commentary on matters of the day. Just recently, I’ve been singing Thomas Osbourne Davis’s A Nation Once Again. I know I’m in Britain and this is a 19th century anthem to Irish...
Posted On 20 May 2016 at 1:29 am