Thomas Bartley

Klopp echoes Shankly and Dalglish in surprising Liverpool departure

Departing football managers can usually predetermine little aside from the method of their execution. But after nine superb years which have produced a Premier League title and Champions League victory, Jürgen Klopp has earned far more than that. The news of his surprising departure on Friday 26 January sent shockwaves...
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Posted Feb. 10, 2024

‘Hello! I’m your therapist!’: can AI help mental health?

With mental health services under significant strain, patients are increasingly looking for new options. Online treatments have already experienced a notable surge, with platforms such as BetterHelp seeing a huge rise in revenues. But could technology’s relationship with therapy go even further, courtesy of AI? The use of artificial intelligence...
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Posted Feb. 6, 2024

Ofsted’s punitive culture needs to change

The worst thing about the tragic case of Ruth Perry, a headteacher who killed herself as a direct consequence of her school’s negative Ofsted inspection, is that it is not shocking. For several years, Ofsted has been governing British schools by fear, not authority. Its inspection culture has been overzealous...
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Posted Dec. 21, 2023

Coventry refuse collectors set to strike

Unite the Union has labelled plans to fire and rehire bin workers as “abhorrent” and warned Coventry City Council to prepare for imminent strikes. The union is expected to rally workers in opposition to the Council’s plans, which are aimed at avoiding equal pay claims. Current ‘task and finish’ terms...
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Posted Dec. 14, 2023

Youth knife crime rate in Coventry plummets

New statistics show a significant drop in youth knife crime rates in Coventry, a meeting of the City Council has heard. It follows the introduction of a new multi-million pound violence reduction project in the city. Data suggests that serious incidents involving blades in the last six months have dropped...
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Posted Dec. 5, 2023