Iraqi health professionals learn skills to rebuild country's cancer care
Iraqi physicists are learning ways to rebuild their country's radiotherapy cancer care in a project run by Sheffield Hallam University in partnership with Sheffield Teaching Hospitals and sponsored by the Iraq Ministry of Health.
The five-year project will see more than 400 Iraqi healthcare staff stay in the city to learn about British healthcare, during which they will learn how services at Weston Park Hospitaldeliver cancer care.
Each group will be shown how the patient pathway is structured and will be given talks and demonstrations from experienced Weston Park Hospital staff and Sheffield Hallam academics.
The partnership between Sheffield Hallam and the Iraqi Ministry of Health is also training doctors and other healthcare professionals across a number of disciplines. 26 Iraqi nurses studying at the University received healthcare certificates this week after a four-month study programme.
VIDEO: Breakfast clubs benefit from Huddersfield Town cash
Dozens of primary school children in Kirklees are now getting a free breakfast thanks to Huddersfield Town Football Club.
Breakfast clubs at six different schools are being given food by the Huddersfield Town Foundation which hopes giving the children a good start in the morning will make them do better in lessons. James Webster reports.
PE teacher: Exercise helps pupils settle in on a morning
The PE teacher at Christchurch Academy in Deighton, Huddersfield runs the pre-school exercise sessions as part of the breakfast club. Children there take part in half an hour of sport before lessons start and Dwight Noel says the activity helps them settle in for a day in the classroom.
Coordinator: Healthy breakfast triggers the brain for the day
One of the schools to benefit from the Huddersfield Town Foundation's 'Early Kick Off' programme is Christchurch Academy in Deighton. Abegail Shaw is the school's breakfast club coordinator and says having a healthy meal first-thing helps children to trigger their brains ready for lessons to start.
Ex-footballer: Nobody checked if I'd had breakfast in my day
Former striker Andy Booth has taken his turn as a substitute serving the breakfasts at one school in Kirklees which is having its breakfast club food funded by the Huddersfield Town Foundation. He says it is very different to when he was younger when nobody checked to see if he had eaten breakfast.
Huddersfield Town funds breakfast clubs across Kirklees
The new Huddersfield Town Foundation has started funding six breakfast clubs across Kirklees to ensure children are kicking off their day at school in the best way possible. £30,000 is being spent on food for the 'Early Kick Off' programme which also includes a pre-school sport session.
50 pupils at each of the schools chosen to take part will benefit from the healthy meals for whole of this academic year. Fruit, vegetables, protein-rich foods and dairy products are delivered free of charge for schools to prepare. If more money can be raised it is hoped more schools could benefit.
Conservative Party attacks Labour's education record
As Ed Miliband prepares to give a conference speech in which he will pledge that a Labour Government would carry out biggest shake-up of vocational education for a generation, the Conservative Party has attacked his party's education record.
Under Labour, we saw our country’s education system plummet down the global league tables, far fewer apprenticeships created than our competitors, and youth unemployment rising even before the boom turned to bust.
This Government is taking radical steps to create more good schools, reform vocational qualifications and create far more apprenticeships than Labour ever did. But Labour have opposed our reforms that will give our children the skills to compete in a world that has changed.
University and College Union members at Chesterfield college are striking over proposals for a two year pay freeze. It follows a recent vote to strike over proposals for 150 staff paid by the hour to receive a 20% pay cut.
A group of twelve Yorkshire businessmen will set off for Romania driving six trucks laden with two and a half million pounds worth of aid donated by local businesses to mark the 10th anniversary of the Yorkshire Aid Convoy charity.