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Charity fears not enough is known about dyslexia

It's a condition which is thought to affect around 10% of the population - and can have a major impact on a child's future prospects.

But it is feared that still not enough is known about dyslexia - even among teachers - many of whom it's claimed don't know how to spot it, or how to support those children who have it.

Michael Billington met a student from Scunthorpe - and the teacher who's helping him to improve his reading and writing skills:

Blades seek information about coin-throwing incident

Sheffield United has issued a statement asking for more information regarding a second coin-throwing incident.

Credit: Press Association

The latest incident took place after the Blades’ third penalty in the midweek League Cup Trophy tie against Notts County.

South Yorkshire Police are investigating the incident that involved a coin being thrown in the direction of the opposition goalkeeper.

The managing director of Sheffield United Mal Brannigan stated that the "behaviour of this manner will not be tolerated and anyone found to have committed this offence will receive an automatic life ban from Bramall Lane."


Trio charged over Sheffield robbery

Three men have been charged in connection with a reported robbery in Sheffield city centre earlier this week.

Lee Depledge, 23, Devon Hague, 25, and Ricky Goacher, 26, all of Charter Row, Sheffield, will appear at Sheffield Magistrates’ Court today (Friday 9 October) charged with robbery.

At around 11.30pm on Wednesday 7 October, a group of men are alleged to have threatened and taken property from two men in St Mary’s Gate underpass in Sheffield city centre.

Imams declare ISIS is 'failing' in new edition of digital magazine

Imams from across the country have today claimed that ISIS is failing in its mission, by not supporting Muslims.

Leeds-based Imam Qari Asim is among the senior editors of the digital magazine Haqiqah, which was developed as an attempt to "reclaim the digital space from ISIS." The latest issue argues that "the terrorist group, which has no religious legitimacy, is also failing socially and economically."

“The reality is that Daesh continues to put out a huge amount of propaganda and lies, despite its promises being exposed as falsehoods, which is why a continued effort to reclaim the digital space from terrorists is so important.

In its desperation at its own failings, it has told Syrians that they are committing a ‘major sin’ in Islam if they seek protection in the West. According to Daesh, this makes thousands refugees apostates. This is a wicked and inhumane lie.”

– Dr Qari Asim MBE, Imam at Makkah Mosque
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