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Plans have been announced to create the region's only Muslim girls boarding school specialising in science and engineering

Members of Sheffield's Muslim community want to turn the derelict Heeley Bank School into a school and college for up to 200 girls. If funding is found it could be open by next September or the year after. It would be open to students of any faith but based on Islamic teaching.

Sayyid Ali Raza Rizvi Muslim Scholar & Project Spokesman told Calendar of the plans.

Teachers strike across the region

Thousands of teachers across our region who are taking strike action for a second time in under six months.

In Sheffield today, more than 600 members of the National Union of Teachers took to the streets over pay, pensions and conditions. Around 220 schools have been closed across North, South and West Yorkshire with hundreds more partially closed down.

Teachers say that one of the issues they're striking over is an increased workload, but the Schools Minister, David Laws MP, says the strikes aren't sensible.

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