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  1. The Russell group, by the way, is just a club/lobby group for (currently) 24 Universities which consider themselves to be research-intensive. The Russell Group is not monolithic. It has 'red brick' universities (those founded in the late 19th/early 20th century) like the University of Sheffield (founded in the early 20th century), medieval institutions like Oxford or Cambridge, 'plate glass' universities (founded in the 1950s/60s) like York University, and early 19th century institutions like Durham. They don't share the same organisational form.
  2. You said this, but it's worth emphasing that beyond Oxbridge and some of the other older universities, "colleges" or "schools" or "departments" or "faculties" are really effectively synonyms for groupings of subjects for management convenience, not much different to the way any large organisation is structured. The amount of freedom they have will vary from institution to institution, but they are a single entity (unless, for example, a Business School has been set up separately). But at Oxford and Cambridge and to some extent at other older Universities like Durham, colleges are different and have a different history. There's quite a bit of diversity, but basically at Oxford and Cambridge the colleges are more or less autonomous or self-governing communities or there's a kind of federal structure.
  3. You're referring to the Blair government's target, set out in 1999 (8 years after polytechnics became universities) which was in fact 50 per cent of young adults (aged 18-30) going into higher education (rather than University specifically). Had polytechnics not already been converted, attendance at them would obviously have counted, because the target was not only about universities, and not only degrees. It's true that a large part of the target would be made up of students at universities studying degrees, but it was broader than that. See: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/education/1789500.stm To which we can add Oxford which has Oxford University and Oxford Brookes University, and Cambridge which has Cambridge University and one of Anglia Ruskin's campuses.
  4. Found this: "Private roads: how private is private?" by Andrew Barsby (author of 'Private Roads: the legal framework') in "Justice of the Peace" journal, 2002 issue 42, October. He says later: and Taking all this and the previous post together, it seems like there are powers to require that misleading traffic signs be removed from private land. And that even on a private road, those responsible for its maintenance cannot put up any old signs they like (if the road is accessible by the public).
  5. On 24/07/2020 at 07:11, Tony said: S.64 (4) of the Road Traffic Regulation Act (1984) says: https://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/1984/27/section/64 And s.69 reads: In other words, nobody except the relevant authority is allowed to put up traffic signs "on or near" a road. And the relevant authority can require that one be removed, or remove it themselves and claim their expenses. But then s132 of the Highways Act 1980 reads: https://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/1980/66/section/132 Also, planning regulations apply, see: https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/11499/326679.pdf And I suppose that if any driver followed a fake sign and incurred loss or damage by doing so, they could sue you. I'm currently trying to find out whether there is any reason these laws don't apply to private or unadopted roads.
  6. So a rush of blood to Ordnance Survey's head, then, unless the Council changed the name and then changed it back!
  7. Cuthbert Street can be found on maps from the early 1890s, exactly where Cuthbert Road is on later maps. So either those maps made a mistake, or the name changed. See for example: OS Town Plan, 1890 1:500: https://www.old-maps.co.uk/#/Map/435500/387500/13/100453 Still there in 1894 on this map: https://www.old-maps.co.uk/#/Map/435500/387500/12/100392 But Cuthbert Road on this 1905 map: https://www.old-maps.co.uk/#/Map/435500/387500/12/100571 (not sure those links work as intended, but easy enough to find anyway)
  8. According to https://www.sheffield.gov.uk/roadworks, the only roadworks on Badger Drive are for Northern Powergrid.
  9. Yes, some information here: https://sheffieldperegrines.wordpress.com/2020/05/27/ringing-the-chicks/
  10. According to the 2011 data at Nomis, which I linked to above, the wards in order of student population were: 2011 ward numbers % Broomhill 5,910 40.8 Central 12,330 38.9 Fulwood 3,520 28.1 Walkley 3,733 23.2 Crookes 2,735 21.5 Burngreave 1,694 10.2 Manor Castle 1,393 9.9 Nether Edge 1,354 9.9 Darnall 1,122 7.9 Arbourthorne 840 6.9 Firth Park 832 6.5 Ecclesall 731 6.3 Gleadless Valley 856 6.1 Shiregreen and Brightside 666 5.0 Dore and Totley 476 4.9 Hillsborough 570 4.6 Beauchief and Greenhill 521 4.6 Southey 533 4.5 Beighton 515 4.3 Stannington 471 4.2 Woodhouse 437 4.1 Graves Park 442 4.1 Birley 417 4.1 West Ecclesfield 427 3.9 Richmond 425 3.8 Stocksbridge and Upper Don 442 3.8 East Ecclesfield 411 3.5 Mosborough 335 3.0 This doesn't just mean University students. (https://www.nomisweb.co.uk/reports/lmp/ward2011/1140857319/subreports/ward2011einact_compared/report.aspx)
  11. You can research this properly using official data. Explore here: https://www.nomisweb.co.uk/reports/lmp/ward2011/contents.aspx https://www.nomisweb.co.uk/reports/lmp/ward2011/1946157123/report.aspx
  12. All at the Phoenix Hall (what became the Nelson Mandela building) as far as I can tell.
  13. http://www.hse.gov.uk/event-safety/safety-advisory-groups.htm
  14. This came up recently on The Fall Online Forum, and having researched the gigs using the microfilmed copies of The Star in the public library I was able to construct a list of all the gigs as reported in the late great Martin Lilleker's column (apart from a couple where I dug out information from fan site gig listings, having run out of time in the library - and for Comsat Angels, a date was given in the Star, but not the names of the support bands, which I've relied on a Comsats fan site for). Here are all 13: 2nd September 1981: Bow Wow Wow, supported by The Higsons 4th September 1981: The Fall, supported by Disease and The Past Seven Days 5th September 1981: UK Subs, supported by Injectors 7th September 1981: Clint Eastwood and General Saint, supported by Reggae Regulars 9th September 1981: The Look, supported by Deaf Aids and Panza Division 11th September 1981: John Peel Roadshow, with Artery and Vendino Pact 12th September 1981: Cimarons, supported by Far Image and Paradise Steel Band 14th September 1981: Geddes Axe, supported by Tokyo and Vortex 16th September 1981: Crazy Cavan, supported by The Jets and Freebird 18th September 1981: The Damned, supported by Rough Copy 21st September 1981: The Exploited, supported by Social Security and Abrasive Wheels (from other info on web) 23rd September 1981: New Order, supported by Section 25 and Stockholm Monsters (from other info on web) 25th September 1981: The Comsat Angels, supported by Tense & Mirror Crack'd (from other info on the web)
  15. Judges can't just make up punishments, they have to follow sentencing guidelines. For possession of a knife etc, the guidelines for magistrates can be read here: https://www.sentencingcouncil.org.uk/offences/magistrates-court/item/bladed-articles-and-offensive-weapons-possession/ Crown court: https://www.sentencingcouncil.org.uk/offences/crown-court/item/bladed-articles-and-offensive-weapons-possession/ The court first looks at culpability and harm in order to categorise the offence. The court then locates the offence in a table, which provides a starting point - there are then mitigating or aggravating factors which can dial the punishment up or down. Magistrates are limited in terms of how long a custodial sentence they can pass. There are statistics for sentencing in knife/offensive weapon cases. The most recent seem to be for Jan-March this year: https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/knife-and-offensive-weapon-sentencing-statistics-january-to-march-2019 That tells us that in that time period there were 22,041 cases. Of these, 37% ended in an immediate custodial sentence (it was 22% in the same period in 2009). The average sentence was 8.1 months, up from 5.5 months. But no stats there about lengthy sentences. But this parliamentary briefing has got some figures: https://researchbriefings.files.parliament.uk/documents/SN04304/SN04304.pdf That says (p16) that before 2008 between 2-5% of offenders were sentenced to terms longer than a year. Since then it's been 8% on average, reaching 16% last year and 2015. So the regime has been getting less liberal, not more.
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