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Friday, February 22, 2019

Sheffield FlyPast Footage - "Mi Amigo" US Bomber Crash Memorial Endcliffe Park / Local / Sheffield

By: Anika_Walayat

Here is footage of the 10 planes that took part in todays "Mi Amigo" Sheffield Memorial Fly Past.

The fly past was the culmination of 3 hours of commemorations for the 10 brave air men who died when their B17 Flying Fortress bomber crashed on 22nd Feb 1944, the crew of the "Mi Amigo". In commemoration of which the fly past was arranged by BBC presenter Dan Walker after talking to Tony Foulds who has looked after the memorial site for decades. The fly past which took place at 8.45am includes an 4 F15 Strike Eagle fighter jets from RAF Lakenheath, other aircraft included a KC-135 Stratotanker, a MC-130J Commando II, a CV-22 Osprey from RAF Mildenhall, and a Typhoon and a Dakota from RAF Coningsby.

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Thursday, February 21, 2019

Sheffield "Mi Amigo" Memorial Fly Past , BBC Crew Setting Up Stage for Breakfast TV Endcliffe Park / Local / Sheffield

By: Anika_Walayat

Here's what it was like at Endcliffe park and memorial site as the BBC crews were busy setting up their cameras and stage which includes a BBC breakfast sofa for tomorrow live broadcast from 6am to 9.15am to cover the memorial to the US B17 Flying Fortress bomber that crashed in the park 75 years ago costing the lives of the 10 air crew of the "Mi Amigo". In commemoration of which a fly past arranged by BBC presenter Dan Walker after talking to Tony Foulds who has looked after the memorial site for decades, will be taking place at 8.45am that will include an F15 Strike Eagle fighter jet from RAF Lakenheath, other aircraft to include a KC-135 Stratotanker, a MC-130J Commando II, a CV-22 Osprey from RAF Mildenhall, and a Typhoon and a Dakota from RAF Coningsby (weather permitting).

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Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Sheffield "Mi Amigo" Memorial Fly Past at 8.45am on 22nd Feb 2019 / Local / Sheffield

By: Anika_Walayat

February 22nd is the 75th anniversary of the crash of a US B17 Flying Fortress bomber in Endcliffe Park Sheffield costing the lives of the 10 air crew of the "Mi Amigo". In commemoration of which a fly past arranged by BBC presenter Dan Walker after talking to Tony Foulds who has looked after the memorial site, will take place on Friday 22nd Feb at 8.45am at Endcliffe Park that will include an F15 Strike Eagle fighter jet from RAF Lakenheath, other aircraft to include a KC-135 Stratotanker, a MC-130J Commando II, a CV-22 Osprey from RAF Mildenhall, and a Typhoon and a Dakota from RAF Coningsby (weather permitting).

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Local

Saturday, February 16, 2019

"Mi Amigo" Sheffield Bomber Crash Memorial Site Fly-past on 22nd February 2019 VR360 / Local / Sheffield

By: Anika_Walayat

2019 marks the 75th anniversary of the crash of a US B17 Flying Fortress bomber in Endcliffe Park, Sheffield on the 22nd of February 1944 costing the lives of the 10 member crew of the "Mi Amigo". In commemoration of which a fly past will take place on the 22nd of February 2019 at 8.45am at Endcliffe Park that will include an F15 fighter jet from RAF Lakenheath, other aircraft to include Ospreys, Typhoons and a Dakota.

Here's a unique view of the memorial site in VR 360.

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Local

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Sheffield B17 US Bomber Crash 75th Anniversary Fly-past on 22nd February 2019 Full Details / Local / Sheffield

By: Anika_Walayat

2019 marks the 75th anniversary of the crash of a US B17 Flying Fortress bomber in Endcliffe Park, Sheffield on the 22nd of February 1944 costing the lives of the 10 member crew of the "Mi Amigo". In commemoration of which a fly past will take place on the 22nd of February 2019 at 8.45am at Endcliffe Park that will include an F15 fighter jet from RAF Lakenheath, other aircraft to include Ospreys, Typhoons and a Dakota.

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Local

Sunday, January 27, 2019

Sheffield Best Secondary Schools Unqiue Trend Analysis 2019 / Local / Sheffield

By: N_Walayat

It's that time of the year when Year 9 students will be trundling along with their parents to their schools GCSE Choices evenings, presentations of what subjects students could select for their GCSE studies in Year 10, and 11. Though in reality for most their won't be much of a choice as the choices forms appear to have been carefully crafted to give the illusion of choice when in reality the decisions for who will do what have already been made by the schools aimed at maintaining or improving their schools position in the GCSE results tables and in view of limited spaces for resource intensive subjects such as Computer Science which tend to be over subscribed by many times the number of places available and thus only a fraction of students will actually get places on their chosen subjects.

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Local

Saturday, January 26, 2019

TONY FOULDS Get's US Bomber Crash Memorial Fly Over on 22nd Feb (BBC) / Local / Sheffield

By: N_Walayat

2019 will mark the 75th anniversary of the crash of a US B17 Flying Fortress bomber in Endcliffe Park, Sheffield on the 22nd of February 1944 costing the lives of the 10 member crew of the "Mi Amigo". Pensioner Tony Foulds aged 82 regularly tends the memorial site after witnessing the plane crash as a child, and states that he owes his life to the airmen who avoided children in the park.

Tony after bumping into the BBC Presenter Dan Walker managed to arrange a multi-air craft fly over on the 22nd of February 2019 (weather permitting). This is the BBC news report when Dan Walker breaks the news to Tony Foulds live on BBC Breakfast News that he has got his fly by, with tears and smiles.

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Local

Friday, January 25, 2019

Sheffield Best Secondary Schools Trend Analysis 2018, GCSE Choices 2019 / Local / Sheffield

By: N_Walayat

It's that time of the year when Year 9 students will be trundling along with their parents to their schools GCSE Choices evenings, presentations of what subjects students could select for their GCSE studies in Year 10, and 11. Though in reality for most their won't be much of a choice as the choices forms appear to have been carefully designed to give the illusion of choice when in reality only a few will be offered real choice of subjects due to the fact that high demand courses such as Computer Science will tend to be heavily over subscribed and thus only a fraction of those who choose this will get what they want.

Anyway, here is our definitive answer to the question what are currently Sheffield's best secondary schools based on trend analysis which ranks the schools in terms of consistency of results, as results do tend to vary from year to year. The graph represents Sheffield's Top 18 secondary schools out of a total of 51 rated in terms of consistency in attaining high rankings in the school league tables from 2001 to 2018, for 5 A-C GCSE's from 2001 to 2016, since when available data has changed for most schools to measuring Attainment 8 Scores, so data has been normalised as a % of top scoring school so as to continue this trend series.

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Local

Thursday, January 24, 2019

Sheffield B17 Bomber Crash 75th Anniversary Fly-past on 22nd February 2019 / Local / Sheffield

By: Anika_Walayat

2019 marks the 75th anniversary of the crash of a US B17 Flying Fortress bomber in Endcliffe Park, Sheffield on the 22nd of February 1944 costing the lives of the 10 member crew of the "Mi Amigo". In commemoration of which a fly past is planned to take place on the 22nd of February 2019 (weather permitting) that will include an F15 fighter jet from RAF Lakenheath, other aircraft to include Ospreys, Typhoons and a Dakota. Whilst an official time for the fly past has yet to be announced, early indications are that it will take place at around 9am.

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Local

Tuesday, December 25, 2018

Sheffield Christmas Market and Lights 2018 - City Centre from Fargate to Moorfoot / Local / Sheffield

By: Anika_Walayat

Here's a walk through Sheffield city centres Christmas Market 2018, the various sights and sounds, food stalls, light displays and general atmosphere of what it was like, even a santa's grotto, walking from the starting point in Fargate past the big wheel. Town hall christmas tree, onwards to the big santa at City Hall and then back at the peace gardens to visit santa#s grotto. Then off to see the moor displays from the big polar bear outside the Light, down past Atkinson's big christmas tree terminating at moor foot.

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Local

Saturday, December 22, 2018

Meadowhall Sheffield Shopping Mall Christmas Lights 2018 / Local / Sheffield

By: Anika_Walayat

It's Christmas at Meadowhall! One of Britain's largest shopping centres. So off we went to enjoy the mega light displays spread throughout Sheffield's indoor shopping centre.

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Local

Sunday, November 04, 2018

IKEALand - New Theme Park Opens in Sheffield! / Local / Sheffield

By: Anika_Walayat

Sheffield, Britians' fifth largest city now has its very own theme park in the form if IKEA Land - A new magical super store that is good for both adults and children as the wonder from ride to ride, traipsing through whole houses of ideas. Lots of fun! And what's best it's free! and a lot of the items are decently priced, as long as they will fit in your cars boot!

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Local

Friday, October 12, 2018

Sheffield Best Secondary School Clusters for 2018-19 Place Applications / Local / Sheffield

By: N_Walayat

Firstly the deadline for making online secondary school Year 7 applications is noon 18th October 2018, that's in just 6 days time! Following which is the 31st October paper deadline.

Here is is your definitive answer to the question what are currently Sheffield's best secondary schools based on analysis which ranks the schools in terms of consistency of results, as results can vary from year to year. The graph represents Sheffield's Top 18 secondary schools out of a total of 38 rated in terms of consistency in attaining high rankings in the school league tables from 2001 to 2017 for 5 A-C GCSE's.

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Local

Tuesday, October 09, 2018

Unintended Consequences of Expanding Sheffield's Best Ranking State Secondary Schools / Local / Sheffield

By: N_Walayat

Sheffield's parents and their children have just 9 days left to submit their online secondary school place applications before the 18th October noon deadline, failing which they will have to submit a paper application to be delivered to by the 31st October. So it's better to deal with the submissions now to avoid missing these critical deadlines and thus being subject to ones child being placed in an out of catchment area school. Especially as demand for Sheffield best state schools remains extremely high, with all of the top ranking schools heavily over subscribed.

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Local

Saturday, October 06, 2018

Sheffield Best Secondary School Places 2018 League Tables Analysis / Local / Sheffield

By: N_Walayat

It's the time of the year when Sheffield's parents and students will have been busy visiting Sheffield's secondary school open days as they attempt to determine the best schools to apply to in the countdown to the 18th October online noon deadline and 31st October paper deadline for secondary school place applications with offers announced on 1st of March 2019. However, the school league tables can prove misleading as many of Sheffield's 38 or so secondary schools for whatever reason tend to exhibit volatility in performance from year to year. Therefore schools that currently rank high may rank lower in subsequent years i.e. by the time today's Year 7's progress to Year 11 GCSE exams.

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Local

Friday, October 05, 2018

Why Expanding Places at Sheffield's Best Secondary Schools is a Recipe for Disaster / Local / Sheffield

By: N_Walayat

It's that time of the year again when Sheffield's parents and students have been busy visiting Sheffield's secondary school open days as they attempt to determine the best school to apply for in the countdown to the 14th October online deadline and 31st October paper deadline. However, the school league tables can prove misleading as many of Sheffield's 38 or so secondary schools for whatever reason tend to exhibit volatility in performance from year to year. Therefore a currently high ranking school may rank lower in subsequent years i.e. by the time today's Year 7's progress to Year 11 exams. Therefore a better methodology in the ranking of schools is to evaluate performance in terms of trend.

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Local

Sunday, September 30, 2018

Sheffield Secondary School Place Applications Over Subscription Fraud Crisis / Local / Sheffield

By: N_Walayat

Despite the construction of several new schools and expansion of many others the crisis in school places continues where one of the primary reasons for which exploded across the mainstream press this week as parents and students of Firvale School went on the rampage as a mass brawl broke out resulting in the deployment of dozens of police officers, a police helicopter and a dog team all to bring the situation back under control as the following video from a popular Sheffield facebook page illustrates.

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Local

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Firvale School Mayhem to Impact on Secondary School Place Applications Across Sheffield / Local / Sheffield

By: N_Walayat

On Tuesday of this week there was literally mayhem on the streets of Sheffield, not because of a protest movement or out of control football fans but one of out of control secondary school 'children' running amok, fighting outside a Sheffield secondary school, Firvale Academy on Owler Lane. It took the deployment of over 40 police officers including a dog team and a police helicopter to bring the situation back under control as the following video from a popular Sheffield facebook page illustrates.

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Local

Thursday, September 20, 2018

Sheffield School Applications Crisis Eased by New Secondary Schools Places / Local / Educating Children

By: N_Walayat

It looks like the city of Sheffield has finally turned the corner in respect of it's 8 year long self created crisis in school places with the opening of two new secondary schools Astrea in Burngreave and Mercia just south of Netheredge which will especially seek to take the pressure off of schools in the South West of the city Silverdale and High Storrs which have literally been swamped by over subscription, even after doubling the intake.

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Local

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Sheffield Best Secondary Schools Rankings and Trend Trajectory for Applications 2018 / Local / Sheffield

By: N_Walayat

Sheffield's students born between 1/9/2007 and 31/08/2008 will be busy with parents applying for their secondary school places in the count down to the deadline of 31st October 2018 for paper applications and 18th October for online. In preparations for which families will be attending open evenings across Sheffield's secondary schools, where many hope to gain a place at one of Sheffield's top ranked schools, which given the high demand not even in catchment area children are assured a place.

So students and their parents will have been scouring various Sheffield secondary schools performance league tables in making their application choices. However, the league tables can from time to time prove highly misleading as many of Sheffield's 38 or so Secondary schools / Academies for whatever reasons tend to exhibit volatility in performance from year to year. Therefore a currently high ranking school may not mean that the same level of performance will continue in subsequent years as it may have been subject to special measures, therefore a better methodology in the ranking of schools is to evaluate performance in terms of trend.

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