The Sheffield Star report:

Sheffield’s status as the compensation capital of the country when it comes to payouts for accidents and injuries in the city’s schools has been torpedoed by council officials.

A new league table based on responses from more than 130 councils showed Sheffield at the top of the tree – apparently having paid out almost £1,150,000 over the last three years.

But officers blundered when replying to a Freedom of Information request which released the latest figures.

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I am a journalist and author. I am a journalist at the UK edition of WIRED magazine. In 2015, my first book Freedom of Information: A Practical Guide for UK Journalists, was published. My second book Reed Hastings: Building Netflix, was published in March 2020. I created FOI Directory in 2012 and have maintained it in my spare time ever since.