The Education Secretary Michael Gove’s department has been censured by public spending watchdogs over a plan to set up a state boarding school for inner-city children in the heart of the Sussex countryside.
No domestic teams could have sustained the pace or matched the invention
Eerie images have captured a deserted village once dubbed the “real life Atlantis” after it spent over 25 years under water.
Children from less privileged backgrounds could benefit from surge in applications
Our writer, an Oxford graduate, slams his elitist alma mater
I find it very hard being a working mother Not being a mother, but being a working mother. But I love working and I love being a mum. I'm the kind of person who will still do the things that others might get someone else to do: I want my kids to see me putting the breakfast on the table and doing their laundry. So I do tire myself out that way.
Expanded scheme aims to give 1,000 vulnerable children free places at top private and state providers
She's joined the scouts, drunk Dom Perignon, and bagged a prince. As the Duchess of Cambridge turns 30 tomorrow, Matthew Bell, who follows suit in August, finds out how many must-do-before-you're-30 achievements Kate Middleton can tick off, and compares notes. How many have you done?
Jubilate (pronounced yoo-be-la-ta) is, according to Chambers' Dictionary, the Latin exhortation to rejoice or exult: the opening word of the 100th Psalm (in the Vulgate). According to Michael Arditti: "It just sounded like a good title for a pilgrimage". For a novelist born with Jewish origins and educated at a Methodist boarding school, there appears to be no compelling reason why Arditti should have chosen a Catholic crise de conscience as the subject of this holy visit to Lourdes. Or why he should have used a female narrative voice for the pilgrim, alternating with a (male) TV film director who is shooting a worthy God-slot from a strictly agnostic angle.
'We'd start playing Cluedo and end up decorating the board because it looked boring'
In a golden age for B-movie bloodsucking, one cult horror was a bite above the rest. It is now out on DVD
Feel at home with the last Surrealist
Withering plights of three sisters
Written off as a Blairite, the new Transport Secretary has made a startling new beginning in a job that he has always wanted
Plan for academies to give vulnerable children a 'prep school education'
Every school that wants a police officer stationed on the premises should have one, the Schools minister said yesterday.