Children who are fluent readers are being damaged by the Government’s insistence on using synthetic phonics in the classroom, a leading academic warns today.
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ODI series: Ben Stokes hoping to become Englnad's go-to man following match-winning performance against Australia
Saturday 25 January 2014
Stokes hit a career-best 70 before taking four wicket for 38 runs with the ball
Tuesday 21 January 2014
You may also worry you're not conversant enough in current design lingo to get much out of new BBC2 series The Great Interior Design Challenge. Fear not. The only vocab you needed to enjoy last night's episode was "upcycle". It's a verb meaning "to take a perfectly decent piece of furniture and ruin it by the addition of some old tat you bought at a car boot sale".
Brothel-running, child abuse images, and selling firearms among nearly 200 crimes committed by police in last three years
Thursday 16 January 2014
Brothel-keeping and child porn among police officers’ crimes
Village digs deep into its mining past: Zinc deposits could return a once-thriving Pennine community to its glory days
Sunday 12 January 2014
A Canadian company has discovered that Nenthead may be sitting on one of Europe's biggest deposits
Saturday 11 January 2014
Lincoln Durham, "Exodus of the Deemed Unrighteous" (Droog)
Ashes 2013-14: Opportunity knocks for Monty Panesar to revive career following retirement of Graeme Swann
Monday 23 December 2013
Monty Panesar was initially dropped by England in strange circumstances. Looking back nearly five years it was as though he was squarely to blame for the beach which doubled as a cricket pitch at the Sir Viv Richards Recreation Ground in Antigua.
Ashes 2013-14: Australia v England, Second Test, first day, tea match report - Bold start for England as choice of spinners pays off
Thursday 05 December 2013
Monday 02 December 2013
A solicitor at the centre of a fraud investigation may have stabbed himself to death, police said.
Friday 15 November 2013
The spectacular show promises visitors "pure joyous fun"
Friday 08 November 2013
Four Durham students rebuked by dean after drunken prank goes wrong
Sunday 06 October 2013
Bowler was part of England's Ashes-winning team in 2005
Sunday 29 September 2013
The case for reforming Britain’s draconian but ineffective drugs laws is a robust one
Sunday 22 September 2013
Outstanding bowler behind Durham's Championship success this season has seen his England career stall through injury and stiff competition but is hoping for an Ashes swansong
Thursday 19 September 2013
Rain halted victory over Nottinghamshire before Durham clinched 62 runs required at Chester-le-Street
Wednesday 18 September 2013
Nottinghamshire 78 & 246 Durham 256 & 7-0
Durham Free School: 'Creationism taught at' free school facing closure
Nearly 100,000 of Britain's poorest children go hungry after parents' benefits are cut
Ukip would cut billions from Scottish budget to fund English tax cuts
End of the licence fee: BBC to back radical overhaul of how it is funded
Ukraine crisis: Top Chinese diplomat backs Putin and says West should 'abandon zero-sum mentality'
Boris Nemtsov shot dead: Outspoken Putin critic who had expressed fears for his life is killed near the Kremlin
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