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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Sunday 19 May 2013
Bowler of the day: At 38, the Worcestershire seamer Alan Richardson would admit that his best days are behind him.
Wednesday 15 May 2013
Bowler of the day
Thursday 09 May 2013
Tuesday's iQuiz first round was as hotly contested as ever - and it's been memorialised on film.
Monday 06 May 2013
Middlesex 166 & 514-8 Surrey 338 & 85-1 Match drawn
Friday 03 May 2013
England bowler penalised for actions in comeback game for Nottinghamshire against Durham
Thursday 02 May 2013
Nottinghamshire 320 & 333 Durham 471 & 184-4 (Durham win by six wickets)
Wednesday 01 May 2013
Nottinghamshire 320 & 145-5 Durham 471
Sunday 28 April 2013
Warwickshire pulled off an unlikely escape act to salvage a draw as yesterday's sole remaining County Championship fixture produced a thriller in Taunton.
Thursday 25 April 2013
Derbyshire 256 Nottinghamshire 325-5
Wednesday 24 April 2013
The batsman will miss the Champions Trophy
Sunday 21 April 2013
Ashes watch part one: Australia will begin this summer's Ashes series in England with a new vice-captain after Shane Watson, left, quit yesterday following a turbulent stint as Michael Clarke's deputy. The 31-year-old all-rounder was suspended during Australia's disastrous tour of India for failing to submit a written self-critique to coach Mickey Arthur. Watson stood in for Clarke as India completed a 4-0 series win with a six-wicket victory in Delhi. His own form has been patchy and he cited that as a reason for resigning. "I want to be the best Test player I can be and think I can do that by focusing my attention on scoring runs and taking wickets."
Friday 19 April 2013
A British man who allegedly posted on Facebook threats to kill 200 people in America appeared before a crown court judge today.
Thursday 11 April 2013
Batsman of the day
Wednesday 10 April 2013
The first County Championship half-century of an Ashes summer was scored, appropriately, by an Australian, pipping another to the mark by moments. Ed Cowan, the man likely to open the batting for Michael Clarke's team in the first Test at Trent Bridge in July, marked his first appearance on that ground for Nottinghamshire by passing 50 in the 20th over against Middlesex, an over ahead of George Bailey, Australia's Twenty20 captain, on his Hampshire debut against Leicestershire at the Ageas Bowl. Bailey fell seven runs short of a debut century.
Friday 05 April 2013
The Italian's appointment has proved hugely controversial
Rochester by-election: Ukip gains second MP as Tory defector Mark Reckless holds seat
Ukip says babies born to immigrants in the UK should be classed as migrants – which would include Nigel Farage’s own children
'Beast of Bolsover' Dennis Skinner takes Ukip MP Mark Reckless to task moments after he is sworn in
The young are the new poor: Sharp increase in number of under-25s living in poverty, while over-65s are better off than ever
Tamir Rice: 12-year-old boy playing with fake gun dies after being shot by Ohio police
Exclusive: UK approved £7m Israeli arms sales in six months before Gaza conflict
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- 2 Ridley Scott on Exodus, Gods and Kings casting: 'I'm not going to get it financed if my lead actor is Mohammad so-and-so from such-and-such'
- 3 Girl, 7, gets Tesco to remove 'stupid' sign suggesting superheroes are 'for boys'
- 4 This letter from a reader explains why women can’t play football
- 5 'You should come to my house and eat cheeses with me': 4-year-old sends adorable love letter to girl at school