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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Tuesday 02 April 2013
New manager made inflammatory comments in the past
Thursday 28 March 2013
Graeme Swann is on the road to recovery after elbow surgery forced him to miss the New Zealand tour. He tells Jon Culley how the machine in his attic may help England win the Ashes
Tuesday 26 March 2013
Survey reveals that state school students need higher A-level results to get accepted
Tuesday 19 March 2013
When the skeleton of the crooked-backed Plantagenet king Richard III was found under a car park in Leicester, a petty civil war broke between four British cities, all staking their claim as the rightful burial ground for the dead monarch.
Friday 15 March 2013
HMRC could close all 281 of its enquiry centres, putting 1,300 jobs at risk, as part of a move to save £13m a year.
Cardiff City 1 Leicester City 1 match report: Malky Mackay backs Cardiff spirit in battle to go up to Premier League
Tuesday 12 March 2013
Championship leaders held in Wales
'Systemic shortcomings' by police allowed gunman with history of domestic abuse to shoot dead three female members of his family
Friday 08 March 2013
Coroner demands gun licensing overhaul over killer Michael Atherton, who legally owned six weapons
Friday 08 February 2013
Two inept thieves who stole Chinese artefacts worth £2m from a museum but then could not find where they had stashed them were handed lengthy jail sentences.
Wednesday 06 February 2013
Pair admit they were involved in plan but say they took no part in museum break-in
Thursday 17 January 2013
Warwickshire are set to announce Ottis Gibson as their new director of cricket, a source close to the West Indies' coach has revealed. It is a coup for the county champions and a blow for Caribbean cricket.
Tuesday 15 January 2013
Police have taken to Facebook to warn youngsters they could be arrested for throwing snowballs at cars, homes or people who do not want to be involved in games.
Wednesday 09 January 2013
A piece of public art which cost more than £300,000 to build five years ago is to be demolished.
Tuesday 08 January 2013
A benefits cheat who claimed he could barely walk has been jailed after he was caught working as a leisure centre fitness instructor.
Wednesday 02 January 2013
A javelin thrower and coach has been banned from all competition for four years for possessing numerous banned substances discovered after a raid by police.
Wednesday 26 December 2012
A man has been arrested on suspicion of murder after a grandmother was found dead in her home on Christmas Eve, police have said.
Climate change: 2015 will be the hottest year on record 'by a mile', experts say
Senior British politicians tell David Cameron: When dead children are being washed up on beaches – it's time to act
Jeremy Corbyn calls Osama bin Laden's killing a 'tragedy' - but was it taken out of context?
If these extraordinarily powerful images of a dead Syrian child washed up on a beach don't change Europe's attitude to refugees, what will?
If you're not already angry about the refugee crisis, here's a history lesson to remind you why you really should be
Theresa May says migrants should be banned from entering the UK unless they have jobs lined up
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- 4 Refugee crisis: Aylan's life was full of fear - in death, he is part of 'humanity washed ashore'
- 5 German police forced to ask public to stop bringing donations for refugees arriving by train