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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Monday 10 December 2012
In an effort to rival last month's viral video of Newcastle University students pouring milk over their heads, students at Durham university have upped the stakes by changing the liquid to port.
Wednesday 28 November 2012
It was a blistering night of vital trivia in 18 student unions across Britain yesterday, as more than a hundred teams took part in the inaugural iQuiz.
Mark Clattenburg set to return to work on Sunday as fourth official at match between Tottenham and West Ham
Friday 23 November 2012
The Durham-based official will resume refereeing duties next Wednesday when he takes charge of the Premier League game between Southampton and Norwich.
Thursday 22 November 2012
A student rugby club has been banned from playing following bad behaviour on a night out when members dressed up as disgraced TV star Jimmy Savile, his victims and police.
Saturday 17 November 2012
Leo was a self-made man brought up by foster parents in Glasgow, who believed in aspiration
Friday 16 November 2012
Tony Blair last night paid tribute to his “remarkable” father who died yesterday at the age of 89.
Thursday 01 November 2012
The family of a man who died in the back of a police van following a “catalogue of errors” by officers supposed to be monitoring him today spoke of their anger that nobody would face a criminal prosecution over his death.
Monday 15 October 2012
A civilian detention officer has been cleared of assaulting a prisoner at a police station after an appeal.
Sunday 07 October 2012
The deadlock inside the electoral college tasked with choosing a new Archbishop of Canterbury has been said to reveal that the available candidates are not good enough or that the appointments system is dysfunctional. But that is not the problem. The reason is that there is no real agreement within the Church as to what its role should be in a largely secular society at the start of the 21st century.
Thursday 04 October 2012
Miners' union and Scargill in court over claim they must still pay for the £1.5m Barbican flat he moved into in the 1980s
Friday 24 August 2012
Sussex have their sights on knocking Warwickshire off the top of the First Division table after Monty Panesar added second-innings figures of six for 77 to go with Wednesday's career-best seven for 60 as Somerset were bowled out for 195.
Monday 20 August 2012
Two men have been remanded in custody at the Old Bailey accused of killing wealthy oil executive Carole Waugh.
Sunday 19 August 2012
Durham 194 & 325-8 Nottinghamshire 154 & 349 (Durham win by 16 runs)
Saturday 18 August 2012
Mick Newell, the Nottinghamshire director of cricket, had an idea some weeks ago that this match rather than the two to come against Warwickshire would be what defined his side's season. Regrettably for him, the way it is unfolding is cruelly proving the wisdom of his judgment.
Friday 17 August 2012
A teenager who carried the Olympic Torch days before he sat his A-level exams said he was overjoyed at getting three A* grades and two As.
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