Fred Talbot faces 9 charges of incident assault and one serious sexual assault
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Thursday 30 May 2013
If you send a text that is grammatically correct, it shows that you have taken care over your message - you have treated the recipient with due respect
Wednesday 29 May 2013
Simon Horobin, a professor of English at Magdalen College, Oxford, suggested that the spellings of 'they’re', 'their' and 'there' could be standardised
Thursday 23 May 2013
One of the country's leading headteachers is to accuse Education Secretary Michael Gove of “chickening out” of bringing back a return to grammar schools.
Friday 10 May 2013
Keep a hand to your eraser - grammar wars are brewing. The new curriculum set out by Education Secretary Michael Gove was criticised in March by academics who called it an "endless list of spellings, facts, and rules"; in the last few days, more angst has flared up - particularly over the issue of spelling and grammar or 'Spag' tests.
Thursday 09 May 2013
You've probably seen the Charles Ramsey video by now (if not, hey, it's right above). In the 3 minute clip, the neighbour of Ariel Castro, the man today charged with kidnapping and raping three women, describes how he heard one of the victims shout from next door and went over to help. It's become a viral hit - with almost ten million views on combined YouTube sources - but what's the root of its success?
Friday 03 May 2013
Northern Ireland's first shared education campus for Catholic and Protestant schoolchildren has been granted planning approval.
Saturday 27 April 2013
Friday 12 April 2013
Detectives investigating reports of historic sexual abuse by a former teacher have widened their investigation to take in at least two other schools.
Tuesday 09 April 2013
TV weatherman Fred Talbot was arrested today by police investigating historic sex abuse allegations at a school.
Tuesday 02 April 2013
It grates when people I've never met start a conversation as if we're old friends
Sunday 17 March 2013
Sunday 10 March 2013
Education as it is organised today is a system for fitting children out to be servile adults. They are trained to serve, either in the corporation or the bureaucracy. This is called a utilitarian education, and its end purpose is a "good job". A lucky few slip through the net and, against the odds, create a somewhat more romantic arrangement for themselves: they are the self-employed – the artists, the entrepreneurs, the wanderers. But most are condemned to a life of more or less well-paid servility: at the last count, there were 25.3 million people in the UK with jobs. Sadly, this figure is on the rise.
Friday 15 February 2013
In a Sunday League game against Essex he bowled eight overs without conceding a run
Must do better: 200 secondary schools on Government 'hit list' after failing to reach target for GCSE passes
Thursday 24 January 2013
Nearly 200 secondary schools are on a Government “hit list” after failing to reach its minimum target for GCSE passes, exam league tables showed today.
Monday 21 January 2013
The X Factor breached broadcasting rules by giving excessive plugs to the hotel where the show’s finalists stayed, the broadcasting watchdog ruled.
Rochester by-election: Ukip gains second MP as Tory defector Mark Reckless holds seat
'Beast of Bolsover' Dennis Skinner takes Ukip MP Mark Reckless to task moments after he is sworn in
'Muslims pre-date Columbus in discovering America,' says Turkish president Erdogan
Rochester by-election: Labour MP Emily Thornberry resigns after posting white van and England flags tweet
France 'blocks' Russian sailors from boarding a warship
Former Tory PM Sir John Major says 'we would not have an NHS without migrants'
- 1 To help fuel their propaganda machine against the poor, our government has now decided to redefine the word 'welfare'
- 2 Woman opens professional cuddling shop – gets 10,000 customers in first week
- 3 Lana Del Rey rape video: Marilyn Manson denies involvement in shocking leaked footage
- 4 Kenya bus attack: Al-Shabaab militants kill 28 non-Muslims who failed to recite Koran
- 5 Largest ever study into the gay gene 'erodes the notion that sexual orientation is a choice'