Girls lack confidence in their ability in maths and science and are therefore put off from applying for jobs in engineering and computing, a new study from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) shows today.
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Sunday 05 August 2012
A friendly handshake to begin but there's not much love lost as the South comes out on top
Friday 03 August 2012
Russian leader enjoys judo after standoff at No 10
Monday 30 July 2012
They do make it a show at the weightlifting, with the countdown, the moody music, the competitors appearing through a dark side door and, in the case of the immeasurably engaging Zoe Smith, the participant’s mother being interviewed at half time.
Monday 30 July 2012
It was the finest and rarest of nights at the Olympic boxing last night with wins for Fred Evans and Josh Taylor in two contrasting bouts that once again helped create a staggering atmosphere here.
Friday 27 July 2012
Finchley super-heavyweight Anthony Joshua will have to battle past a man with one of the most famous names in world amateur boxing history if he is to realise his dream of claiming a medal at his home city Olympics.
Thursday 26 July 2012
Whatever your fitness levels, colourful trainers can be the finishing touch to almost any casual outfit
Monday 18 June 2012
The UK's first urban cable car system will open next week.
Monday 18 June 2012
Cable cars were tested on the new link across the Thames in London yesterday.
Monday 11 June 2012
Tuesday 05 June 2012
The perils, risks and dangers of fighting too long, coming back after a break and still chasing a dream in the ring claimed a couple of victims last weekend in very different circumstances.
Wednesday 30 May 2012
Claudio Ranieri has been appointed the new coach of Monaco, ending speculation linking him with a move to West Brom.
Saturday 26 May 2012
Martin is a bulky, scruffy Copenhagen cop whose "nether regions hurt" due to a vasectomy (Morse never had this trouble); Saga is a slim, un-feeling detective in Malmö.
Wednesday 09 May 2012
For all the delights that qualify the next three afternoons at Chester as a defining ritual of the British Turf, it must be admitted that the city's racecourse was not especially designed with rain in mind. But then nor was it obviously designed for horseracing, either, this dizzy circuit crammed between the city walls and the River Dee – and that does not stop it being a roaring success.
Thursday 19 April 2012
Why taking the lucrative step of opening up its suite of ready-made downloadable content for on-the-go gamers is a logical choice for Microsoft.
Saturday 03 March 2012
Approaching from the east, the first thing you see in the Lincolnshire village of Winteringham, an isolated straggle of houses on the fringe of the Humber, is a sign that baldly declares 'FERRETS'. It is an unlikely milieu for an upmarket 'restaurant with rooms'. Yet there it is at the heart of the village: a slate-topped, two-storey structure, possibly a former Georgian inn, with pantiled extensions. The facilities include a helipad, but our spirits failed to soar on entering Winteringham Fields. Booked in for Friday lunch (three courses £39.95, four courses £45), my wife and I found ourselves deposited in a small, unpopulated lounge. Our refusal to take a drink before the meal was greeted with an expression of surprise ("Oh!") as if apéritifs were pretty much compulsory.
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