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 15 January 2013
A number of players have moved on to 'bigger' clubs
Monday 03 December 2012
Manchester City full-back Maicon is certain the club is destined for Champions League success.
Wednesday 21 November 2012
Newcastle manager Alan Pardew has expressed his astonishment at Chelsea counterpart Roberto di Matteo's departure just six months after winning the Champions League.
Friday 16 November 2012
Friday 26 October 2012
For over a decade, David Brooks of the New York Times has been probably the most influential columnist in America. Influence is impossible to measure, of course, but one reason he has thrived is that politicians of all sides take his calls, thinking he will judge them according to their merit, and not because of ideological predisposition. That is a central tenet of what it is to be a moderate, and he devotes his column today to a lengthy exploration of that word.
Saturday 06 October 2012
Warrington coach hopes Wolves prove Old Trafford can be a country for old men
Wednesday 03 October 2012
Ed Miliband has set out his vision of “One Nation Labour” as a way to create a country “where everyone can play their part”.
Italian Institute for Philosophical Studies faces an uncertain existence as austerity begins to bite
Wednesday 29 August 2012
As a further sign that Italy's priceless cultural heritage is under threat from stifling bureaucracy and government bean counters, one of the world's most important philosophy libraries is facing oblivion.
Thursday 23 August 2012
Sale, brimming with ambition ahead of the new Premiership season after making significant strides on and off the field, are hoping to tempt the former England coach Brian Ashton back into big-time rugby.
Monday 20 August 2012
National Trust appoints writer to explain their enduring pull on British identity
Thursday 16 August 2012
Royal College of Music graduate is astounding sell-out audiences after overcoming prejudice
Wednesday 15 August 2012
Romney may wish to frame the election as a choice about the budget. But the true battle is ideological
Saturday 11 August 2012
Matt Neal is steeling himself for an onslaught over the second half of the season from British Touring Car Championship rival Jason Plato.
Tuesday 07 August 2012
Chris Marker, who died on his 91st birthday in Paris was a man of many parts: film-maker, travel writer, piano player, novelist, actor, typographer and perhaps the first great artist of the digital age. Marker delighted in secrecy; he never abandoned the habits formed as a member of the clandestine French Resistance, and was assiduous in spreading false rumours about himself. He was born in 1921, Christian François Bouche Villeneuve, although there is some dispute as to where. Neuilly sur Seine – where he grew up – would seem obvious but Ulan Bator Outer Mongolia was Marker's own preferred birthplace.
Saturday 04 August 2012
Writers thrive best on the edge of the political volcano and resist the temptation to dive in
Children's bookseller wins The Independent's new author search
Cameron is warned 'no possibility' of UK reducing immigration and that bid to bring in quota on migrant workers would be illegal
Residents should throw a street party and mix with immigrant neighbours, councils told
Russell Brand threatened with arrest after filming outside Fox News headquarters
London bus driver 'kicks gay couple off for kissing'
Jose Manuel Barroso warns David Cameron against making 'historic mistake' over immigration reforms
Worst Airports of 2014: Poll names Islamabad airport in Pakistan worst in the world
- 5 Paralysed man Darek Fidyka walks again after treatment by British doctors on brink of 'cure'