News The reports suggests primary school teachers should be coached to give their pupils basic knowledge of how the employment world works

Children should be given lessons in careers whilst at primary school as part of an attempt to promote “employability” in schools, says a report out today.

Mick Farren: Musician and writer who played a leading role in the UK's counter-culture

It will no doubt serve as a piece of modern cultural mythology that Mick Farren "died as he would have wanted", collapsing onstage on Saturday night at London's Borderline, playing a gig with a reformed version of his 1960s group the Deviants, a concert that he had been advised not to go ahead with on medical advice. More accurately, performing the show only underlined Farren's personal philosophy of unassailable professionalism and a ceaseless work ethic that led to the publication of 23 novels as well as 11 non-fiction volumes. Backstage at the Borderline he may have been plugged in to an oxygen mask, but audience members would be unaware that he was returning to it between numbers.

Greg Wallace has been forced to stand down as head of the five primary schools in Hackney, east London, while allegations are investigated over the awarding of a computer contract to a firm run by a man with whom he has a close personal relationship

‘Superhead’ Greg Wallace suspended over claims he gave IT contract to boyfriend

Schools’ governing body, which includes one of Gove’s advisers, also has power removed

William Shatner: The Star Trek actor starred in a science fiction film called Incubus in 2003, which was made entirely in Esperanto – but with English subtitles – in an attempt to promote the language

Ĉu vi parolas Esperanton? Esperanto speakers launch new drive to gain international recognition

Language was devised 125 years ago, but to be fair it has had an up and down history

Increasing numbers of primary school children permanently excluded over disruptive behaviour

Numbers reveal 200 excluded for assaulting an adult and 120 for assaulting a classmate

This article wouldn’t get past a public filter, Mr Cameron

In 20 years of internet use, I’ve never once stumbled on images or videos of child abuse

Most offences involved parents using fake addresses

School cheats: Checks on lying parents top 1,000

Number of families who provide a false address for their children soars

Ins and outs: Wayne Rooney may be 'angry and confused' but Kevin MacDonald is jobless

The Last Word: Bleak and ruthless reality of life beyond Wayne Rooney’s world

The dream could soon be over for 458 players without a club and those managers on the brink

Olympic Stadium view

Olympics legacy: We’re on the right track. But there’s so much to do following London 2012

London’s bid to host the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games was founded on a promise to engage more young people than ever in sporting activity.

Under the moves pupils would be ranked and placed in ten per cent bands on a national scale

Nick Clegg denies schools will be 'exam sausage factories' under plans to test five-year-olds and rank primary school pupils

Nick Clegg denied that plans to test five-year-olds and rank primary school pupils would turn the education system into an “exam sausage factory”.

Clegg: 'We need to raise the bar'

Nick Clegg: Rank children aged 11 by ability to drive boost in primary school standards

Nick Clegg details proposals to achieve higher English and maths standards or risk 'under-performing' label

Packed lunches were a marker of class at school - banning them might bring children together

I usually struggle to comprehend pretty much everything Gove says, but this time, I think he might have a point

Polly Swann, left, and Helen Glover, right, won gold in the World Cup

Rowing: Glover and Swann take title No 3

Helen Glover and Polly Swann took gold at the World Cup in Lucerne on Sunday, their third title in 2013.

Losing face: The ball hits England keeper Karen Bardsley and goes in

Hope Powell and keeper make schoolboy errors on Newsround

It was the "absolutely, why not?" that did it. Hope Powell's opening gambit when asked, on the children's TV programme Newsround, whether the England women's team could beat the men if they played them has sparked fierce debate and a host of contemptuous comments hurled in the women's coach's direction.

Sleep no more: Quentin Hayes and Miriam Murphy as the Macbeths

Classical review: Macbeth - a community musters a skirling roar against a Scottish king

There is no entry in the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography for William Webster the younger, founder of the Blackheath Halls, Blackheath Conservatoire and now defunct Blackheath College of Art.

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