Sarah Morrison speaks to eight eight-year-olds around the world to find out what they want of the powerbrokers
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Monday 28 January 2013
Frank Keating, who has died at the age of 75, was a giant of sports journalism, although as a columnist and feature writer whose work habitually brought out the humanity and humour in a subject, he would have chortled self-mockingly at such a grandiose epitaph.
Sunday 27 January 2013
The Deputy Prime Minister, educated at Westminster School himself, says the State sector isn't good enough for his children. He doesn't know what he's talking about
Saturday 26 January 2013
It was hard not to feel sympathy for Nick Clegg when he was asked on his radio phone-in this week about plans for his eldest son's education. With Antonio's transfer to secondary school looming this autumn, the Cleggs face the choice all parents face at this stage: not just which school to choose but, if money allows, whether to go state or private. The dilemma is particularly sharp in London because of the shortage of places and – despite the big improvement in the capital's schools – because of the gap between the truly excellent and, frankly, not so excellent.
Thursday 24 January 2013
The fundraiser is the first known political fundraising activity by Zuckerberg
Thursday 24 January 2013
Comedian-turned-author, turned-comedian again, Alexei Sayle was rather hoarse for his first proper standup show in seventeen years.
Wednesday 23 January 2013
February half term is crunch time for ski holiday bookings, particularly in the French Alps, which is the UK's most popular destination for ski holidays. With good snow conditions, next month looks like it will be very busy indeed.
Tuesday 22 January 2013
India play England in the fourth one-day international tomorrow morning
Wednesday 16 January 2013
Sweeping reforms include background checks for gun purchases and ban on assault weapons
Sunday 13 January 2013
Life: not plain sailing, even if you're rich
Friday 11 January 2013
Those looking for amusement in the dreariness of the winter news could do worse than follow the progress of the racing pundit John McCririck's lawsuit against his former employer, Channel 4. Like many public figures who pride themselves on their political incorrectness, the studiously eccentric former bookmaker has ended up taking refuge in the very culture he has always mocked. Citing a breach of his human rights, he is claiming £500,000 for "unfair, career-damaging public humiliation" and a further £2.5m for what he calls "the feared scourge of our society" – ageism. McCririck is 72.
Wednesday 09 January 2013
Just over 30 years ago – when I first started reporting on education – it was all about giving women equal opportunities and encouraging them to apply to university. There was concern that too few had the aspiration to go on to higher education or were likely to opt for economically important subjects such as science and engineering.
Sunday 06 January 2013
In what is quintessentially a team pursuit, the goalkeeper is an anomaly, the one player left in isolation for much of the game, "aloof, solitary, impassive", in the words of Vladimir Nabokov, one of many literary figures to have stood between the posts.
Wednesday 02 January 2013
A third of the money the Government spends on overseas aid should be diverted to the military budget so that Britain’s armed forces can respond better to natural catastrophes like earthquakes and tsunamis, a right-wing policy institute argues.
Sunday 30 December 2012
The search is on to find three Justices to fill vacancies in the Supreme Court
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- 5 Vice pulls 'breathtakingly tasteless' fashion shoot glorifying the suicides of famous female authors from Sylvia Plath to Virginia Woolf