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Bethany Doughty worked as an actuary for 10 years before deciding to retrain as a maths teacher. It has proved to be a lifechanging move, for all the right reasons…
Former members of the Army, Royal Navy and Royal Air Force have a lot to offer – experience of life, for a start
High society mag explains that private education is becoming too expensive even for its red-trousered readership
An estimated 31 per cent of schools did not consult parents before using the biometric technology
Boys may have been planning the attack for up to six weeks
I believe I am well qualified to answer this question. I was born deaf and have been deaf my whole life. I do not wear hearing aids or cochlear implants (and have no desire to wear either). I speak American Sign Language (ASL) and it is my primary language. I am a mother of two born-deaf children, so our being deaf is genetic for us.
Claire Davis, 17, was badly wounded and left in a coma by 18-year-old gunman Karl Pierson
Concerns were raised over their performance by a local MP
Poachers have killed 1,000 rangers in a decade
The legendary duo met at a railway station in Kent on 17 October 1961 when they were mere slips of teenage lads
In events that echo TV series and film 21 Jump Street, officers in California posed as high school students to make the drug related arrests
Colorado police ask why a ‘charming, humble’ teenager became the country’s newest student gunman
What can we learn from the remarkable 15-year turnaround at Tower Hamlets’ schools?
Mildred Didrikson, born in Texas in 1911, claimed to have been given the nickname “Babe” after legendary baseball star Babe Ruth when she hit five home runs as a child. At a time when women were not expected to excel athletically, Babe’s natural talent was immediately evident.
The warm crackle and hiss of AM radio lives on in the US, and is about to get a boost that could put it back at the heart of communities
One in four of us gets a kicking from some sort of mental illness at some point