Better off parents are resorting to “ethically dubious” and “possibly illegal” practices to get their children into a good school, according to research published today.
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Wednesday 20 June 2012
The police officer accused of killing Ian Tomlinson was "making an example of him" when he struck him with a baton and pushed him to the ground, a court heard today.
Monday 18 June 2012
The trial of a policeman accused of the manslaughter of a newspaper vendor as he walked home from work during G20 protests in London starts today.
Monday 11 June 2012
It might have been a John Terry moment, but thankfully was not. Before the Belmont Stakes on Saturday night, the Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes winner I'll Have Another, deprived of his chance of a Triple Crown on the eve of the New York race by a leg injury, was taken to the winner's circle anyhow for a ceremonial retirement.
Tuesday 22 May 2012
The UK is still a "long distance" from becoming a classless society, Nick Clegg warned today.
Tuesday 28 February 2012
David Haye has claimed that he was acting in self-defence when he punched Dereck Chisora at this month's notorious post-fight press conference in Munich, and that he did not use the bottle he was holding as a weapon.
Monday 20 February 2012
The potter Ray Finch was a man of dignity with strong values who shrank from self-promotion and publicity.
Friday 17 February 2012
Tories made a shock gain from Liberal Democrats in the latest council by-elections.
Wednesday 15 February 2012
British Cycling head coach Shane Sutton would not be afraid to deny Sir Chris Hoy the chance to defend all three of his Olympic titles at London 2012.
Sunday 12 February 2012
Today is likely to see the end of the cold snap, with the mercury finally rising slightly after several days of record-breaking sub-zero temperatures, according to forecasters.
Wednesday 08 February 2012
Ex-England footballer Paul Merson has been given a 14-month driving ban after a court heard how he crashed his Mercedes into a 38-tonne truck while over the legal alcohol limit.
Friday 06 January 2012
The Education Secretary Michael Gove is coming under pressure to raise class sizes for five-year-olds as a result of the public spending squeeze and a rise in the birth rate.
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