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Friday 17 May 2013
Thursday 16 May 2013
Fears over proposed refinery in southern city of Kunming attracts thousands of protesters
GCSE and A-Level grading this summer could be as chaotic as last year because quality of marking is still poor, leading school heads warn
Wednesday 15 May 2013
School headmaster says major issue of shoddy marking needs to be tackled
Dumbing down, Minister? Michael Gove gets his educational facts from marketing surveys for Premier Inn and UKTV Gold
Monday 13 May 2013
Education Secretary’s attack on lack of pupils’ knowledge not based on any academic research
Sunday 12 May 2013
Former minister says too many candidate selection processes are 'in the hands of one union at worst or a couple at best'
Thursday 09 May 2013
Demand on NHS accident and emergency departments is “out of control” and “totally unsustainable”, the head of the health and social care regulator has warned.
Tuesday 07 May 2013
Poll for 'The Independent' shows half of voters reject Coalition initiative to solve housing crisis
Monday 29 April 2013
Deep pessimism among the public about the length and depth of the economic downturn is revealed today by a poll which finds that only one person in five expects to be better off in two years’ time.
Sunday 28 April 2013
Ukip’s ability to vet its own election candidates has come under intense questioning after a series of embarrassing leaked emails, campaign trail blunders, and allegedly racist and homophobic comments from their would-be councillors ahead of local elections this week.
Monday 15 April 2013
Think-tank warns of 'a tidal wave of cuts that makes the 1980s look like a day at the beach'
Friday 12 April 2013
Britain’s most senior civil servants should no longer be asked to investigate accusations of ministerial misconduct because they do not have the “powers” to get to the truth, the former Cabinet Secretary, Lord Robin Butler, has suggested.
School pupils will be taught too much politics under Michael Gove's new curriculum, says Cambridge professor
Thursday 11 April 2013
Proposed changes include more chronological approach to history and a more British perspective
Tuesday 02 April 2013
Henrique Capriles has hit out at the overwhelming bias of the Venezuelan state media, claiming that the VTV channel alone has given 46 hours and 43 minutes of coverage to Nicolas Maduro since the former bus driver became acting President after the death of Hugo Chavez on 8 March. Over the same period, Mr Capriles claimed he received just one minute and 18 seconds of airtime.
Thursday 28 March 2013
It was Bill Clinton who, as US President, summed up what he called the old idea of the American Dream that “if you work hard and play by the rules, you ought to have a decent life”. But that sentiment applies not only to America and not just to a dream. It should be the guiding principle of any government worth the name.
Tuesday 26 March 2013
Until recently, the popular image of a postgraduate history student might have been a lone figure in a library, poring over weighty tomes. While that style of study still exists in many places – and with good reason – it's not what Peter Quigley is doing for his MA in public history at Royal Holloway, University of London. He's more likely to be seen on London's streets with a digital recorder in hand, interviewing people and then editing soundbites for a website providing eye-witness accounts of historical events.
Durham Free School: 'Creationism taught at' free school facing closure
Nearly 100,000 of Britain's poorest children go hungry after parents' benefits are cut
End of the licence fee: BBC to back radical overhaul of how it is funded
Ex-head of MI6: 'We shouldn't kid ourselves that Russia is on a path to democracy'
Most people think legal tax avoidance is just as wrong as illegal tax evasion, poll suggests
Nigel Farage promises Ukip will not 'stigmatise' would-be migrants – and says he wants 'everyone to speak the same language'
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