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I have heard these arguments many times before. Young people are examined too much; let their teachers assess them at 16 instead of them sitting public exams; assess them with our gold-standard A levels. This, they say, will show that we trust teachers to assess effectively; it will save money as we won't be paying fees to exam boards; and we teachers will spend less time teaching to the test, freeing up time for wider study and other pursuits. Who could argue with such reasonable suggestions?

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Harry Redknapp leaves Southwark Crown Court yesterday

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Liverpool announced in March that they were exploring the possibility of naming rights should they move to a new stadium. Meanwhile, when Tottenham unveiled plans for a new stadium they were keen to point out the opportunity of sponsorship naming rights.

Tottenham reach funding agreement over new stadium

Tottenham have moved one step closer to achieving their aim of building a new stadium next to White Hart Lane after revealing they have reached a new funding agreement with London Mayor Boris Johnson and Haringey Council.

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The Tottenham Hotspur manager, Harry Redknapp, admitted that he had such a "problem" with handwriting that he could not even "fill in a team sheet" and required an accountant to "run his life", a court heard yesterday in a dramatic fourth day of his trial for tax evasion.

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David Cameron with the Italian premier Mario Monti yesterday

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David Cameron and Italian Prime Minister Mario Monti discussed the eurozone crisis at Downing Street yesterday

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PM accused of not matching his rhetoric with action after blocking Lib Dem pay plans

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