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Thursday 20 May 2010
A scrappage scheme to encourage people to replace their old analogue radios with new digital sets is to be launched, it was announced yesterday.
Wednesday 19 May 2010
A "scrappage scheme" is to be launched to encourage people to upgrade their old analogue radios with new digital sets, it was announced today.
Tuesday 09 March 2010
A Bangladeshi school teacher has been accused of caning eight of her pupils so hard for forgetting to bring their pencils to class that they needed hospital treatment.
Wednesday 10 February 2010
The head of Unicef warned that people may still be trying to smuggle children out of Haiti and said protecting youngsters who survived the earthquake is the top concern of the UN children's agency.
Thursday 24 September 2009
Kenya, one of Africa’s most popular tourist destinations, is being targeted by Western paedophiles who are exploiting the country’s poverty and lax law enforcement to abuse children, an investigation has discovered.
Tuesday 08 September 2009
I don't think anyone who is concerned about free speech and transparency can be pleased about the news that Sri Lanka is planning to expel James Elder, the spokesman for the UN humanitarian group Unicef, having very publicly accused him of being a propagandist for the LTTE.
Sunday 06 September 2009
The United Nations is trying to fight an order by the Sri Lankan authorities to expel a senior official representing the world body’s children’s charity who the government has accused of making “unfounded” statements about the war to crush Tamil rebels.
Saturday 05 September 2009
Tuesday 01 September 2009
David Morley was a driving force for children's health worldwide for more than 50 years, active until the end of his life in advocating the key themes of his career: growth and nutrition, the involvement of parents and children in their own health care, and health-worker education. To many thousands of health professionals around the world he was a very special person: an idealist who practised what he preached and a charismatic role model and teacher. From his early days he believed in a bottom-up rather than a top-down approach, in offering rather than withholding knowledge, and in the empowerment of parents to be the key health workers.
Sunday 23 August 2009
The results from Afghanistan are fantastic. I'm not talking about last week's elections, obviously, but the interim results of a survey on the number of Afghan children who are now attending school. Published last month by Unicef, they show a "massive return" of boys and girls to schools around the country, with the number of female pupils going up by more than 90 per cent.
Tuesday 14 July 2009
Friday 12 June 2009
Saturday 28 March 2009
Thursday 05 March 2009
I usually take no notice when days are arbitrarily dedicated to one cause or another. No Smoking Day next Wednesday, for example, I shall be giving a wide berth to. National Chocolate Week makes more sense, but do I need an official excuse to break out the Green & Blacks?
Saturday 14 February 2009
Scotland could still declare independence – even without referendum, says Alex Salmond
Scottish referendum results: Cross-party consensus collapses amid Tory-Labour spat on the 'English question'
Hilary Mantel 'should be investigated by police' over Margaret Thatcher assassination story, says Lord Bell
Scottish independence: David Cameron is becoming the 'George Bush of Britain'
Plebgate MP Andrew Mitchell called officer a 'little s**t', claim court documents 'exposing ex-Chief Whip's 'record of abusing police'
Archbishop of Canterbury admits doubts about existence of God
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