Entries by Lucy Sherriff from 02/2012

Loud Children 'Do Better In School Lessons Than Quiet Classmates'

Posted 02.02.2012 | UK Universities & Education

Children who shout out in lessons are more likely to do better in maths and reading than their quieter classmates, research suggests. The study fou...

Danny Alexander Dodges Questions Over Civil Servant Ed Lester Tax Claims

Posted 02.02.2012 | UK Universities & Education

The chief secretary to the treasury has been grilled by MPs over the head of the student loans company dodging tax worth tens of thousands of pounds. ...

Charlie Cavey, Bin Busker, Targeted By Cambridge University Students In Bleach Attack

Posted 02.02.2012 | UK Universities & Education

Cambridge University is taking action against a student who harassed and thew a stink bomb at a street busker. Charlie Cavey, a performer who plays...

Jack Frew Murder: Teenager Craig Roy Guilty Of Killing School Friend 'Over Love Affair'

Posted 02.02.2012 | UK

A teenager has been found guilty of murdering a school friend he claimed had pestered him for sex. Craig Roy, 19, was convicted over the death of 1...

Jamie Street, UniLad CEO, Faces Disciplinary Action Over 'Surprise Rape' Article

Posted 02.02.2012 | UK Universities & Education

UniLad website CEO Jamie Street is facing disciplinary action over an article called "Sexual Mathematics" which resulted in a national outcry. The ...

'Weak Teachers' Should Not Be Given Pay Rises, Says Ofsted Head Michael Wilshaw

Posted 02.02.2012 | UK Universities & Education

'Weak teachers' should not be given pay rises, the head of the schools watchdog said on Thursday. Sir Michael Wilshaw, chief inspector of Ofsted wa...

Free Nursery Places May Not Have Any Lasting Effects On Children, Says NAO

Posted 02.03.2012 | UK Universities & Education

Free nursery places for pre-school children may not have a lasting impact on their education, a watchdog suggested on Friday. A report by the Natio...

Julia Rawlinson, 'Teacher' Who Forged Degrees To Mark A-Level Exam Papers

Posted 02.03.2012 | UK Universities & Education

Hundreds of papers are being reviewed by an exam board after a marker forged her way to become a teacher by faking degrees on her home computer. Ju...

Chilean Students Clash With Police In Violent Protests (VIDEO)

Posted 02.03.2012 | UK Universities & Education

Students have clashed with police again over education reforms in Santiago, Chile. A water cannon and tear gas were used in efforts to control the ...

David Lammy Talks Downhills Primary, Michael Gove As Stalin And Defending Inner-City Schools

Posted 02.03.2012 | UK Universities & Education

Describing your political opponent as devious and sly are both relatively acceptable adjectives in the cut-throat world of politics. Likening the s...

Teacher Peter Smith 'Groomed Pupil For Sex Acts After Befriending Family'

Posted 02.03.2012 | UK Universities & Education

A school pupil who was allegedly groomed by his teacher had regular sex with him in his office while staff worked nearby, a jury heard on Friday. P...

Whiplash Claims Forcing Up Car Insurance Premiums Discussed At Cabinet Minister Summit

Posted 02.05.2012 | UK Politics

A summit of top cabinet ministers is to discuss ways to slash the number of whiplash claims forcing up car insurance premiums in Britain. In Januar...

BAE Portsmouth Dockyard: Taxpayers Face £600m Bill If Closes

Posted 02.05.2012 | UK

Taxpayers face a bill for up to £600m if defence firm BAE Systems closes its historic Portsmouth shipyard, it was reported on Sunday. BAE has put ...

Derby County Nottingham Forest Game Cancelled Due To Cold

Posted 02.05.2012 | UK

The cold spell continued to hit sports fixtures today as Derby County's npower Championship match with local rivals Nottingham Forest was postponed on...

Snow Hits Heathrow Airport, Half Of All Flights Cancelled

Posted 02.05.2012 | UK

Half of all flights have been axed at Britain's busiest airport - hours after it stopped snowing. More planes were grounded on Sunday at London's H...

Fred Goodwin Resigns As Trustee Of Queen's Silver Jubilee Trust

Posted 02.05.2012 | UK

Disgraced banker Fred Goodwin has resigned as a trustee of a prestigious charity which has close links with the Queen. Goodwin left the Queen's Sil...

Fred Goodwin Resigns As Trustee Of Queen's Silver Jubilee Trust

Posted 02.05.2012 | UK

Disgraced banker Fred Goodwin has resigned as a trustee of a prestigious charity which has close links with the Queen. Goodwin left the Queen's Sil...

Hundreds Of Passengers Forced To Land In Ireland

Posted 02.05.2012 | UK

Hundreds of airline passengers bound for London have been forced to land in Ireland. Six transatlantic flights on their way from the US to Heathrow...

Queen's Diamond Jubilee Speech

Posted 02.05.2012 | UK

"Today, as I mark 60 years as your Queen, I am writing to thank you for the wonderful support and encouragement that you have given to me and Prince P...

Sixty Diamond Jubilee Facts

Posted 02.05.2012 | UK

As the Queen celebrates 60 years since ascending the throne, here are 60 facts released by Buckingham Palace to celebrate the Queen's Diamond Jubilee,...

Diamond Jubilee: The Queen's Personality, Public And Private

Posted 02.05.2012 | UK

The Queen's public persona seems aptly suited to her role as head of state - patient, inquiring, diligent and relaxed. Over the past 60 years, thes...

Vulnerable Families At Risk From Populist Benefit Cap, Warns Emma Harrison

Posted 02.05.2012 | UK Politics

Highly vulnerable households risk being harmed by the government's "populist" benefit cap, the woman appointed by David Cameron to get families back i...

Blair Jenkins Calls For New Independent Press Regulator With More Powers

Posted 02.05.2012 | UK

A former BBC executive has called for the creation of a new independent press regulator with more substantial powers to investigate unethical behaviou...

Cost Of Reorganising NHS Equivalent To Preventing Loss Of 6,000 Nursing Jobs, Says Labour

Posted 02.05.2012 | UK Politics

Money earmarked for the costs of reorganising the National Health Service could pay to prevent the loss of 6,000 nursing jobs, Labour claims. Labou...

Calls For Alex Salmond To Apologise Over Nazi Smear Of BBC Adviser

Posted 02.05.2012 | UK Politics

Opposition leaders have called for Alex Salmond to apologise after he used a term linked to officials in Nazi Germany to describe a BBC adviser. Sc...