Entries by Lucy Sherriff from 03/2012

Circuses To Be Banned From Using Wild Animals, Says Government

Posted 03.01.2012 | UK

Circuses will be banned from using wild animals in their shows, the government is expected to announce on Friday. Ministers are to unveil plans in ...

PC David Rathband, Blinded By Killer Raoul Moat, Found Dead At Home In Suspected Suicide

Posted 03.01.2012 | UK

The policeman who was shot and blinded by crazed gunman Raoul Moat has been found dead at his home in a suspected suicide. The body of Pc David Rat...

Ex-Scotland Yard Chief John Yates To Appear At Leveson

Posted 03.01.2012 | UK

A Scotland Yard chief forced to resign over the phone-hacking scandal gives evidence today at the Leveson Inquiry into press standards. John Yates ...

Syria: William Hague Warns Troops Over 'Cleansing'

Posted 03.01.2012 | UK

Foreign Secretary William Hague called on Syrian soldiers to lay down their arms as the newly-appointed special envoy to the crisis demanded an end to...

PC David Rathband Dead: Officer Blinded By Raoul Moat 'Struggled' To Live With Injuries

Posted 03.01.2012 | UK

PC David Rathband, the officer found dead in a suspected suicide on Thursday morning, 'struggled' to live with his injuries after he was blinded by gu...

Exam System Needs Overhauling, Says Jerry Jarvis, Ex-Edexcel Boss

Posted 03.01.2012 | UK Universities & Education

England's exams system needs overhauling as top grades "no longer automatically mean top students", the former boss of a major awarding body said on T...

National Offer Day: Thousands Of Children To Miss Out On Top School Choice

Posted 03.01.2012 | UK Universities & Education

Children across England will today learn which secondary school they will attend from this September, although thousands are expected to miss out on t...

Oxford University Graduate Michael Amherst Hands Back Degree Over Christian 'Cure Homosexuals' Conference

Posted 03.01.2012 | UK Universities & Education

An Oxford university graduate has handed back his degree in protest against the university's decision to host a conference of Christians who support e...

Church Of England 'Sorry' For Child Abuse Cases In Schools

Posted 03.01.2012 | UK Universities & Education

The Church of England has offered an "unreserved apology" for historic cases of child abuse by some members of its clergy, including one priest who wa...

Ken Livingstone Promises Return Of EMA If Elected London Mayor

Posted 03.01.2012 | UK Universities & Education

Ken Livingstone has promised to bring back the EMA to encourage disadvantaged students to stay on at school if he is reinstated as London's mayor in M...

Diamond Jubilee: Prince Harry's First Solo Tour In Belize

Posted 03.02.2012 | UK

Prince Harry arrives in Belize on Friday for the start of his Diamond Jubilee tour in honour of the Queen. Harry's seven-day visit to the Caribbean...

Peter Rowell, Former BBC And ITV Presenter, Faces Jail For Sexual Assaults On Teenage Girls

Posted 03.02.2012 | UK

A former BBC and ITV presenter is facing jail after admitting a string of sexual assaults on teenage girls. Peter Rowell, 53, also confessed to mak...

Older Women Lack Breast Cancer Awareness, Leading To Late Diagnosis

Posted 03.02.2012 | UK Lifestyle

A lack of awareness of breast cancer symptoms among older women could be to blame for the fact they are more likely to be diagnosed at a later stage, ...

Japan 'Astonishingly Unprepared' For Fukushima, Report Concludes

Posted 03.02.2012 | Huffington Post

Officials in Japan were "astonishingly unprepared" for the events that led to the Fukushima nuclear disaster, a damning report has concluded. Inves...

Poor Numeracy 'Blighting' Millions Of Lives, National Numeracy Warns

Posted 03.02.2012 | UK Universities & Education

Numeracy skills are "blighting" millions of people's lives, as they struggle to understand their payslips or calculate money in shops, education campa...

Convicted Rapist Steveland Robinson Spied On Girl In Cinema After Being Let Out To Watch Harry Potter

Posted 03.02.2012 | UK

A convicted rapist will be sentenced on Friday for spying on a teenage girl in a cinema toilet while on an escorted trip from a secure unit to watch a...

Syria: Red Cross Set To Be Allowed Access To Homs

Posted 03.02.2012 | UK

The Red Cross is to be allowed access to the Baba Amr region of Homs, after President Assad's regime indicated they would let foreign aid into the cou...

Spa Towns Cost £50,000 More To Live In

Posted 03.02.2012 | UK

Home buyers pay a typical "premium" of nearly £50,000 to live in a spa town, research has found. House prices in spa towns in England and Wales ar...

Not Enough Music In Music Lessons, Ofsted Warns

Posted 03.02.2012 | UK Universities & Education

There is not enough music in many school music lessons, inspectors have warned. In a damning report, Ofsted said pupils often spent too much time o...

Universities And Colleges Urged To Provide Living Wage For Employees

Posted 03.02.2012 | UK Universities & Education

Universities not paying the living wage to their employees will be named and shamed by unions in a bid to encourage all institutions to solve an "inhe...

Death Of Schoolboy Horatio Chapple, Mauled By Polar Bear, Was Preventable

Posted 03.02.2012 | UK Universities & Education

The death of a schoolboy mauled to death by a polar bear while on an expedition in Norway could have been prevented, authorities have ruled. Horati...

Michael Gove's Private DfE Emails Subject To FOI Laws And Must Be Released, Information Commissioner Rules

Posted 03.02.2012 | UK Universities & Education

The Department for Education's private emails are subject to Freedom of Information laws and Whitehall will have to disclose the information, it has b...

Amy Winehouse's Death Prompts Compulsory Drug Education In Schools Campaign

Posted 03.05.2012 | UK Universities & Education

The death of Amy Winehouse has prompted a campaign to make drug education in schools compulsory. The pop star "might still be alive" if she had bee...

Ray Mears' Survival Classes For Children Who Can Use An iPhone But Can't Tie Shoelaces

Posted 03.05.2012 | UK Universities & Education

TV presenter Ray Mears is teaching a group of children "survival skills" after revealing he was "shocked" at research showing a large number of youngs...

Michael Gove Scraps Homework Guidelines

Posted 03.05.2012 | UK Universities & Education

Headteachers will be given greater freedom over how much homework to set after Michael Gove announced he would be scrapping government guidelines. ...