Entries by Lucy Sherriff from 05/2012

Sex Service For Stressed Students 'Offered By UEA Males' Paper Claims

Posted 05.01.2012 | UK Universities & Education

Male university students are allegedly offering their stressed female counterparts a "sex service" to help them with their exam anxieties, claiming th...

Student Megan Thompson's Brain Tumour Misdiagnosed As 'Being Homesick'

Posted 05.01.2012 | UK Universities & Education

A student who suffered crippling migraines, caused by a life-threatening brain tumour, was told by doctors she was simply homesick. Despite Megan T...

Victoria Beckham Leaves Brooklyn Behind On The School Run

Posted 05.01.2012 | UK Universities & Education

The sight of Victoria Beckham in sky-high heels, sporting the week's latest Lanvin with children in tow - all without a hair out of place of course - ...

Irish Passport Guarantees Northern Ireland Pupils Free Scottish University Tuition

Posted 05.01.2012 | UK Universities & Education

Pupils from Northern Ireland have been told they qualify for free tuition in Scotland if they have an Irish passport. The announcement serves to co...

Three In Four School Children Denied Work Experience Opportunity

Posted 05.01.2012 | UK Universities & Education

Only one in four youngsters nearing the end of their time in school have been given the chance of a work placement, new research has shown. Most of...

Pupil Premium Used To Plug School Budget Cuts, Headteachers Warn

Posted 05.01.2012 | UK Universities & Education

Schools are being forced to use the Government's flagship pupil premium to plug cuts to their budgets, headteachers are warning. More than four-fif...

PE Lessons Put Girls Off Sport, Suggests Research

Posted 05.02.2012 | UK Universities & Education

PE lessons are putting girls off sport and making them feel self-conscious or uncomfortable, new research suggests. Sport is too competitive, with ...

Ex-Teacher John Forrester Who Quit Job To Marry Pupil Splits Up With Her

Posted 05.02.2012 | UK Universities & Education

A teacher who quit his job to marry a pupil he taught has been "left by her" after having two children together. John Forrester, who was head of mu...

Nick Gibb Shocked As Children Learn Under Umbrellas At Dilapidated Richard Lee Primary School

Posted 05.02.2012 | UK Universities & Education

Schools minister Nick Gibb was horrified to learn children at one of the UK's most dilapidated schools are forced to shelter under umbrellas during le...

Grammar Schools May Be Failing Brighter Pupils, Claims Report

Posted 05.03.2012 | UK Universities & Education

Grammar schools have been accused of failing to challenge brighter pupils and not setting targets high enough at GCSE levels. A report released on ...

Parents Sending Daughters To Private Schools 'To Fight Against WAG Culture'

Posted 05.03.2012 | UK Universities & Education

Parents are sending their daughters to private schools to protect them from the materialistic WAG culture, according to an independent education chief...

Cute Meerkat Pup Tunnock Small Enough To Fit In A Teacup (PICTURES)

Posted 05.03.2012 | UK

The meerkat pup causing a storm in a teacup weighs the same as four teacakes - and has been named Tunnock as a result. The teeny tiny creature was ...

Lollipop Man Bruce Berry, From West Yorkshire, Studies For 12th Degree

Posted 05.03.2012 | UK Universities & Education

Most of us feel a sense of achievement studying for one degree. Meet Bruce Berry, who is on degree number TWELVE. The lollipop man from West Yorksh...

Alarm Over Possum Drinking Game

Posted 05.03.2012 | UK Universities & Education

Staff at the Dunedin Botanic Garden are concerned about the growing popularity of a drinking game called "possum", in which participants sit in trees ...

St Andrews University Students Offered Helicopter 'Mile High Club' At May Ball

Posted 05.03.2012 | UK Universities & Education

The majority of students drunkenly stumble to their end of year balls. Some may even opt for the bus. Or, if you're feeling really flush, you might ev...

Costa Concordia Company Introduces New Safety Measures For Costa Fascinosa Ship

Posted 05.05.2012 | UK

The company behind the Costa Concordia cruise ship disaster has introduced a raft of new safety measures as it launched a new liner. As the new Cos...

Emma Winnall, Pensioner Viciously Attacked In Her Own Bed, To Be Interviewed By Police

Posted 05.05.2012 | UK

Police investigating a savage attack on a 94-year-old woman as she slept will speak to the pensioner about her ordeal for the first time. Specially...

English Defence League (EDL) March In Bedfordshire Peacefully Counteracted By 'We Are Luton' Protesters (VIDEO)

Posted 05.05.2012 | UK

Tensions ran high in Luton on Saturday as English Defence League demonstrators took to the streets following the news four men from the town have been...

Nick Clegg Missed 'Tremendous' Opportunity To Get Ahead In Polls, Says Tavish Scott MSP

Posted 05.05.2012 | UK

A former Scottish Liberal Democrat leader has criticised Nick Clegg in the aftermath of heavy losses at the local government elections. Tavish Scot...

Men In Court Over Smuggling Khat From UK To US After Anti-Terrorism Raids

Posted 05.05.2012 | UK

Three men appeared in court on Saturday charged following a counter-terrorism investigation into a network suspected of smuggling a banned stimulant d...

Michael Gove Considers U-Turn Of No-Notice Ofsted Inspections

Posted 05.05.2012 | UK Universities & Education

Michael Gove has signalled a u-turn over controversial plans for schools to face unannounced inspections, amid an outcry from head teachers. The Ed...

Basingstoke Holidaymaker Plunges To His Death From Cornwall Cliffs In Front Of Wife And Kids

Posted 05.05.2012 | UK

A holidaymaker plunged 50 metres to his death in a horrific cliff fall in front of his wife and two children, it emerged on Saturday. The man, 52, ...

Wales Unveils World's First Continuous Coastline Path - At 870 Miles Long (PICTURES)

Posted 05.05.2012 | UK

The first continuous path in the world which runs the complete length of a country's coastline officially opened on Saturday. A full 870 miles of b...

Carlo Dawes Named As Murder Suspect By Police After Fatal Stabbing

Posted 05.05.2012 | UK

Police have named a suspect wanted over the murder of a 37-year-old man who was found stabbed to death in the early hours of Saturday morning. Carl...

Charlotte Faris, British Holidaymaker, Dies After Falling From Hotel Balcony In Magaluf

Posted 05.06.2012 | UK

A British tourist has died after reportedly falling from a hotel balcony in Majorca - the third Briton to die on the Spanish island in less than a mon...