Entries by Lucy Sherriff from 08/2012

Michael Gove's Unqualified Academy School Teachers Decision 'Regrettable'

Posted 08.01.2012 | UK Universities & Education

The Government's decision to allow academy schools to hire unqualified teachers was condemned by a leading education expert on Wednesday who said the ...

Olympics 2012: Team GB's Men's Eight Boat Line-Up

Posted 08.01.2012 | UK Sport

Great Britain's men's eight boat is stroked by the young but charismatic Constantine Louloudis, who has just returned after a back injury. Heading ...

Billionaire Hans Rausing Pleads Guilty To Preventing Burial Of Wife Eva's Body

Posted 08.01.2012 | UK

Hans Rausing, one of Britain's richest men, has pleaded guilty to a charge of preventing the lawful and decent burial of his wife Eva's body after she...

Olympics 2012: Team GB Rowers Heather Stanning And Helen Glover Win Gold In Women's Pair

Posted 08.01.2012 | UK Sport

Team GB took home its first gold on Wednesday after women's pair Heather Stanning and Helen Glover beasted it to the finish by a clear length in the r...

Olympics 2012: Team GB Men's Eight Rowers Take Bronze At Dorney Lake

Posted 08.01.2012 | UK Sport

The men's eight rowing team took bronze for Britain in a nail-biting finish at Dorney Lake on Wednesday. Team GB was overtaken by Canada at the las...

Olympics 2012: Eight Women Badminton Players Disqualified For Match Fixing

Posted 08.01.2012 | UK Sport
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All eight of the female badminton players suspected of trying to throw matches have been disqualified, according to reports. Indonesia's Olympic te...

School Teachers Singling Out Students Who Have Had Abortions, Brook Reveals

Posted 08.01.2012 | UK Universities & Education

Teachers are telling students abortion is murder and aborting a foetus is "evil", with one even naming and shaming a girl in front of her class, a cha...

Olympics 2012: Disqualified Badminton Player Yu Yang To Quit, Blaming Match Throwing On Knee Injury

Posted 08.02.2012 | UK Sport

Yu Yang, the Chinese badminton player investigated for match throwing during the 2012 Olympic games, has announced her decision to quit the sport. ...

Glasgow University Apologises After Students Unable To Enrol With £14m MyCampus System

Posted 08.02.2012 | UK Universities & Education

Glasgow University has been forced to apologise to its students after spending £14m on a new online system which has left pupils unable to enrol. ...

London 2012: Men's Team GB Rowers Lightweight Coxless Four Take Silver

Posted 08.02.2012 | UK Sport

Great Britain claimed another medal on Dorney Lake on Thursday as the men's lightweight coxless four pipped the defending champions to the post to tak...

Prisoners Offered Military Style English And Maths Lessons To Improve Job Chances

Posted 08.02.2012 | UK Universities & Education

Prisoners are to be offered "military-style" classes in English and maths after being released to improve their chances of finding a job. A pilot s...

London 2012: Olympic Chief Lord Moynihan Blasts Private School Dominance In Beijing Games

Posted 08.02.2012 | UK Universities & Education

The battle for Olympic medals is being won too often on the playing fields of Britain's private schools - an issue that is "one of the worst statistic...

State Schools Offering 'Tougher' IGCSEs Increase By More Than 300%

Posted 08.03.2012 | UK Universities & Education

The number of state schools offering international GCSEs instead of the traditional exams has jumped by more than 300% in two years, according to new ...

Niger's Djibo Issaka, The 'Sloth Sculler', Gets Ovation After Last Rowing Race At Dorney Lake, Eton

Posted 08.03.2012 | UK Sport

Djibo Issaka, who has been fondly dubbed the "sloth sculler", has completed his last race at Dorney Lake, Eton, finishing a painful last but winning t...

London 2012: Team GB Rowers Katherine Grainger And Anna Watkins Get Gold In Doubles

Posted 08.03.2012 | UK Sport

After three Olympics and 12 long years, British rower Katherine Grainger has finally won her elusive gold medal, which she has dubbed "the people's me...

Graphic Sex Education DVD Shown To Children Aged 5 Causes School Governor To Quit

Posted 08.03.2012 | UK Universities & Education

A school governor has quit his role over the decision to show a controversial sex education video to children as young as FIVE. The Living and Grow...

St Andrews University Error Reveals Scottish Pupils' Exam Results Early

Posted 08.03.2012 | UK Universities & Education

Scotland's main exam board has expressed its disappointment at one of the country's most prestigious universities after blundering staff released pupi...

Chemical Brothers' Don't Think Screening Sees Plan B, Jaime Winstone And Matt Smith Clown Around

Posted 08.04.2012 | UK Entertainment

More than 400 Adidas-wearing clowns descended on East London at the weekend, with Plan B, Jaime Winstone and Dr Who's Matt Smith getting in on the act...

Olympics 2012: School Sports Provision Is Patchy, Says Jeremy Hunt

Posted 08.06.2012 | UK Universities & Education

School sports provision is patchy in some places at the moment, Culture Secretary Jeremy Hunt admitted on Monday. To continue the British successes...

London 2012: Mo Farah's Gold Medal Celebration Inspires 'Mobot' Craze (PICTURES)

Posted 08.06.2012 | UK Sport

Following Mo Farah's incredible performance in the 10,000m on Sunday night, his celebratory "Mobot" move has taken the world - and Twitter - by storm....

Government Right To 'Force' Cait Reilly To Work In Poundland For Free, Rules High Court

Posted 08.06.2012 | UK Universities & Education

The government's back-to-work schemes, which have been criticised as "forced labour", are lawful, the High Court ruled on Monday. The judgment was ...

London 2012: Kate Watches Laser Sailing As Cyprus Wins First Ever Olympic Medal (PICTURES)

Posted 08.06.2012 | UK Sport

Cyprus has won its first ever Olympic medal after Pavlos Kontides took silver in the single-handed Laser sailing class on Monday. The 22-year-old C...

Record Number Of Scottish Students Pass Higher Exams

Posted 08.07.2012 | UK Universities & Education

A record number of Scottish students have passed their exams, but the good news has been marred by university blunders and a desperate scramble for cl...

US School Forces Pregnancy Tests On Girls, Excluding Those Who Are Pregnant Or Refuse

Posted 08.07.2012 | UK Universities & Education

A US school has been accused of forcing pregnancy tests on girls and excluding those who are either found to be pregnant or refuse to take the test. ...

Michael Gove Approves Selling 21 School Playing Fields Despite Olympics Legacy Pledge

Posted 08.07.2012 | UK Universities & Education

More than 20 schools are to lose their playing fields after it emerged the Coalition had approved selling the green spaces despite pledging an Olympic...