The Jamaican Mary Seacole became an heroine when she travelled over 4,000 miles to nurse and attend sick British soldiers in the Crimea during the Crimean War. During her life her exploits were revered, by royalty, the military elite and thousands of ordinary citizens. More than 100 years later, tens of thousands of school children view Seacole as a wonderful role model.
Education Secretary Michael Gove is trying to "airbrush" climate change from the national curriculum, shadow climate change
Education secretary Michael Gove is the subject of a petition calling for him to work in a comprehensive secondary school
It was a battle fought with online petitions rather than swords and longbows. The tussle for the remains of Richard III has
When the new e-petitions system went live all the talk was of the return of the death penalty. Those of us of a more liberal mindset braced ourselves for an outpouring of the most reactionary, kneejerk populism imaginable.
In less than 24 hours, more than 2000 people have joined a petition campaign started on Change.org calling on the Home Office to halt the deportation of Robert Segwanyi to Uganda, where he was imprisoned and tortured for being gay.