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‘History: the best debates and the best arguments’

‘History: the best debates and the best arguments’

James January 6, 2014 0

Michael Gove believes the latter, whereas Professor Richard Evans et al, believe the former. I don’t necessarily see this as a “political” argument (though clearly Mr Gove does) but the wild reaction of the

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Press release: Belfast coastguard warn of tidal surge

Press release: Belfast coastguard warn of tidal surge

HM Government January 5, 2014 0

Belfast Coastguard are issuing a warning following the Met Office forecast for rain during the remainder of Sunday and for strong winds or gales on Monday. The Northern Ireland Coastline is expected to get

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Nick Clegg is called a liar after he tells Michael Gove he is out of control

Nick Clegg is called a liar after he tells Michael Gove he is out of control

James January 5, 2014 0

The war of words is the latest in a battle between the pair over their differing views on education policy. In the past months Mr Clegg has been particularly critical of Mr Gove’s flagship

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Children with low self-esteem could be harmed if they are lavished with too much praise by parents, study claims

Children with low self-esteem could be harmed if they are lavished with too much praise by parents, study claims

James January 5, 2014 0

Inflated praise can lead to them retreating into their shell – and worry they will have to reach the same standard in future tasks, it says. The researchers from Southampton University acknowledge this advice

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Press release: Humber coastguard urge anglers to name fishing gear

Press release: Humber coastguard urge anglers to name fishing gear

HM Government January 5, 2014 0

Unattended fishing gear sparks mistaken rescue attempt. Humber Coastguard have been coordinating a search today (5 January 2014) for a angler who left valuable fishing gear unattended on a jetty at Ness Point, Lowestoft

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Michael Gove was wrong to criticise ‘Blackadder myths’ about World War Two, says Sir Tony Robinson

Michael Gove was wrong to criticise ‘Blackadder myths’ about World War Two, says Sir Tony Robinson

James January 5, 2014 0

“And I think to make this mistake, to categorise teachers who would introduce something like Blackadder as left-wing and introducing left-wing propaganda is very, very unhelpful. “And I think it’s particularly unhelpful and irresponsible

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Michael Gove was wrong to criticise ‘Blackadder myths’ about the First World War, says Sir Tony Robinson

Michael Gove was wrong to criticise ‘Blackadder myths’ about the First World War, says Sir Tony Robinson

James January 5, 2014 0

“And I think to make this mistake, to categorise teachers who would introduce something like Blackadder as left-wing and introducing left-wing propaganda is very, very unhelpful. “And I think it’s particularly unhelpful and irresponsible

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Eton bans Snapchat over concerns it could be used for sexting

Eton bans Snapchat over concerns it could be used for sexting

Adam Withnall January 5, 2014 0

Eton College has banned pupils from accessing Snapchat on the school’s wifi network, amid concerns the app could be used for sending sexual images. The messaging service, which deletes images and videos after they

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Lynne Truss has a grammatical axe to grind

Lynne Truss has a grammatical axe to grind

James January 5, 2014 0

So here we are in yet another new year, and I have an especially trivial linguistic point to make. I feel it is time to take note of a lamentable development in written English,

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Press release: British aid flight lands in South Sudan

Press release: British aid flight lands in South Sudan

HM Government January 5, 2014 0

An emergency relief flight carrying life-saving water and sanitation equipment has landed in South Sudan to help prevent a health crisis developing amidst the conflict, International Development Secretary Justine Greening announced today. Funded by

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