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28/02/2017: FRONT PAGE: Trump plans huge increase in US military Donald Trump will make his first address to Congress today, outlining priorities including a massive hike in military spending at the expense of foreign aid and environmental programmes. Yesterday the White House announced he will seek a $54bn (£43bn)...... Pubdate:

28/02/2017: FRONT PAGE: And the real Oscar winner is ...
Disbelief on the Oscars podium as Warren Beatty explains that the best picture award winner for 2017 has gone to Moonlight. Confusion over envelopes had led Beatty and Faye Dunaway to announce La La Land as the winner... Pubdate:

28/02/2017: FRONT PAGE: Outcry as grandmother deported after decades in Britain
The family of a grandmother who was deported from the UK after losing her indefinite leave to remain have condemned the home secretary for a lack of compassion, as MPs, campaigners and lawyers warned such cases were becoming common. Irene Clennell,...... Pubdate:

28/02/2017: FRONT PAGE: ‘Serious harm’ fears in huge NHS data loss
Five hundred patients may have suffered serious harm as a result of the NHS mislaying half a million test results and letters over a five-year period, ministers and officials admitted in parliament yesterday. The review is also understood to be...... Pubdate:

28/02/2017: FRONT PAGE: Peter Bradshaw at the Oscars
all in g2... Pubdate:

28/02/2017: NEWS: Inquiry into child migrant abuse is urged to name the culprits
The national child abuse inquiry has been urged to name and shame the perpetrators of the sexual abuse of tens of thousands of British children forcibly deported to Australia by the UK government and leading churches and charities. At the opening of...... Pubdate:

28/02/2017: NEWS: Childhoods lost to hard labour and abuse
More than 130,000 children were sent to a “better life” in Britain’s former colonies, mainly Australia and Canada, from the 1920s to the 1960s under the child migrant programme. The children, aged three to 14, were almost invariably from deprived...... Pubdate:

28/02/2017: NEWS: What will be covered The independent inquiry into child sexual abuse was established in July 2014 by the then home secretary, Theresa May. Its work is expected to stretch to at least 2020, although the chair, Prof Alexis Jay, has declined to give a finishing date. The...... Pubdate:

28/02/2017: NEWS: 4,000 Number of British children sent by the UK government, churches and charities to Australia and other Commonwealth countries from 1947 until 1970s... Pubdate:

28/02/2017: NEWS: Katie Hopkins sued over tweets implying Jack Monroe had defaced a war memorial
The food writer and campaigner Jack Monroe has begun libel proceedings against the columnist Katie Hopkins in a row over tweets which allegedly implied that Monroe defaced or condoned the damaging of a war memorial. Monroe, who is suing the...... Pubdate:

28/02/2017: NEWS: We must act on climate change, Shell declared – back in 1991
The oil giant Shell issued a stark warning of the catastrophic risks of climate change more than a quarter of century ago in a prescient 1991 film that has been rediscovered. Since then, the company has invested heavily in highly polluting oil...... Pubdate:

28/02/2017: NEWS: $22m Sum Shell is estimated to have spent lobbying against policies designed to combat climate change in 2015 alone, including EU renewables targets... Pubdate:

28/02/2017: NATIONAL: Hain says hard Brexit a threat to Good Friday deal
Brexit could come “at a dangerously high cost” for peace across the Irish border, a former Northern Ireland secretary has warned. Peter Hain, who became a peer in 2015, said yesterday that reintroducing controls on the border might undermine a...... Pubdate:

28/02/2017: NATIONAL: Major tells May: less Brexit ‘cheap rhetoric’ Theresa May’s government must avoid souring the article 50 negotiations with “cheap rhetoric” and honestly warn voters about the risks of Brexit, the former prime minister Sir John Major has said. With the prime minister planning to begin the formal...... Pubdate:

28/02/2017: NATIONAL: BMW may move production of electric Mini outside UK The new electric Mini could be made in Germany rather than the UK because of the uncertainty caused by Brexit. Most Minis are manufactured at the Cowley plant in Oxford, one of the biggest factories in the country, but BMW, the owner of the brand, is...... Pubdate:

28/02/2017: NATIONAL: Departure may be risk for bank controls, warns City watchdog A hard Brexit poses risks to the integrity of financial markets and could make it harder to protect consumers from wrongdoing by banks, the head of the City regulator has told MPs. Andrew Bailey, chief executive of the Financial Conduct Authority,...... Pubdate:

28/02/2017: NATIONAL: No residency date set No "cut-off-date” for EU nationals to register their right to live in Britain is expected to be announced until negotiations on reciprocal rights for Britons living in the 27 other EU countries are concluded, government sources have indicated. Downing...... Pubdate:

28/02/2017: NATIONAL: 5,476 UK-registered firms holding at least one EU ‘passport’. FCA chief Andrew Bailey also warned of the risks of suddenly losing these... Pubdate:

28/02/2017: NATIONAL: Pasteurised and pasture fed: shop’s free-range milk push
A supermarket chain is to be the first major UK retailer to sell “free range” milk – from cows that have been kept outside for at least six months of the year. From tomorrow, Asda will sell milk carrying a “Pasture Promise” logo, indicating that it...... Pubdate:

28/02/2017: NATIONAL: Cost of milk 20% Up to 20% of the UK’s estimated 1.9m dairy cows are kept inside all year 180 The minimum number of days and nights a year spent outside by the ‘free-range’ cows 4,000 The number of UK dairy farmers believed to have gone out of business since...... Pubdate:

28/02/2017: NEWS: ‘There’s a mistake … Moonlight, you won best picture … this is not a joke’ It is usually an overly gushing moment of thanks, a barbed political statement, or maybe a tone-deaf joke that becomes the most memorable phrase of the Oscars. But this year, it was the ultimate plot twist and the now-infamous words: “There’s a mistake...... Pubdate:

28/02/2017: NEWS: 21st time lucky
Kevin O’Connell was not the bestknown name at the 89th Academy Awards, but going into the ceremony, he held a unique record: the most nominations without a win – 20 in all. Now, however, the losing streak is over, as O’Connell (right) finally won the...... Pubdate:

28/02/2017: NEWS: The main winners
Best supporting actor Mahershala Ali (Moonlight) Best supporting actress Viola Davis (Fences) Best foreign language film The Salesman Best cinematography La La Land Best score La La Land Best original screenplay Manchester by the Sea Best...... Pubdate:

28/02/2017: NEWS: Academy record breakers
Mahershala Ali (centre) became the first Muslim actor to win an Oscar, for Moonlight. Wins for Ali and Viola Davis (left) for Fences meant this was the first Oscars in a decade with more than one black winner for acting. At 32, Damien Chazelle...... Pubdate:

28/02/2017: NATIONAL: Portrait of Dalí’s sister expected to fetch up to £1.2m
A portrait by Salvador Dalí of his sister, Ana María – painted a few years before the devoted siblings fell out so badly that an attempted reconciliation ended in her being thrown out of his room – is coming up for sale for the first time since he...... Pubdate:

28/02/2017: NATIONAL: Man killed his ex and her new partner after looking up jail terms
A jealous man stabbed his ex-girlfriend and her new partner to death outside the shop where they worked after researching online how long murderers spend in prison and the easiest ways of killing, a court has been told. Andrew Saunders, 21, has...... Pubdate:

28/02/2017: NATIONAL: £30,000 The public have raised more than £30,000 to help Irene Clennell fight the decision by the Home Office to deport her... Pubdate:

28/02/2017: NATIONAL: Clues found in the Hunt for lost documents
Somewhere in the UK there is a warehouse stuffed full of GPs’ referral letters and blood test results diagnosing the health secretary with terminal incompetence. But as it has yet to be found, Jeremy Hunt had to limit his scope to the 700,000 NHS...... Pubdate:

28/02/2017: NATIONAL: Health service faces £1bn rise in injury payouts A “reckless” government-ordered change to the way awards are calculated for car crash injuries or botched medical operations has prompted warnings that up to £75 will be added to car insurance premiums and that the NHS could face an additional annual...... Pubdate:

28/02/2017: NATIONAL: £1.49bn Amount paid out in clinical negligence claims in the year to March 2016 by the NHS. It is thought that figure could soar towards £3bn... Pubdate:

28/02/2017: NATIONAL: ‘Absolute sink of iniquity’ reopens its doors
To some, the Caravan Club was a fun place offering friendship and “all-night gaiety”; to others, it was “absolutely a sink of iniquity … only frequented by sexual perverts, lesbians and sodomites”. For the police, it was a place so dangerous that it...... Pubdate:

28/02/2017: NATIONAL: Lewis denies he registered websites for leadership run
Clive Lewis, who resigned from the shadow cabinet after voting against the Brexit bill, has denied secretly registering internet addresses linked to a potential leadership attempt, and warned that unnamed Labour figures were taking an “unhealthy...... Pubdate:

28/02/2017: NATIONAL: BBC demands investigation into fee collection methods The BBC has ordered an investigation into how an outsourcing firm collects the TV licence fee, amid claims that it runs an aggressive incentive scheme to maximise collection of fees from non-payers. Under a bonus scheme alleged by the Daily Mail,...... Pubdate:

28/02/2017: NATIONAL: Laser attacks at Heathrow up by 25% last year Laser attacks on aircraft using Heathrow airport rose by a quarter last year, figures show, with pilots taking off or landing at the west London hub suffering 151 incidents in 2016. This is up from 121 during the previous year and was more than any...... Pubdate:

28/02/2017: NATIONAL: 28 The weekly number of TV licence sales each enforcement officer needed to qualify for a bonus, according to a filmed interview with a Capita manager... Pubdate:

28/02/2017: NATIONAL: Who wears the trousers? Armani’s powerful women
The ink was barely dry on the coverage of the Oscars red carpet when the Giorgio Armani show took place in Milan yesterday morning. And, while Isabelle Huppert, Nicole Kidman and Oscar winner Viola Davis showcased the designer’s elegant take on glamour...... Pubdate:

28/02/2017: NATIONAL: Tributes from all sides after death of veteran MP Sir Gerald Kaufman
MPs from across the political spectrum have paid tribute to Sir Gerald Kaufman, who has died aged 86. Kaufman, an outspoken former Labour frontbencher and the father of the house, died on Sunday evening after a long illness. Although he represented...... Pubdate:

28/02/2017: NATIONAL: Waterstones defends move to open unbranded bookshops The managing director of book retailer Waterstones has defended the company’s decision to open three unbranded stores, saying it will be good for customers, town centres and staff. Waterstones has recently opened three stores under different names,...... Pubdate:

28/02/2017: INTERNATIONAL: Man charged with Kansas murder appears in court
A white US Navy veteran charged with murdering an Indian software engineer at a Kansas bar appeared in court yesterday over the shooting, which federal authorities are probing as a possible hate crime. Adam Purinton, 51, is accused of killing Srinivas...... Pubdate:

28/02/2017: INTERNATIONAL: US spending on foreign aid and UN likely to be biggest target for cuts US spending on overseas aid is expected to bear the brunt of dramatic cuts as part of Donald Trump’s plan to increase defence spending by $54bn (£43bn) in his forthcoming budget. The US operates the largest and most expansive overseas aid programme in...... Pubdate:

28/02/2017: INTERNATIONAL: Aid allocations $50bn US federal spending on aid currently proposed in 2017. Of this, $18bn is humanitarian aid and about $8bn security assistance 29% The amount of UN peacekeeping costs met by the US. It pays 22% of overall UN costs – a longstanding complaint of...... Pubdate:

28/02/2017: INTERNATIONAL: In the Bay Area, even well-paid techies struggle to pay the rent
“I didn’t become a software engineer to be trying to make ends meet,” said a Twitter employee in his 40s who earns a base salary of $160,000 (£128,000). It is, he added, a “pretty bad” income for raising a family in the Bay Area. The biggest cost is...... Pubdate:

28/02/2017: INTERNATIONAL: NGOs that save refugees from the sea encourage smugglers, claims EU borders chief
NGOs that rescue people in the sea off Libya are encouraging traffickers who profit from dangerous Mediterranean crossings, the head of the EU border agency, Frontex, said yesterday. Speaking to Germany’s Die Welt newspaper, Fabrice Leggeri called for...... Pubdate:

28/02/2017: INTERNATIONAL: US drone strike kills al-Qaida leader, say jihadis
One of al-Qaida’s most senior global leaders has been killed by a US drone strike in north-west Syria, jihadi leaders said yesterday. Abu al-Khayr al-Masri – who has been part of the global jihadi organisation for three decades and was a son-in-law of...... Pubdate:

28/02/2017: INTERNATIONAL: Human cost 40% Proportion of all recent maritime rescue operations off north Africa that are carried out by NGOs, according to Leggeri 2,700 Number of people who have been rescued in recent days, including a newborn delivered on a Norwegian police...... Pubdate:

28/02/2017: INTERNATIONAL: Girl born in a tree in Mozambique’s floods turns 17
Rosita Mabuiango’s birth in a tree above swirling waters 17 years ago drew global attention to the worst floods to hit Mozambique in recent memory. Images of the newborn Rosita draped in dirty linen, moments after she and her mother were hoisted to...... Pubdate:

28/02/2017: INTERNATIONAL: Millions lack drinking water after heavy rains Millions of people are without drinking water after heavy rains struck Chile over the weekend during the country’s usually dry summer months, leaving three people dead and at least 19 missing. The rains, which caused rivers to overflow their banks in...... Pubdate:

28/02/2017: INTERNATIONAL: Kidnapped German, 70, beheaded by militants Militants in the southern Philippines have beheaded a German man after a deadline to pay his ransom passed, the Philippine government said yesterday. A brief video circulated yesterday by the Site intelligence group, which monitors jihadi websites,...... Pubdate:

28/02/2017: INTERNATIONAL: Digital images of Sistine chapel to aid restoration
The entire Sistine chapel has been photographed as part of a five-year project to aid future restorations. The 270,000 digital frames produced for the Vatican museums show the frescoes by Michelangelo and other Renaissance masters in stunning...... Pubdate:

28/02/2017: BALKANS INTERNATIONAL: Uneasy peace: old wounds and rumblings over borders threaten a new Balkans crisis
Afamiliar billboard face looms large over the shabby streets and squares of the Balkan city of North Mitrovica. “The Serbs stood by him all along!” says the slogan in English beneath the giant image of Donald Trump staring out at passersby. Many in...... Pubdate:

28/02/2017: FINANCIAL: LSE-Deutsche Börse merger near to collapse over Brussels demand
A £24bn tie-up between the London Stock Exchange and its German counterpart, Deutsche Börse, is on the brink of failure after a last minute demand from Brussels appeared to scupper the year-long merger effort. The LSE stunned the City by revealing it...... Pubdate:

28/02/2017: FINANCIAL: Price of brazil nuts likely to rise after poor rains worsen supply shortage
The price of brazil nuts could rise by more than a fifth after low rainfall in Bolivia, where more than half of the global crop is grown. The wholesale price of brazil nuts has already risen by more than a quarter, to $4.80 a pound (about £3.90 a...... Pubdate:

28/02/2017: FINANCIAL: State pension age ‘could go beyond life expectancy’ Further increases in the state pension age could push it to the point where many working people die before qualifying for it, a committee of MPs has warned, in a report that calls for the end of the “triple lock” guarantee on pensions. The work and...... Pubdate:

28/02/2017: FINANCIAL: Hammond’s budget will reveal drop in UK borrowing, thinktank predicts Solid economic growth and strong tax receipts since the Brexit vote have put Philip Hammond on course to unveil a drop in government borrowing when he presents his spring budget next week, a leading thinktank has predicted. The Resolution Foundation...... Pubdate:

28/02/2017: FINANCIAL: LSE is better off alone
No tears should be shed for the likely failure of the London Stock Exchange’s £24bn plan to merge with Deutsche Börse. This deal, unveiled almost 12 months ago, cried out for a public interest study even before the UK voted to leave the EU. Brexit then...... Pubdate:

28/02/2017: FINANCIAL: Tackling race bias at work ‘could add £24bn to GDP’
Helping black and minority ethnic (BME) people to progress in work at the same rate as their white counterparts could give the UK economy a boost of £24bn a year, a government-backed review has found. The report into race in the workplace found...... Pubdate:

28/02/2017: FINANCIAL: Viagogo accused of using prize offer to bolster online reviews Ticket resale website Viagogo has been accused of trying to manipulate online reviews as it contends with a flurry of negative publicity. The company is the focus of a campaign by more than a hundred customers who say they suffered financial hardship...... Pubdate:

28/02/2017: FINANCIAL: Cheap pound boosts Primark Primark has joined luxury brands such as Burberry in enjoying a boost in sales from tourists drawn by the cheap pound. Sales at the cut-price fashion chain’s two stores in Oxford Street, central London, were up 10% over the past six months as the UK’s...... Pubdate:

28/02/2017: FINANCIAL: Recommendations • Employers with more than 50 staff should set five-year diversity targets and select a board member to deliver them and report on them annually. • Organisations with more than 50 employees that do not take action should be forced to publish a...... Pubdate:

28/02/2017: JOURNAL: How game designers get us hooked
Not long ago, I stepped into a lift on the 18th floor of a tall building in New York City. A young woman inside the lift was looking down at the top of her toddler’s head with embarrassment as he looked at me and grinned. When I turned to push the...... Pubdate:

28/02/2017: JOURNAL: Adam Alter is the author of Drunk Tank Pink and an associate professor of marketing at New York University’s Stern School of Business... Pubdate:

28/02/2017: JOURNAL: Trump’s real attack on free speech will not be televised
In one of the most jaw-dropping press conferences of all time, this month President Trump declared war on the entire news media, except Fox News and Alex Jones of InfoWars. Last week he doubled down with his speech at the Conservative Political Action...... Pubdate:

28/02/2017: JOURNAL: Authority and reassurance are valued more than real expertise PwC, an accountancy firm with revenues of $35bn last year, couldn’t deliver accurate figures on the 5,700 votes for the Oscars when it really mattered. This was not a mistake that changed the world but it did destroy the appearance of a well-oiled and...... Pubdate:

28/02/2017: JOURNAL: Tory heads must hear their hearts George Freeman is supposedly the government’s big brain, a Downing Street thinker tasked with ensuring policy reaches a port by sailing, not by drifting. So when he took to the airwaves last weekend to claim that welfare cuts would see money go to the...... Pubdate:

28/02/2017: JOURNAL: Looking good by comparison During his time in the White House, George W Bush was regarded as a warmonger and hardline conservative. As president he did an awful lot to polarise the country and was viewed as such a threat to world peace that when he left office the Nobel...... Pubdate:

28/02/2017: JOURNAL: Labour’s failure on the NHS is prolonging this crisis
Remember Mavis Skeet? In 2000 the 74-year-old led the news for weeks when her operation for cancer of the oesophagus was cancelled four times, until it became inoperable and she died. Liam Fox, then shadow health secretary, exclaimed: “This is not an...... Pubdate:

28/02/2017: JOURNAL: ‘A Berlin wall for wildlife’
A public inquiry begins today into the most destructive new road in a generation. The six-lane M4 through Newport is a little twisty and vulnerable to traffic jams, so the Welsh government wants to flex new borrowing powers to fund a £1bn-plus “relief”...... Pubdate:

28/02/2017: JOURNAL: Better election results ahead for the Green party? Both John Curtice (Remain voters must now be Corbyn’s top priority, 25 February) and Jonathan Freedland (Copeland shows that Corbyn must go. But only Labour’s left can remove him, 25 February) suggest that Labour’s only hope is to champion the 48% –...... Pubdate:

28/02/2017: JOURNAL: Free speech under attack in universities The spike in far-right antisemitic incidents on UK campuses that you report (UK universities urged to act over spate of antisemitic stickers and graffiti, 18 February) seems to reflect the increase in xenophobia since the Brexit vote. Yet the...... Pubdate:

28/02/2017: JOURNAL: Trump media ban inspires Cambodia And so it has happened. Less than 100 days into his presidency, Donald Trump is being cited by a corrupt and despotic regime to justify new restrictions on rights and freedoms. On Saturday, Cambodia’s council of ministers spokesman Phay Siphan vowed to...... Pubdate:

28/02/2017: JOURNAL: Whistleblowers and waiting for victory Media lawyers were right to point out that the protection of the identity of journalistic sources is currently ineffective in a digital age (Report, 23 February). They might also have noted that, despite 19 years of whistleblowing legislation, there is...... Pubdate:

28/02/2017: JOURNAL: Unfair criminalisation of Moss Side residents Your article (Nine terror suspects all from same small area of city, 25 January) characterised Moss Side in Manchester as a breeding ground for “jihadis”. For years, Moss Side has tried to resist harmful labels which often decontextualise the history...... Pubdate:

28/02/2017: JOURNAL: No hiding place
‘A green lizard against an orange wall in Cuba’... Pubdate:

28/02/2017: JOURNAL: Gerald Kaufman’s stellar PMQs moment Gerald Kaufman had many great moments in the Commons, but the one which sticks out for me was an aside during PMQs on 13 February 1990. Margaret Thatcher, still adamant that sanctions on South Africa were wrong even as Nelson Mandela was due to be...... Pubdate:

28/02/2017: JOURNAL: Corrections and clarifications • An editorial (Labour needs better answers to the questions voters are asking, 25 February, page 32) said the Conservative party’s victory in Copeland was the first time a sitting government had won a byelection since 1982. It was the first time a...... Pubdate:

28/02/2017: JOURNAL: Morris’s utopian plan to cut working hours William Morris (Review, 22 February) did indeed suggest in News from Nowhere that everyone could and would enjoy work, but his utopia is not “predicated on” that idea alone, but on abolition of the profit motive. This key economic change, he believed,...... Pubdate:

28/02/2017: JOURNAL: The readers’ editor’s office looks at queries about accuracy and standards. Email guardian.readers@theguardian.com including article details and web link, or find us on Twitter @GdnReadersEd. You can also write to The readers’ editor, King’s Place, 90 York Way, London N1 9GU; or...... Pubdate:

28/02/2017: JOURNAL: One ‘not really disabled’ man has won against the system. But I can’t celebrate
Last Friday, John beat a system designed to beat him. He took on a secretary of state, a giant business and an infamous bureaucracy – and won. His story comes with a happy-ish ending; yet the more I turn it over, the angrier I get. First, there is the...... Pubdate:

28/02/2017: JOURNAL: A home for recalcitrant lesbians
When I used to live on the Northumberland coast, there was a game I played with visiting lesbian friends. On our walks and drives around the countryside, we’d identify houses we thought would make perfect lesbian retirement homes. “No, that’s too...... Pubdate:

28/02/2017: JOURNAL: On top like VAT: West Midlands rapper is anything but lightweight
Rap Lady Leshurr The Arch, Brighton It’s never fair to define an artist by what they’re not. But with Lady Leshurr, what she’s not has a major bearing on what she is. She’s a rising UK music star who’s not a singer; a successful British rapper who’s...... Pubdate:

28/02/2017: JOURNAL: Three tech-savvy teens trounce adult hypocrisies in ultra-American drama
Theatre Speech and Debate Trafalgar Studios, London First seen off-Broadway 10 years ago and soon to be released as a movie, Stephen Karam’s play finally makes it to London. It’s a bright, lively comedy, but it seems unsure whether it is an...... Pubdate:

28/02/2017: JOURNAL: Britten Sinfonia/ Andres/Kaplan/ Shwartz
The Britten Sinfonia’s programming is usually so inspired that it’s a surprise to question it. This was a 70th birthday tribute to John Adams, the most exuberant and successful standardbearer of what, like it or not, is known as the minimalist school....... Pubdate:

28/02/2017: JOURNAL: Jack Quartet
Not so long ago, the Wigmore Hall was a bit of a contemporary music desert. Now, the venue can boast a day of concerts devoted to the abrasive, uncompromising music of the late Iannis Xenakis. Two programmes from the Jack Quartet (below) surveyed...... Pubdate:

28/02/2017: OBITUARIES: Bill Paxton
Bill Paxton, who has died aged 61 from complications following surgery, was a lively and endearing character actor. Stocky, with a knack for conveying bareknuckle vitality as well as a more considered intelligence and tenderness, he cropped up...... Pubdate:

28/02/2017: OBITUARIES: Sir Gerald Kaufman
In Sir Gerald Kaufman, who has died aged 86, the Labour party had not only one of its longest-serving MPs, but also one of its loyalest, if most waspish, members. He supported a succession of leaders from Harold Wilson onwards through all vicissitudes,...... Pubdate:

28/02/2017: OBITUARIES: Birthdays
Peter Alliss, golfer and commentator, 86; Mario Andretti, racing driver, 77; Sir Philip Bailhache, former Bailiff of Jersey, 71; Stephanie Beacham, actor, 70; Tim Bresnan, cricketer, 32; Naomi Broady, tennis player, 27; Barry Fantoni, novelist,...... Pubdate:

28/02/2017: EDUCATION: A stark example of the north-south divide in a tale of two academies
This is a tale of two secondary schools, 350 miles apart: one just a few miles south of the Scottish border in Berwick-upon-Tweed; the other in the London commuter belt, wedged between the M25, the busy A13 and the river Thames in the southern reaches...... Pubdate:

28/02/2017: EDUCATION: Letter from a curious parent
Dear Ms Greening As parents, we have very little idea about what our children actually do all day in school. Perhaps we have more sense of it in nursery and reception years but after that, the day to day interaction between teachers and pupils, the...... Pubdate:

28/02/2017: EDUCATION: Britain’s four school systems all march to a different drumbeat
Exactly what did Theresa May mean when she determined to “strengthen the union of the four countries of the United Kingdom” as one of the 12 essential requirements of a successful Brexit? Tempting though it is to assign her words to a banalities...... Pubdate:

28/02/2017: EDUCATION: Universities will never solve the problem of plagiarism until they look closer to home
Every now and then there is an outburst of concern about the curse of plagiarism in higher education. The Department for Education has indicated it is considering cracking down by not only fining, but also handing out criminal records, to students...... Pubdate:

28/02/2017: WEATHER: Country Diary
On shallow puddles, delicate fans of ice dissolve under the morning sun as we follow the sandy track over Blanchland Moor. These heather uplands, now every tone of brown from straw to sepia, fill the eye with purple every August. Stopping on a...... Pubdate:

28/02/2017: PUZZLES & CROSSWORD: Guardian cryptic crossword Across 1 To wound and wander, destitute (4,3,3) 6 Springs soldiers quietly within (4) 9 Degas evacuated and bathed before putting big picture in bog (10) 10 Untangle for a natural hairdo (4) 12 I hear an American poet solved the riddle of the pseudo...... Pubdate:

28/02/2017: PUZZLES & CROSSWORD: Codeword Each letter of the alphabet makes at least one appearance in the grid, and is represented by the same number wherever it appears. The letters decoded should help you to identify other letters and words in the grid.... Pubdate:

28/02/2017: PUZZLES & CROSSWORD: Killer Sudoku The normal rules of Sudoku apply: fill each row, column and 3x3 box with all the numbers from 1 to 9. In addition, the digits in each inner shape (marked by dots) must add up to the number in the top corner of that box. No digit can be repeated within...... Pubdate:








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