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Scrapping Covid testing ‘reckless in the extreme’

Scrapping Covid testing 'reckless in the extreme'   Heads' union leaders call on the education secretary to reinstate free Covid testing in schools amid high pupil and staff absence Leaders of two unions representing most of England's school heads have called the decision to withdraw free Covid testing from pupils and staff "reckless in the extreme", in a joint letter to the education secretary.   Geoff Barton, general secretary of the Association […]

todayApril 4, 2022 12


Sedef Kabas: Turkish journalist jailed for reciting proverb

Sedef Kabas: Turkish journalist jailed for reciting proverb   A Turkish court has detained well-known journalist Sedef Kabas for allegedly insulting the country's president.   Ms Kabas was arrested on Saturday in Istanbul and a court ordered her to be jailed ahead of a trial.   She is accused of targeting President Recep Tayyip Erdogan with a proverb which she quoted on live television on an opposition-linked TV channel. She […]

todayJanuary 23, 2022 8


PM tells schools to follow rules to ditch masks in class

PM tells schools to follow rules to ditch masks in class   Boris Johnson says schools should 'follow the guidance' after some said they would continue to recommend masks due to high Covid rates The prime minister has urged teachers who insist masks should still be worn in lessons to follow the rules that state they are no longer required for use in classrooms. A spokesperson for Boris Johnson said […]

todayJanuary 21, 2022 2


Dutch King Willem-Alexander retires coach amid slavery row

The Netherlands' King Willem-Alexander has announced that Dutch royals will cease using a historic golden carriage amid a debate over slavery links. Critics say that one side of the horse-drawn carriage, called De Gouden Koets, is decorated with an image that glorifies the country's colonial past. Out of use since 2015, the carriage has traditionally been used to carry Dutch monarchs to the opening of parliament. The move comes amid […]

todayJanuary 14, 2022 5


COVID-19: Self-isolation period in England cut from seven days to five.

COVID-19: Self-isolation period in England cut from seven days to five, Sajid Javid announces The health secretary says data shows that around two-thirds of positive cases are no longer infectious by the end of day five and "we want to use the testing capacity that we've built up to help these people leave isolation safely". The isolation period in England for those who test positive for COVID will be reduced […]

todayJanuary 13, 2022 1

Black History

Duke Ellington

4 December 1927 Duke Ellington opens at the Cotton Club in Harlem   Edward Kennedy "Duke" Ellington (29 April 1899 – 24 May 1974) was an American composer, pianist, and leader of a jazz orchestra from 1923 through the rest of his life.   Born in Washington, D.C., Ellington was based in New York City from the mid-1920s and gained a national profile through his orchestra's appearances at the Cotton Club in Harlem. In the 1930s, his orchestra toured Europe several […]

todayDecember 4, 2021 6



Dyslexia Dyslexia is a common learning difficulty that can cause problems with reading, writing and spelling.It's a specific learning difficulty, which means it causes problems with certain abilities used for learning, such as reading and writing.Unlike a learning disability, intelligence isn't affected.It's estimated up to 1 in every 10 people in the UK has some degree of dyslexia.Dyslexia is a lifelong problem that can present challenges on a daily basis, but support is available to improve reading and writing […]

todayDecember 1, 2021 4

Black History

Dorothy Porter Wesley

  Dorothy Porter Wesley 23 October 1994, William Jefferson Clinton presented her with the Charles Frankel Award from the National Endowment for the Humanities   Dorothy Porter Wesley (1905-1995), a scholar-librarian and bibliographer was born in Warrenton, Virginia in 1905, to her father, Hayes Joseph Burnett, a physician, and her mother, Bertha Ball Burnett, a tennis champion.  After receiving her A.B., from Howard University in 1928, she became the first […]

todayOctober 24, 2021 2

Black History

Richard Claxton “Dick” Gregory

Comedian and activist Dick Gregory was born on 12 October 1932.   What better way to talk about political and racial issues in American than through comedic stand-up? Activist and comedian Richard Claxton “Dick” Gregory transitioned his comedic background into a versatile career, which included scientific research, activism for civil rights and other human injustices, and politics.   Gregory was born on Oct. 12, 1932, in St. Louis, Missouri. He discovered […]

todayOctober 12, 2021 9

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