When I took my GCSEs (then known as O Levels) almost fifty years ago, they were graded on a scale of 1 to 9, with 1 as the highest. Today Ofsted announce that in future GCSEs will be graded on a scale of 1 to 9 with 9 as the highest....read more >>/font>
On a school trip to Russia in the 70s we met some American students who complained about bed bugs in their hotel rooms.We thought they were talking about insect infestation.I realise that we were mistaken....read more >>/font>
You might let Mr Parriss know that he could have saved himself the exposure to noxious chemicals ( and cost) by finding a friend with a largish chest freezer and popping the offending drum in for a couple of weeks or so at minus...read more >>/font>
I could not agree more with Hugo's piece on Gender apartheid. We need much more international pressure on Islamic theocracies like Saudi Arabia.
Let us also start at home dealing with the malign cultural influence of other religions ...read more >>/font>
It would appear that 'due process' was the not only the major cause of Baby P's awful death, but also the reason the person whose department could have prevented it, is now rewarded with a huge pay-out. When we will learn that such...read more >>/font>
Mr Milleband's fatuous proposal to fix energy
prices is a masterstroke of populist politics:
within forty eight hours of his announcement
some two billion pounds has apparently been
wiped off the share price of the power...read more >>/font>
This week’s edition of Panorama “our Dirty Nation”, which draws attention to the cost of ‘cleaning up Britain’s rubbish’, well illustrates the BBC’s intellectual arrogance.
Since when has Britain been a one-rubbish nation' What of...read more >>/font>
Why does no one understand that the poor in Syria are far better off in refugee camps. The word went round quickly that they would have better food, comfortable accomodation and medical care. So they crossed in their...read more >>/font>
As the (other) pantomime season approaches, Messrs Cameron and Milliband might wish to reflect upon the legend of Dick Whittington (showing at Opera House Manchester from 6 December).
Paved with gold or otherwise, the streets of London have...read more >>/font>
I refer to one of your clues relating to the name of a "subatomic particle" to which your answer, on 24th Oct, was "electron". I simply wish to point out that an electron is an ATOMIC particle in that it resides outside the nucleus; ie it...read more >>/font>
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