News archive from 19 March 2017

Schools urged to face facts over Finns’ superior results

Scotland should look at ending its “love affair” with Nordic education and deal with what is actually happening in this country, the leader of Scotland’s largest teaching union has said. Larry Flanagan, general secretary of EIS Scotland, said while...

Scotsman, 00:01 in Learning
 
North Wales home care budgets for elderly in crisis

North Wales home care budgets for elderly in crisis

Home care providers say delivering the service on some council budgets is becoming increasingly difficult. Private domiciliary care businesses provide 13 million hours of care for thousands of people living at home every year in Wales. But companies...

 
TV reviews: Big Little Lies, The Last Kingdom,1066: A Year to Conquer England, Mary Berry

TV reviews: Big Little Lies, The Last Kingdom,1066: A Year to Conquer England, Mary Berry

The Exorcist has now been adapted for TV but, ignoring that option, you would have to go for Del and Raquel’s precious offspring Damien in Only Fools And Horses, based on the character from The Omen.  Those dark stares were unrivalled and they were...

 
High Sheriff plagued by viewers of TV’s Broadchurch flocking to his home

High Sheriff plagued by viewers of TV’s Broadchurch flocking to his home

Sir Philip Williams, the High Sheriff of Dorset who lives at Bridehead, has encountered strangers wandering up to his family home thinking it is empty.  The 17th-century estate was used as the venue for a birthday party at the fictional Axehampton...

 
Trainspotting 2 star James Cosmo on SS-GB

Trainspotting 2 star James Cosmo on SS-GB

Your character Harry Woods is very loveable, how similar are you to him? Well of course I am loveable! Harry he is really old school. I found a lot of empathy with that character; he is not a hero, he is just a guy who is doing a job. Do you think if...

 
TV round-up: Big Little Lies, The Last Kingdom and more

TV round-up: Big Little Lies, The Last Kingdom and more

The Exorcist has now been adapted for TV, but ignoring that option, you would have to go for Del and Raquel’s precious offspring Damien in Only Fools, based on the character from The Omen. Those dark stares were unrivalled, and they were mostly from...

 

Roger Federer to play compatriot Stan Wawrinka in the final at Indian Wells

Roger Federer will take on fellow Swiss Stan Wawrinka for the BNP Paribas Open title after both secured straight-sets wins in their semi-finals at Indian Wells. Wawrinka, the world No 3, saw off Spaniard Pablo Carreno Busta 6-3 6-2 while Federer,...

Daily Mail, 00:05 in Sport
 

Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola claims his record is 'exceptional' when compared to rival managers

Pep Guardiola has surpassed even Jose Mourinho by presenting himself as the 'The Exceptional One' and says criticism of his first season at Manchester City is due to the standards he set earlier in his managerial career. Guardiola, in fighting mood...

Daily Mail, 00:05 in Sport
 

Danny Willett admits that winning The Masters sent him into a spiral... but one year on he says family...

Danny Willett is sitting at a table on the patio at Bar 91, outside the clubhouse at the PGA National resort. It is warm and a storm is coming.  The Masters champion is picking at a rather frugal chicken Caesar salad. Music is playing. It is New Song,...

Daily Mail, 00:05 in Sport
 
As drought sweeps Kenya, herders invade farms and old wounds are reopened

As drought sweeps Kenya, herders invade farms and old wounds are reopened

Sitting on the edge of Kenya’s highest mountain, its spectacular dun-coloured vistas stretching out into the endless distance, Laikipia is one of the most beautiful corners of east Africa. The region received a rush of publicity in 2010 when Prince...

 
Chile’s new ‘route of parks’ aims to save the wild beauty of Patagonia

Chile’s new ‘route of parks’ aims to save the wild beauty of Patagonia

The road to Parque Pumalín is festooned with dozens of whitewater waterfalls that slip down the steep cliffs into a thick forest overrun by ferns and plants with leaves as big as beach umbrellas. An active volcano threatens to wipe out the sparse...

 
France’s divided left looks set for defeat in first-round elections

France’s divided left looks set for defeat in first-round elections

This weekend is billed as the “final round” in the battle of France’s bitterly, almost fatally, divided left. Two big weekend rallies pit Benoît Hamon versus Jean-Luc Mélenchon: the socialist left versus the hard left, a battle that seems set to...

 
Banned and barred, Israel’s women stand up to religious hardliners

Banned and barred, Israel’s women stand up to religious hardliners

The jeering crowds of men, held back by a thin security cordon as they screamed at the small group of women heading to the most sacred site in Judaism, occasionally made contact, kicking, pushing or tripping one of the would-be worshippers. Sarah...

 
Fear stalks migrants huddled along Hungary’s border

Fear stalks migrants huddled along Hungary’s border

Behind a high metal fence topped with loose curls of barbed wire, the newly positioned blue shipping containers lined neatly along Hungary’s southern border at Röszke provide a glimpse of the new plans of the prime minister, Viktor Orbán, to detain...

 
‘We’re cheated, first in India, then in Qatar’: how World Cup workers are deceived

‘We’re cheated, first in India, then in Qatar’: how World Cup workers are deceived

A group of young men jump to attention as Vishnukanth Thapar nonchalantly sweeps past to open the front door of the Career Wings travel agency. Seconds after stepping into a shabby, ground-floor office he stops at a wooden shrine adorned with Hindu...

 


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