News archive from 13 March 2011, page 9

Schools failing on teaching of history

Schools failing on teaching of history

History textbooks tailored to fit A-level exam requirements have "stultified" teachers' thinking and left children ill-equipped for the type of independent study needed at university, according to an Ofsted report on history teaching. The...

Guardian, 00:31 in Learning
 
Ruby Walsh grabs a victory to prove readiness for Cheltenham Festival

Ruby Walsh grabs a victory to prove readiness for Cheltenham Festival

To say that Ruby Walsh is in peak condition for the Cheltenham Festival would be a monstrous distortion of the truth but, thanks to Mon Parrain here, he has at least ridden a winner since November. His right eye blackened by a fall at Naas on...

Guardian, 00:31 in Sport
 
Volkswagen Jetta: Great mover will be given the boot

Volkswagen Jetta: Great mover will be given the boot

Victorian wit Oscar Wilde said we have everything in common with the Americans - except language. And it is this cultural gulf that will see Volkswagen"s Jetta compact saloon"s Stateside success fall on stony ground in England. For, despite...

People, 00:31 in Lifestyle
 
Excuses starting to wear thin for goal-shy Fernando Torres

Excuses starting to wear thin for goal-shy Fernando Torres

Excuses are like those miracle diet tips you see advertised on the cover of women's magazines – the more there are, the less credible they are. Over the past year or so a host of explanations have been offered for the poor form of Fernando Torres: his...

Guardian, 00:31 in Sport
 
Time to give your pond a makeover

Time to give your pond a makeover

More people are splashing out on water features for their gardens than ever before. So many, in fact, that six million gardens now have gargoyles, wishing wells and fountains (nearly always tacky), and a large chunk have ponds with fish (always...

People, 00:31 in Lifestyle
 
Reborn Louis Deacon is epitome of England's quiet revolution

Reborn Louis Deacon is epitome of England's quiet revolution

There will be an air of expectancy at Twickenham this afternoon, with England supporters looking to their team to take another step towards a grand slam. Martin Johnson might give withering looks towards anyone who dares mention grand slams and 2003,...

Guardian, 00:31 in Sport
 
Marseille's 5ft 4in Mathieu Valbuena could be big at Manchester United

Marseille's 5ft 4in Mathieu Valbuena could be big at Manchester United

In the 79th minute of Marseille's match at Rennes on Friday, the visiting team's 19-year-old forward, Jordan Ayew, broke down in tears. Was he injured? Did someone call him a nasty name? No, he had just teed up the goal that put his team 2-0 up...

Guardian, 00:31 in Sport
 
Exploring relaxing Andalucia in southern Spain

Exploring relaxing Andalucia in southern Spain

Holding on for dear life in our hired Mercedes, I was thinking, “This was supposed to be a relaxing holiday!”. I"d come away for a week with my mum, dad, nan and sister Soph to stunning Andalucia in southern Spain. Perfect relaxation, or so...

People, 00:31 in Lifestyle
 

Hollywood Holidays

FANCY hitting the slopes with the likes of Prince Charles, Tara Palmer Tomkinson and Katie Price? Then take a trip to the world famous Swiss ski resort, Klosters. It doesn"t have to come at a five-star price, however - you can travel to this...

People, 00:32 in Lifestyle
 
Anton Hysen states case for coming out and for his father's speech

Anton Hysen states case for coming out and for his father's speech

The former Liverpool defender Glenn Hysen seemed like an unlikely candidate to give the opening speech of the 2007 Pride Festival in Stockholm. Large parts of the gay community were in uproar because of an incident six years earlier, when he had...

Guardian, 00:32 in Sport
 
Novice skier swaps the piste for daredevil sports at winter resort

Novice skier swaps the piste for daredevil sports at winter resort

Ski trip? More like ski trips as time and again I fell over at the very place I"d learned this great winter sport. A year earlier, aged 50, I"d conquered my fears and glided down the slopes at the Austrian resort of St Johann in Tirol. Now I...

People, 00:32 in Lifestyle
 

Cadbury World is choc-full of fun

CADBURY WORLD All month Bournville, Birmingham AN obvious choice with Easter looming, this 14-zone theme park and factory is full of excitement. Adults £14.30, children £10.40. Call 0844 8807667 or visit www.cadburyworld.co.uk. ROBIN HOOD TRAIL All...

People, 00:32 in Lifestyle
 
GABRIEL HEINZE: SIR ALEX FREGUSON ROW'S MY BIGGEST REGRET

GABRIEL HEINZE: SIR ALEX FREGUSON ROW'S MY BIGGEST REGRET

Gabriel Heinze has admitted that falling out with Sir Alex Ferguson and leaving Old Trafford are the two biggest regrets of his career. Marseille left-back Heinze, 32, will line up against his old team-mates on Tuesday night, four years after his...

Daily Star, 00:32 in Sport
 
Hardline defence of referees is a symptom of failure | Paul Hayward

Hardline defence of referees is a symptom of failure | Paul Hayward

Respect for referees was always going to be a hard sell in a culture where civility has broken down, vituperation plagues the blogosphere and the streets seethe with random fury. What chance a man with two cards and a whistle commanding the obedience...

Guardian, 00:32 in Sport
 
Maggie Alphonsi the ambassador changing attitudes to women's game

Maggie Alphonsi the ambassador changing attitudes to women's game

Walking through the corridors of Pennyhill Park, the five-star hotel the England men's rugby team use to prepare for matches at Twickenham, Maggie Alphonsi – considered by many to be the best women's rugby player in the world – is in awe. "Look...

Guardian, 00:33 in Sport
 


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