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[7 Apr 2011 | 2 Comments | 8,175 views]
Wayne’s £2.5m comeuppance: Rooney now axed as face of Coca-Cola following his foul-mouthed tirade on live TV

Michael Seamark Mail
Wayne Rooney has been dropped by Coca-Cola in a £2.5million blow for the discredited football star. Four days after his foul-mouthed rant into a pitchside camera live on lunchtime TV, the global drinks company said it had cut all ties with the boorish Manchester United and England star. Last night the decision not to renew his £600,000-a-year deal was hailed as ‘a victory for decency’. Coca Cola’s deal, thought to have been worth nearly £2.5 million, has been scrapped. His wife, Coleen, also got in on …

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[4 Apr 2011 | One Comment | 2,321 views]
No Phone Zone New Rule Book on Behaviour

David Wooding News of the World.
Teachers will be given new power to search pupils’ mobiles for porn or slap ping videos under a massive behaviour crackdown to be launched this week. Kids will be banned from taking phones into lessons and those caught using one will texts, photos and videos checked and even erased by staff. Education Secretary Michael Gove ordered the action in a bid to combat the use of mobiles as offensive weapons
in the classroom and the source of cyber bullying. Guidelines will include:- Retrain, …

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[27 Mar 2011 | 3 Comments | 8,957 views]
Working mothers spend 81 minutes a day looking after their children

Sunday Telegraph
By Laura Donnelly, Health Correspondent 27 Mar 2011
It is the dilemma facing every working mother – how to devote enough time to their children, while juggling career demands with household chores. Now, a new study has disclosed that in Britain, those who work outside the home spend on average one hour 21 minutes a day looking after their families – including meal times. Stay-at-home mothers managed almost twice as much time directly caring for their children, with 2 hours 35 minutes dedicated to activities like meals, bathtime and playing …

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[17 Mar 2011 | No Comment | 1,889 views]
02 Digital Confidence Conference

Experts discuss protecting privacy and children online at O2 Digital Confidence Conference March 23rd join the debate
Some thoughts from 02
2011 will be a year in which safety and security online become even more important for our customers, our industry and for policymakers.
As the home of the smartphone with 22 million customers in the UK, we take our responsibilities seriously. We are listening to our customers’ concerns and taking leadership in three key areas:
• Privacy – privacy by design – building transparency …

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[13 Mar 2011 | No Comment | 9,718 views]
Safer Media

The charity, Safermedia, works to minimise the availability of harmful media content:explicit violence, sex and pornography, bad language, and the portrayal of drugs and anti-social behaviour.
Our aim is to protect the good mental and physical health in children, young people and vulnerable adults, with a view also to reducing crime.
Please join Safermedia now to help us work for better protection from media harm
Safermedia news’n’action no. 89 … Campaign for
an ‘OPT IN’ system to block internet pornography … 22 July 2011
Internet Service Providers (ISPs) and MPs respond to growing public concern …

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[13 Mar 2011 | No Comment | 1,354 views]
School Places

Since 1975 school admissions have been a large issue for parents and have caused increasing distress. Successive Shadow Secretaries of State have vowed to change the admissions system and listen to parents’ wishes.

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[24 Feb 2011 | 4 Comments | 1,601 views]
Parents Help Needed urgently on Admissions

I am looking to have a brief chat on the phone tomorrow with a parent who is waiting to hear which secondary school their child has got into. It would take maximum 15 minutes. If the parent could contact me today on
0203 353 2302 or 07957147308
Jessica Shepherd Guardian

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[8 Feb 2011 | No Comment | 1,966 views]
Creating a new school National Curriculum: have your say

Published: Thursday, 20 January 2011

A review of the National Curriculum for 5 to 16 year olds in England has been launched. The review will consider what subjects should be compulsory at what age and what children should be taught in the main subjects at what age. The aim is to give teachers greater freedom and ensure the curriculum compares to the best school systems in the world. Have your say
The National Curriculum sets out what key subjects are taught in schools in England. Not everything taught in schools is part …

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[27 Jan 2011 | No Comment | 1,968 views]

BBc Radio 4 Today programe
http://www.bbc.co.uk/i/xphkv/

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[26 Jan 2011 | No Comment | 522 views]
League tables for toddlers

Anna Davis, Education CorrespondentParenting experts today warned against introducing “league tables” for toddlers, after it was revealed that a new report will call for more checks on the development of babies.The government-commissioned report, by Labour MP Graham Allen, calls for regular assessments of the social and emotional development of every baby.Infants would enter “year one” at birth rather than when they started school, and carry on in years that corresponded with their age. Health and education professionals would visit homes to see if parents were stimulating their babies.Mr Allen, who …

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