August 2019



Ofsted inspections for top-rated schools to be reinstated

Ofsted inspections for top-rated schools to be reinstated

Image copyright Getty Images Schools rated outstanding will no longer be exempt from inspections by Ofsted, under new plans announced by the Department for Education (DfE).The move is part of proposals to help struggling schools in England.The government stopped inspectors from carrying out routine inspections of top-rated schools in 2011, but the DfE said bringing…


Crochet artist leaves flowers around town ‘to make people smile’

Crochet artist leaves flowers around town ‘to make people smile’

A woman who knits flowers and leaves them in public places with positive messages attached said she does to it to make the world a more positive and happy place. Olivia Fletcher, 22, who has suffered from depression and has previously self-harmed, said her colourful crocheted creations are “soothing” and help to distract her from negative…


Northumberland fisherman Jordan Richardson’s life at sea

Northumberland fisherman Jordan Richardson’s life at sea

Meet the young fisherman from Northumberland who is making a living from the seas.Sophy Rose crew members Jordan Richardson and Edward Sinclaire lift more than 300 creels a day from the waters around Holy Island.Jordan, 24, skippered his first boat aged 17 and now works full time as a fisherman.Watch more on this story on…


How veganism is taking the step from kitchen to closet

How veganism is taking the step from kitchen to closet

Image copyright Doctor Martens Image caption Dr Martens’ vegan boots represent 4% of all pairs sold Remember when synthetic leather was the fall-back option, if you couldn’t afford the real thing? Not any more.It has just become a selling point: clothes and accessories marketed as free from cow skin and any other animal products, are…


Extinction Rebellion ‘stemmed from failed bus lane protest’

Extinction Rebellion ‘stemmed from failed bus lane protest’

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Extinction Rebellion climate activists outside the Royal Courts of Justice in London A failed protest over a bus lane and a psychedelic drug retreat had key roles in forming a global climate protest movement, two founders have revealed. Extinction Rebellion now claims to have 100,000 members on its database.Simon Bramwell…


Protesters defy ban and occupy Central Hong Kong

Protesters defy ban and occupy Central Hong Kong

Main content Police and pro-democracy demonstrators have fought running battles in Hong Kong; Reports of another deadly shooting in the US with multiple victims in the State of Texas; Tens of thousands demonstrate against the suspension of parliament in the run-up to Brexit: Release date: 31 August 2019 29 days left to listen 28 minutes…



Can Swansea University psychologists help to lock up dangerous drivers?

Can Swansea University psychologists help to lock up dangerous drivers?

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Witnesses’ memories of crashes are “vulnerable to distortion”, psychologist Ruth Horry says Welsh police hope psychology can help them to convict dangerous drivers.South Wales Police is trialling the use of a questionnaire to obtain detailed accounts from witnesses to car crashes.The “self-administered interview” has been developed by academics led…


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