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Tories: Lads' mags making UK irresponsible
Tories: Lads’ mags making UK irresponsible

Lads’ mags are part of the reason British society has become so irresponsible, Tory children’s spokesman Michael Gove has said. In a wide ranging speech, Mr Gove attacked magazines such as Nuts and Zoo for perpetuating an image of sex as free and uncomplicated. “I believe we need to ask tough questions about the instant-hit… Read more »

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Countryside coming to classrooms in Suffolk

Children in schools across Suffolk will have a chance to learn more about the countryside when a new roadshow launches next year. Bookings are now being taken for the Outreach Outdoors project, which aims to bring the countryside to children in primary schools across the county. The project has been launched by the Suffolk Agricultural… Read more »

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Curriculum Bill passes stage one in Senedd

A Bill that will make religious education in Wales fully inclusive of humanism has passed the first stage before becoming law. Wales Humanists – which has long campaigned for this change – has strongly welcomed the news, saying the Bill will make Wales ‘a world-leader in inclusive education’. Following a debate, Senedd members today voted… Read more »

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Forced marriage is coming under the government spotlight
New crackdown on forced marriage

A new government crackdown on forced marriage looks set to increase the age at which someone can apply for a marriage visa from 18 to 21. “British citizens have the right to marry whoever they choose,” said border and immigration minister Liam Byrne. “But we want newcomers to succeed in our society and sign up… Read more »