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House of Lords votes for at-home abortion provision

During last night’s late night sitting in the House of Lords, running beyond 2am, peers voted to allow women to continue to access abortion services at home. Prior to Covid, women were required to attend a clinic in person to access abortion pills. But since then, they have been able to receive the pills by post. The… Read more »

BASC launches second newspaper campaign
BASC commits to hen harrier recovery plan

The British Association for Shooting and Conservation (BASC) has committed to contributing £75,000 towards Natural England’s hen harrier recovery work over the next three years, via its Legacy Fund. Three annual payments of £25,000 will aid Natural England’s objectives of winter roost monitoring, support and education around diversionary feeding, and the southern reintroduction of the species. The three-year agreement follows… Read more »

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Professor Richard Dawkins' comments came at the atheist bus launch
Dawkins: Creationist science teachers ‘ignorant’

By Alex Stevenson Professor Richard Dawkins has hit out at science teachers being “so ignorant of science” after a poll showed a majority backed the teaching of creationism in schools. The outspoken Oxford professor was responding to research out last month by pollster Ipsos Mori which found 65 per cent of teaching staff backed its… Read more »

School inspectors to fight boredom
‘Boring teachers’ to be addressed by Ofsted

By staff The government is set to launch a crackdown on “boring teachers” in response to worries pupils’ attainment is slipping due to a lack of stimulation in the classroom. The chief inspector of schools, Christine Gilbert, said Ofsted inspectors would begin to be asked to assess why pupils are not paying attention in… Read more »