Staff have been regularly contacting vulnerable children. Some have been delivering food to their homes. A huge amount of thought and effort has gone into devising new ways to support learning at home. My union created a parents’ website to support children’s education through creative, enjoyable activities that make learning fun. … [Read more...] about Time for a government U-turn over the UK’s shocking child poverty levels
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FILE - In this Jan. 9, 2014, file photo Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs Linda Thomas-Greenfield, right, testifies during a Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington. President-elect Joe Biden is expected to tap longtime diplomat Linda Thomas-Greenfield as the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File) … [Read more...] about Joe Biden picks former Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen to be first female Treasury Secretary and brings back John Kerry as climate czar as Democrats’ cabinet takes shape
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Perhaps the real Prince Philip said it best himself when he told his biographer Tim Heald: 'I certainly believe in the need for a free press, but there is a difference between freedom and licence, and between the honest pursuit of the truth and the cynical pursuit of thoughtless – even vindictive – sensationalism.' … [Read more...] about In his 100th year, Prince Philip deserves better than to be the target of the cruellest lie of all in The Crown, writes royal biographer HUGO VICKERS