But Gavin Williamson said he could not guarantee schools would reopen at Easter, saying any decision would be made on scientific advice. The government is due to review the national lockdown on 15 February, but schools could remain closed after the half-term break. … [Read more...] about Gavin Williamson says he hopes schools in England reopen before Easter
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Parents on lower incomes were more likely than their wealthier peers to be finding the second lockdown more difficult than the first (28% compared with 15%), the report found. It also highlighted differences in parental spending on their child’s home learning since September, with one in five of the highest earners (19%) splashing out more than £200, while almost a third of the lowest earners (31%) had spent nothing. … [Read more...] about Home schooling is widening attainment gap between rich and poor, finds report
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Mr Johnson has promised to have care homes vaccinated against the disease by the end of January but, so far, only half of residents, who were supposed to be front of the queue for jabs in December but missed out due to logistical issues with handling the Pfizer vaccine, have been immunised against the virus. … [Read more...] about Is Britain’s Covid vaccine rollout back on track? UK dishes out 346,000 doses but falls just shy of speed needed to see country jab 14million by mid-February – amid fears lockdown will last until Easter even if the goal is met
His wife, Melania, refused to show her successor as First Lady, Jill Biden, around her new home. Mrs Trump had claimed in her farewell speech to the nation that Americans should ‘use every opportunity to show consideration for another person.’ A clear case of failure to put your money where your mouth is. … [Read more...] about JENNI MURRAY: I admit I was wrong to say I’m working class … when I’m not!