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Ministers are floundering into exam chaos: but it’s candidates who’ll suffer

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On 30th September I published a piece on Voice of the North about next year’s (summer 2021) public exams. I predicted that, notwithstanding their...

A level and GCSE exams won’t take place as “normal” in...

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As one in six schools has year-groups sent home due to Covid outbreaks, and pupil progress is affected as a result, education bodies are...

My kitchen sink drama when BT’s repairs left me in the...

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  Kitchen sink drama or BT soap opera? Kitchen sink drama or BT soap opera? COLIN WAKELING finds himself left in the lockdown lurch   I RECENTLY 'ENJOYED'...

Curious cacophony in Crookham as Banksy goes ballistic: a tall tale...

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What was that curious cacophony in Crookham last weekend? Don’t worry: it was only Banksy going ballistic at government’s labyrinthine Cummings and goings! Was I...

Will the virus kill off the local rag? On paper, possibly....

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Coronavirus has killed tens of thousands of people and devastated the printed press. But could it kill off the true hyper-local media ? In...

BANKSY’S WEEK: What the actress said to the bishop. . ....

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YOU HAVE TO BE CAREFUL where you sow your seed, as the actress said to the bishop. Particularly when it comes to dotting your...

Covid, confinement, questioning, conspiracy – and, er, nudity

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Covid, confinement, questioning, conspiracy – and, er, nudity. Back in the day, I was something of a conference tart. I’d accept invitations to...

Lockdown school: keeping calm and carrying on at home

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The elderly father-in-law of an old friend had an unfortunate habit of announcing in pubs, rather too loudly, “I was a grammar...