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One women's crew spot is likely to garner more attention than any other as Rowing New Zealand embarks on its 2013 campaign. Former head coach Dick Tonks has taken over the women's programme, featuring largely new double and quadruple sculls boats, as
A stellar women's pair of Rebecca Scown and Emma Twigg looms as an enticing combination for Rowing New Zealand this year. The duo teamed up at last weekend's Cambridge Town Cup regatta and Twigg admitted the partnership was one option she was
Exam success makes children happy, argues Michael Gove BBC News education reporter Michael Gove will back rigorous testing in schools as humans are hard wired to seek out challenges Exam success boosts children's happiness and encourages them to
A*-C grade, for the first time since the exams were introduced 24 years ago. This year's results show 69.4% of entries earned grades A*-C, compared with 69.8% last year.
Nearly 300 Sure Start children's centres have shut under the coalition, new figures reveal. Hardest hit are low-paid mums who cannot afford private care. Every community has lost an average of two centres, according to official statistics. The shadow
And even more doubt after Paul O'Conor's last-minute equaliser. But all the more so because this was a game that really should have been out of sight for Stephen Kenny 's side having led 2-0 at half-time. Indeed, it seemed like it would be after just
Sunday Apr 15, 2012 Olympians are jostling to plug personal sponsors on social media before a ban takes hold at the London Games. Some British athletes were warned by fair-trade watchdogs last week for shamelessly advertising everything from luxury
Twigg calls for independent school standards agency BBC News education correspondent Stephen Twigg says he wants education policy to be based on evidence Labour education spokesman Stephen Twigg is calling for the creation of an independent office to
Mr Twigg also revealed that he thought the Labour government had made a "mistake" in not putting enough emphasis on the "50% who were not going to higher education".
Strip Sir Fred Goodwin of knighthood Shadow education secretary Stephen Twigg and Conservative Party Co-Chairman Baroness Warsi have backed calls from backbench MPs for Sir Fred Goodwin, the former boss of Royal Bank of Scotland, to be stripped of