Friends meet up with folding chairs for a cuppa either side of council sign marking boundary

It’s a situation bordering on the ridiculous – but two friends from two neighbouring areas of Scotland have found a new way to continue to meet despite tougher lockdown measures. Friends of 30 years, Tim Porteus and Sheila McWhirter live in the neighbouring council districts of East Lothian and Edinburgh. But because both areas are … Read more Friends meet up with folding chairs for a cuppa either side of council sign marking boundary

Celebrations marking the arrival of the Pilgrims on the Mayflower go without ceremony

Like nearly every holiday or commemorative event in 2020, celebrations for the 400th anniversary of the historic Mayflower voyage were canceled or postponed this year due to the coronavirus pandemic.  The nation this month was set to mark the anniversary of arguably one of the most important dates in American history, the day the first … Read more Celebrations marking the arrival of the Pilgrims on the Mayflower go without ceremony

Rebekah Vardy leads stars marking Mental Health Awareness Day

Rebekah Vardy, Kate Ferdinand, and Mark Wright led the stars in sharing words of support with their followers on World Mental Health Day on Saturday. The WAG, 38, TV personality, 29, and former TOWIE star, 33, joined an array of celebrities posting snaps, videos, and tales of their own struggles with their mental well-being in … Read more Rebekah Vardy leads stars marking Mental Health Awareness Day

Defiant Britons band together over cups of tea in incredible photos marking 80 years since the Blitz

A series of incredible images casting a light on the lives of the defiant Brits who lived through The Blitz have been unearthed on the 80th anniversary of German bombing campaign. The black and white archive help retell the stories of strength and solidarity in the face of struggle and help show the stark contrast between … Read more Defiant Britons band together over cups of tea in incredible photos marking 80 years since the Blitz

Nina Dobrev flaunts her bikini-clad backside in cheeky shot marking the end of her Mexico vacation

Nina Dobrev has been living it up in Tulum Beach, Mexico with her boyfriend Shaun White and her closest friends. But the 31-year-old actress had to say ‘Adios’ to the surf and sun this weekend, sharing a cheeky swimsuit shot as her farewell on Sunday. ‘All good things must come to an end.  time to … Read more Nina Dobrev flaunts her bikini-clad backside in cheeky shot marking the end of her Mexico vacation

Holly Hagan reveals she has said ‘yes to the dress’ marking ‘the end of a decade worth of sadness’

‘It’s been one of the most emotional days of my life’: Holly Hagan reveals she has said ‘yes to the dress’ marking ‘the end of a decade worth of sadness, heartbreak and trolling’ By Connie Rusk For Mailonline Published: 01:05 BST, 21 August 2020 | Updated: 01:09 BST, 21 August 2020 Holly Hagan has revealed … Read more Holly Hagan reveals she has said ‘yes to the dress’ marking ‘the end of a decade worth of sadness’

Exam chief defends marking system that could see 39% of pupils get lower marks than predicted

A-levels and GCSEs have been marked in ‘the fairest way’ says exam chief as he defends system that could see 39% of pupils get lower-than-predicted grades Roger Taylor said teachers’ predictions alone would ruin qualification credibility Combining predictions with statistical model is the ‘fairest’ way to award grades Similar system in Scotland saw thousands receive poorer … Read more Exam chief defends marking system that could see 39% of pupils get lower marks than predicted

Teachers’ estimated marking ‘could be affected by bias’ against students 

Pupils could miss out on the exam results they deserve this summer as the system risks being ‘unfair’ for disadvantaged students, MPs have warned. The Commons Education Select Committee report said England’s exams regulator’s process for allowing students to appeal their grades if they believe discrimination has occurred is not accessible for all students. Education … Read more Teachers’ estimated marking ‘could be affected by bias’ against students 

Vandals smash two graves marking Bristol burial site of African slave

Vandals smash two graves marking Bristol burial site of African slave and scrawl ‘put Colston’s statue back’ on paving nearby – 10 days after toppling of city’s controversial memorial to 17th century trader The headstones mark the burial place of African slave Scipio Africanus Chalk message in the churchyard suggested the vandalism was in revenge … Read more Vandals smash two graves marking Bristol burial site of African slave

Professor suspended after refusing request for lenient marking of black students’ assessments 

A professor at the University of California in Los Angeles has been suspended and placed under police protection after he rejected his non-black students’ appeals for him to be lenient with his black students. Gordon Klein, an accounting professor in the Anderson School of Business, where he has been teaching for 39 years, was suspended … Read more Professor suspended after refusing request for lenient marking of black students’ assessments