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Cumbria's School Games participation is 'fantastic'

Hundreds of children from across Cumbria have been taking part in the finals of the county's School Games.

The event, in Carlisle, featured a range of sports, including hockey, tennis and netball. The event was opened by the sports minister Helen Grant. It aims to encourage children to take part in sports as well as promoting healthy lifestyles, something Sport England is keen to develop.

Mike Diaper, from Sport England, says it's 'fantastic'.

Cumbrian pupils prove they are a good sport

Local Cumbrian schools from all over Cumbria are gathering for the school sports day. They are taking part in various activities including Tri-golf and hockey. The sports minister Helen Grant MP was there to open the ceremony.

Children at the school sports day Credit: ITV Border
The event was opened by sport and tourism minister Helen Grant, who is from Cumbria Credit: ITV Border
Children playing Quicksticks hockey Credit: ITV Border


Research suggests women are more controlling and aggressive than men

A report suggests women are more aggressive than men in relationships Credit: PA

A report, by Dr Elizabath Bates from the University of Cumbria, suggests that women are more aggressive than men in relationships.

A questionnaire was given to 1104 students and asked about physical aggression and controlling behaviours to partners and same-sex others, including friends.

She found that women were more likely to be physically aggressive to their partners than men and men are more likely to be physically aggressive to other men. It was also found that women display more controlling behaviour than males.

This suggests that more work may need to be done to reduce violence towards men. It further suggests that more research into the causes of aggression towards a partner is needed.

Are women more aggressive than men? A new report says yes

A lecturer at the University of Cumbria has written a controversial report suggesting that women are more aggressive than men in relationships.

Dr Elizabeth Bates published findings based on interviews with more than a thousand students and says she hopes her study raises the issue of domestic violence against men and sees it taken more seriously.

Deputy Prime Minister gets behind Cumbrian education funding

Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg has said he hopes a new fund announced by the Department of Education to help children from disadvantaged families will "help our youngest children get on in life."

It's hoped the new fund will make children better off in their education Credit: PA

He said:

“Every child in Cumbria deserves the chance to fulfil their potential, and this extra funding is a boost to help our youngest children get on in life and succeed.

“Boys and girls from poorer families have often already fallen nineteen months behind their better off classmates by the time they hang up their coat on the first day of school. Increasing their chances of success has got to be a top priority.”

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