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Charity fears not enough is known about dyslexia

It's a condition which is thought to affect around 10% of the population - and can have a major impact on a child's future prospects.

But it is feared that still not enough is known about dyslexia - even among teachers - many of whom it's claimed don't know how to spot it, or how to support those children who have it.

Michael Billington met a student from Scunthorpe - and the teacher who's helping him to improve his reading and writing skills:

Annual Hull Fair set to open

Final preparations are underway ahead of the official opening of this year's Hull Fair.

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More than 400,000 people are expected at the fair in the next week.

The fair, which features more than 250 rides and around 100 stalls is one of Europe's largest and oldest travelling fairs, dating back to the 13th century.

Among those setting up is 82-year-old Gilbert Chadwick Senior - the oldest showman at the ground.


Imams declare ISIS is 'failing' in new edition of digital magazine

Imams from across the country have today claimed that ISIS is failing in its mission, by not supporting Muslims.

Leeds-based Imam Qari Asim is among the senior editors of the digital magazine Haqiqah, which was developed as an attempt to "reclaim the digital space from ISIS." The latest issue argues that "the terrorist group, which has no religious legitimacy, is also failing socially and economically."

“The reality is that Daesh continues to put out a huge amount of propaganda and lies, despite its promises being exposed as falsehoods, which is why a continued effort to reclaim the digital space from terrorists is so important.

In its desperation at its own failings, it has told Syrians that they are committing a ‘major sin’ in Islam if they seek protection in the West. According to Daesh, this makes thousands refugees apostates. This is a wicked and inhumane lie.”

– Dr Qari Asim MBE, Imam at Makkah Mosque
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