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Inspectors found three books promoting inequality of women and illegal punishment during a visit to the school in east London.Read the full story ›
Many children who survived concentration camps in Nazi Germany were brought to London.
They have come together to create memory quilts with their families and with each other as a testimony of their experience of starting a new life in the capital after the war.
To mark 70 years since their liberation, The Jewish Museum is displaying the memory quilts.
Joanna Milan arrived on 15th August 1945. She says:
"The square represents myself as a young girl alone arriving in a strange country. The bluebells remind me of the first spring in England where there were carpets of bluebells. It was such an amazing sight and the smell was overwhelming - it was the start of a new life."
There are a series of four quilts, which are on display for free.
Nests and eggs were found at the school in east London. False Black Widow spiders can give a nasty bite and trigger an allergic reaction.Read the full story ›
Shadow Chancellor told thousands at rally that the government had 'betrayed' them on tuition fees and plan to ace maintenance grants.Read the full story ›
Labour have condemned the opening of a new grammar school in Kent, saying it will not benefit poorer pupils.
Shadow education secretary Lucy Powell dismissed the idea that the new 450-pupil school in Sevenoaks was an annexe to an existing school and said it would pave the way for many other remaining grammars to follow suit.
She also rejected the idea the grammar schools opened up opportunities for pupils from poorer backgrounds, saying they were dominated by the children of middle class families who could afford to pay to tutor them through the 11 plus.
"Long gone are the days of the 50s and 60s when a few bright children from working class backgrounds were given an opportunity," she said.
"The grammar school selection process today is much more reflective of the means and the social capital to pass the 11 plus."
The Education Secretary will approve plans for the country's first new grammar school in 50 years to be in Kent.Read the full story ›