The National Union of Teachers has welcomed the Education Secretary's decision to U-turn over GCSEs today. General secretary Christine Blower said:
This is a victory for all those who have campaigned against this ill thought-out reform to GCSEs.
The Education Secretary must now learn a lesson from this fiasco and consult with those who know far more than he appears to do about education.
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Sir Bruce Forsyth, Sir Cliff Richard and the Prime Minister have been among those paying tribute to Cilla Black following news of her death.
TV favourite Cilla Black, who has died aged 72, gave viewers a "lorra, lorra laughs" during her long career.
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