With this fetish for tickbox targets, no wonder Britain is losing teachers | Tricia Bracher

12 September 2017 @18:08 | The Guardian
A rigid and sterile culture is driving educators out of schools but ministers have closed their eyes to the crisis The sociologist Helmut Schoeck described the “Spartan complex”, in which primitive man, envious of the apparently luxurious lot of his children, seeks to impose hardship upon the next generation in order that they may suffer as he did. continue...


Antonio Conte hails ‘dangerous’ Mohamed Salah ahead of Chelsea’s clash with Liverpool
'We must pay great attention.'

Ice and snow warning across the UK as temperatures plummet
It's a winter wonderland in Scotland right now.

Cheapest house in Britain could be perfect stocking filler for £1
It is close to a commuter station.

Sergey Kovalev vs Vyacheslav Shabranskyy undercard, UK TV channel, time, date and odds
Can the Krusher get back on track?

Liverpool v Chelsea: match preview
Antonio Conte conducted preparations for Anfield on the flight home from Qarabag as Chelsea only man...

How the collapse of Cardiff firm Ticketline (UK) affects customers
Letters are being sent out to people who are waiting for tickets

Christmas loneliness is a problem – festive hats off to the pub with a plan | Dave Berry
A London pub’s offer of a free dinner for anyone who’s alone at Christmas is a heartwarming reminder...

Mortgage approvals in UK at lowest level for 13 months
Bank agreements for homebuyers decline, seen by economists as further sign of British market downtur...

40 cosy pubs in Wales with real fires to cwtch up in front of
When it's chilly outside, warm up with a pint in front of a roaring log fire

These are the real people behind some of Wales' favourite tribute acts
From Bassey to Presley, Gaga to Macca, there's a lot of talent out there