Harman demands apology for Mail’s paedophile ‘smears’

Harman demands apology for Mail’s paedophile ‘smears’ Labour deputy leader steps up her attack on rightwing paper, calling on it to retract its ‘politically motivated’ claims.
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Press industry pushes ahead with new regulator despite political deadlock

Press industry pushes ahead with new regulator despite political deadlock Leading newspaper and magazine publishers take first steps in setting up Independent Press Standards Organisation.
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History is where the great battles of public life are now being fought| Tristram Hunt

From curriculum rows to Niall Ferguson’s remarks on Keynes, our past is the fuel for debate about the futureThe bullish Harvard historian Niall Ferguson cut an unfamiliar, almost meek figure last week. As reports of his ugly suggestion that John Maynard Keynes’s homosexuality had made the great economist indifferent to the prospects of future generations […]
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Is good grammar still important?

The inaugural Bad Grammar award has gone to a group of academics for an open letter in which they criticised education secretary Michael Gove. Are we too hung up on the correct use of language?Charlie Higson, comedian and authorLanguage is a uniquely human attribute, one of the things that makes us what we are. We […]
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Cheers as Observer helps family win life insurance

Friends Life does U-turn on £100,000 life insurance payout to bereaved family of cancer suffererThe bereaved family of a man whose £100,000 life insurance claim was rejected has now been awarded the money, after their plight was publicised in The Observer.The newspaper reported last December on the case of Nic Hughes, who died in October […]
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Doubts over childcare ‘expert’ feted by Tories

Swede who briefed MPs on peril of pre-school daycare admits he has no academic degreeA Swedish childcare “expert” who was called to brief MPs last month on the dangers of subsidised daycare has been attacked as “unscientific” and “unqualified” by the author of the main study on which he drew.Jonas Himmelstrand, the keynote speaker at […]
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