Louise McIntyre

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UK school closes amid outbreak of false black widow spiders

A British school has been forced to close for the day, because of an outbreak of Britain’s most venomous spider.<p>The Dean Acacdemy in Gloucestershire has shut down after “identifying an issue” with false widow spiders.<p>The school was shut to allow pest controllers to fumigate the site.<p>Experts say the …

Millions of students and thousands of teachers protest in Spain

Millions of students and thousands of teachers protested against fresh cutbacks to the education sector in Spain.<p>Students, teachers and unions alike are all against the so-called Wert Law – a law that is named after the Minister for Education Jose Ignacio Wert. They are angry with the six million …

The man credited with inventing the doner kebab has died: http://bbc.in/1g2Pamz Kadir Nurman started selling grilled meat and salad inside a flat bread in 1972, thinking people might like a meal they could carry with them. While there are other possible "inventors", his contribution was recognised by the Association of Turkish Doner Manufacturers.

Mc Donald's has decided to stop serving Heinz ketchup after 40 years: http://bbc.in/1ahtdxF It follows the appointment of a former Burger King CEO as head of Heinz. Is this a good move? Will you miss the branded ketchup?

Teaching is like parenting: you don't need to have a qualification

Schoolteaching is a profession, but it's not like becoming a doctor or a vet. No one would want to be operated on by an amateur who hadn't had years of experience. The prospect of going to the dentist and being confronted by somebody with a lifelong passion for teeth but no university background or …

Tired? Troubled love life? Try banning the gadgets from the bedroom "Late-night fiddling with devices stimulates your brain and invades what should be a quiet space. Time to turn off" http://gu.com/p/3kv4k/fb

Trial of the century: Rebekah Brooks and Andy Coulson in the dock

Rebekah Brooks and Andy Coulson are finally going to have their day in court, as the most significant legal battle to hit British politics in a …

Prisoners Should Be Given Access To The Internet, Report Says

Allowing prisoners access to computers and the internet would help with reintegration into society and reduce reoffending once they are released, …

Grangemouth Unite official quits before he gets the boot

The Unite official at the centre of the Grangemouth industrial dispute quit his job on Monday rather than face dismissal over his political activities at the plant.<p>Stevie Deans was accused of using the facilities to campaign on behalf of the Labour Party, a link that became controversial when he …

Independent Scotland would face tough choices on tax, says thinktank

An independent Scotland may have to reverse the popular freeze in council tax or reform its property taxes to fund high levels of public services, according to the Institute of Fiscal Studies (IFS).<p>The thinktank claims that independence would allow Scotland to radically overhaul and improve on the …

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Owners of killer dogs to face same jail terms as lethal drivers under new Government plans

The owners of dangerous dogs that attack and kill people will face 14 years in jail under new Government plans.<p>People could also face five years in prison if their dog attacks and injures someone, as ministers pledged to toughen up punishments for owners who allow animals to commit "horrendous" …

Wilkinson - 'The problem in my career was winning the World Cup'

England<p>Wilkinson - 'The problem in my career was winning the World Cup'<p>ESPN Staff<p>October 29, 2013<p>Life-changing moment ... Jonny Wilkinson celebrates …

Should Arsenal throw the Capital One Cup clash against Chelsea tonight?

club metro opinion<p>Hear the screams? That’s Arsenal fans going crazy because I just suggested we throw a competition we should be looking to win.<p>Now, …