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School league tables branded a 'nonsense' amid changes

<b>The government is facing criticism its school league tables are a "nonsense", after steps to make exams more rigorous led to more failing schools.</b><p>The number of schools failing to meet government benchmarks on GCSE grades and progress has doubled to 330 schools in the wake of the changes.<p>Both …

United Kingdom

Secondary league tables: Best GCSE results

<b>This table lists the top 100 schools in England with the best results at GCSE. All or the vast majority of their pupils attained the benchmark of five A*-C grades in GCSEs or equivalent qualifications, including maths and English GCSEs.</b><p>The average number of points scored per pupil is then used to …

Education

Do the British love McDonald's most?

By Emily Thomas <i>Newsbeat reporter</i><p><b>The golden arches, Big Macs, Happy Meals - they couldn't be more American, right?</b><p>But it's a British man, Steve Easterbrook, who is taking charge of McDonald's.<p>And while the chain's profits have fallen globally, it's in good health in the UK.<p>Newsbeat's been speaking …

McDonald's

In pictures: Haiti five years after the earthquake

<b>On 12 January 2010, Haiti was struck by a magnitude seven earthquake.</b><p>More than 250,000 people are estimated to have been killed and more than 1.5 million displaced.<p>Five years on, more than 85,500 Haitians still live in displaced people's camps. The children in these camps are particularly …

Natural Disasters

Indian Ocean tsunami: Emotional reunion in Aceh 10 years on

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/uk/1133000/1133297_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1518252948_69d95d52a808171e4ae8d61977e9c61b<p><b>It's hard to recognise Lhoknga at first.</b><p>The trees have grown back so enthusiastically that, from the road, the tiny village seems hidden behind a lush …

Natural Disasters

UK floods: Millions of homes 'at risk'

Almost one year on from the wettest winter on record, millions of UK homes are still not adequately prepared for possible flooding.<p>More than five million homes are classed as "at risk" but only 1.7 million households have taken action to protect their properties.<p>Many homes are still cleaning up …

Weather

Indian Ocean tsunami: Share your stories

<b>Where were you on 26 December 2004, the day a 9.1-magnitude earthquake off the coast of Banda Aceh, Indonesia triggered a deadly tsunami that killed more than 230,000 people?</b><p>Ten years on from the disaster, the BBC is asking for your memories of what happened that day, and during the …

Indian Ocean

East coast storm surge: What happened next?

<b>A year ago the biggest tidal surge since 1953 battered the east coast of England, flooding communities from Yorkshire to Kent and causing millions of pounds worth of damage. What happened next to the hardest hit areas?</b><p>Many villagers in Hemsby, on the Norfolk coast, were in the pub on the night of 5 …

Rainfall

Flood defences: Treasury unveils £2.3bn for schemes to protect homes

<b>More than 1,400 flood defence projects are to receive funding to protect 300,000 homes, the Treasury has said.</b><p>The £2.3bn investment, which is not new money, will help prevent £30bn damage in areas including the Thames and Humber Estuaries in the next six years.<p>Other infrastructure, including roads, …

United Kingdom

Olympic Park cultural project receives funding

<b>A planned cultural and education centre at the Olympic Park is to receive £141m funding, the Treasury has said.</b><p>The spending has been announced in the National Infrastructure Plan published ahead of the chancellor's Autumn Statement.<p>Also announced were £150m for housing revamps in four London …

England

For Diagram Patterns

Here’s a nice little photo tutorial for the Pom Pom Edge - a refreshing and whimsical way to finish off a blanket/afghan

Here’s a nice little photo tutorial for the <b>Pom Pom Edge</b> - a refreshing and whimsical way to finish off a blanket/afghan. Made by Robin from the blog Once Upon a Pink Moon.

Sky News - First For Breaking News From The UK And Around The World

Top Stories<p>The Latest News from the UK and Around the World | Sky News<p>Some of Britain's biggest retailers pledge to stop selling corrosive liquids to …

BBC Radio 5 live - In Short, Iceland volcano lava can move 'quicker than Usain Bolt'

Seismologist Tom Greenfield says the lava from the Icelandic volcano eruption can move 'quicker than Usain Bolt'. Planes were banned from flying within 6,000 ft of the volcano peak until the red alert changed to orange. Iceland's Eyjafjallajokull volcano erupted in 2010, producing ash that …

Usain Bolt

Iceland issues new Bardarbunga volcano alert

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1104000/1104815_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1518104381_9ca79b7444b32f95d7582497c3c892da<p><b>Iceland on Sunday issued an aviation alert after a fresh lava eruption from a fissure near the Bardarbunga volcano, but the warning was later …

University of Cambridge

Foreign tourist numbers rose fastest in SW in 2013

<b>The number of overseas tourists visiting the South West in 2013 grew at a faster rate than anywhere else in Britain, according to VisitBritain.</b><p>Holiday visits from overseas increased by 48% during the summer season with spending up by 29% to £244m.<p>The South West welcomed 512,000 holiday visits in …

European Travel

Tourists visiting UK in record numbers

<b>The first half of 2014 was the most popular period ever for tourism into the UK, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) has found.</b><p>Tourists made 16.41 million trips to the UK between January and June, an 8% rise on the same period in 2013.<p>Spending by foreign residents in the UK has reached £8.92bn …

Human Geography

hot cocoa served in oranges • A Subtle Revelry

One of my favorite combos is chocolate and orange. Every holiday season we buy one of those amazing balls of orange- chocolate and it’s hard not to …

Hot Chocolate

Need a Nap? Would You Wear This Contraption That Allows You to Sleep Just About Anywhere?

From the folks who gave the world the original Ostrich Pillow, above, a fluffy soft head-and-hand contraption that allows you to sleep just about anywhere, comes a brand-new, even more portable piece of napping headgear!<p>Say hello to the Ostrich Pillow Light—a headband-like creation made of soft …

Try This: Fabric Lined Dresser Drawers

In our current home we made the choice to go with mostly neutral walls and furniture. I like to think of that choice as a free pass to add <i>as many</i> …

House Design

10 creative ways to use a sharpie

Although these little pens pack a distinct smell, their magical powers keep us coming back for more. Not only are they permanent, but they are …

Giant, Giant Granny Square Blanket

As a child we often travelled to my maternal grandparent’s house for the holidays. I loved my Grandma Cordelia’s old house, especially all of its …

Knitting

Foods That Can Make Your Cat Sick

It may seem farfetched for cats to try and eat some of the following foods. Over the years however, we have seen it all, cats eating anything and everything from cantaloupe to lettuce and olives. Some cats will beg endlessly for scraps of your food, but its best to avoid people food as treats. Keep …

Is This the Most Inappropriate Wedding-March Song Ever?

I <i>absolutely</i> believe in expressing yourself at your wedding. Personal touches are important—they make a special day all the more special. But this? I'm not so sure. Take a look and tell me what you think (warning: NSFW language!):<p>Yes, the bride is dancing—and, you know, <i>gyrating</i>—down the aisle to a …

Make it Modern: DIY Two-Tone Sail Rope Hammock

This might be the perfect summer project. Weaving is an amazing way to relax. The repetition and handiwork are incredibly cathartic—and when you’re …

Crafting

Accent Nail Ideas For Back To School

It's always a little rough when summer vacation comes to an end. But the start of the school year is a great excuse to break out a new accessory. And …

9 Alternatives To The Classic Bridal Bouquet

As much as we love a beautiful bridal bouquet full of fresh flowers, it can be really fun to reinvent the classics. Here, nine bouquet ideas — sans …

Weddings