Tom Cheek

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Rugby elbowing out classic sports at girls' schools

Rugby is rapidly gaining popularity among girls, a leading headteacher has said, as a survey found more than half of girls' schools now offer the sport<p>Rugby is rapidly gaining popularity among girls, a leading headteacher has said, as a survey found more than half of girls' schools now offer the …

Gender

David Ross shows how to put sport at the heart of schools

A trust set up by the Carphone Warehouse founder has found a way to increase participation<p>When the Government finally publishes its New Strategy for Sport next week, attention will inevitably linger on whether the likes of the Football Association, the Rugby Football Union and the England and Wales …

The long and slow journey towards equal pay and attention for women's sport

Squash is awarding equal prize money, Britain’s best tennis player is coached by a woman and the U17s Women’s World Cup will have more female medics and coaches than ever, but most sports have a lot to learn about equality<p>• By James Willstrop for the Guardian Sport Network<p>In 1920 a women’s football …

China on track to top medals table at Rio Games - study

SYDNEY (Reuters) - China is on track to return to the top of the medals table at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics next year ahead of the United States and Russia, according to a benchmark study released by the Australian Olympic Committee on Wednesday.<p>The annual study, which analyses the results in …

Soccer

How to make your Christmas cocktails healthier

It's that time of the year again. As the nights draw in, the drinks start flowing.<p>With office Christmas parties, festive get-togethers with friends …

Tipple

What’s really in a mince pie: Christmas treats unwrapped

Mince pies<p>Mince pies are high in calories, saturated fat and sugar because of the pastry case, as well as the suet and sugar in the mincemeat …

Recipes

Achievement unlocked! Use science to keep your new year's resolutions

It’s all about choosing the correct goals, not being too ambitious … and activating your willpower<p>As 2015 draws to a close, perhaps you’re thinking about what you’d like to do differently next year. Whether it’s holding your tongue, spending more wisely or simply eating a more varied diet, the days …

Adopt This Routine And Dominate Your New Year's Resolution

The beginning of 2016 is upon was. In less than a month, we'll have the opportunity to start the New Year with a fresh set of goals.<p>The beginning of 2016 is upon was. In less than a month, we'll have the opportunity to start the New Year with a fresh set of goals.<p>You probably know that most people …

Time Management

It Takes a Lot More Than Enthusiasm to Make Those Lofty New Year's Resolutions Reality

During this time of the year -- every single year -- we start hearing about everyone’s New Year's resolutions, and how the upcoming fresh start is exactly what they need in order to make this their best year yet. While the enthusiasm and intentions are great, most people still start off strong in …

Christmas Gift Ideas: Top 5 Best Fitness Trackers

Christmas is mere days away, and the pressure is on to find those last-minute holiday gifts. One of the hottest gift ideas this holiday season is a …

Fitness Technology

Tree surgery with the Arboricultural unit at Kew Gardens

Aerial Photos of Tulip Fields in the Netherlands, by Normann Szkop

by <b>Kaushik</b><p>Wednesday, February 13, 2013<p>Read<p>With the help of pilot Claython Pender, French photographer Normann Szkop took to the skies in a Cesna to …

Protecting your plants in winter

Every plant has different needs during the winter, but with a little care you can ensure they all make it through to spring<p>On my summer veranda I like a jumble. Lush green leaves next to spiky mounds next to bright flowers. I think it looks textured, colourful and bohemian. <b>Pelargoniums</b> flower …

Gardening

Giant Vegetables at Harrogate Autumn Flower Show

by <b>Kaushik</b><p>Tuesday, September 25, 2012<p>Read<p>The Harrogate Autumn Flower Show, one of Britain’s most prestigious gardening shows, took place last weekend …

The world’s best airport has a horticulture team, a butterfly garden, and 500,000 plants

In March, Skytrax declared Singapore Changi Airport the world’s best overall (for the third straight year), and the best for leisure amenities. One reason global travelers consistently cite Changi as their favorite: its gardens.<p>Changi introduced its first garden in the early 1980s, and over the …

Landscaping

RHS head: ‘Why Britain faces a horticultural timebomb’

Sue Biggs, director general of the RHS, is determined to make Britain greener and stem the gardening skills shortage<p>When Sue Biggs, director general of the Royal Horticultural Society, had breast cancer last year, it was the life-affirming beauty of plants in her garden which helped her pull …

Laskett Gardens saved for public by horticultural charity

It was feared that Sir Roy Strong would 'destroy' the garden after his offer to bequeath it to the National Trust was rejected<p>Sir Roy Strong's Laskett Gardens are to be saved for the public by a horticultural charity which has stepped in, following the National Trust’s rejection.<p>It was feared that …

Charles Notcutt: Inspirational leader of the horticultural community who oversaw research and built up the family nursery business

Charles Notcutt was an inspirational and popular leader of the horticultural community, establishing and developing many trade bodies, and overseeing …

Intro to Functional Skills

Unionlearn to work with ETF to improve Functional Skills

Unionlearn is to work with the Education and Training Foundation (ETF) to making Functional Skills content more relevant and to raise the profile of …

Learning

Functional Skills Maths - Percentages

Mathematics, spaghetti carbonara and you

Colouring-in books boom continues with volume of mathematical patterns

Alex Bellos and Edmund Harriss’s Snowflake, Seashell, Star promises to be ‘both a field guide and a therapeutic exercise book’<p>Adults who are running out of cats and gardens to colour in as part of the new craze for “mindful” colouring books will soon have a more educational option for their eager …

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Here's a simple magic trick anyone can do, thanks to a basic mathematic principle

Flickr / Jin Arthur Benjamin is a math professor at Harvey Mudd College, but he's got a side gig, too: as a magician.<p>His new book, "The Magic of Math," combines his two passions — which actually have a lot in common. "Mathematicians and magicians both want their audience to wonder: How did you do …

Mathematics

F1: just how big was Sainz's '46G' Sochi crash? We do the maths

Toro Rosso driver Carlos Sainz had an almighty scare during free practice at the last grand prix in Russia, losing control of his car before hitting …

Activity levels 'not boosted by Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games'

<b>There has been almost no change in levels of physical activity in Scotland since the Commonwealth Games, according to new figures.</b><p>The statistics are contained in the Scottish Health Survey for 2014.<p>They suggest a 1% decrease for adults and just a 1% increase for children meeting the government's …

Commonwealth Games