Jayne Dowle: Lessons in life as school years draw to a close
BY the end of this week my oldest child will have left secondary school. His last GCSE exam is on Friday morning. It’s physics, not his strongest subject. When he puts down his pen for the final time in that exam hall, it’s all over.
Her signature style was a wool suit by Aquascutum, with shoulder pads and matching handbag – so Margaret Thatcher would have been surprised to see herself as a centrepiece in an exhibition devoted to the history of the T-shirt.
Jayne Dowle: Communities with proud mining past need a future
I’M sending this message to the Government straight from the heart of the former Yorkshire coalfield. My own village, Worsbrough, is one of the most deprived in the area covered by the Coalfields Regeneration Trust.
Jayne Dowle: Why Meghan’s quiet revolution will make Royal history
THE least said about the official wedding photograph the better. After all the verve and joyousness of the ceremony which marked the joining in matrimony of Harry Windsor and Meghan Markle, we might have expected something rather less conventional to put in the scrapbook.
Jayne Dowle: The costly barriers that stand in the way of an university education
I’VE been reading the thoughts of some very clever people on the plight of white working-class boys. It’s a subject dear to my heart. I know a lot of them. My own son is 15. He’s as working class as his mates, apart from a quirk of his mother’s university education and subsequent career as a writer.