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Jayne Dowle: Raise a glass to changes in country’s pub culture

IT’S a piece of legislation that sounds as dusty and old-fashioned as those Victorian laws brought in to control the consumption of gin. Ask a person under the age of 30 if they can imagine pubs and bars closed in the afternoon between 3pm and 5.30pm and they look at you as if you should be wearing a top hat and spats.

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the Government is now committed to tackling early years literacy, but do Ministers have the answers?

Jayne Dowle: Technology no magic fix for loss of family support for education

THE Education Secretary, Damian Hinds, has a lot to learn. In a major speech on social mobility this week, he sounded perplexed. Children are starting formal education unable to speak or read in full sentences. And even by the end of reception year, more than a quarter of four and five-year-olds don’t meet expected communication and literacy levels.

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