Ofsted chief’s after-school club plea: Teachers must make time for sports

Schools must make time for sports, trips and clubs or risk prolonging the ‘loss’ of social skills caused by lockdowns, the head of Ofsted urges.Amanda Spielman suggests heads could extend the school day to bring back ‘once cherished’ activities like football, drama club and music.As schools reopen this week, she says there are ‘rising health…

Coronavirus Australia: Spotlight, Anaconda and Mountain Designs staff punished if they don’t get jab

Thousands of workers at Spotlight, Anaconda and Mountain Designs will be PUNISHED if they don’t get the Covid-19 vaccineSpotlight Group has sent out an email to staff regarding Christmas bonusesEligible staff ordered to prove vaccination status to receive end of year bonusAffects staff at Spotlight  Anaconda, Harris Scarfe and Mountain Designs stores2BG host Ben Fordham and…

Emergency covid-19 mental health pop-up clinics set up in Sydney

Emergency pop-up clinics set up to tackle horrific teen mental health crisis in lockdown – with huge surge in kids being hospitalisedTen new pop-up mental health clinics have opened to assist NSW residents Most are in the hard-hit western Sydney suburbs ravaged by coronavirus Anyone in distress can seek advice and support through Lifeline (13 11 14) By…

Health fears over new craze among young people for super-strength nicotine devices 

The vapes as strong as 125 cigarettes: Health fears over new craze among young people for super-strength nicotine devicesChildren are buying super-strength vapes – equivalent to smoking 125 cigarettesMost concern is focused on super-strong Geek Bar Pro products costing up to £7High doses of nicotine can affect teenagers’ brain development By Tom Kelly Investigations Editor For…

Explosive claims in search for missing toddler ‘AJ’ as friend reveals CCTV has ‘gone missing’

Crucial security camera footage has ‘gone missing’ at the rural property where a toddler vanished without a trace before miraculously being found on Monday morning after three days in the bush, a family friend has claimed.  Anthony ‘AJ’ Elfalak, three, was last seen playing at his family’s 256ha rural property in Putty, about 150km north-west of…

Fears Hurricane Ida could BREACH New Orleans levees on 16th anniversary of Katrina

President Joe Biden has warned that Ida is a ‘devastating hurricane – a life threatening storm’ as one of the most powerful weather systems to ever reach the mainland United States swept in to the Gulf Coast on Sunday.  Biden spoke hours after Ida made landfall on the Louisiana coast as a Category 4 hurricane, bringing…

Schoolgirl, 17, urges teenagers to get vaccinated

‘This virus is not a joke for young people’: Schoolgirl, 17, urges other teenagers to get vaccinated after Covid put her in hospital just THREE DAYS after she had her first jabMaisy Evans, 17, was hospitalised with a Covid-related blood clot in her lung The schoolgirl tested positive for the virus three days after receiving first jab  She…

Texas cop charged with murdering black man faces new charges for murdering a SECOND man

An Austin police officer who is already facing murder charges for the April 2020 death of a black and Hispanic man is now facing additional murder charges in the killing of an Asian man nine months earlier.Christopher Taylor, 29, and Karl Krycia, 28, were both charged Friday with first-degree murder and a third-degree felony count…

Fury as holidaymakers are stranded at Border Control amid stringent Covid checks 

Chaos struck Heathrow Airport today as hundreds of passengers queued for more than three hours to get through passport control with no social distancing.Passengers were left furious as they stood in line for hours at Terminals 2 and 5 to pass through stringent Covid checks at Border Control, with some calling on management to ‘get more…

Double amputee father-of-two crawls up Mount Snowdon on his hands and knees in 13-hour charity climb

Double amputee father-of-two, 56, crawls up Mount Snowdon on his hands and knees in 13-hour charity climbFather-of-two Paul Ellis, 56, had legs removed after spinal surgery back in 2008Despite this, he has completed the gruelling nine-mile climb to Snowdon summitMr Ellis carried out the feat to raise money and awareness for amputee children By Katie Feehan…