From today's UK papers

March 2, 2001


A Glasgow University study of violence in the sex industry says 80 per cent of street prostitutes suffer assault, and calls for an overhaul of social and legal attitudes. 


Chris Woodhead, the former chief inspector of schools in England, writes in his second article that the government is undermining the national curriculum, encouraging Alice-in-Wonderland theorists and abandoning its much-trumpeted "big ideas" for improving schools.


A single apple or orange a day cuts the risk of death in middle age by a fifth, Cambridge University researchers have shown.


Nearly 10,000 secondary school teaching posts are unfilled in England and Wales.

Ministers have accused Chris Woodhead, the former chief inspector of schools in England, of backtracking on policies that he supported while he was in the post. ( Financial Times , Guardian , Independent , Daily Telegraph , Times )

One tenth of hospital patients in Britain's national health service fall victim to a mistake or problem with their treatment, researchers at University College London said yesterday. ( Guardian , Daily Telegraph )

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