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11th February 2001

BLAIR ANNOUNCES £35m ACTIVITIES SCHEME

A £35m drive to involve less privileged children in cultural activities has been announced by the Government. Around 60 000 youngsters will visit theatres attend drama & music classes & take part in other extra- curricular activities. Writing in the Sunday People PM Tony Blair said he wants to expand access beyond the "privileged few". The Pupil Learning Credit Scheme is part of a five-year education plan.

12th February 2001

TEACHERS FIND FAVOUR WITH PAY RISE DEAL

Scotland's teachers have overwhelmingly backed a deal over pay & conditions following extensive negotiations. accepted the deal which will see pay rises of over 21% for all teachers. The three-year pay deal is based on recommendations from the inquiry chaired by Professor Gavin McCrone. Education Minister Jack McConnell said the agreement was "excellent news" for parents & children across the country

12th February 2001

CHARITIES CONDEMN WONDERLAND SENTENCES

Seven children's charities have united to condemn the "lenient" jail sentences given to seven men who took part in the Wonderland Club child porn ring. The groups said they were "deeply disappointed" by the sentencing. John Carr of NCH said: "It seems to say that this type of child sex abuse will be tolerated by today's society." The men could have been jailed for up to three years but the longest sentence was 30 months.

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11th February 2001

LARA TO FACE INQUIRY INTO MATCH-FIXING

Top West Indian batsman Brian Lara is to be questioned by investigators probing match-fixing in cricket. Inquiry head Sir Paul Condon reporting to cricket bosses in Melbourne confirmed Lara would be quizzed. Sir Paul admitted cricket had major problems but said he was confident of restoring the game's credibility. Earlier Australian batsman Mark Waugh was interviewed over allegations that he took £7 000 from an Indian bookmaker

12th February 2001

TEACHERS FIND FAVOUR WITH PAY RISE DEAL

Scotland's teachers have overwhelmingly backed a deal over pay & conditions following extensive negotiations. accepted the deal which will see pay rises of over 21% for all teachers. The three-year pay deal is based on recommendations from the inquiry chaired by Professor Gavin McCrone. Education Minister Jack McConnell said the agreement was "excellent news" for parents & children across the country

12th February 2001

COURT Mark Falco 40 and William Wharton 55 have gone on trial accused of murdering Lincoln restaurant owner Rumel Iqbal Bakar whose body was cut up & buried in a number of locations. MURDER Police have launched a murder inquiry after Robert Thacker 26 died five weeks after an arson attack on his family's home in Lichfield Staffs. PROTEST Police have evicted six members over disabled access rights to taxis.

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11th February 2001

DRIVE FOR CLASSROOM DISCIPLINE LAUNCHED

A drive to make better discipline in Scotland's classrooms a top priority has been launched by Education Minister Jack McConnell. Warning disruptive behaviour should be a concern for everyone he urged parents to work with schools to find ways of improving discipline. He made the call in Edinburgh where the first meeting was held today of a "task group" set up for that purpose. The group will look at existing priorities & consider improvements.

12th February 2001

TEACHERS FIND FAVOUR WITH PAY RISE DEAL

Scotland's teachers have overwhelmingly backed a deal over pay & conditions following extensive negotiations. accepted the deal which will see pay rises of over 21% for all teachers. The three-year pay deal is based on recommendations from the inquiry chaired by Professor Gavin McCrone. Education Minister Jack McConnell said the agreement was "excellent news" for parents & children across the country

12th February 2001

DEMAND FOR ANSWERS TO AHERN VISIT ROW

Conservatives have tabled parliamentary questions on what they are terming the "Grottogate Affair". They have addressed them to Scottish Secretary Helen Liddell & Education Minister Jack McConnell. Tory Westminster spokesman Dominic Grieve said Mrs Liddell may have to give an answer on Tuesday. Scottish Tory leader David McLetchie said MP Frank Roy's resignation as her parliamentary private secretary was welcomed but left questions unanswered.

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11th February 2001

"I AM FATHER OF MODEL'S CHILD" ` BECKER

Tennis star Boris Becker has accepted that he is the father of a 10-month-old girl born to a Russian model. Following tests last week that showed he & Angela Ermakova 33 were the parents of baby Anna Becker said he would take responsibility for her. "Whatever I can contribute I will do for Anna's future as a happy girl." He had initially disputed Ms Ermakova's claims that they had had sex in the broom cupboard of a London restaurant.

12th February 2001

TEACHERS FIND FAVOUR WITH PAY RISE DEAL

Scotland's teachers have overwhelmingly backed a deal over pay & conditions following extensive negotiations. accepted the deal which will see pay rises of over 21% for all teachers. The three-year pay deal is based on recommendations from the inquiry chaired by Professor Gavin McCrone. Education Minister Jack McConnell said the agreement was "excellent news" for parents & children across the country

12th February 2001

PRESCOTT PROMISES US-STYLE SCHOOL BUSES

The Government will bring in American- style school buses Deputy Prime Minister John Prescott has announced. He gave few details to Labour's spring conference in Glasgow but pilot schemes involving 100 buses are expected to start across the country. Buses now take children to & from pick-up points not door-to-door. "Parents want to be sure their children arrive at school safe & sound " said Mr Prescott.

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11th February 2001

SHERIDAN "PREPARED" FOR FASLANE ARREST

Scottish Socialist Party leader Tommy Sheridan was one of those arrested at the Faslane submarine base on the Clyde His arrest is barely two months after he served five days in jail for failing to pay a fine in relation to a protest at the base last year. He said it was those who administer the Trident base who should be detained. "If it is necessary to be arrested to deliver nuclear disarmament then I am proud to join the hundreds of others prepared to make that stand " he said.

12th February 2001

TEACHERS FIND FAVOUR WITH PAY RISE DEAL

Scotland's teachers have overwhelmingly backed a deal over pay & conditions following extensive negotiations. accepted the deal which will see pay rises of over 21% for all teachers. The three-year pay deal is based on recommendations from the inquiry chaired by Professor Gavin McCrone. Education Minister Jack McConnell said the agreement was "excellent news" for parents & children across the country

12th February 2001

UNION WELCOMES BID TO ATTRACT TEACHERS

Attempts to ease the staffing crisis in secondary schools have been welcomed by one of the main teaching unions. The Government is offering to pay off the student loans of those who train to be teachers in specialist subjects provided they stay for 10 years. Nigel de Gruchy general secretary of NASUWT broadly welcomed the measure. But he said the move "smacked of panic" and urged more be done in the long term to make teaching more attractive.

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11th February 2001

EXTRA FUNDING FOR CCTV SECURITY SCHEMES

More than £1.5m is to be paid out to enhance 23 closed circuit television security schemes around Scotland. Glasgow City Council will get £250 000 to link up all the city's CCTV cameras to a central control headquarters. This will provide 24-hour monitoring so that officers can be directed to any trouble spots as quickly as possible. Deputy Justice Minister Iain Gray said: "Bids for funding prove communities feel safer when cameras are installed. A further 195 cameras will go online."

12th February 2001

TEACHERS FIND FAVOUR WITH PAY RISE DEAL

Scotland's teachers have overwhelmingly backed a deal over pay & conditions following extensive negotiations. accepted the deal which will see pay rises of over 21% for all teachers. The three-year pay deal is based on recommendations from the inquiry chaired by Professor Gavin McCrone. Education Minister Jack McConnell said the agreement was "excellent news" for parents & children across the country

12th February 2001

LIDDELL CRITICISES ROW OVER TAOISEACH

Scottish Secretary Helen Liddell said the row over the Taoiseach's cancelled visit to Scotland was an attempt to make political capital. Ms Liddell was speaking in Edinburgh where she is due to meet the Scottish Cabinet & MSPs. Frank Roy MP who advised Bertie Ahern not to visit has resigned as Ms Liddell's private secretary. Since then First Minister Henry McLeish has formally invited the Taoiseach to Scotland.

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