Early to bed and rise won"t make you wealthy and wise, research shows as night owls are linked to high income earners

Early to bed and early to rise won't make you wealthy and wise, research shows as night owls are linked to high income earnersUniversity of Madrid researchers tested nearly 1,000 teenagersEarly risers do well at school but are outstripped by night owls at work By Helen Lawson PUBLISHED: 16:01 GMT, 24 March 2013 | UPDATED: 23:01 GMT, 24 March 2013 They are most likely to be healthy, wealthy and wise, according to the old adage. But those who are early to bed and early to rise do not always have the upper hand, researchers say. They have revealed that night owls are generally brighter and wealthier than those able to get up early in the morning.

No thanks! Handwriting thank you notes is among fastest disappearing skills in modern Britain

No thanks! Handwriting thank you notes is among fastest disappearing skills in modern BritainSurvey results suggest that a written thank you note is obsolete The use of dictionaries and mental arithmetic is in declineReading a map or going to the library is also considered old fashioned By Daily Mail Reporter PUBLISHED: 19:21 GMT, 14 January 2013 | UPDATED: 22:47 GMT, 14 January 2013 Some would say it is the only acceptable response to receiving a gift, or enjoying an evening at a friend's home. But the practice of handwriting 'thank you' notes is among the fastest disappearing skills in modern Britain

Gove faces war with equality activists as he axes Labour"s PC curriculum which dropped greatest figures from history lessons: Leaked drafts of…

Gove faces war with equality activists as he axes Labour's PC curriculum that dropped greatest figures from history lessons Historic figures, including Winston Churchill, Oliver Cromwell and Lord Nelson will again feature in history lessonsThe 'back-to-basics' shakeup will see overhaul of social reformers like Jamaican-born nurse Mary SeacoleFears that the reforms, spearheaded by Education Secretary Michael Gove, could anger equality rights activists | UPDATED: 22:32 GMT, 29 December 2012 Some of the greatest figures in Britain’s past are to be restored to their rightful place in history, thanks to an overhaul of the school curriculum. The likes of Oliver Cromwell, Lord Nelson and Winston Churchill had been dropped from history lessons under the last Labour Government in a move critics said was driven by ‘political correctness’. But under a new ‘back-to-basics’ shake-up, pupils will again have to study these traditional historic figures – and not social reformers such as Jamaican-born nurse Mary Seacole and former black slave Olaudah Equiano, who were introduced into the 2007 curriculum.

David Miliband tells the extraordinary story of his family

Fate, my remarkable Russian cousin — and how we lost 43 of our family in the Holocaust: David Miliband tells the extraordinary story of his family PUBLISHED: 00:40 GMT, 3 December 2012 | UPDATED: 10:01 GMT, 3 December 2012 David Miliband with his cousin Sofia. She was born in the stairwell of a house in the Arbat district of Moscow, where she still lives today The wedding ring on my left hand was bought by my grandfather, Samuel Miliband, in Brussels in 1920. I never knew him, as he died when I was one

We cheapen justice at a massive cost

We cheapen justice at a massive cost | UPDATED: 01:41 GMT, 2 December 2012 There is a place for cautions and on-the-spot fines in any criminal justice system. They can be used to close minor cases, and to deal with petty offenders who are prepared to accept a fine rather than costly and time consuming court case