Deranged arsonist who came to UK after being released from Latvian mental hospital dragged student, 23, under a bridge and tried to rape her Rolands Brize, 25, came to UK after burning down his family homeLast month he stalked victim and attacked her after she left nightclub His victim managed to call 999 and operator heard her screamsPolice in Hull responded to the frantic call and found him on herBrize was arrested and has pleaded guilty to attempted rape By Daily Mail Reporter PUBLISHED: 12:47 GMT, 17 April 2013 | UPDATED: 23:57 GMT, 17 April 2013 A dangerous arsonist left a mental institution in Latvia and travelled to Britain where he carried out a sex attack on a student.
Schools to be banned from taking pupils' fingerprints without parents' consent30 per cent of secondary schools use fingerprinting Schools will have to ensure data from pupils is treated with careCivil liberties campaigners welcome the ban | UPDATED: 09:17 GMT, 24 December 2012 Schools minister David Laws says the ban will give parents all the power over personal data Schools are to be banned from collecting pupils' biometric data without the consent of parents, it was announced yesterday. Hundreds of secondary schools in England use fingerprints or face recognition systems for the issuing of library books or to allow pupils to enter certain buildings. Last night Michael Gove's Department for Education said that from next September, schools will be forced to obtain parental permission before taking fingerprints
Backlash over university access tsar's attack on 'snobbery' that see schools focus on elite institutions | UPDATED: 23:21 GMT, 2 December 2012 The Government’s access tsar faced calls to quit yesterday after he claimed it was ‘dreadful snobbery’ to make schools focus too much on elite universities. Professor Les Ebdon said teenagers should not feel pressured to apply for the most academic courses when they might be better suited to an apprenticeship or vocational degree. But his comments started a row with Labour’s former schools minister, Lord Adonis, warning he wasn’t sure if Professor Ebdon was ‘fit to hold his post’ as director of the Office for Fair Access
Switzerland is the best place to be born in the world (and Britain is 27th!) Quality-of-life index links results of who is happiest and who has best quality of life in terms of wealth, health and trust in public institutions | UPDATED: 21:16 GMT, 28 November 2012 The where-to-be-born index of 2013 which shows Switzerland at the top Switzerland is the best place to be born in the world in 2013 – and Britain is just 27th – behind South Korea, the US and Israel, new research shows. People born in Switzerland will tend to be the happiest and have the best quality of life judged in terms of wealth, health and trust in public institutions