Headmaster at a 30,000 a year elite school has condemned pushy parents for putting too much pressure on their children Headmaster Richard Harman thinks students are under too much pressureHe argues that pushy parents and teachers cause long term damage Harman, from the Uppingham School in Rutland, said they need to be prepared for the difficulties of life beyond school By Jaymi Mccann PUBLISHED: 02:07 GMT, 3 March 2013 | UPDATED: 02:24 GMT, 3 March 2013 The headmaster at an elite public school has called on teacher and parents to stop putting students under too much pressure to get good grades. Richard Harman, from the elite Uppingham school in Rutland, said that teenagers need to be shown how to cope in other areas of their lives, not just in the exam hall. He argues that the pressure they feel put under when young could cause 'long term damage'
DAILY MAIL COMMENT: A welcome U-turn over secret courts By Daily Mail Comment PUBLISHED: 00:48 GMT, 29 January 2013 | UPDATED: 10:04 GMT, 29 January 2013 This paper warmly welcomes Ken Clarke’s U-turn over some of the more sinister provisions of his plan for secret court hearings. As the Justice and Security Bill returns to the Commons today, it emerges that he has heeded crucial objections raised by defenders of our ancient liberties, who gave it a deserved savaging in the Lords
Homeowners stung as mortgages rates hit four-year high despite Bank of England base rate remaining at historic low By Becky Barrow PUBLISHED: 00:13 GMT, 19 January 2013 | UPDATED: 09:53 GMT, 19 January 2013 Mortgage worries: Homeowners are having to face rising costs Homeowners are being stung by the highest variable mortgage rates for nearly four years despite the Bank of England keeping the base rate at an historic low. Official figures show the average standard variable rate mortgage deal, known as the SVR, from a bank or building society charges an interest rate of 4.35 per cent.
Mr Clegg’s contempt for democracy on EU | UPDATED: 00:13 GMT, 28 December 2012 Out of touch: Clegg demonstrated how he remains as detached from the views of the electorate on Europe as ever Yesterday a poll conducted by a pro-European newspaper revealed that 51 per cent of the public want Britain to leave the EU, against just 40 per cent who say they would vote to stay in. Even one in three supporters of the Liberal Democrats – Britain’s most ardently Europhile party – now want out. Yet, in a typically condescending interview to the same newspaper, Nick Clegg demonstrated how he remains as detached from the views of the electorate on Europe as ever
Half of men think women exaggerate stress of Christmas while a third think they could do a better job Four in ten women would not trust their partners to carry out essential tasksA massive 85 per cent also say men don't understand the effort required for a perfect Christmas42 per cent of women find hosting Christmas Day their most stressful job of the year | UPDATED: 20:12 GMT, 16 December 2012 The festive season is generally considered to be one of the busiest and most stressful times of the year. Finding time to buy presents, cooking a Christmas dinner for the whole family and the nagging worries about how much the whole lot costs can leave some with their fair share of anxiety at this time of year.
It takes us 36 minutes to rise and truly shine: Survey finds fewer than one in five Brits thinks they are a morning personPeople typically snooze for 14 minute, according to researchTwo thirds of Brits feel unmotivated in the morningJust under a quarter admitted to 'seasonal sleeping slips' | UPDATED: 07:49 GMT, 14 December 2012 It's something we do every day but it seems we don’t get any better at it. It takes us more than half an hour to feel awake in the morning, according to a survey. Fewer than one in five Britons (17 per cent) consider themselves to be morning people.