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'
Married banker, 46, leapt seven floors to his death from City restaurant Coq d'Argent 'after struggling to pay children's school fees'Inquest finds Nico Lambrechts intended to kill himself when he jumped off the roof of Coq d'Argent in October last yearBanker was about to move home to South Africa and had financial troubles /10/18/article-2219345-050942290000044D-717_634x399.jpg” width=”634″ height=”399″ alt=”Suicide: Mr Lambrechts jumped to his death in the internal atrium of the building in the City of London” class=”blkBorder” /> Suicide: Mr Lambrechts jumped to his death in the internal atrium of the building in the City of London Site: Police stand at the spot where Mr Lambrechts fell to his death Domenico Ferrini, who hired Mr Lambrechts at Investec in June last year, said that the banker had joined the company shortly before it was due to move its headquarters to Cape Town. 'He was very interested to start with and it was a wonderful opportunity within our growing business,' he said. 'I think there were a few things he was worried about.
Inside the life of the Inuit: Extraordinary photographs document how Alaska's Eskimos survived the cruelest of winters | UPDATED: 07:29 GMT, 25 December 2012 An extraordinarily collection of rarely seen photographs capturing Alaska's Eskimos document the hard but persevering survival of the people commonly known as the hunters of the Arctic. Photographed between 1909 and 1932, the collection offers a rare glimpse in the natives' everyday life from hunting polar bears, to building igloos, to their personal dwellings inside.
West Antarctic warming TWICE as fast as previously thought: Study raises new alarm over rise in sea levelsAverage temperatures have risen 2.4C since the Fifties, study showsWest Antarctic ice sheet contains enough water to raise sea by 3.3m Sea levels have risen by about 20cm (8in) over the past century By Damien Gayle PUBLISHED: 10:13 GMT, 24 December 2012 | UPDATED: 10:13 GMT, 24 December 2012 West Antarctica is warming almost twice as fast as previously believed, a new study shows, heightening fears of a catastrophic thaw that raise water levels from San Francisco to Shanghai.
Wealthy Swiss banker takes disabled elderly husband on 'holiday of a lifetime' to India – and leaves him there because she was fed up paying for care bills | UPDATED: 18:42 GMT, 20 December 2012 A wife who took her handicapped husband on a 'holiday of a lifetime' to India then dumped him there to save on care costs has been jailed for four years in Switzerland. The wealthy 65-year-old banker showed the wheelchair-bound 74-year-old videos of 'palm-fringed beaches and luxury hotels' to convince him to come on the trip. The woman – who had been paying 6,000 a month in care bills – then took him to a poverty-stricken suburb of New Delhi and paid a family 1,500 a month to take him in
New Tory split on wind farms as minister hails turbines as 'wonderful and majestic' Climate change minister Greg Barker also claims turbines in his Bexhill and Battle constituency are a 'tourist attraction'Comments are at odds with fellow Conservative John Hayes, who has complained about wind farms 'peppering' the countrysideMr Barker joined David Cameron on infamous 2006 Arctic tripHe said the PM is still committed to being green, adding: 'The idea that the huskies have been put to sleep is nonsense' | UPDATED: 16:13 GMT, 4 December 2012 Conservative party divisions over green energy widened today, after climate change minister Greg Barker hailed wind farms as ‘wonderful’ and ‘rather majestic’. Mr Barker appeared to take a swipe at his Tory colleague John Hayes, who has made plain his opposition to more turbines ‘peppering’ the countryside
A beacon of realism in a sea of greens | UPDATED: 23:50 GMT, 4 December 2012 In an ideal world, no Chancellor in his right mind would propose a ‘dash for gas’ as the answer to Britain’s energy needs. As green activists are quick to point out, unrenewable gas is far from the cleanest of fuels – and the new power stations planned by George Osborne will end any hope of meeting legally-binding targets on carbon emissions. They will also leave us at the mercy of fluctuating global prices and the often volatile regimes that supply our gas