Has DOG meat been found in our food New takeaway horror after experts discover 'mystery meat' in a lamb currySamples of curries and kebabs from six outlets in London were testedThe meat in a lamb curry could not be identified as common animal sourceOne burger contained no beef at all other than blood and heartBeef in another dish was found to contain chicken material including blood By Sean Poulter PUBLISHED: 19:22 GMT, 26 March 2013 | UPDATED: 19:23 GMT, 26 March 2013 A mystery meat, which has defied the best efforts of scientists to identify it, has been found in a lamb curry as part of an investigation into food fraud. The discovery raises new questions about just what is going into the nation’s takeaways and processed foods. A BBC documentary to be aired on BBC3 tonight sent samples of curries and kebabs bought from six outlets in London for laboratory tests.
North Korea's salvaged space junk: Crumpled debris from rocket is retrieved by South Korea scientists who say rogue state has capacity to strike US West Coast Debris from the rocket was found off the South Korean coast North Korea said December 12 launch was to put a satellite in spaceCritics argue technology could be a precursor to nuclear missilesNew leader Kim Jong-un wants bigger capacity rockets to be built | UPDATED: 17:04 GMT, 23 December 2012 North Korea's recent rocket launch shows it has likely developed the technology to fire a warhead more than 6,200 miles – putting the US West Coast in range, South Korean officials said yesterday. The secretive state claimed the December 12 launch put a weather satellite in orbit but critics say it was aimed at nurturing the kind of technology needed to mount a nuclear warhead on a long-range missile
BBC has to apologise as guest from Mensa labels people with an IQ of 60 'carrots' on live Breakfast show Peter Bainbridge made 'offensive' remark while discussing IQ testing Interviewed by presenters Louise Minchin and Charlie StaytPresenters forced to read complaints and apologise Viewers described comment as 'insult' to those with learning difficulties | UPDATED: 00:26 GMT, 22 December 2012 The BBC has apologised on air after a Mensa member appearing as a guest on one of its shows said anyone with an IQ of around 60 was ‘probably a carrot’. Peter Baimbridge made the comment during a live discussion about IQ testing on BBC Breakfast.
Schools plan overhaul of 11-plus to beat 'middle-class tutor factor' that sees some children coached from the age of five | UPDATED: 23:58 GMT, 18 December 2012 Grammar school entrance tests will be made ‘tutor-proof’ amid evidence that coaching for middle-class children begins as young as five.
Nearly 50,000 children let down by failing primary schools that let bright starters 'fall back into the pack' 49,678 top performers at age seven did not continue on same trajectory Department for Education describes trend as 'unacceptable'Results from SATs however show maths and English grades up on last year | UPDATED: 00:35 GMT, 14 December 2012 Let down: Four in ten children who were high-fliers at seven achieved only average grades in national tests aged 11 Almost 50,000 of the brightest children have been failed at primary school despite a rise in headline pass rates, official league tables revealed yesterday. Four in ten who were high-fliers at the age of seven failed to reach their potential and achieved only average grades in national tests at 11. School-by-school tables for more than 15,000 primaries show that national results in English and maths SATs tests were markedly up on last year.
Children's reading skills suffer if they have TVs in their bedroom and own mobile phoneTwo thirds of 10-year-olds have been given their own TVs and mobilesResearch among 4,000 pupils in England has linked them to markedly lower scores in reading tests | UPDATED: 08:33 GMT, 12 December 2012 Children with TVs in their bedrooms and their own mobile phones suffer significant falls in reading achievement, a major international study showed yesterday. Research among 4,000 pupils in England has linked ownership of TVs, DVD players and phone handsets to markedly lower scores in reading tests. Two thirds of 10-year-olds have been given their own TVs, with similar proportions owning DVD players and mobile phones