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2008-08-06 15:00:34

By RUTH WISHART THEY'RE offering "instanthit hedonism". They "celebrate thrill seeking and instant gratification". All in all, the Tories' shadow spokesman on children, schools and families is not a huge big fan of lads' mags. Michael Gove's take on the kind of publication exemplified by those literary giants Nuts and Zoo is that they actively encourage the kind of feckless, thoughtless behaviour in young men implicated in the stubbornly high incidence of unplanned teenage pregnancies, as...

2008-08-05 00:00:27

By Richard Garner Education Editor Parents will be given a "voucher" so they can shop around to buy their children a school place under a Conservative government, the party's schools spokesman has said. Those from poorer homes whose children receive free school meals would have it topped up with a "pupil premium" thus becoming a more attractive proposition to top-performing schools to take on, Michael Gove said in a speech. The cash on offer would enable the parents to buy a place in any...

2008-08-01 00:05:16

By Roger Maynard A LANDMARK ruling with the potential to sour relations between two of Australia's most vociferous social groupings - Aborigines and anglers - has awarded control of 7,000km (4,300 miles) of coastto indigenous communities. The decision by theHigh Court in Canberra gives Aborigines exclusive access to tidal waters in north-east Arnhem Land, in the Northern Territory. It in effect allows local communities to ban non-indigenous fishermen from recreational angling and...