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Big Inflation Rise Precedes Budget
True awareness of how bad inflation has become was always going to be the February figure. In January, the effect of the VAT hike would have been obfuscated by the post Christmas sales. Taking that into account however the latest data, with consumer Price Index (CPI) inflation at 4.4pc and Retail Price Index (RPI) which is more reflective of the week by week cost of living, at 5.5pc, is far worse than anticipated …

Maths Teachers In English Schools Are Crap At Maths
Our headline comes from a major two-year study published today which reports that student teachers in England had achieved a poorer standard in mathematics than trainees in nations such as China, Japan, Ireland, Finland and Russia …

Water Day – More Celebrity Gesture Politics
Tuesday is World Water Day. Nominally an occasion to celebrate water and its crucial contribution to human life in all its forms the day has become more of an occasion for raising awareness of the water crisis already affecting so many backward nations and increasingly threatening developed communities.

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