Monday, March 27, 2006

What's in the new's Today ...

My post in October 2005 told the story of Harry Farr, Well today there was good news. Defence Secretary John Reid is to reconsider granting a posthumous pardon to a soldier who was executed during World War I for cowardice. I will keep you posted on the development of this story.


An anonymous Blog by a young Iraqi woman that has been published as a boo, "Baghdad Burning" has been nominated the Samuel Johnson Prize for non-fiction. Have a read of her blog.


'Pressure to cheat in exams', As thousands of UK pupils prepare to sit exams,A BBC Report reveals how some teachers and pupils are under pressure to cheat to improve grades. Using mobile phones in the classroom. Cheating is far more widespread than is recognised.


And finally, a nice picture .......

1 comment:

David and Pat Ross said...

The blog Baghdad Burning is compulsive reading. We sit in our "coccoon of comfort" Reading this reminds me of the Warsaw Ghetto, the Pogroms, the stories of past atrocities.we haven't learned anything from history.this graphic account of everyday life is obscene to me. The ordinary Iraqi is subjected to daily fear,oppression and threat. When will it all end???