A food addiction has defined my entire life. And it is slowly killing me

Here’s a list of things I’ve done to try and fix my obsession with eating: four psychiatrists, nine psychologists, two hypnotherapists, three meditation workshops, one hospital stay, 10 dieticians, 18 personal trainers. I’ve moved house 28 times, countries twice, states six times, I changed schools four times. I’ve been on Weight Watchers so many times […]

Boris Johnson says reopening schools next month is a ‘moral duty’ and a ‘national priority’ as he takes on the teaching unions

This newspaper has established that there has not been single case of a pupil infecting a teacher with the virus anywhere in the world;  New research laid bare the damaging educational impact on pupils who have missed schooling during the lockdown;  The coronavirus death toll rose by 55 yesterday, to 46,556, compared to a rise […]

Not a single confirmed case of a school pupil passing on coronavirus to their teacher exists anywhere in the world, says a leading expert

This newspaper has established that there has not been single case of a pupil infecting a teacher with the virus anywhere in the world;  New research laid bare the damaging educational impact on pupils who have missed schooling during the lockdown;  The coronavirus death toll rose by 55 yesterday, to 46,556, compared to a rise […]

Pupils pose NO RISK of spreading Covid, study reveals – as Gavin Williamson ‘faces the chop if he doesn’t get schools open again in September’ and PM warns keeping them home is worse for them than coronavirus

The longer this continues, the more likely it is that some will tumble out of education, employment or training altogether, never to return. On top of all this, there are the spiralling economic costs of parents and carers unable to work without the school or wraparound childcare they depend on; and the devastating long-term cost […]

Up the creek … with 19,000 paddles as UK takes to the water

Jenny Spencer of British Canoeing said: “Literally, from the day lockdown was eased a little bit and we were allowed outdoors, paddle sports just took off. People had spent a long time being cooped up indoors, and some were getting fed up with running and cycling.”

Masks in class? Many questions as Germans go back to school

Dr. Isabella Eckerle, head of the emerging viruses research group at the University of Geneva, said there was still a lot to learn about how children are affected by the coronavirus and transmit it, but that it was clear from school openings in other countries they could spark wider outbreaks.

Government faces questions over priorities as schools stay shut while shops open

And the Government faced criticism from its own backbenchers, with Education Committee chair Robert Halfon saying: “I think we’re a strange country in which we turn a blind eye to mass demonstrations all over in every city, we campaign for pubs and cafes to open and yet we say to open schools before September is […]

Exploring Portugal’s colorful Coimbra

One of my favorite old-town stops is the Mercado Municipal. Though nearly every city in Europe has a vibrant market, in many cases the character has been lost thanks to the European Union asserting itself and raising hygiene standards. But in Coimbra, the color and twinkle survive. Visitors can still feel the wrinkled and fragrant […]

Britain records ten more coronavirus deaths in preliminary figures

Children’s Commissioner Anne Longfield called on the government to introduce regular testing for all students and staff in schools; Labour’s shadow education secretary Kate Green said she supports getting children back to school in September, but said the government needs to ramp up its track and trace system;  New research laid bare the damaging educational […]

Bethenny Frankel’s ex Jason Hoppy ‘stalked her for years, sent hundreds of harassing emails, and then threatened to destroy her in confrontation that left her fearing for her life prior to arrest’

‘Indeed, Mr. Hoppy has sent hundreds of escalating texts and emails to Ms. Frankel, her assistants and her boyfriend, demanding that she meet with Mr. Hoppy unnecessarily, stating that ‘I’ll never go away’ and that ‘[y]ou left me no choice but to go to extremes’, claiming that her ‘definition of harassment is comical’ and that […]