Relief for campaigners as review demands compensation

Primodos scandal: Relief for campaigners as review demands compensation for victims of hormone pregnancy test. The report, decades after children started showing birth defects, says the government and the manufacturer should pay out. Marie Lyon says campaigners have finally got what they have waited so long for Campaigner Marie Lyon broke down in tears as she read the report. "At last!" she exclaimed. After four decades of campaigning, she has achieved something extraordinary - recognition, finally, that she and hundreds of other families [...]

Coronavirus: Most children ‘experience only mild disease’

Coronavirus: Most children 'experience only mild disease'. Coronavirus pandemic GETTY IMAGES A study of European children with Covid-19 suggests deaths are extremely rare. Only four of 582 children died, two of whom had underlying health conditions. Symptoms were generally mild and some who tested positive had no symptoms at all, but about one in 10 children needed intensive care. Doctors say the study is "reassuring", but more needs to be discovered about the best treatment options for children who do develop severe disease. What did the [...]

Coronavirus: Plan shelved for all primary pupils to be back in school before summer holidays

Coronavirus: Plan shelved for all primary pupils to be back in school before summer holidays. The National Association of Head Teachers says if confirmed, "we're pleased to see the government will not force the impossible". Tests will initially be carried out in up to 100 schools across England, including 15 in London Plans for all pupils in England to return to primary school this term before the summer holidays are to be shelved by the government. Education Secretary Gavin Williamson is due to [...]

Fears SEND children ‘left behind’ as inspection report set to be released

Fears SEND children ‘left behind’ as inspection report set to be released. A watchdogs first inspection of services which look after some of Norfolks most vulnerable children is set to be made public. Photo: Getty A watchdog’s first inspection of services which look after some of Norfolk’s most vulnerable children is set to be made public, amid warnings that support has seemed “close to breaking point”. Ed Maxfield, Liberal Democrat councillor for Mundesley. Pic: Liberal Democrats. Norfolk County Council’s special educational needs and [...]

Coronavirus: How schools in England are keeping staff and pupils safe

Coronavirus: How schools in England are keeping staff and pupils safe. Smaller classes, staggered start times and individual desks are among measures recommended by the government as schools reopen. A sign reminds pupils about social distancing at a primary school. Schools across England are beginning to reopen after they were shut to most pupils in March to prevent the spread of coronavirus. But children who have returned to school have found things very different to when they left, with a host of new safety measures [...]