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Fathers putting sons off reading because it’s ‘girly’, author says

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Fathers are putting their sons off reading books because they make them believe it's a 'girly' pastime, author saysJoanne Harris says fathers are to blame for boys not reading enough The writer said boys tend to be ‘...

Reading, Maidenhead and Slough set for Crossrail house price boom

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Crossrail house price hotspots: Reading, Maidenhead and Slough are set to reap the benefits from Elizabeth Line openingAfter years of delays the Elizabeth Line is finally set to open next week  The termini to the eas...

Fury as Reading misses out as eight towns boosted to cities by Queen

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'Why has a roundabout been awarded city status?': Surprise and confusion as Milton Keynes, Doncaster and Douglas on Isle of Man are among eight towns boosted to cities for Queen's Jubilee... amid fury as Reading miss...

JK Rowling snubbed by BBC Platinum Jubilee reading list

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JK Rowling snubbed by Platinum Jubilee reading list: Harry Potter and Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings are both missed off BBC list of books from Queen’s 70-year reign...so how many have YOU read?A BBC list of books f...

JK Rowling snubbed by Platinum Jubilee reading list

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JK Rowling snubbed by Platinum Jubilee reading list: Harry Potter and Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings are both missed off BBC list of books from Queen’s 70 year reignThe Philosopher's Stone did not make the cut despi...

Invictus Games: Meghan will carry reading of her book The Bench

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Meghan will carry out a 'secret reading' of her picture book The Bench for children at the Invictus Games before jetting back to CaliforniaMeghan Markle will carry out a 'secret reading' of her picture book The Bench...

My energy provider website is down – how do I submit my meter reading?

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How to beat the meter reading day chaos: What to do as energy firms' sites crash - including taking a photo to submit in the coming daysSurging demand on energy sites as customers rush to submit meter readings EDF, B...

Naps beneficial to children up until age 5 and boost reading skills

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Naps are beneficial to children right up until the age of FIVE and could boost their reading skills, study findsIn the study, scientists studied 32 three-to-five-year-old children  They were taught different letters ...

Assistant Principal is fired after reading children’s book to children

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Mississippi elementary school assistant principal is fired for reading class of children a book called 'I Need a New Butt' about a boy who notices a crack in his bottom and sets out to find a new oneAssistant princip...

JAN MOIR: Imagine bombed out Ukraine families reading celebrity fears

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JAN MOIR: Imagine how bombed-out families in Ukraine must feel when Holly Willoughby and James Corden express their fears about the effect this war is having on their own lives. Memo to celebs - for once, dears, it's...

Children are starting secondary school with a reading age of SIX

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Children are starting secondary school with a reading age of SIX as education experts warn of crisis in schools made worse by the pandemicCampaigners have warned of a 'reading crisis' across British schools this year...

Teacher shows class of 11-year-olds video of Jesus reading Playboy

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Teacher shows 11-year-olds video of sex toy covered in razor blades and Jesus reading Playboy in religious studies classVideo explaining origins of various religious symbols shown to a Year 7 class It contained regul...

Reading University removes part of Ancient Greek poem to avoid upset

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Reading University bosses cancel the Ancient Greeks by removing part of a poem that mentions domestic violence to avoid upsetting studentsDecision made on the grounds that the words could 'potentially trigger' distre...

Civil servants are told to ‘confront privilege’ with woke reading list

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White civil servants are told to 'confront their privilege' with 'woke' reading list which includes books calling for abolition of police and prisons - and defending lootingWhite civil servants have been sent reading...

Mom killed by stray bullet while reading Bible to her baby before bed

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Illinois mother, 23, is killed by stray bullet while reading the Bible to her seven-month-old daughter before bedMelanie Yates, 23, was shot in the head while reading Bible to her baby daughter at their home in Zion,...

Thousands of children miss out on vital reading books

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Thousands of children miss out on vital reading books as schools face delivery delays due to the lorry driver crisisPrimary schools are still waiting for phonics books that were due in September Publisher Oxford Univ...

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