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August 4, 2018 9:34 PM Anti-semitic graffiti on Auschwitz survivor Elie Wiesel's house

Police in Romania are investigating anti-semitic graffiti found on the walls of the house where Auschwitz survivor Elie Wiesel was born. Comments painted in pink included the remark that Wiesel, who died in 2016, was "in hell with Hitler". They were quickly removed. Wiesel became famous after writing about his teenage years in Nazi concentration camps 10

August 2, 2018 4:17 PM EastEnders Nitin Ganatra reveals battling racism on a 'daily basis' in his youth

EASTENDERS star Nitin Ganatra has told how he piled on weight in his youth as he battled racism on a "daily basis". My mum was being spat at, my dad was being beaten up. I was being beaten up on a daily basis by skinheads. The Kenyan-born actor, 51, is enjoying his first theatre role for 16 years in a play about a washed-up comic whose career ends after 10

August 1, 2018 11:06 AM Argus comment: Pre-school teachers cannot be expected to spot extremism

Some may send their children off to childcare simply as they are given a number of free hours every week and they want to sit at home and relax, or go to the gym. Whether that is right or not is another issue. What is not right is to expect too much from the people who look after our children. What is important is to be there for our babies and toddlers 10

July 22, 2018 8:00 AM Work starts on 35 new homes

Leader of Basildon Council, Andrew Baggott and chairman of the housing committee, councillor Don Morris attended the sites in Long Lynderswood, Lee Chapel North and Roman Way, Billericay, on Wednesday as work started. The new homes at the site, in Long Lynderswood, include a development of 20 two-bedroom apartments. They will be marketed specifically 9

July 18, 2018 11:00 AM West Leigh Infants School celebrates its sporting success

AN infants school has celebrated a hugely successful year after it has become one of the best sporting schools in the borough. West Leigh Infants School in Ronald Hill Grove, Leigh commended its pupils after the key stage one students won first place in the borough sports competition and sportshall athletics. The school said that the pupils' performance 7

July 17, 2018 5:37 AM Brilliant teachers to get their rewards

The hard work and dedication of teachers from schools across Swindon will be recognised in this year’s annual Education Excellence Awards. On Thursday July 19, the award ceremony will be held at the Marriott Hotel on Piper’s Way. A number of Excellence Awards and Healthy Schools Awards will be presented to the top performers - there will be a guest appearance 6

July 12, 2018 4:47 PM Hawaii volcano: School DESTROYED by Kilauea Volcano lava as WARNING issued to residents

A SCHOOL near Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano has been destroyed by lava – with warnings in place to residents to avoid the area, as the ongoing eruption shows no signs of abating. And Kua O Ka La School has launched a online fundraising to raise money to pay for relocation expenses – with a vow to keep holding classes at alternative locations. Teachers and children 13

July 5, 2018 9:41 AM Community Pride nomination delight for Hempland Primary teacher Gareth Dyer

A POPULAR maths teacher says he is 'proud and delighted' to have been nominated for this year’s York Community Pride Awards. Gareth Dyer, who is the maths lead at Hempland Primary Academy in Heworth and a STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths) ambassador, was nominated for the Teacher of the Year award by Nicola Taylor, the mother of one of his pupils 5

July 1, 2018 5:37 PM Germaine Greer: Art should not be taught in school

Greer told the Press Association: “I think perhaps we should stop teaching art. I think we shouldn’t be teaching kids how to do it. “I once had to address art teachers in this country about teaching art at A-Level. And there was a young woman who stood up and had put in a folder of work on Tracy Emin’s drawings, which are wonderful.” Greer, who praised 10

June 28, 2018 4:33 PM Florida families form advocacy group 'Stand With Parkland'

PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) - The families of students and faculty killed in a mass Florida school shooting formed a bipartisan organization to address school safety, mental health and gun ownership. The group Stand With Parkland launched Thursday, seeking donations and members nationwide. As families of the 17 Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School students and employees 9