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Education: Time to march up (or down) the hill

The latest reforms to the curriculum and school status have put Dennis Richards in a spin

MICHAEL GOVE began his stint as Education Secretary with several distinct advantages.

For a start he is not called Balls. Nor is he one of the eight Cabinet min­isters, who went to the same school. An Etonian education may be a splendid thing but it is not always an advantage when pontif­icating on edu­cation in the inner cities. His cherubic earnestness and appearance put one in mind of a senior chorister: Gove divine, all Goves excelling, as it were. ...

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Not only dancing in the aisles

From skateboarding to real ale, churches are being used to engage with their localities in ever more imaginative ways. Pat Ashworth reports  Subscribe to read more

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