School Visits

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January has been a very busy month and Anna has been concentrating on her business interests and enjoying some family time. As from mid February she will be on her travels again and is looking forward to visiting some more London schools. If you would like Anna to visit your school please contact our office… Read more »

Sinaloa leader’s aide shot dead in raid

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The aide to one of Mexico's most wanted drug lords has been shot. Luis Alberto Cabrera Sarabia, who also went by the name of 'The Architect', was killed on Friday (January 20th) after a shootout broke out on a ranch in the mountainous region of Canatlan in Durango state. Army spokesman General Ricardo Trevilla told… Read more »

Lazy days

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  It began with a couple of meetings on Friday morning and then I decided to take an impromptu afternoon off. I did intend to catch up on a few things at home, wade through that huge pile of unopened mail and attempt some of those mundane tasks that never seem to get done. In… Read more »

Suspected drug smuggling aides arrested in Arizona

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Officials in Arizona have arrested a US border patrol agent and a jailer after it was claimed they were involved in the trafficking of drugs from Mexico. According to the US Attorney's Office, the pair were linked with drug cartels in the north American country and conspired to help traffickers smuggle illegal substances across the… Read more »

Suspected Sinaloa firearms importer arrested

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Mexican officials have arrested a man suspected of being one of the Sinaloa cartel's leading gun smugglers. The announcement came from the Public Safety Secretariat yesterday (January 19th) after 34-year-old Eduardo Avila Ojeda was arrested for the importation of illegal firearms, ammunition and explosives. In a statement, officials said he was caught in the northwestern… Read more »

Support for Oxford’s attempt to become World Book Capital

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The government has offered its support for Oxford's bid to be named World Book Capital in 2014, after culture minister Ed Vaizey wrote a letter to the team behind the project. It would be expected to focus on schemes providing books for young readers and other attempts to promote youth literacy if awarded the accolade,… Read more »

Morelos police chief shot dead in Mexico violence

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Violence in the central Mexican town of Zacatepec, Morelos has escalated resulting in the shooting of the town's police chief. Three gunmen, who have yet to be identified, shot Juan Manuel Zamudio after his car was ambushed when he was travelling alone through the state, BBC News reports. Although it is not known who is… Read more »

Ofsted’s satisfactory grade to be replaced

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Schools will no longer be allowed to be 'satisfactory' under Ofsted guidance, which unions have claimed is a ploy to turn more institutions into academies. The educational regulatory body said that from now on, schools will be given 'requires improvement' grades and comprehensive suggestions of areas that need to be bettered. Ofsted has insisted that… Read more »

Daily Mirror launches new literacy campaign

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A new campaign has been launched to encourage children and adults to enjoy reading. Named We Love Reading, the scheme from the Daily Mirror aims to highlight the possibilities that reading can bring to everyone. The newspaper revealed that its initiative will run through 2012 and that it has already won the support of writers… Read more »