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<b>Friday 28 August:</b> Exam cheat claims, few ID card volunteers and Manchester invasion

Published on August 28th 2009.


BOLTON PUPILS’ EXAM RESULTS have been withheld over claims of cheating. Language teachers at Little Lever School have been accused of helping up to 117 pupils in their oral exams, leading to a further 66 exam results being withheld. Three teachers remain suspended from the school while an investigation is carried out but there is no suggestion that pupils are implicated in the allegations.

ONLY 8,000 PEOPLE HAVE ENQUIRED about an ID card, which will be launched in Manchester. The cards will be used to replace the passport throughout Europe, will contain a biometric chip and will cost £30. The cards will be available in October, with Lord Bill Brett, the minister responsible for the introduction of the ID card scheme saying they will become the “accepted form of ID in the UK”; but admitted only a small percentage had asked about the voluntary scheme.

SOVIET PLANS TO INVADE MANCHESTER was unveiled for the first time at an exhibition. The maps detailed the quickest route to strike Britain’s industrial heartland with colours being used to denote targets: black for industrial sites, green for military ones and purple for public buildings. Manchester University revealed the maps for the first time as part of the Mapping Manchester exhibition.

A MATHS WHIZ GOT TOP RESULTS in an A-Level exam she sat two years early. Jennifer Lau, 16, scored an A grade in her maths exam as well as in eight GCSE tests and will now study advanced maths at Loreto College in Hulme.

This ‘N’ That: Smile, breath and go slowly.

Taken from the free calendar available at This 'n' That, Soap Street, Northern Quarter. Wisdom rating: 10/10

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tomegranateAugust 28th 2009.

Speaking of the Grauniad, there is a great little article about the Victorian excavations at the Co-Op Miller Street construction site: www.guardian.co.uk/…/archaeology-manchester-victorian-slums…

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