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<b>Thursday 26 March:</b> OAP stabbing, schools to teach Twitter and Robbie rocks musical launch

Published on March 26th 2009.


AN OAP HAS BEEN STABBED at his home in Urmston. The robber attacked the man, who is almost completely blind, at 5.30am on Monday, after letting himself inside through a window. He stole cash before waking the 77-year-old victim and attacking him. Police Sergeant Tony Wells said: “This was a horrendous, cowardly attack on a vulnerable man.” Anyone with information should contact police on 0161 856 0947.

TWITTER AND FACEBOOK are to be incorporated into the National Curriculum for primary schools. Topics like the Second World War could be scrapped in favour of learning about blogging and websites. A report by former Ofsted chief, Sir Jim Rose, was leaked to the press this week, detailing the recommendations for the shake-up.

CLASSROOM CAMERAS are being trialled in Manchester schools to help teachers spot where class improvements could be made. The laptop cameras record lessons from all angles, monitoring teachers and the class. 30 kits are being used in schools across the city, including St Matthews, Parrs Wood, Trinity and Abraham Moss high schools. If the Manchester pilot is successful, the devices will be used across the country.

SINGER ROBBIE WILLIAMS was in Manchester last night to support his friend Jonathan Wilkes at the launch of Queen musical We Will Rock You. Williams arrived in a tour bus before battling through the crowds of fans and paparazzi outside the Palace Theatre on Oxford Street. The show's co-creators Queen stars Brian May and Roger Taylor were also among those in the audience.

This 'n' that wisdom*: Failures always tell you how hard they tried

*Taken from the free calendar available at This 'n' That, Soap Street, Northern Quarter. Those curry meisters are so very very sagacious. How does this wisdom rate? Confidential rating: 8/10

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Simon TMarch 26th 2009.

Primary school kids aren't even supposed to be on Facebook, there's a lower age limit. And adult Twitter is the most inane invention since Dave Lee Travis, but in the hands of kids it's a total waste; "Jasper iz bein horrid 2 me", "Sir sux dick". But keeping the kids ignorant is part of capitalism's masterplan, as we know.

Simon TMarch 26th 2009.

Primary school kids aren't even supposed to be on Facebook, there's a lower age limit. And adult Twitter is the most inane invention since Dave Lee Travis, but in the hands of kids it's a total waste; "Jasper iz bein horrid 2 me", "Sir sux dick". But keeping the kids ignorant is part of capitalism's masterplan, as we know.

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