Slavery, oppression and destruction - it's through these glasses that my generation views the history of our great country. It’s no wonder that only 45 per cent of my fellow 18-24-year-olds are "proud to be English", compared to an overwhelming 72 per cent of over-65s, according to a new YouGov survey. A new left-wing version of history is being taught in schools like mine - a state secondary in Chichester - and around the country. I’m currently doing my A-Levels in History, Economics and English Language and the bias can be staggering. We are taught that the English language is sexist because "all words were created by men" and Marxist philosophers such as Noam Chomsky frequently crop up on the syllabus. In history we learn about the struggles of women, trade unionists, African Americans and Native Americans but there's no mention of the great sacrifice of our servicemen in recent wars. When we do learn about conflict, we learn about the disaster at the Somme, the evils of … [Read more...] about Stop making me ashamed to be English by teaching that we’re a nation of slave-trading, women-oppressing, war-mongering baddies
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A PILE of dandruff shed by dinosaurs around 125 million years ago has been discovered by scientists. Their dry white flecks were found among feathers preserved by volcanic ash in China’s Liaoning province. The dinosaur’s flakes are almost identical to human dandruff, measuring between one and two millimetres and made up of the protein keratin. A Bristol University team says the unsightly deposits in their ginger, red and black plumage would have ruined their dating prospects. Professor Mike Benton said: “It shows that they shed their old skin in clumps rather than in one go, like modern snakes and lizards. MOST READ IN UK NEWSTRAIN WOE Here's what you need to know about the Northern Rail strike today BRIDE AND PREJUDICE Engaged couple could be torn apart because groom is TOO WHITE SILENT KILLER Bride-to-be, 35, dies of ‘sepsis’ five weeks after banging arm on dishwasher ‘HE’S TRAUMATISED’ Boy, 11, arrested on suspicion of … [Read more...] about Scientists discover a pile of 125-million-year-old dinosaur dandruff in China
A WACKY seaside cafe has created ketchup and mushy pea ice cream for adventurous foodies... but would you give it a go? Makcari ice cream parlour in Herne Bay, Kent has been selling the frozen desserts for a week, and has no plans to stop. The parlour's custom-made flavours are made with actual tomato ketchup and freshly mashed peas. Nejmi Hassan, co-owner of the parlour told Kent Online: "They’re an acquired taste. "We hope to introduce a new flavour every month. “We had them for sale over the weekend just gone, but we gave most of it away." Nejmi believes a lot of customers were "intrigued" by the stark flavours. The cafe has also introduced a Marmite ice cream which it promises you will “either love or hate”. They are now in the process of launching an English breakfast flavour, with eggs, bacon and baked beans. He has urged his customers to think up a range of stark flavours for staff to try and emulate. MOST READ UK NEWSTRAIN WOE Here's what you need to … [Read more...] about Wacky seaside cafe creates ketchup and mushy pea ice creams… but would you try them?
STUNNING space photographs show explosive molten rock oozing out of Hawaii's Kilauea volcano. NASA's International Space Station and partner satellites have been capturing fissures opening to release streams of lava in the volcano's East Rift Zone. One striking photograph shows lava emerging in the darkness like neon lights, cutting through the Leilani Estates neighbourhood. In another, red hot destructive magma is pictured flowing against the island's leafy vegetation, has now burnt around 50 buildings, including dozens of houses. After fissures began opening up in backyards, molten rock formed rivers before it dissected into forests and farms on its way towards the coast. At the volcano's summit, two explosive eruptions unleashed clouds of ash after it first erupted on May 3, and winds have carried much of the ash toward the southwest. Hawaii's Kilauea volcano still spewing lava and flames After at least 2,000 people have fled their homes, workers are now shutting down local … [Read more...] about Stunning pictures from space capture unstoppable lava flow from Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano
Joseph Townsend intended to wear his Jedi costume to the mini-con at the Churchland Library but found it was torn on the morning of the event. He said Jedi have certain standards to maintain and opted for a “Star Wars” T-shirt and shorts. It was a minor setback.Townsend, 47, of Portsmouth admits a sympathy for the Dark Side. His favorite “Star Wars” character is Darth Vader and he has been hooked on “Star Wars” since he was a kid. “We never grew up, we just got taller,” he said.Townsend’s Lightsaber Academy was one of the highlights of the fourth annual mini-con in Portsmouth on April 14. On the patio behind the library, Townsend armed about 20 kids with truncated noodles and initiated them into the intricate lightsaber moves of the Jedi and the Sith.“We get to beat up on the kids, and they get to beat up on us,” he said. Townsend is also a martial arts instructor. He says the academy is a learning experience … [Read more...] about Lightsabers, super heroes and anime all in one place at Portsmouth’s mini-con