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Children’s language skills ‘plummet during lockdown’

Young children’s language skills have been impacted by the pandemic as the number of children needing help at school has soared, new research has shown. The data from a company called Speech Link – used by schools to assess children’s language skills – shows that the number of four and five year olds needing help at school has risen by 25 per cent when compared to 2019. The data is based on a study of 50,000 children from primary schools in England and is reflected in findings by the Education Endowment Foundation – Mail

20 retired French generals call for military rule in the country if President Macron cannot halt society’s ‘disintegration’ caused by Islamists – Mail

£35million Test and Trace app only contacts half of people who need to self-isolate – Telegraph

At least 1,500 people complain that they developed ringing in the ears after their vaccine – Mail

Oscars ratings fall to record low – Epoch Times

COMMENT

We need a steady hand on the Tiller… It’s time to kick this woke nonsense into touch, once and for all – Richard Littlejohn, Mail

Paul Dacre is just who Ofcom needs to challenge BBC’s liberal left bias – Robin Aitken, Telegraph

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