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School day to be extended

The school day will be extended by half an hour under a £15 billion Covid rescue plan to help Britain’s children to catch up after months of disrupted education. A leaked presentation of a report by Sir Kevan Collins, the government’s education recovery commissioner, calls for all children to receive an extra 100 hours of schooling each year from 2022, with a minimum 35-hour week. The plan proposes extra tutoring for five million pupils and additional training for 500,000 teachers. It also hints that an extra year of sixth-form should be considered if teenagers cannot complete A-level courses in time – Times

Scientists urge delay to June 21 Covid lockdown lifting – Telegraph

Heinz pays £140 million to make sauce in UK again after 20 years of production in the Netherlands – Mail

More than 270 charities are paying bosses more than the Prime Minister – Telegraph

Founder of Black Lives Matter in St Paul, Minnesota: ‘I resigned’ after ‘I learnt the ugly truth’ as ‘insider’ – Daily Wire


A chilling free speech crisis has wrecked any chance of a sensible Covid debate – Sherelle Jacobs, Telegraph

If China buries the truth on Wuhan lab, it could be the death of us all– Stephen Glover, Mail

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Edited by Kathy Gyngell

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