Trump appeals to Facebook’s supreme court to rejoin

Afia Asantewaa Asare-Kyei – A human rights advocate who works on women’s rights, media freedom and access to information issues across Africa at the Open Society Initiative for West Africa. Evelyn Aswad – A University of Oklahoma College of Law professor who formerly served as a senior State Department lawyer and specializes in the application … Read more

Lady Sophie Windsor appeals for support for disadvantaged families homeschooling

Lady Sophie Windsor said disadvantaged families grappling with home schooling are in a ‘living hell’ and appealed for support to end the ‘silent pandemic’ sweeping the UK.  Peep Show actress Sophie Winkleman, 40, who is the wife of Lord Frederick Windsor, appeared on Lorraine today to raise awareness of charity School-Home Support, of which she is patron.  … Read more

GMB: Piers Morgan appeals for cards for care home resident, 100

Care home resident, 99, who will celebrate her 100th birthday this week delights GMB viewers as she calls Piers Morgan ‘darling’ and he urges them to ‘flood’ her with cards so she doesn’t feel lonely on the day Norah Gould, Bedfordshire, will celebrate her 100th birthday in next few days  Care home faced Covid outbreak after … Read more

Donald Trump appeals after federal judge dismissed his Pennsylvania election lawsuit

President Donald Trump is appealing a federal judge’s dismissal of his campaign’s effort to block the certification of votes in Pennsylvania. The president and other plaintiffs filed notice of appeal to the 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Sunday, a day after the judge issued a scathing order shooting down claims of widespread irregularities … Read more

A-level farce goes on as Ofqual SUSPENDS criteria hours after saying appeals could be based on mocks

The exams regulator for England has dramatically suspended its criteria for students hoping to challenge their A-level grades on the basis of their results in mock exams. In a brief statement, Ofqual said the policy was ‘being reviewed’ by its board and that further information would be released ‘in due course’. No reason for the … Read more

Exam grades are in chaos, teachers are in despair, appeals are set for meltdown

Education Secretary Gavin Williamson issued a humiliating apology to millions of pupils last night – as fears grew of chaos in the A-level appeals process. A quarter of a million sixth-formers will get their results this morning after an 11th-hour change to the way grades are awarded. In an attempt to head off a rebellion … Read more

University chiefs are told to keep places open until pupils can complete appeals

University chiefs are told to keep places open until pupils can complete appeals against their A-level exam grades Minister Michelle Donelan wrote to vice-chancellors urging them to be flexible Pupils should not have to ‘put their future on hold’ because of a sluggish process Miss Sturgeon promised teenagers would ‘get the grades they feel they … Read more

Thousands of A-level pupils face race against time to win appeals

A-level pupils whose marks are downgraded by computer face missing out on university places while exam boards sift through a flood of appeals, experts warned last night. This year’s exams were cancelled because of coronavirus so marks will be based on teachers’ estimates of what entrants would have achieved. But exam boards are expected to … Read more

Denying exam grade appeals is like a ‘life sentence with no right of appeal’

Not allowing pupils the right to appeal GCSE or A-Level exam grades they think are unfair has been likened to imposing a ‘life sentence’. Students in England will receive their grades next week. They will be assessed using a statistical model after the pandemic halted the exam season. Ofqual, the exam regulator, is only allowing … Read more

West Ham star Michail Antonio appeals for help after cyclist on CCTV appears to slash at tyres

West Ham striker Michail Antonio appeals for help in tracking down cyclist caught on CCTV slashing car tyres after his vehicle was targeted by vandal in east London Michail Antonio, 30, posts video of cyclist appearing to slash tyres on Instagram The £70,000-a-week star claims one of his vehicles was targeted in Wapping The incident … Read more