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UK schools to revert to Roman numerals, announces Gove

In a move expected to be marginally less unpopular and unworkable than most of his other ideas, Michael Gove has announced that from 2014 UK schools will revert to teaching in Roman numerals.

The idea is the brainchild of a conservative think tank charged by the Education Secretary with charting the causes of the drastic decline in school standards in Britain since the withdrawal of the Roman Empire in 410 AD.

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Posted: Jun 18th, 2013
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Embarrassment as new pope admits, ‘I can’t speak a word of Latin’

‘When you’re young you don’t really think about being pope, so I dropped Latin and did Domestic Science and Woodwork instead.’

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Posted: Mar 14th, 2013
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Private schools launch ‘pay-as-you-go’ lessons

Open to all who can payThe Association of Private Schools today launched a new service which allows state-school pupils to experience fee-paying lessons on a pay-as-you-go basis.

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Posted: Apr 21st, 2009
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