I only caught a brief end of sentence this morning on the radio, that Peter Harvey is back in hospital and needs more care after being diagnosed with pancreatic cancer last year. Does anyone know the rest of the story. I don't know him personally of course, but he was a great newsreader with a voice which made you sit up and take notice. Very sad.
Issues around children learning to read are rarely out of the news. Which is hardly surprising – becoming a successful reader is of paramount importance in improving a child's life chances. Nor is it surprising that reading creates a virtuous circle: the more you read the better you become. But what may come as a surprise is that reading to dogs is gaining popularity as a way of addressing concerns about children's reading.