'Pupils can be searched for drugs and alcohol'

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Teachers have been given new powers to search pupils for drugs, alcohol and stolen goods in a bid to tackle bad behaviour in the classroom. They will...

Teachers have been given new powers to search pupils for drugs, alcohol and stolen goods in a bid to tackle bad behaviour in the classroom. They will get the legal right to frisk pupils and search their bags as part of a drive to stop a culture of drug-taking and underage drinking spreading into schools - The Telegraph

The pay gap between men and women in full-time work narrowed last year, official figures revealed yesterday. Men were paid on average 12.2 per cent more than women working the same hours, according to the Office for National Statistics. In 2007, men were paid 12.6 per cent more. Much of the change was due to the economic downturn, analysts at the Equality and Human Rights Commission said - Daily Mail

A series of "vulgar" posters advertising Tango fizzy drink, with references to "bestiality", have been cleared despite many consumers complaining about them - The Telegraph

Sports chiefs could challenge ministers in court if pay-TV operators are banned from showing their main events, lawyers said yesterday in response to plans to reclaim the Ashes for free-to-air television. A legal wrangle looms after the publication today of a long-awaited report over sport on TV after the digital switch-over in 2012 - The Times

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