Writer scoops Angus Book Award after novel finds its way into pupils’ hearts

Cross My Heart by Carmen Reid has won the 20th Angus Book Award for 2015.

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Another fine mess... libraries chasing overdue bookworms

More than £50,000 in library fines is being paid in Tayside and Fife every year – but the real figure could be even higher.

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MRI scans reveal Harry Potter books’ strange spell on the brain

Certain words and sentences from Harry Potter stories cast a spell on the brain, activating regions that process emotions, research has shown.

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Selling up, heading out

A random comment last September was what started the ball rolling for Sue Petrie and her husband Gus.

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Education v Vacation: taking off in term time

With many parents choosing to take family holidays during the school year to avoid increased costs, Jack McKeown asks if it is acceptable to break ...

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E-petition forces Westminster debate on cost of family holidays

The controversy over companies charging extra during school holidays will be debated today after an e-petition received almost 170,000 signatures.

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