Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Fancy That

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Fancy That

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RETIRED doctor has won a fight to have her great uncle's name spelled correctly on a village memorial 97 years after he died in France, aged 20, during the First World War. Alison Corfield said the mis-spelling of Private George Samuel's name as "Samuels" on the memorial at Shepreth, Cambridgeshire, caused "great distress" to his parents after the 1914-18 conflict ended. She thinks Private Samuel was a soldier in the London Regiment, and that he fought in the Battle of the Somme.

Parish councillors in Shepreth have decided to have the final "s" removed after a plea from Mrs Corfield, 67, of Shrewsbury, Shropshire. children's questions about sex, with 95% of parents saying that it is mothers who take on that role, new research suggests. Of a random sample of parents, most would wish their child to be taught about sex from the age of 10, according to Mums Show Live!, an exhibition targeted at parents with children aged four to 12. One in five parents would prefer their children to learn about the birds and bees in sex education classes, above, and only one in 10 say fathers would handle the responsibility well. …

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