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Charedi boys school fails Ofsted test

By Simon Rocker, July 27, 2016

Talmud Torah Toldos Yaakov Yosef, a boys primary in Stamford Hill, north London is the latest Charedi school to be told by education watchdog Ofsted that it is failing to comply with independent school standards.


Inspectors restore Rosh Pinah to 'good school' status

By Simon Rocker, July 27, 2016

Rosh Pinah Primary School in Edgware has restored its reputation as a good school less than a year and a half after inspectors branded it "inadequate".

Ofsted praised the “resilience and hard work” of its governors in tackling previously identified weaknesses in a new report this week.


Sorry, can't give evidence - I'm late for a very important date

By JC Reporter, July 26, 2016

An "irate" Labour peer stormed out of court to meet the Governor of the Bank of England before he was able to give evidence against a teen accused of trying to mug him.

Lord Glasman, Labour's former "Blue Guru", dashed out of the building in order to make the "important" meeting with governor Mark Carney.


Police alerted over antisemitic graffiti in Stamford Hill

By Josh Jackman, July 25, 2016

A spate of obscene antisemitic graffiti has been reported to police.

The message, reading “F*** YIDS”, was scrawled on a sign saying “Refugees and Immigrants Welcome,” as well as at three other locations in Stamford Hill, north-east London.

Shomrim, the Jewish volunteer security group, discovered the graffiti today and alerted the police.


Government earmarks new money to combat hate crime

By Daniel Sugarman, July 25, 2016

The government is to set up a new £2.4 million fund to pay for protection of UK religious institutions, it has been announced.

The Home Office had said that the money was for “protective security at synagogues, mosques, churches and other places of worship”.

But a spokesperson made clear on Tuesday that, contrary to prior reports, synagogues would not be included within the scheme.


Golders Green security alert over 'abandoned vehicle'

By Marcus Dysch, July 25, 2016

Golders Green underground station was closed for around an hour and the surrounding area cordoned off by police due to an abandoned vehicle this morning.

Commuters and pedestrians had filled the streets around the station, which was closed at around 8.30am.

At around 9am police moved people away from the area, before lifting the security cordon at 9.30am.


It's Shabbat chicken - straight from the lab

By Daniel Sugarman, July 22, 2016

If this is the future of the Friday-night meal, it's not for the squeamish.

An Israeli company has come up with a way to "grow" chicken meat out of cells taken from a live animal.

Koby Barak, CEO and co-founder of SuperMeat, is convinced that the result will be "real, tasty meat", and entirely kosher.


Ros Altmann: 'I felt like I was in detention'

By Sandy Rashty, July 21, 2016

Ros Altmann has described her time as David Cameron's Pensions Minister as "the most terrible experience", and claimed that her health suffered because of the stress of being "silenced" by government officials.


Government water project aims to help Israelis and Palestinians work together

By Daniel Sugarman, July 21, 2016

The government has launched a joint initiative with Israeli and Palestinian scientists aimed at encouraging them to work together to solve health and water issues.

The programme, known as Growth, will offer fellowships to Palestinian water technology and health students, enabling them to conduct postgraduate studies in Israeli laboratories as well as to take part in UK conferences.


'Israel is creating terrorists with a justified grudge', Baroness Tonge claims

By Josh Jackman, July 21, 2016

Baroness Tonge has accused Israel of being responsible for the rise of Islamist terrorism and Daesh.

The life peer told the House of Lords that Israel was provoking a generation of violent extremists who would have “a justified grudge” against Israel and Britain.