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  • 18th October 2011

    HIV charities rubbish fish foot spa fears 11

    The beauty craze involves fish nibbling at dead skin (Photo: Emilio Labrador)

    2:42 PM — HIV charities say there is no evidence 'fish pedicure' spas can transmit the virus. The Health Protection Agency said today that there is a risk of catching infections like HIV and hepatitis from the beauty craze, which involves placing the feet in a basin while Garra Rufa fish nibble at dead skin.

  • 25th January 2011

    Tory MP says schools are imposing ‘questionable sexual standards’ on pupils 20

    Richard Drax said schools would impose "questionable sexual standards" on pupils

    5:37 PM — Another Conservative MP has attacked plans to encourage schools to include references to gay people in maths, science and geography. South Dorset MP Richard Drax said the voluntary lesson plans were "ludicrous" and would impose "questionable sexual standards" on children.

  • 24th January 2011

    Gay-inclusive maths and science lessons under fire 34

    Schools will be able to use the plans to make lessons gay-inclusive

    2:08 PM — Plans by gay education campaigners to encourage schools to make maths and other lessons more gay-inclusive have been attacked by critics. LGBT charity Schools Out has published guidance for teachers on how they can make more references to LGBT people during lessons.

  • 13th January 2011

    Public bodies asked to find out about gay and trans staff 17

    Public bodies won't be forced to ask staff if they are gay (Photo: Jyri)

    2:05 PM — Large public employers are being encouraged to find out how represented lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans people are in their organisations. As part of the Equality Act, all public bodies will be required to publish information about the diversity of their staff from April but the government will not set diversity targets.

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