Cartoonist show solidarity in wake of Paris shootings
Cartoonists across the globe have shown solidarity following the terrorist attack on the magazine Charlie Hebdo in Paris.
Many came out in support of their murdered colleagues on social media sites posting cartoons depicting pens and pencils.
The hashtag #JeSuisCharlie – I am Charlie – has also been used more than 1.3million times since the attack at the magazine’s headquarters yesterday.
Men dressed in paramilitary uniforms used automatic weapons to kill staff and two police officers, leaving 12 dead and several others seriously injured.
Russell Brand and rapper Dizzee Rascal form part of A-level syllabus
Comedian Russell Brand and rapper Dizzee Rascal will be studied as part of the English A-level syllabus as from this September.
Plans to include evidence given by the comedian to a Commons select committee inquiring into drugs and an interview between the rap singer and Newsnight’s Jeremy Paxman caused a stir when they were proposed by the exam board Oxford, Cambridge and Royal Society of Arts (OCR)as part of the new syllabus last year.
Now, though, they have been approved by exams regulator Ofqual amongst 37 new specifications for GCSEs and A-levels put forward by the exam board.