This week, next week

1st May 2015 at 01:00

25 April - 1 May 2015

Saturday

We will remember them

This year's Anzac Day marked the 100th anniversary of the start of the Battle of Gallipoli, a First World War campaign during which 10,000 Australian and New Zealand Army Corps soldiers died.

Sunday

Miles to go

More than 37,000 runners limbered up at the start line for the 35th London Marathon. The fastest male and female competitors, respectively, were Eliud Kipchoge from Kenya and Tigist Tufa from Ethiopia.

Monday

Quids in

Thousands of people across the globe challenged themselves to live on pound;1 a day for the week to raise awareness of - and money for - the 1.2 billion people around the world who live below the poverty line.

Tuesday

Challenging targets

In Wales, the National Assembly announced targets for the Schools Challenge Cymru programme, which aims to allocate support and resources to 40 disadvantaged schools to boost their achievement.

Wednesday

Academy rewards

Usually home to the likes of comic book conventions, London's ExCel centre played host to the 2015 Academies Show. Principals, governors, bursars and local authority education leaders flocked to join in.

Thursday

Poll position

David Cameron, Ed Miliband and Nick Clegg uttered their last rallying calls to the British electorate on national television in a BBC Question Time election special. But which of them came out on top?

Friday

Spring fling

Although some people may be dancing around a maypole today, an elite group of education leaders will instead be spending their May Day at the NAHT headteachers' union annual conference in Liverpool.

2-8 May 2015

Saturday

Bunch of fivers

The world's most lucrative boxing match, with a $200 million (pound;131 million) prize purse, will be contested between the Philippines' Manny Pacquiao and the US' Floyd Mayweather Jr (pictured).

Sunday

Bent over with laughter

It's World Laughter Day, brainchild of Dr Madan Kataria, founder of "laughter yoga". Practitioners stare deeply into another person's eyes and chuckle at them until they experience a sense of inner calm.

Monday

At the sharp end

It's Hedgehog Awareness Week, when we are reminded that May is a special time for our prickly friends. It is the month of "the rut" - a frenzied altercation between feisty boars wishing to win the approval of a sow.

Tuesday

Law of the jungle

Ninety years ago, John T Scopes was served with an arrest warrant. His crime? Teaching evolution to high school students in Tennessee, in defiance of a state law banning the teaching of Darwin's theory.

Wednesday

Torpedos in speedos

Water-bombing may be banned in your school's pool, but enthusiasts of the soaking technique can take themselves along to the 11th World Water Bombing Championships in Sheffield. Bombs away!

Thursday

The X factor

Polling day for the 2015 UK general election is here at last. Voting in 650 constituencies opens at 7am and closes at 10pm, with the results expected on Friday morning. What they mean will take longer to work out.

Friday

Never surrender

On this day in 1945, Sir Winston Churchill raised his fingers and formed a "V" for "Victory" over Westminster. His gesture signalled VE Day - an end to Second World War hostilities in Europe.

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