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1-7 November 2014


Tash in a flash

Male members of staff began to cultivate a look we like to call "geography teacher chic". That's right, it was the first day of Movember, when men worldwide are encouraged to grow a moustache for charity.


`Increased unhappiness'

Nothing was more urgent than addressing children's well-being, ChildLine director Peter Liver said. Writing on the TES website (bit.lyChildLineReport), he highlighted a report detailing a rise in suicidal feelings.


A load of old tripe

Some think this celebration is one of the wurst in the calendar, while others consider that to be baloney - it's British Sausage Week, honouring the humble banger's contribution to the nation.


Please look after these bears

Fifty Paddington Bear statues, designed by artists and celebrities, popped up around London. The trail promises to have a "Paddington-inspired flavour", which is presumably that of marmalade sandwiches.


Child's play

What are your pupils going to demand for Christmas this year and fight over in the playground next year? It was time to find out: the Toy Retailers Association released its list of dream toys.


Christmas starts here

Despite there being 49 sleeps until the big day, the Christmas lights of Oxford Street in London were switched on in a ceremony featuring luminaries such as Cheryl Fernandez-Versini (pictured).


Sweeping to victory

In one of the biggest landslides in US political history, Ronald Reagan won his second term as president 30 years ago, losing only one of 50 states to his Democratic opponent, Walter Mondale.

8-14 November 2014


Pomp and pageantry

The Lord Mayor's Show - which dates back to 1215 - will be held in the City of London. The annual parade attracts half a million people and will wend its way from Mansion House to the Royal Courts of Justice.


Hoff the wall

It's 25 years since the fall of the Berlin Wall, when the German city divided by the Cold War was united in admiration of David Hasselhoff, who performed his song Looking for Freedom atop the wall on New Year's Eve.


Your Life begins

Education secretary Nicky Morgan is due to speak at the launch of Your Life, a campaign led by entrepreneurs, scientists and industry figures that seeks to inspire more young people to study maths and science.


Solemn commemoration

"At the going down of the sun and in the morningWe will remember them." Remembrance Day will take place, with special emphasis on the centenary of the start of the First World War.


The price of profit

What's wrong with making a profit from education? The ATL teaching union is due to debate that provocative question at an event examining how the school budget under the next government might be spent.


Payment in kindness

Encourage your students to do something nice for somebody, just because. It's World Kindness Day, organised by the Random Acts of Kindness Foundation, dedicated to those who wish to spread a little happiness.


Pleased to see you, Pudsey

Get ready for baths full of baked beans and wet sponges thrown in your general direction - it's Children in Need. The BBC's annual event helps to raise money for Britain's most disadvantaged children.

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