Most popular baby names chosen by Manchester parents in 2016

The most popular baby names chosen by Manchester parents so far this year have been revealed. Using data collected from millions of unique visits to the Bounty.com website, we can reveal which baby boys and girls names are proving the biggest hit in 2016. It seems the royals are having a big inspiration where boys are concerned – with Harry taking the number one spot, closely followed by George. Perhaps …

In some US schools, resistance to ending corporal punishment

The message from the U.S. Education Department to schools has been to work toward positive school climates and less punitive approaches to school discipline. While much of the focus has been on reducing suspensions, another punishment is regularly debated – corporal punishment. It remains legal in 19 states despite calls from the Education Department to curb punitive discipline, which it says tends to affect minority and disabled students disproportionately. In …

Over 3,500 illicit cigarettes seized from Sheffield shop

A Sheffield shop is facing a licence review after trading standards officers found thousands of illegal cigarettes there. More than 3,500 illicit cigarettes were found hidden in a secret compartment of a chest of drawers at the Abbey Stop Shop on Abbeydale Road earlier this year, a council report has said. A licensing review is to take place next week at Sheffield Town Hall. The store on Abbeydale Road …