Latest UK news headlines: New tests in pipeline for teens, holiday PCR test update and petrol latest

According to reports, children in England may have to take nationally recognized tests by the age of 14.

The Ministry of Education is also considering giving Ofsted more power and removing the limit on the number of hours teachers can attend.

The government should consider bringing back SATs for 14-year-olds at the end of 9th grade – before they begin GCSE classes – reports The guard.

Education Minister Nadhim Zahawi is working on a white paper, due for publication next year, on reforms in education in England.

SATs for 14-year-olds were canceled by Labor in 2008 due to concerns that they were frightening students.

But they could come back now, along with more powers for Ofsted in inspecting schools – and lifting the national limit on teaching hours.

Mid-term cheers for UK vacationers as Turkey relaxes strict PCR testing rules

Turkey has announced that the double-vaccinated UK vacationers will not need proof of a negative PCR test to enter the popular travel destination.

The easing of the Covid rules and the removal of Turkey from the red travel list should attract many visitors with flights from various British airports to the resorts of Antalya, Dalaman and Izmir.

The Turkish Tourist Office said: “Turkey is ready and excited to welcome travelers from across the UK this month and beyond. With no PCR testing required and after we have been removed from the UK government’s red list, traveling to Turkey couldn’t be easier. “

Can you buy gasoline next week?

A week after the gasoline crisis began, the government says the situation is stabilizing and improving.

However, experts say the shortage could last for months, with a senior minister admitting the gasoline shortage will last for at least another “week or so”.

And experts say the scarcity will be widespread – not just limited to fuel and food.

The home appliance company AO warned yesterday of the problems with ensuring deliveries.

Corresponding The mirror, fuel industry leaders say more than one in four gas stations is empty.

The chairman of the Petrol Retailers Association (PRA) has warned that fuel shortages are worsening in some parts of the country.

Brian Madderson said it remains a “really big problem” in London and the South East.

Sajid Javid Says Nursing Home Workers Who Don’t Want Covid Jab To Stop

Health Minister Sajid Javid said homeworkers unwilling to get the Covid vaccine should “get out and find another job”.

Mr Javid said he was unwilling to accept the requirement that nursing home staff be by 11.

He told BBC Radio 4 Today, “When you work in a nursing home you are working with some of the most vulnerable people in our country and if you can’t bother to get vaccinated then go out and do it get another job.

“If you want to look after them (nursing home residents), if you want to cook for them, if you want to feed them, if you want to put them to bed, then you should get vaccinated.

“If you don’t want to get vaccinated, why are you working in nursing?”

Nursing home providers and unions have warned of employee brain drain as the government must fully vaccinate them against the coronavirus by November 11.

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