London Lite Thursday, 30 July 2009 19 Teen mum is held for GBH after death of her baby GCSEmarksare taintedbyclass dumbingdown Drinktonight ...infadedgrandeur Read1,ooosofpubandrestaurant reviewsandbookonlineat thisislondon.co.uk/lite Eattonight ...inParsonsGreen DE CECCo ExpEct well-to- do young families inside this quaint Italian eaterie, which promises authentic dishes in large portions. Opt for the house speciality, spaghetti allAragosta (12) -- you get a whole fresh lobster with your pasta. 189 New Kings Road, SW6 (020 7736 1145) DukE on thE GrEEn WhIlE the rival White horse pub has the nicknames and the celebrity turnout, across the green the Duke serves up better food. Gather your friends together around the large wooden tables that seat 10. 235 New Kings Road, SW6 (020 7736 2777) Priscilla Pollara CoaCh anD horsEs WE just love this pub, with its faded but loveable atmosphere and cracking food. And its just celebrated six years under the current management. A glass of chilled tempranillo is 5.10. 26-28 Ray Street, EC1 (020 7278 8990) cHris Beanland thE brEaD anD rosEs thE Bread And Roses harks back to the grandeur of the old days. But this place aint giving up -- its strident, clever and just a bit cheeky. A pint of Brooklyn chocolate stout will cost you 4.50. 68 Clapham Manor Street, SW4 (020 7498 1779) Jokebox......... Anyone else disagree with company direction? A FOUR-MONTH-OLD boy has died after suffering suspected abuse at the hands of his teenage mother and her partner. Police say the baby, who has not been named, was admitted to Great Ormond Street childrens hospital on Thursday, but died on Saturday morning. His 17-year-old mother, from Islington, north London, and her partner, 19, were arrested on Thursday on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm. Detectives from the Mets child abuse investigation command are now looking into the death. Islington council would not confirm if the baby was known to social services. However, sources said the mother was on a special programme, run by Islington primary care trust with the local author- ity, to support vulnerable families. The arrests come almost two years after 17-month-old Baby P died at the hands of his mother, her boyfriend and their lodger while on Haringey councils at-risk reg- ister. The borough neighbours Islington. The teenage suspects were released on bail until next month, pending further inquiries. HALF a million pupils face tainted GCSE results next month after the exams watchdog warned courses have been dumbed down. Kathleen Tattersall, chair of regulator Ofqual, said science has been compromised and will not be restored for this years grades. Ofqual ruled in March that new science GCSEs, made to be more relevant, were too easy and told exam boards to raise standards. Ms Tattersall accepted the intervention came too late. The shift to more acceptable standards will be gradual. The major changes will be in 2010, she said. Ms Tattersall also criticised the decision to make foreign languages optional at GCSE, saying: As Europeans we should be able to master some European language. Almost a million pupils in England will get their GCSE and A-level results next month. by felix allen Tragic echo: London child has died two years after death of Baby P, above H index.html2.html3.html4.html5.html6.html7.html8.html9.html10.html11.html12.html13.html14.html15.html16.html17.html18.html19.html20.html21.html22.html23.html24.html25.html26.html27.html28.html29.html30.html31.html32.html33.html34.html35.html36.html37.html38.html39.html