A 12-year-old schoolgirl has failed in an attempted legal challenge to her school's ban on a full-face veil.
Mr Justice Silber had been told that the girl's three older sisters had attended the same school and had worn the niqab with no problems.
But the school, in Buckinghamshire, had told the girl it was not acceptable because teachers believed it would make communication and learning difficult.
The judge has now rejected her lawyers' arguments for a judicial review.
The second, which has been rattling round for a while now, is somewhat concerning:
The director of an Islamic school says she should have immediately "chucked out" books that landed it at the centre of a religious intolerance row.
Dr Sumaya Alyusuf of the King Fahad Academy said no one there had read the texts, parts of which label Jews as "repugnant" and Christians as "pigs".
And the third is bad:
Schools in Britain should allow girls to wear the headscarf in all lessons, including PE, the Muslim Council of Britain (MCB) has recommended.The MCB has particularly demanded that Muslims be excused dance classes (which are apparently part of the national curriculum for PE these days), swimming, sex education, and uniform regulations.
Its guidance aims to ensure state schools meet Muslim pupils' needs.
The 72-page document covers such topics as sex education, Ramadan and halal meals. It says schools should respect the decision of boys to grow a beard.
But head teachers warned that meeting any list of "demands" would pose major practical difficulties for schools.
The MCB estimates there are over 400,000 Muslim pupils.
Hopefully schools won't all implement the MCB's demands just yet (although no doubt plenty will). But with the number of Muslim pupils growing every year, how long before the MCB's "advice" becomes government policy?