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Sylvia Pankhurst raised phone-tap concerns in 1930s

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Suffragette Sylvia Pankhurst raised concerns about phone-tapping in the 1930s, decades before MI5 revealed it had kept her under surveillance.At the time, Pankhurst was a prominent human rights campaigner. In 1934, she wrote to the postmaster general about the case of a lawyer who had installed a duplicate phone line to eavesdrop on his wife's conversations with a lover. The letters were discovered in the
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Raising girls ‘changes fathers’ views on gender stereotypes’

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Fathers are less likely to hold traditional views about gender roles if they raise a girl, research suggests.This becomes particularly noticeable once girls reach school age, the study, from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), says.The report finds fathers' likelihood of holding traditional views declined by 8% when their daughters reached primary school age and by 11% by secondary age.The study concludes
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Could student loans ruling mean the system is redesigned?

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images An announcement on Monday could affect the future of the student loans system. The Office for National Statistics (ONS) will be announcing the outcome of its review of how student loans are treated in the national accounts.That sounds like pretty technical stuff, but it could be significant.At the moment, students in England are lent money to cover their tuition fees and living costs. Interest starts
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‘Racist’ law society disbanded by University of Exeter

[ad_1] Image copyright University of Exeter Image caption The university said it was "committed to eradicating" any discrimination and harassment A university law society has been disbanded following a major review into racism.Screenshots of "racist" messages in an Exeter students' WhatsApp group sparked outrage when they were shared in March.An internal investigation found Bracton Law Society's conduct "fell short of the standards and values of the university and the students'
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Young homeless blocked from renting, says report

[ad_1] Image caption Aidan became homeless after fleeing domestic violence "It's very, very tough, very cold," says Sam, 20, who has just walked into the lobby of a centre for young homeless people in Manchester. As the temperature dips towards freezing, he needs a bed for the night. On and off, he says, he's been homeless for three years, after a family breakdown, between hostels, friends' sofas and, too often,
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2018 ‘worst year for US school shootings’

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption A Los Angeles high school holds a drill to prepare for the threat of attacks This year, 113 people have been killed or injured in school shootings in the United States.That's the sobering finding of a project to count the annual toll of gun attacks in schools.At the beginning of 2018, Education Week, a journal covering education in the US, began to track
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Breastfeeding and formula feeding mums share stories

[ad_1] The NHS recommends that mums exclusively breastfeed for around the first six months of their baby's life.But those that struggle - or choose not to breastfeed - can feel judged or guilty about it.We invited five mums with a range of experiences to tell us how they found their own way to feed their babies.For information, help and support on breastfeeding, try the NHS website.You can also search for
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Oxbridge ‘over-recruits from eight schools’

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Oxford and Cambridge are being accused of being so socially exclusive that they recruit more students from eight top schools than almost 3,000 other English state schools put together.The Sutton Trust social mobility charity says the leading universities are failing to attract a wide enough range of talent.Trust founder Sir Peter Lampl said all young people needed a "fair chance".Oxford University said they were "very