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Brexit row ‘dreadful lesson’ for children

[ad_1] Image copyright PA Image caption Head teachers say the Brexit debate has become a terrible example for the young Young people are being taught "dreadful lessons" about behaviour by the angry rows over Brexit, says the principal of Gordonstoun - the private school in Moray attended by the Prince of Wales.Lisa Kerr warns that scenes such as the protests against MP Anna Soubry are undermining efforts in schools to
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University a ‘false promise’ for too many youngsters

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Up to a quarter of students in England are doing degrees that will not give them sufficient earnings to justify the cost of their loans, a think tank says.The centre-right group urges ministers to cut places on those courses offering little financial return and increase those in post-18 technical education.Its study also says tax breaks of up to 50p in every pound owed should be
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Families waiting too long for special needs support in England

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Thousands of children in England with special educational needs are waiting too long for an education, health and care plan (EHC), the BBC has learned. The EHC plans set out a child's needs and the support to which they are entitled. Once a plan is requested, the law says councils should normally finalise them within 20 weeks.But through Freedom of Information requests, the BBC has
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Christmas Day divorce: 13 people completed online applications

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Thirteen people filed for divorce on Christmas Day in England and Wales, official figures show.They were among 455 online divorce applications submitted to HM Courts & Tribunals Service between Christmas Eve and New Year's Day.Twenty-six people submitted applications on Christmas Eve, 23 on Boxing Day and 77 on New Year's Day.Since April 2018 spouses have been able to complete the divorce application process using the
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Chelmsford County High School must change rented homes rules

[ad_1] Image copyright Google Girls are missing out on places at a top-performing selective state grammar school because they live in rented homes, a government official has said.Chelmsford County High School for Girls in Essex has been ordered to change its admissions rules.The current policy aimed to stop parents "gaming" catchment area rules, and means families have to show evidence of long tenancy agreements.The schools adjudicator said it was unfair
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Brexit: Universities warn no deal is ‘biggest-ever threat’

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Universities say that UK research in science and medicine will be harmed by a no-deal Brexit University heads are warning a no-deal Brexit is "one of the biggest threats" the institutions have ever faced.Higher education leaders have written to MPs to say it is "no exaggeration" to warn that it would take universities "decades to recover".They say it would undermine scientific research and
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NI education: New online admissions system begins

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images The Education Authority (EA) says it received more about 6,000 applications on its new online school admissions process in its "first number of hours".All parents or guardians of pupils due to start pre-school or primary school in Northern Ireland in 2019 can now apply for a place online.The new system went live on Tuesday and people can apply via the EA website until 31 January.EA
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Richard Riakporhe: From near-death to boxing champion

[ad_1] At 15 years old Richard Riakporhe was stabbed and nearly died.He now teaches kids around the UK about the dangers of knife crime.He's also the current WBA Inter-Continental Cruiserweight champion, and says that boxing helped change his life. He told us his story from being on the streets of south-east London to becoming a boxing champion.Video journalist: Ameer Ahmed [ad_2] Source link
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Elderly ‘under siege’ from fake HMRC and police scammers

[ad_1] Image caption Margaret Smeed ordered £20 worth of chocolates to give as Christmas presents but is still getting deliveries and invoices for hundreds of pounds Elderly people are "under siege" from sophisticated and persistent scammers, a charity claims.These include mail order, online and phone frauds, with some claiming to be HMRC or the police and threatening arrest, Age Cymru said.It estimates up to 150,000 older people across Wales are