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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No-deal Brexit: Disruption at Dover ‘could last six months’

[ad_1] Image copyright PA Image caption Queues of lorries left residents near the Port of Dover unable to get out to buy basic supplies in 2015 Dover and other Channel ports face disruption of up to six months if the UK leaves the EU without a deal, ministers have said.The revised warning comes after technical analysis by officials on traffic flows if there are delays with customs checks in a
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Climate change: UK summers could be over 5C warmer by 2070

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The UK faces wetter winters and drier summers In its first major update on climate change in almost 10 years, the Met Office has warned of significant temperature rises in the decades ahead.The UK Climate Projections 2018 study is the most up to date assessment of how the UK will change over this century.It says that under the highest emissions scenario, summer temperatures

How could May turmoil affect Brexit?

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Theresa May has vowed to see her Brexit deal through, but as this week's events have shown, a lot can change in politics - and fast. Here are the possible scenarios of her next move and what it could mean for the future of Brexit. May fights onThe prime minister managed to get her draft withdrawal agreement through cabinet on Wednesday, only to see two

Glowing chemical ‘could aid brain cancer surgery’

[ad_1] Image caption The chemical causes tumours to glow pink under UV light A chemical that makes brain tumours glow pink could help surgeons to remove the cancer safely, a trial suggests.Scientists gave people with suspected glioma a drink containing 5-ALA, a substance known to accumulate in fast-growing cancer cells.The pink glow the chemical causes was found in people with the most aggressive cancers. Researchers hope it will make it

Megyn Kelly: Could ‘blackface’ row end TV anchor’s career?

[ad_1] Image copyright AFP Image caption Kelly rose to international prominence sparring with then-candidate Donald Trump in 2016 TV presenter Megyn Kelly has been a mainstay of US cable and network news for more than a decade - but now the career of one of the country's best-paid anchors is in doubt.NBC News announced on Friday that the Megyn Kelly Today show is being cancelled and her co-anchors will replace

‘How could I find £3,000 to pay for my mum’s funeral?’

[ad_1] Image copyright Leyli Beheshty-Zadeh Image caption Leyli had to arrange her grandmother's and her mother's funerals within five months in 2016 2016 was a difficult year for Leyli Beheshty-Zadeh. Her grandmother's death was followed closely by her mother's, and she found herself having to arrange two funerals in the space of five months."The vulnerability you feel at this time is immense and indescribable," Leyli says.When it came to organising

DUP ‘could vote against the Budget’ over Brexit deal

[ad_1] Image copyright Reuters Image caption DUP leader Arlene Foster met EU negotiator Michel Barnier on Tuesday The Democratic Unionist Party's 10 Westminster MPs are planning to vote down the Budget later this month if they are unhappy about the government's Brexit plans, the BBC understands.Theresa May relies on DUP support in key votes because she does not have a majority in the House of Commons.But the DUP could abandon

‘Maybe I could be the first deaf PM’

[ad_1] A 12-year-old schoolboy who successfully got the government to consider a British Sign Language GCSE this parliament has his eyes set on the top job.Dan Jillings, from Suffolk, has been deaf since birth, and teaches staff and pupils at his school sign language during lunchtimes. "I'm just a normal Year 8 student. The only thing is I'm deaf, that's it," he said."I'd like to be a teacher of the