Record number of centenarians in UK

BBC - Thu, 29/09/2016 - 16:52
Official figures reveal a record number of centenarians are living in the UK.
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Child abductions

BBC - Thu, 29/09/2016 - 16:22
Reports of a teenage girl being abducted on her way to school in Oxford tap into every parent's greatest fears. But just how common are child abductions in the UK?
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Killyleagh: Children avoid injury after classroom ceiling collapse

BBC - Thu, 29/09/2016 - 16:03
Children at a County Down primary school are left shaken after a ceiling collapses in a classroom.
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Testing decision

BBC - Thu, 29/09/2016 - 11:21
Some people are concerned that a highly accurate test that can identify babies with Down's syndrome during pregnancy will lead to more terminations.
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Childcare costs to 'sky-rocket' as free scheme expands

BBC - Thu, 29/09/2016 - 08:34
Childcare costs could "sky-rocket" in parts of England as nurseries grapple with less funding for a free government childcare scheme, a charity says.
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MPs to assess impact of Brexit on universities

BBC - Thu, 29/09/2016 - 03:02
The impact of Brexit on England's higher education sector is to be investigated by MPs.
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Nurseries at risk as staffing crisis hits, campaigners say

BBC - Thu, 29/09/2016 - 02:56
Nurseries in England are struggling to recruit qualified staff putting them at risk of closure, campaigners warn.
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South African teen wins Google prize for orange peel innovation

BBC - Wed, 28/09/2016 - 17:49
A 16-year-old South African wins a Google prize for using orange peel to develop a cheap super-absorbent material to help soil retain water.
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Homework hell

BBC - Wed, 28/09/2016 - 14:51
Are all those late-night tears and arguments over homework really worth it? And that's just the parents.
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NUS president accused of 'anti-Semitic rhetoric'

BBC - Wed, 28/09/2016 - 14:14
Student leaders accuse NUS president Malia Bouattia of anti-Semitic "actions and rhetoric".
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What's it like to be the child of a survivor?

BBC - Wed, 28/09/2016 - 13:35
The child of two Holocaust survivors talks about being the keeper of their memories – and projects working with children of survivors of massacres in Rwanda and Bosnia talk about the impact handed down through families.
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Colchester high school abolishes 'traditional' homework

BBC - Tue, 27/09/2016 - 18:07
A high school scraps traditional homework in favour of a more "independent" approach to learning.
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Narcissism 'short-lived way to popularity'

BBC - Tue, 27/09/2016 - 17:50
New students, in those first awkward days of making friends at university, are being told that being a narcissist only makes you popular in the short term.
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Labour 'will defeat grammar school plans', pledges Rayner

BBC - Tue, 27/09/2016 - 16:05
Labour "will defeat" the government's plans to expand grammar schools in England, shadow education secretary Angela Rayner says.
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School seeks to block critical Ofsted report

BBC - Tue, 27/09/2016 - 15:53
A school in England has gone to the High Court to try to prevent a highly critical Ofsted report from being published.
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US school's unmanned boat reaches Welsh coast

BBC - Tue, 27/09/2016 - 13:40
An unmanned boat sent by a school in the USA washes up on the Pembrokeshire coast three months after it set sail.
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Diamond review: Loans 'should replace' tuition fees grant

BBC - Tue, 27/09/2016 - 13:12
Loans should replace tuition fee grants and there should be more help with living costs for all Welsh students, a major review of university finance says.
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Parents face steeper university costs

BBC - Mon, 26/09/2016 - 17:43
Parents do not have enough warning about the cost of supporting their children in university in England, says a consumer rights campaigner.
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Canadian academic next Cambridge vice-chancellor

BBC - Mon, 26/09/2016 - 16:55
Stephen Toope is chosen as the next vice-chancellor of the University of Cambridge.
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Home Office 'won't see pupil nationality'

BBC - Mon, 26/09/2016 - 15:39
The government says it will not pass data on pupils' nationality to immigration officials or the Home Office.
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