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Prince Charles launches research for an ‘uncertain world’

Image copyright Getty ImagesImage caption Prince Charles says that objective evidence is needed now more than ever Prince Charles is launching a major research initiative with the University of Cambridge, addressing the challenges of a time “full of uncertainty”. Businesses and academics are being brought together to address the “most pressing” global challenges, in fields […]

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K-pop drives boom in Korean language

Image copyright Reuters Korean is rapidly growing in popularity, in a language-learning boom driven by the popularity of the country’s pop stars. A desire to learn the lyrics of K-Pop hits like Gangnam Style has boosted the Korean language’s popularity explode in countries like the US, Canada, Thailand and Malaysia. A report by the Modern […]

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A mother’s place ‘is in the home’

Image copyright Getty Images A woman’s place may no longer be in the home – but if she has pre-school children, it should be, according to an annual survey of social attitudes. Only 7% of British Social Attitudes survey interviewees felt mothers of under-5s should have full-time jobs. Part-time work was judged acceptable by 38% […]

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College worker appeared in pornography, hearing told

Image copyright Facebook A college worker appeared in a pornographic video and an adult magazine, a disciplinary hearing has been told. Staff at Grwp Llandrillo College in Rhos-on-Sea, Conwy said they found the images of Dr Robyn Williams on Twitter. The material was “pretty grim”, one colleague told the fitness to practice hearing. Dr Williams […]

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Rising numbers pass primary Sats tests

Image copyright Getty Images A higher proportion of primary school pupils in England have reached the expected standards in national curriculum tests, often known as Sats, in maths and English. In reading, 75% reached the expected standard, compared with 71% last year. In maths, 76% reached the expected standard, up from 75% last year. Julie […]

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University entry ‘should be background, not just exams’

Image copyright Getty Images The university access watchdog says students’ backgrounds should be taken into account when awarding places, to improve “equality of opportunity”. A-level grades are a “robust measure” only if the applicants’ “context” is also considered, Chris Millward says. Many universities give extra help to disadvantaged applicants – but a report warns of […]

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Aptamil investigating baby milk formula complaints

Hundreds of parents in the UK have complained on social media that a revised formula milk is making their babies sick. Rosie Menzies from Lymington in Hampshire told the BBC: “It smells disgusting, it’s not mixed properly. It’s all just left like scum.” French food giant Danone is looking into reports that its Aptamil baby […]

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The problem children who are really victims

Image copyright Getty Images Child L is the kind of 15-year-old that police, education and social services might consider a problem. He goes out every evening and often does not come home at night. He regularly misses school. His teachers find him disruptive and struggle with his behaviour. He has started hanging out in a […]