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National Offer Day: What to do if you fail to secure a place at secondary school

National Offer Day: What to do if you fail to secure a place at secondary school Ahead of National Offer Day, many parents will be asking the same question across the country: what can we do if our first choice application is rejected? Unfortunately, there are no easy answers. In order to successfully reverse the decision, the journey through the ...
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National Offer Day: The ‘don’t panic!’ parents’ guide to not getting your first choice secondary school

The chemistry teacher dropped the paper on my desk as the bell sounded. “Keep trying, Lauren,” he smiled. I stared at the large letter ‘C’ scrawled in red at the top of the page. That letter was following me round school like a bad smell; from chemistry and history to Spanish and maths, it glared at me from the top ...
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Is boasting good or bad for business?

Sweden is one of the most innovative countries in the world, yet has a business culture that discourages bragging about its success. So is this humility a help or a hindrance when it comes to start-ups? From household names such as Spotify and Skype, to gaming leaders King and Mojang and cashless payment companies iZettle and Klarna, Sweden is a ...
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Ellie-May Clark died after GP turned her away for being late

A five-year-old girl with a history of asthma was turned away from seeing her doctor because she was “late” – and died that night in hospital. An inquest heard Ellie-May Clark was not seen by Grange Clinic in Newport despite having an emergency appointment because it operated a “10 minute rule”. A chance to “provide potentially life-saving treatment was missed” ...
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Seychelles protects an area ‘as big as Britain’ in Indian Ocean

The Seychelles has created protected areas “the size of Great Britain” in the Indian Ocean. In exchange for getting some of its national debt paid off, the island nation has agreed to protect 210,000 sq km (81,000 sq miles) of ocean. The reserves will limit tourism and fishing activities in the Seychelles to halt further damage to aquatic life. A ...
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White nationalist Jared Taylor sues Twitter over ban

White nationalist Jared Taylor is suing Twitter after the social network banned his account as part of a crackdown on abusive content. Mr Taylor’s lawyer says the suspension of his account is a form of censorship, accusing Twitter of discrimination. Twitter declined to comment on the case but has previously said that its tools are “apolitical”. Mr Taylor is head ...
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Dark web paedophile Matthew Falder jailed for 32 years

A “warped and sadistic” paedophile who blackmailed victims and shared abuse tips and images on the dark web has been jailed for 32 years. Cambridge graduate Matthew Falder, 29, admitted 137 charges – including rape – against 46 people, some of whom were in court to see him jailed. He coerced victims into acts including licking toilet seats and self-harming. ...
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Government to revive times tables tests for primary schools

Children as young as eight will be put through mandatory times tables tests, the new Education Secretary will announce today. The policy has been resurrected by Damian Hinds after being shelved by his predecessor Justine Greening, in the first sign of a return to a more traditional approach to education. It marks the first time in 75 years that students ...
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Cheddar Man: the first Britons were black, Natural History Museum DNA study reveals

The earliest Britons were black-skinned, with dark curly hair and possibly blue eyes, new analysis of a 10,000-year-old Somerset skeleton has revealed. Scientists at the Natural History Museum have used pioneering genetic sequencing and facial reconstruction techniques to prove that the first hunter-gatherers successfully to inhabit Britain were far darker in complexion than previously thought. The groundbreaking discovery was made ...
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Cambridge May Ball accused by pagan student of belittling her religion

It seemed like a fitting way to end the semester and celebrate the coming summer holidays. But now organisers of the ‘Solstice’ festival at Trinity Hall, Cambridge find themselves accused of “bastardising” the beliefs of a sect of modern day druids, who claim the soirée amounts to sacrilege. According to student Georgia Humphrey, a practising Wiccan, the decision to host ...
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